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Nelo’s Coffee Indulgence

A fixture at the Wolf Down pop-up on Nottingham’s Station Street and Oakham Farmers’ Market in Rutland, Nelo’s Coffee Indulgence operates from a converted van – the iconic Italian Piaggio Ape. John Nelson serves great coffee and hot chocolate on the go and sells at other local markets and events. The Piaggio travels at a stately 30mph and covers an area within a comfortable 25 miles from John’s base in the beautiful Vale of Belvoir.

John developed his love for good coffee following years of travel to Italy on both pleasure and business and is barista trained. This shows in John’s approach – he not only knows what he is doing, but cares deeply about it too, and is very happy to talk coffee while you sip.

John uses beans from Stewart’s of Trent Bridge, Nottingham, small artisan roasters since 1984. He also bakes delicious biscotti, flavoured with orange zest when we ordered our flat white, and very good it was too, not least because it was offered free. Now that is a nice touch and it complemented the carefully brewed and great coffee very well indeed.

By Robin Stewart, Rutland editor

Useful info
The Vale of Belvoir, plus Oakham Wednesday market
07778 673910

Customer reviews for Nelo’s Coffee Indulgence

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  1. Avatar Alex says:

    Smashing cup of coffee, set me up for the day.

  2. Avatar Raquel says:

    I too don’t like cardboard cups but the contents more than made up for that!! Best mocha I ever tasted

    • Avatar John Nelson says:

      Thanks Raquel for your kind words, I serve a Mocha coffee using melting chocolate, which I believe makes the difference.

  3. Avatar John Wood says:

    Great coffee, well served. Very welcome at any event.

  4. Avatar Stu Rat says:

    If you care so much about coffee taste why serve it in gigantic cardboard vessels? Get some proper cups!

    • Avatar John Nelson says:

      Hello Stu, sorry to disappoint you – maybe my next business venture will be a nice coffee bar where I will have the capability to offer drinks in lovely cups, but until then I can only supply drinks in disposable cups. However I have tried to source the best quality disposable cups I can find that are certainly not the basic quality that can be sourced anywhere.They are triple walled to provide greater insulation for hot drinks so that the drink not only stays hotter longer but also more comfortable to hold. The standard size of cup that I use is 12oz (which is the entry size drinks in many of the high street coffee chains). This is because all of my coffees are served as a double shot of coffee, so that my customers can enjoy a real hit of rounded coffee taste and not a bucket full of hot milk. But for drinks such as Cappuccino and latte you really do need that size of cup to do those drinks justice. However I do have 8oz cups for the more intense coffees such as flat white and Cortado, but I am always happy to provide the size of drinks that my customers prefer – just ask me.

    • Avatar Roy Brailsford says:

      What a nasty comment to make.
      Where do you think John would wash “proper cups”.


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