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