Coffee Conversion Leaves Suzuki Jimny LCV Full of Beans

Suzuki has kitted out a Jimny LCV as a mobile coffee bar, supporting events across its car, motorcycle, ATV and marine divisions.

The bespoke conversion was carried out by long-established specialists Coffee Latino based in Blaydon, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Using a standard Jimny LCV, the commercial version of the popular Jimny 4×4, the modifications include the installation of an LPG tank located under the rear floor section which required a specially designed exhaust system with a side exit pipe.

Suzuki Jimny Beans LCV Coffee Bar Conversion

A 57-litre water tank and 3M filtration system supports the high-end Fracino coffee machine. Fully integrated into the rear section of the vehicle, the resulting Jimny Beans vehicle has an aluminium topped work area and milled aluminium effect panel surround, ready to serve two speciality coffees at the same time via its twin milk frothing units. A central hot water dispenser ensures tea drinkers are also catered for.

At events, the mobile coffee bar can run on either gas or mains electricity thanks to a power inverter. Two additional large capacity 125h 12V batteries assist with power if required, and can power a compact 12V drawer fridge manufactured by Waeco.

Suzuki Jimny Beans LCV Coffee Bar Conversion

While the current-generation Jimny originally arrived as a four-seater, the LCV model now available is limited to just two seats. Thanks to the modifications, the compact Jimny Beans is strictly a single-seater model, with the passenger seat being sacrificed in the name of good coffee.

Jimny Beans will make its public debut for complimentary refreshments at the Southampton International Boat Show from 10-20 September, where Suzuki Marine will display numerous outboard motors and the latest technology from its UK range.


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