Rachel and Owen in their coffee trailer

Stirling couple transform trailer into coffee business

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Roam Coffee Company is the latest addition to Stirling’s flourishing indie coffee scene – but it’s not any old café.

Local couple Rachel and Owen Jarvie (pictured above) are the brains behind the quirky business idea.

After a successful launch on August 20 outside the Stirling Reuse Hub, Brig caught up with the owners at Stirling’s summer market.

Rachel has had her own business baking cakes for wholesale and weddings for over two years.

“We were basically just like, what if we sold them ourselves?” Rachel told Brig.

After many hours scouring Facebook Marketplace and a trip to Northern Ireland, they bought a horse trailer to convert.

The trailer is also available to hire for weddings. Image credit: Ciara Tait/Brig

“It was towards the end of lockdown and we both always said by 30 we would love to run our own business,” Owen said.

“The lockdown hobby everyone’s taken up is doing renovation projects… this was our renovation project and now a little business.”

After a year of work, the trailer was finally ready to hit the road this summer.

“It had a lot more problems than we kind of imagined,” Rachel said.

“For months we were literally covered in paint!”

Now up and running, Roam offers a variety of home bakes, Matthew Algie coffee and Bare Bones hot chocolate.

All of the baking is handmade by Rachel. Image Credit: Ciara Tait/Brig

“We spent a long time looking for coffee,” said Rachel.

“We want it to taste nice, but we’d love it if it did something good as well.”

Glasgow-based Matthew Algie’s Peak & Wild range is ethically sourced, and the profits go towards the John Muir Trust.

“Locally sourced stuff is really important to us.” Rachel said.

The couple are incredibly passionate about what they do, and they’re ambitious about the future.

“We would love to have an actual café at some point… maybe at some point!” Rachel said.

Roam will be at the Reuse Hub in Springkerse Industrial Estate every Saturday this month.

Check out their Instagram for more information.

Featured Image Credit: Ciara Tait / Brig

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