INDEPENDENT record label Stutter & Twitch has launched a new coffee concept that brings together their greatest passions – music and coffee...and it has arrived in the Stamford Quarter in Altrincham.

The Stutter & Twitch ‘Caravan of Love’ is now serving up sustainable, artisan coffee, cakes, great tunes and good vibes.

Their coffee caravan is fitted out with decks, speakers, a vinyl collection for sale, and a coffee machine, creating a little slice of caffeinated-music heaven on Stamford Square.

The coffee is roasted by Grindsmith and the menu features the full spectrum of speciality brews from an espresso to flat white and everything in between, plus dairy free alternatives. They’re also serving teas, iced coffee, cold brews and homemade lemonade and the cakes come courtesy of locally based Silver Apples Bakery. There’s a 1000+ record collection to browse – with only one customer at a time allowed to do so, with the provision of disposable gloves and sanitiser provided by staff.

The team are working safely and operating strict Covid-19 procedures – with a two-metre distance queuing system in place, contactless payments, constant cleansing and sanitising of the site and the provision of antibacterial hand sanitiser for customers too.

Business owner Ryan Hayes, who has a background as a musician and producer, is committed to reducing their carbon footprint.

He works with locally-based suppliers and chooses those that engage in sustainable and ethical practices themselves - like Grindsmith who work directly with coffee producers across the world to pay fairer prices, and other providers like local dairy farmers to supply free range milk.

He has worked in hospitality for some time and bought the caravan on New Years Day 2019.

After a lengthy restoration project, the vehicle is now ready to roll and pitched on Altrincham’s high street.

Having postponed his Stamford Quarter debut until it was safe to do so, Ryan now feels that his concept is as much a community project as a commercial one.

He said: “We want to bring positivity to the high street at a testing time.

“We obviously delayed our arrival at Stamford Quarter until we felt it was completely safe to open, and now that time has arrived it feels like we’re a very uplifting addition to the space.

“Considering the challenging times we’re living in, the feedback and community spirit we’ve received from our new customers is incredible.

“It’s been heartwarming to see people’s reactions to good coffee and uplifting music. It’s the little things that make a big difference.”

James Tootle, senior retail and leisure manager at Bruntwood Works said: “We’re delighted to be introducing Ryan and his coffee caravan concept to Altrincham.”