We love your questions!
Here’s some of our best answers.
How long have you been in business?
We’re the pioneer of specialty coffee catering in New England. In fact, when we started the biz in 1993, we were trailblazers as the first and only specialty coffee caterers in the region.
What areas do you service and how far will you travel?
We travel throughout New England; routinely within a 1.5 hour radius of Boston. We apply a small travel fee if your event is beyond that radius or we will charge for alternative travel (such as airline tickets). We travel regularly for corporate clients for trade shows and conferences.
How many hours of service do you provide at an event?
Typically, we provide 2 hours of unlimited espresso bar service (minimum).
How much space does your set up require?
Our espresso cart has a very small footprint: approximately 5-by-5 feet. We can also serve from a 6-foot table or bar provided by the venue. An electrical outlet must be within reach (maximum 25 feet away).
Does your equipment require electricity?
Yes. Regular 110 volt/15 amp circuit.
Can you work outdoors?
Yes, as long as power is provided.
Can you accommodate large events? Do you provide multiple stations?
Yes, we can provide multiple stations depending upon the number of guests. We have served intimate gatherings of 10 people and major trade shows with 10,000 attendees. An average event is 100-200 people.
What do you serve?
We offer a rich, aromatic selection of delicious coffee-based beverages, regular or decaffeinated, including Italian-quality, dark roasted espressos, cappuccinos, lattés and mochaccinos. For the tea-lovers in your life, we serve luscious chai lattés. Our baristas prepare these specialty coffee drinks in a variety of popular ways: hot, iced or frozen. We use low fat milk; soy or almond milk upon request. Assorted flavor shots, including sugar-free, are included with our service. We also offer fruit smoothie bars, hot chocolate bars and Italian Soda bars.
Do you offer regular coffee and tea with your specialty coffee service?
We don’t provide regular coffee and tea.
What type of coffee do you use?
Our espresso is a dark Italian roast exclusively prepared for Espresso Dave’s Specialty Coffee Catering. It’s mellow and sweet with a rich, syrupy body and lovely finish.
Do you provide Kosher service?
Yes, we are supervised through Catering by Andrew of Brookline, MA.
Does Espresso Dave’s personalize its specialty coffee drinks?
Yes! Espresso Dave’s offers several ways to personalize our espresso bar experience and make an incredible, memorable impression including our exclusive Beverage Toppers®, custom coffee art, signature drinks, special menus, and more.
How green is your company?
As good stewards of the Earth, we’re committed to reducing our waste and increasing our recycling efforts. Read more about our green specialty coffee catering options here.
How do I secure your company’s service?
Contact us by email, through our online form, or phone us with details of your upcoming event. Espresso Dave will personally contact you to check availability, discuss your event, provide a quote and email your contract to secure the date.
Do you require a deposit?
Yes, 50% is required in advance to secure the date.
Which methods of payment do you accept?
All major credit cards, checks or cash.
Are you insured?
Yes, we maintain full liability insurance and, upon request, can provide a certificate of insurance prior to the event.
Why do they call you “Barista to the Stars?”
We are the go-to company for espresso and coffee catering for movie productions in New England. Since you’ve twisted our arms, we’ll reveal that we’ve been on set with Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, and Cameron Diaz, just to name (drop) a few!