Coffee with James toughs it out with Tough Mudder

Coffee with James Joins Forces with Tough Mudder
Coffee with James Joins Forces with Tough Mudder

Coffee with James joined forces with the Though Mudder crew to serve great coffee to help the brave or insane teams that competed at the recent Sunshine Coast event.

Tough Mudder is a series of hardcore 17-20 kms obstacle races,mud run events designed by British Special Forces to challenge the toughest of the tough.

Tough or insane crowds
Tough or insane crowds

The Sunshine Coast event was run at the normally beautifully sunny Caloundra. The weather decided to “help” the Tough Mudder organizers out and dropped massive rain fall on the coast course from the Friday prior, until late Saturday night.
It was a very cold,very wet and very Muddy Tough Mudder.

Muddy Fun
Muddy Fun

Not only was the course Muddy,everywhere was muddy.
Our team of Coffee professionals were ankle deep in mud.The gum boots were quickly adopted as a essential part of the uniform.
The Coffee with James Barrista’s were up to the challenge pumping out their great coffee to help the exhausted “Mudder Runners”to get enough energy to get back to their cars.

The Sunshine Coast franchise team faced their own Mud Run at the end of the event ,when we had to bunk out on Sunday afternoon.

A huge pile of mud had built up at the front of their site making the escape a challenge.With all hands on deck,plenty of help from local James Home Services Franchisees,Tough Mudder crew and a very large fork lift, we made it out.

Coffee with James team up to ankles in Mud
Coffee with James team up to their ankles in Mud

Looking forward to next years event,hopefully Tough Mudder Sunshine Coast won’t be quite so muddy.

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Quality Coffee in Great Locations!

A James Home Services mobile coffee franchise, “Coffee with James” gives you the opportunity to manage your own mobile coffee franchise business in great locations all over Australia!


The mobile coffee business is a rapidly growing market with huge potential for franchisee owners. The gold medal service that James Home Services has been famous for Australia wide is now moving into the mobile coffee business. All Coffee with James mobile vans are appointed with the highest quality equipment and supplies.

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Is a Coffee with James Franchise a Fun Business?

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Coffee with James is a fun business

Is running a Coffee with James franchises fun?

Hell Yeh!


First of all we sell awesome coffee and we get to drink as much as we like.

Pumped already!

Here is Ian Schubert of Coffee with James Ipswich joining in with some of his regulars after the coffee buzz has kicked in!

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The Coffee with James Buzz has kicked it!

Second,we have a business that gives us the opportunity to meet lots of interesting people from all walks of life.

Third,everyone loves seeing the coffee guy!When they’re hanging out for a coffee,the coffee guy is the best looking person around.

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Mark Stuart Coffee with James Atherton,and a happy customer getting ready for the solar eclipse

Finally,We are all successful business owners who took control of our life’s and joined a group of like minded individuals.

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We are proud to be our own bosses!

Success shared is success double!

This is  a fun exciting business opportunity!

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From Grass to Coffee with James,Atherton


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From Grass to Coffee with James

In July of 2012 Faith and I started the very first Coffee With James franchise in Atherton, Far North Queensland.

For the previous four and half years we owned and operated a very successful James lawn and garden business in the same area, we decided to sell the business and try something new, and coffee was that something new.


Now going from mowing lawns every day to serving quality coffees was not easy. Mowing  lawns is not a high talk business, you see your clients for a few minutes before you start the job, and then again at the end, so the social part of the business is quite small, it’s all about the final finish of the job.

And then there is coffee. When you think about coffee, you think, friends, catch ups, gossip and good times, and of course quality coffee.  So in the coffee business it’s all about the conversation.  You talk all day, and about everything, you get asked, where does you coffee come from? How long have you been in the industry? You learn a lot about peoples personal lives, what coffees they like, what coffees they don’t like and why.  The most challenging part is remembering all this information they are giving you, because you MUST remember their coffee order and exactly how they like it.

So I get asked a lot, which is easier? Mowing lawns or serving coffee? Well up to a few weeks ago I would have said mowing lawns, simply because it was what I knew best. Then I did some sums.


We recently had a personal best week in a coffee franchise of $5500.00, served about 1160 coffees over the course of a week or 50 hours, now yes that is a lot of coffees, now let’s put that into lawns. To do $5500.00 mowing lawns in just one week, you need to mow at least 110 lawns, now if each lawn takes you 1 hour to complete, that’s 110 hours of work plus travel time and breaks to eat and drink

So now the sums are done, when someone asks me which is easier, it’s now Coffee all the way.

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Faith & Mark Stuart of Coffee with James Atherton

The other most common question I am asked by franchisees is does the system work with the Coffee business.  Well the short answer is yes.  The coffee business is no different the any of the home services businesses, they are all business and the principles are the same.  So then I’m asked, but you would have change things, like marketing, because you couldn’t market to homes. Yes you are right, you don’t market to homes, we market to business, schools, clubs, councils and industrial estates, just the same as car detailers.  The system doesn’t change, the system works no matter what business you have, all you need to do is go out and use it.


That’s what I love about it, someone else has gone out and developed it, worked it, changed it to make it work better, then given it to us to use and make our businesses a success.

Follow the system and success will be yours.


Mark Stuart

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A day in the life of a Coffee with James’ Barrista

A day in the life of Coffee with James Barrista

I just wanted to share an experience that I had today as a barrista working out of the Coffee with James’ Van. While doing my daily marketing; I decided to stop in at the local primary state school in my area; because what teacher doesn’t like coffee! The first thing that I noticed was that it was lunch time, and that all of the teachers looked particularly in need of a coffee.

I dropped in to the office and spoke to a lovely receptionist; I asked her if she had some one that provided the school with a mobile coffee service. She replied with that yes they did have someone who already serviced them, to this I asked her how often this person came to the school. To this she replied that he only came in one day a week, I asked the receptionist if she would consider having Coffee with James’ come Monday to Thursday to provide her with coffee, at this point was when the receptionist asked me if I had a minimum coffee purchase.

This stumped me, “what do you mean by that” I asked; this was when the receptionist proceed to explain that they used to have a man who serviced them with coffee until he began to demand that they order I minimum of 15 coffees every time because otherwise it was just not “worth his while”. After assuring the lady that at Coffee with James’ we had no minimum purchase and would prepare as many coffees as the customers required, the receptionist assured me that she would speak with the principal and get her approval for me to be at the school. I took the school’s number and organised a time to follow up, and left to continue my marketing for the day.

I barely got out onto the road before I had a phone call from the receptionist I spoke to, she told me that they would have a car park cordoned off for me and they wanted me Monday to Thursday twice a day.

Tomorrow I am going into the school at lunchtime to do a trial run and to find out where they want the van to park. From there I will be servicing the school at 8am before school starts and 11am during lunch, Monday to Friday and all because Coffee with James’ provides gold medal service and their customers are their number one priority.


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