Situated on the main road that leads down a long, meandering hill, away from the hustle and bustle of Sydney's Eastern Suburbs and into the quiet beachside suburb of Clovelly, is a popular local coffee shop called TopHat Coffee Merchants. A bright red Renault Kangoo Crew pulls up and out jump cafe owners Angus and Jess Nicol.
Six days a week, from 6am in the morning, its all systems go for the pair and there's a lot more to this hipster hole in the wall than meets the eye. The newlyweds have recently expanded their business into the world of wholesaling - creating and grinding their own blends as well as running barista courses at their factory in Botany. On top of that, the motivated pair are also hitting the markets with a coffee cart and plenty of stock to promote Black Market Roasters.
Until now, the couple have been relying on their personal vehicles, a Volkswagen Golf and Subaru RX wagon, to handle the growing demands but are now in the market for a small commercial vehicle. The Kangoo Crew is on their shopping list, and they're spending a week with the van to find out if its a good fit.