I realise that perhaps our team are portrayed as a caffeine fuelled swarm of vans and trucks on the roads of Byron Bay and well, there may be some truth to it. The truth is, stopping for a morning coffee is more than that for any of the Artisan Air team; I know that they park their sign written vans in amongst the locals in Byron, Ballina and even Tweed Heads hot spots. I’d like to think that their shirts are tucked in and their hair is brushed but I am also a realist, at 6am they may not have tucked in their shirts. I stop at various cafes on my way to the Byron Arts and Industry estate because it is a chance to glance at fridge temperatures, sneak a look at the cool room, listen out for noisy fans or compressor motors and most importantly say hi to other small businesses in town, it’s winter and the hospitality needs our support. It also gives an informal opportunity for our customers to raise any issues that might be affecting them, or a comment on how good the new sign writing looks.
A very successful coffee distributor known around all the capital cities, other great cafes and even around the world, All Press, are opening up a boutique café and offices right here in the estate on Banksia Drive, just across the road from Byron Steel and Simmo’s automotive repairs. We installed two Daikin 5kW Reverse Cycle FTX50LVMA air conditioners back in January so they could occupy a tilt slab building in the blistering summer heat, I bet they are enjoying the warmth it brings now in the crisp mornings in the middle of winter as we all wait for the days to get warmer. The L series Daikin split systems are a perfect choice for an office as you don’t have the cost of the bells and whistles the new Zena or Cora models have.
Now that the All Press café is getting closer to opening up their shopfront, they’ve again engaged the Artisan Air team not only for our local knowledge but for our refrigeration expertise. We’ve now ‘roughed in’ the ¼” and ½” copper refrigeration lines through the tilt panel penetration provided by the boys at Arrow Concrete Cutting from Ballina just south from Byron, as well as all the required electrical cables and components. Not everything goes to plan though, the three door under bench display fridge was always going to be late and is now due to show up before the end of the month. Luckily it will be before the opening and shouldn’t hold things up too much.
Brook and Noel finish up well before lunch and the generous staff at All Press make the two of them a couple of cappuccinos before they head back around the corner to the Grevillea Street showroom for a refuelling lunch and to get the truck ready for their next job. Being a local Byron Bay business, we have the flexibility to work with our customers and respond quickly to do so. We also know where the best coffee is.