Coffee Talk: Espresso Rescue Truck
By Amber Ambrose
January 17, 2014
Parked at a local food truck park, James Weaver is dressed in scrubs and ready to treat any caffeine-related emergency. The owner and operator of the ambulance-themed Espresso Rescue truck is full of enthusiasm, and it's not just the caffeine.
The newly launched truck - it hit the streets in December - is a dream come true for Weaver. After retiring from his 20-year career as a flight attendant with Continental, Weaver used part of his 401K to finance the endeavor. As Weaver puts it, "I spent 20 years serving bad coffee in airplanes, now I want to serve good coffee from a truck." The quirky mobile coffee shop is made from a converted motorhome, with a spotless interior featuring all sorts of gadgetry related to making milky microfoams to top cappuccinos made with Katz's Coffee (roasted in Houston). Weaver also serves espressos, drip coffee (also made with Katz's beans), mochas, Americanos, lattes, smoothies, hot and iced teas and hot chocolate.
If you need a fix: Espresso Rescue has been parking regularly at the EaDo Houston Food Park in the mornings before heading to Mangum Food Park from 11 AM to 2 PM.