Those creative people in Suzuki GB have turned a Jimny LCV into one of the coolest looking mobile coffee bars we’ve ever seen. The Jimny Beans, as it is known as, will be used by Suzuki at various events associated with its car, motorcycle, ATV and marine product divisions.
Coffee Latino conversion work
The conversion work was carried out by Coffee Latino based in Blaydon, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. There’s much more to the Jimny Beans than a coffee machine wired into an accessory socket too. Usually the Jimny LCV is a two-seater, but in this case it becomes a solo seat vehicle due to the installation of a 57-litre water tank and 3M filtration system.
To add more flexibility when working on events, the Suzuki is equipped with two large capacity 125Ah 12-volt batteries to help with power. It can also run on mains electricity with a power inverter or gas. Beneath the floor is an LPG tank that resulted in the need for a new side exit exhaust system to be installed.
At the business end of things is a coffee machine that is manufactured by Fracino and is fully integrated into the rear and comes complete with an aluminium work top and milled effect surround panels. It can serve up two coffees simultaneously with its twin milk frothing units and also has a central hot water dispenser for those who prefer a cup of tea. A 12-volt drawer fridge made by Waeco helps to keep the milk chilled to -2.
Jimny Beans ready to go off-road
The Suzuki Jimny Beans should be able to get to where a converted horse box or Citroen H-Van can’t thanks to its very capable all-wheel-drive transmission. The ladder chassis features three-link live axle suspension and Suzuki’s selectable ALLGRIP PRO system that includes a low transfer gear.
Power is from the 101hp 1.5-litre petrol engine that produces 130Nm of torque. Modest performance figures, but this is one light mountain goat of an SUV. The Jimny LCV is available to order in Ireland with pricing starting at €20,995 but Suzuki says supply is limited.