THE BARISTA Boys project is enjoying its first week in business following its transformation from a disused horse box.

The mobile coffee shop, currently on Madeira Drive, is the latest community project from events company Dusk and Duchy.

The Argus: The horsebox was transformed into a portable coffee outletThe horsebox was transformed into a portable coffee outlet

Will Cleaver, director of The Barista Boys, said: “We bought the horsebox and converted it over Christmas. It was cold, minus two, so the glue wouldn’t dry.

“When it’s cold and wet, people resonate with that and need something to cheer up – you need a coffee.”

Will and his business partner Henry Pattensin were inspired by traditional Moroccan themes when designing the café, as well as a mutual love of coffee.

The Argus: Moroccan-theme ceiling during the buildMoroccan-theme ceiling during the build

The Barista Boys uses Mukisa coffee, a speciality Ugandan blend, with the roaster’s profits donated to The Ugandan Schools project to fund drinking water, teacher training and classrooms.

"They're really good," added Will. "They pay well over the Fairtrade price."

All products are sourced locally where possible, with a wide range of teas from Arundel blenders The Tea and Biscuit Club.

Venue Concorde 2 donated their outside space to the project until February, when the pair will move to Kemptown.