Alex, a skilled barista with a passion for creating delicious blends and Aya, a London production manager, came up with the idea of bringing a speciality coffee van to film sets in 2015.
They hand-built the interior of the coffee van, creating a weather-proof cosy space where the crew can relax and enjoy the enticing coffee aromas. Since then Moka Mafia's coffee van has been travelling from set to set, for the UK's leading production companies.
"The only thing that gets me through the day"
An army marches on its stomach, and The Crown marches on Alex's coffee. We basically wouldn’t survive without him and his van of marvels.
"Coffee fit for a Queen! We love Moka Mafia, our unit love Moka Mafia, book them and make your day go great"
Producer 'THE CROWN'
"The whole crew perks up when Moka Mafia rolls in — the most essential tech van on any film unit! Alex's excellent own-roast coffee, varied menu, top tunes and, above all, cheery attitude even on the coldest, wettest days, brings a smile to the faces of our hardworking crew"
Director 'THE CROWN'
"Everyone is loving your coffees and smoothies today!!!
You are a huge HUGE hit!!!"
2nd Assistant Director 'CUCKOO'
"Alex’s coffee is the best coffee I’ve ever tasted on OR off set. And he’s a saint to go along with it. (He also has Oat milk for hipster allergic types like me)"