First Look at Espresso Rescue: The Coffee Truck

Photo by Molly Dunn
It's not a medical ambulance, it's a coffee ambulance.
With the influx of food trucks to the Houston mobile dining scene, we seem to be missing one type of truck. The city is blessed with numerous trucks that will satisfy the late-night munchies, the sugar cravings in the afternoon and everything else in between, but we don't have enough trucks to jump-start our mornings. I'm talking coffee trucks.

A little more than a month ago, Houston's first coffee truck, Espresso Rescue, rolled into the area, and since then has been offering up caffeinated drinks throughout the day at various food parks. We decided to check out this espresso ambulance and see if its drinks and snacks were up to par with other local coffee establishments. Hint: It surpasses all expectations.

Photo by Molly Dunn
Grab a coffee, smoothie, hot tea or hot chocolate from Espresso Rescue just about any morning.
Espresso Rescue, aka ER, is a camper-van turned into an ambulance coffee truck complete with emergency lights and sirens. From a distance, one would mistake it for a real ambulance, especially when the truck is at Houston Food Park, which is near the St. Joseph Medical Center. But, at a closer glance, the graphic on the side of the truck of a giant cup with coffee spilling out of its top reveals that this truck is no medical ambulance; instead, it's a coffee ambulance, but the servers do wear scrubs and surgical hats.

The truck's owner, James Weaver, provides Houstonians with a selection of drinks made with Katz Coffee. Do you enjoy a creamy latte in the morning? What about a simple drip coffee to pick you up in the afternoon? Or are you a coffee enthusiast and prefer an Americano with two shots of espresso? Whatever your coffee preferences, The Coffee Truck will hook you up. Inside the ambulance, Weaver has several espresso machines, milk frothers and coffee makers set up to create just about anything you can find at a local shop. Add a pump (or two) of peppermint, hazelnut or vanilla syrup to your coffee for a hint of sweetness, or keep it plain Jane with milk and sugar.

Photo by Molly Dunn
You can't go wrong with coffee made with Katz coffee.

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Location Info


Houston Food Park

1504 St. Emanuel, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Mangum Food Park

2924 Magnum Rd, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

My Food Park HTX

800 Highway 6 S, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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Why is there a map for a truck?

Linda Rogers Weiss
Linda Rogers Weiss

Rhonda Loraine Jones look! An espresso truck. That would be great with cake!


@swagBecause those three spots correspond to the food truck parks that you can find the coffee truck at during the week.

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