The Australian‘s IT section reported on a mobile espresso business that delivers: Australian IT – Smartphones turning coffee into cash (Vincent Blake, JUNE 06, 2006).

Australians love their espresso more than almost any other nation in the world. So what do you do when you live in a sparsely-populated country with plenty of land … and plenty of outposts devoid of a good ristretto? Why, you dial a mobile espresso delivery franchise, of course.

“Hold the peperoni! An espresso delivery service, you say?” Xpresso Mobile Coffee may not deliver in 30 minutes or it’s free — the franchise specializes in catering to events and remote offices. But there’s a kernel of a good idea in there … particularly for any of us who have found ourselves in a coffee wasteland, desperate for a good tazzina.