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Pour Over Purveyor Arcane Coffee Upgrades to Vintage Trailer

The trailer will hit the road in June.

Arcane Coffee will retrofit this vintage trailer for pop-ups.
Arcane Coffee will retrofit this vintage trailer for pop-ups.
All photos courtesy of Catherine Engstrom

Detroit pour over purveyor Arcane Coffee is upgrading to a rolling coffee trailer. Owner Catherine Engstrom tells Eater she hopes that with a few upgrades and repairs the 1970s trailer will hit the road by next month. "It has an amazing interior and we just plan on keeping it pretty much the way it is — taking out the canvas screens, updating the outside, and making some seating for people to enjoy in the nice weather," Engstrom says.

Last fall, Engstrom told contributor Serena Daniels she was looking into opportunities to open a brick-and-mortar café in Southwest. For now the permanent location is on the back burner as she books pop-ups for the summer and seeks a place to park Monday through Thursday in Southwest. "We are really interested in opening [a permanent location] in Hamtramck and are trying to find the right spot to make that happen within the next year," she adds. In the meantime, check out Arcane this Sunday at the Jam Handy during "The Effects of Noise On Brunch."

Arcane isn't the only coffee company to roll the streets of Detroit in a vintage trailer. Drifter Coffee's full-service cart launches this weekend.

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