Jensen Fine Brews and Chews is the first retro coffee van and catering business in Noosa serving memorable brews in reusable cups only.
Local owner and operator Jo Jensen started the business in mid-2022 with the goal to align her passion for local produce and food with sustainable living practices.
“I didn’t have any intention to lead the charge but it worked out that way,” Jo said.
“I think my awakening to environmental issues occurred when I was around 11. I actually saw a movie called Soylent Green and it was about a deteriorating world and it struck me so heavily. I’ve tried to reduce my footprint throughout my life.”
Jo has had a number of reincarnations throughout her career; spending time as a nurse, a musician and a body corporate manager.
“I decided to leave that role for something that aligned with my passions, and food is one of them, and the environment is the other,” she said.
“I certainly didn’t want to broach that industry without having plans in place to deal with waste and to run it in a way that sat well with my beliefs.
“I’m not in it to make a million dollars. I just want to do something that sits well with my ethics and, of course, pay the bills.”