Mourning the weekend. LightSpeed

Mourning the weekend. LightSpeed

Lights, cameras, quite a lot of action! This weekend saw C&M’s LightSpeed event, a celebration of anything where less mass and clever engineering has made for a more interesting vehicle. The yard was seeded with some absolutely fantastic cars, including the...

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Weekend retrospective. SL SHOP

Weekend retrospective. SL SHOP

Oh Lord won’t you buy me a Mercedes-Benz…Phil drives all Porsches…And it’s right put me off ‘em.This is possibly paraphrasing. But a bit of light yard dressing from the SL Shop this past weekend at least gave C&M co-owner Philip pause for Germanic thought....

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Caterham 620r. Oof! LightSpeed.

Caterham 620r. Oof! LightSpeed.

Oof. The Caterham 620. The fastest production car Caterham has ever produced. It’s a true lightweight, weighing less than half most small hatchbacks (610kg), and yet punts out 310bhp from a supercharged Ford 2.0-litre Duratec. That’s 508bhp-per-tonne and zero to 60mph...

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Exploring the Pacific Northwest. Emory Outlaw 356a.

Exploring the Pacific Northwest. Emory Outlaw 356a.

A 40th birthday to some is quite a big deal, and this birthday was no exception. The trip: Visit the PNW. The rules: No assumptions, no expectations. Having never ventured to this particular part of the States before and having not done any prior research into what...

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We are hiring. Show me what you got?

We are hiring. Show me what you got?

We're looking for some Caffeine and Machine superstars...It's intense, it gets exceptionally busy, you'll need to be an awesome team player but most importantly, working here is a whole lot of fun!We want people who can help us provide the same amazing level of...

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Jaguar XJS V12. For the love of Brown.

Jaguar XJS V12. For the love of Brown.

You’d probably think that brown wouldn’t feature on the top ten most popular car colours of last year. And it doesn’t. But - and it’s a tangential-but-important but - bronze and beige both did, being ninth and tenth respectively. And they are both pantone partners...

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Mourning the Weekend. ’twas a HAWT one.

Mourning the Weekend. ’twas a HAWT one.

The hottest weekend of the year so far, both literally and metaphorically. Give the UK some reliable face-melting sunshine and it’ll show you all those amazing cars that like to live the dry life, and also some quite spectacular one-day tan lines. It wasn’t just the...

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Mourning the weekend. A Celebration of Steel.

Mourning the weekend. A Celebration of Steel.

Confusion. Heat. Squinting and looking fearfully at the sky… after what felt like four straight weeks of rain and generally bolshy weather, C&M finally got a taste of summer this past weekend, and it was glorious. With the sun came the metal and as ever, you did...

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Project #hoondai. Part 4. Exhausting all options

Project #hoondai. Part 4. Exhausting all options

After our last trip out to Silverstone we realised that project #Hoondai has absolutely no issue getting the power down, the clever electronic front differential meaning it drives out of corners cleanly with none of the usual front-wheel drive drama. Which obviously...

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A spotlight on. Ferrari F40

A spotlight on. Ferrari F40

If the word ‘icon’ is overused, then surely you’ll forgive us this one? Mainly because the Ferrari F40 has some serious provenance, still looks the absolute business and remains a bit of a car-spotting unicorn, at least ‘in the wild’. Saying that, C&M is lucky enough...

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Project #hoondai. Part 3. Breaking the brakes

Project #hoondai. Part 3. Breaking the brakes

As modified cars go, project #Hoondai i30N is barely touched. As of this report it's an i30 N Performance with twenty-odd thousand 'careful' motoring press miles, sticky 18-inch tyres and upgraded springs, anti-roll bar, intercooler and air intake. That's it. We've...

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Emporium Update. Fresh Merch.

Emporium Update. Fresh Merch.

We know this is the update you’ve all been waiting for. New merchandise. In our never-ending quest to take over the wardrobes, laptop covers and car windows of every self-respecting person in the country, we now have new “Don’t be a d*ck” tees and fresh colour-ways of...

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Update. Don’t forget that C&M was made for everyone.

Update. Don’t forget that C&M was made for everyone.

Anyone would think we’re obsessed with our carpark, the amount we talk about it. Well, they’d be right. You can’t have Caffeine without the Machine, and you can’t have the Machine without somewhere to park it.So it’s time for a quick update on the outside space. First...

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Emporium Focus. Ella Freire

Emporium Focus. Ella Freire

Based at her studio in London, automotive artist Ella Freire specialises in acrylic-encased, screen-printed brilliance. It may not have been the genesis of her print passion, but after experimenting with various subjects and styles on her decade-long journey through...

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Canine&Machine. For the love of the Woofs.

Canine&Machine. For the love of the Woofs.

Canine&Machine; found through the slightly smaller, dog-sized door at the back of Caffeine&Machine.While most people have been coming to C&M for the cars, subtly and almost without much thought, we noticed that more of you were coming with (and for) the...

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Bentley Mulsanne Speed. Don’t make excuses. Make plans.

Bentley Mulsanne Speed. Don’t make excuses. Make plans.

Don’t make excuses. Make plans.Driving when under the influence of alcohol or anything else that impairs your judgement is a stupid idea. Not because you might hurt yourself (that’s on you), but because when you inevitably screw up, you’re more than likely to take...

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Grown Ranger. Free Range Beef

Grown Ranger. Free Range Beef

We have to admit that our collective C&M ears pricked up at this one. A Ranger version of our favourite B-road racer, the Ford SVT F-150 Raptor. And by ‘B’-road, we mean Baja, Mexico. So you get the off-road chops and Raptorised aggression of the full-house US...

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Emporium Focus. Jonny Ambrose

Emporium Focus. Jonny Ambrose

People. I just can't get enough of people; their stories and more importantly their drivers and backgrounds. Jonny is one of those beautiful characters, the ones that you aspire to be or are driven by. Quiet, humble, affable, talented.For those of you that are...

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Retrospective video. Easter vibes

Retrospective video. Easter vibes

It's quite a strange feeling when a video slides in front of you, showing you exactly what you dreamed about when the concept phase of C&M was on the building blocks.Dogs, cars, bikes, families, friends, warmth and loads of sun flare. When the sun breaks through...

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Welcome to the Emporium. Shop online.

Welcome to the Emporium. Shop online.

Aside from the cars, the dogs and the vibe at Caffeine&Machine, we aim to build an entire culture around everything we love and the things that bring us together.The Caffeine&Machine Emporium extends the idea that everyone can have a piece of what we’ve built....

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Operation THINK! Expect the unexpected.

Operation THINK! Expect the unexpected.

‘Expect the unexpected’ is an unofficial motto of all Emergency and Rescue Services. Why? Because accidents are messy, confusing and complicated - you can’t take anything for granted. But you never really know what it feels or looks like until it happens. So how do...

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Honda CB1000. Neo Sports Café

Honda CB1000. Neo Sports Café

Remember Storm Gareth from a few weeks ago? Not my favourite weather front, if I’m being honest. Oh, I told myself I’d be okay. Clenched my fists, put on a brave face, braided my hair, got on my bike and ventured up Fosse Way to go and meet Jack at Idle Torque. I’d...

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Project #hoondai. Step 2. Take a deep breath

Project #hoondai. Step 2. Take a deep breath

If you remember the last instalment of The Saga of Hoondai we talked about how we had made some changes to the chassis of the i30N to create something more suited to our specific needs and wants, and this time we’re off to Goodwood to actually put those changes to the...

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Operation THINK! A celebration of the Emergency Services.

Operation THINK! A celebration of the Emergency Services.

They’re the people you hope you never have to meet in a professional capacity: First responders, Fire and Rescue services, Police, the Ambulance Service, Air Ambulance, Search and Rescue. The people that appear when it’s all gone a bit wrong and you need help. The...

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Finding solace. Destination Brittany. Porsche 993RS.

Finding solace. Destination Brittany. Porsche 993RS.

‘Breathing’ has become imperative to me over the last few years. The intensity of a start-up can really take it out of you and that burning itch to get away from it once in a while rears its head. Sometimes I just wake up in the morning and the desire for a road trip...

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Northern Soul. MZR Roadsports

Northern Soul. MZR Roadsports

It’s about the people. It always is. So we’ll start with the humans at MZR before we get to the cars. The generous, welcoming and slightly brilliant Rahail Tariq and Martin Ryland and their small team of craftspeople may be operating from a careworn industrial estate...

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The Bentley Mulsanne Speed. Our take on being responsible.

The Bentley Mulsanne Speed. Our take on being responsible.

There are challenges with country pubs. We understand them and then discussed the ultimate solution - a chauffeur driven super limo. Or a pub in your own house. But what do we do it in? That again took hours of debate and back and forth. It had to be a Bentley!...

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Mar 16
Caffeine & Machine pre-booked parking
CV37 7NS - The Houndshill Banbury Road, Banbury Road, CV37 7NS

Caffeine&Machine

Coffee house, restaurant, art gallery and general hangout – C&M exists as a meeting place for anyone who has a fondness for machines. It doesn’t matter what, either: classic restoration, bike, rat rod or someone riding a jet-powered food blender, we welcome everyone.

The only rule is that you come with an open mind, and be prepared to get involved.

Art and Gas. #caffeineandmachine

Our HQ

The Houndshill
Banbury Road
Ettington
Warwickshire
CV37 7NS

Tel: 01789 740640

Opening Times

Weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Food is served Monday to Saturday until 9 p.m. and Sunday until 5 p.m.

Bookings for groups of 8+, please contact us. Please note that group bookings on Saturdays can be made after 7pm and reservations are not available on Sundays. Otherwise, just grab a seat. Order at the Bar. Meet people and have fun.

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