Our Story


Who We Are

We’re John and Lauren Dixson of Johnny Beans, a unique hospitality corporation specializing in boutique espresso catering services based in Austin, Texas. We’re a dynamic husband-and-wife duo, and we love helping companies build relationships. . . one cup at a time. We don’t just serve quality coffee and delicious food. We serve up outstanding, fun, and personable service. Johnny Beans has been an Austin favorite for the past 20 years and is still going strong! Contact us to see what all the buzz is about!

John Dixson worked in corporate for 14 years. When given the opportunity to retire early, John chose instead to become an entrepreneur. After witnessing the growing popularity of coffee shops on a trip to California, John knew that he wanted to bring the coffee movement to Austin. He worked for a world-class Italian espresso machine company, became a barista, created an awarding-winning blend, won first place at the 1997 U.S. Barista World Series, and traveled through Italy tasting some of the best espresso the country had to offer. Sitting at a bar one day, John drew up a sketch of what a mobile espresso cart could look like. He thought, “I’m going to lease this thing out, and I’m going with it!” And from that idea, Johnny Beans was born.

Lauren Dixson, also known as Mrs. Bean, having worked 20 years in a corporate setting, jumped on board and joined her husband at Johnny Beans. A whirlwind of a doer, Lauren took charge of the marketing, streamlined the business process, and helped the company grow to its full potential. She enjoys good food, traveling, and spending time with her children and dashing husband.