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Coffee shop to go? You need Velopresso’s new pedal-powered coffee trike

James Greig | September 13, 2014

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When it was featured on CycleLove a couple of years ago, the collective swooning of coffee-loving bike riders across the world was almost deafening.

Art school students Amos Field Reid and Lasse Oiva had invented something magical: a mobile coffee solution that looks as good as its espresso’s taste.

If you’re a coffe shop that’s been hankering after one, head over to the Velopresso site from 16th September to place your order.

Londoners can already experience the Velopresso by locating Look Mum No Hand’s trike in Covent Garden, and likewise for Le Pista‘s mobile cafe in Montreal.


Here’s the basic spec for the trike, which makes brilliant use of a carbon drive belt to power both the bike and the machine itself:

— Espresso machine: FCL1-Velo, gas-fired, commercial spring-lever machine
— Grinder: GR1-Velo, pedal-grinder, with conical Ø71mm burrs, no electricity required
— Wheels: heavy duty Halo SAS DH pro wheels, 24” rims, 48 spoke, custom for Velopresso, Ø20mm stainless steel axles

I’m left wondering pondering an important question. Could the coffee machine somehow be operated whilst cycling… and if so, wouldn’t that create the perfect perpetual motion machine?

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by James Greig

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