Coffee on bicycle wheels

Velopresso makes fine coffee without the electricity, motors and noise. Photo: (c) Ivan Coleman.

Coffee. It’s a common first thought for early, or just post-hangover, mornings. So imagine if we had access to a pedal-powered mobile coffee-making machine. Velopresso, designed by London’s Royal College of Art students, is just that. That being velvety smooth perfection on wheels.

From the designer’s Amos Field Reid and Lasse Oiva’s site:

Velopresso is a celebratory fusion of human power, sensory pleasures and technology – old tech with hi-tech, bicycles and coffee, their engineering and aesthetics. The result is an innovative pedal-powered mobile coffee-making machine for off-grid selling of quality espresso and its derivatives with a compact footprint and near silent ultra-low carbon human-powered operation – fine coffee, no electricity, no motors, no noise.

Did we mention it looks pretty suave too? Always a plus.

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