Introducing the pedal powered espresso bike. Hope to see one in Melbourne soon!
The Velopresso is an award-winning pedal-powered all-in-one espresso machine, trike and coffee bean grinder. It was produced as graduation project by two design students from the Royal College of Art in London. Amos Field Reid and Lasse Oiva now aim to put the British-built trike into production.
Reid said: “Velopresso was conceived against the backdrop of a global renaissance in cycling culture that is being driven by the desire for more sustainable cities and lifestyle. The urban coffee scene is also expanding and diversifying, including a convergence with cycling culture.”
From the Velopresso website
“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.”
Photography: Ivan Coleman