Velopresso tricycle powered espresso machine is ridiculous

Colin Joliat Alcohol & Food Editor

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Velopresso

Get ready for an epic battle between hipsters and yuppies. There’s a new bicycle in town serving up café quality espresso, and only one group will be able to claim it as their own.

VELOPRESSO™ is an innovative coffee vending trike for true off-grid selling of quality espresso on city streets, at trade fairs, events and in parks, etc. Designed from the ground up around a custom rear-steer tricycle, a unique pedal-driven grinder, and a robust gas-fired lever espresso machine, 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 a unique hybrid machine with a compact footprint and near-silent, low carbon operation – fine coffee, no electricity, no motors, no noise!

I want to call this ridiculous, but it’s actually quite brilliant. The company isn’t planning to ride their new trikes, they’re selling them. It’s the perfect way to make money while not actually having to do any manual labor. Considering how many Starbucks there are in Chicago alone, I could see them unloading a ton of these things. I couldn’t come up with a price, but I can’t imagine they’re cheap. If your dream has always been to ride around on a tricycle and serve people coffee, you better start saving your money now. They go on sale world-wide this summer.

You can check out a video of how it all goes on their website.

The Velopresso [Neatorama]

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