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Wouldn't it be great if you could get your morning coffee without facing the grumpy, under- caffeinated masses in your local cafe? What if someone rode up on your bloc and prepared the perfect espresso street side? Coffee-heads rejoice, as a magical mobile brew has come to life in London. Amos Field Reid and Lasse Oiva, two graduates from the Royal College of Art in London have created the Velopresso, a bike-meets-coffee house that serves high quality joe on the go!
The Velopresso is essentially a pedal-powered coffee machine. The rider can switch gears to alternate powering the bike or the attached coffee grinder. A portable gas canister heats water on a tiny boiler, allowing for the perfect sized pour. While the design has already caught the eye of Deutsche Bank and Italian design house (and assumed espresso fans) Pininfarina, the Velopresso is still working on ways to continue its innovation by converting old coffee grounds to fuel. Lets cross our fingers for the coffee cart of the future!