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Bike Powered Mobile Coffee Bar Hits the Streets of New York

Posted By Brit Liggett On May 19, 2010 @ 5:00 pm In New York City,Renewable Energy | 6 Comments

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A lot of us run on coffee, and what better way to run your coffee shop than with bikes? Kickstand Coffee [2] is a new mobile java shop in New York [3] that is inspired by, transported [4] by and powered [5] completely by bicycles. They set up shop for the first time this past Saturday at McCarren Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn [3] and were met with rave reviews.

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The Kickstand crew sets up shop wherever they please to serve great coffee to people in the most environmentally friendly way possible. Looks like they’ve succeeded with a brilliant design that can be hauled around the streets of New York [3] with just two bicycles. The carts each weigh in at 160 pounds and are just wider than a bicyclist’s shoulders, made to fit between the busy traffic of the city. Alternative transportation [7] for an alternative kind of cafe.

Right now they are grinding up beans from Cafe Grumpy and Gimme! Coffee — both NY based roasters — but they hope to expand their selection in the future to other locally roasted brews. Kickstand makes a cold brew coffee and a super-thick cup of drip from the pour-over bar where each coffee is ground and brewed to order. Best of all, all of the energy [8] for the grinders comes from good old fashioned elbow grease — these guys grind all their beans by hand.

+ Kickstand [2]

+ Follow Kickstand on Twitter to see where they’re set up [9]


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[2] Kickstand Coffee: http://kickstandbrooklyn.com/

[3] New York: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/

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[5] powered: http://www.inhabitat.com/energy/

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[7] Alternative transportation: http://inhabitat.com/transportation/

[8] energy: http://inhabitat.com/energy/

[9] + Follow Kickstand on Twitter to see where they’re set up: http://twitter.com/kickstandcoffee

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