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The Velopresso Bike is a Pedal-Powered Mobile Coffee Shop

Posted By Molly Cotter On September 24, 2012 @ 2:40 pm In Bicycles,carousel showcase,Gallery,Green Transportation,Innovation | 2 Comments

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The bike-powered [2] Velopresso [3] coffee shop is custom constructed from an old tricycle [4]frame. Its gears (which are no longer needed for uphill terrain) have been rewired to either push the cart forward or power the coffee grinder. Water is heated with a portable boiler powered by a tiny gas canister. The duo is even exploring the possibility of  recycling old coffee grinds into ethanol [5]to create an eco-friendly cycle. Once the prototype is more refined, they hope to produce more sustainable bike businesses across the globe.

+ Velopresso [3]

Via psfk [6]

images © Ivan Coleman

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/09/velopresso-coffee-cart-7.jpg

[2] bike-powered: http://inhabitat.com/top-6-sensational-pedal-powered-designs/

[3] Velopresso: http://www.velopresso.cc/

[4] tricycle : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tricycle

[5] ethanol : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethanol

[6] psfk: http://www.psfk.com/2012/09/mobile-coffee-shop-powered-by-a-bike.html

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