Wheelys just unveiled an incredible wind and solar-powered bike cafe with a built-in air purifier that sucks in smoggy city air and releases fresh, clean air. It also transforms used coffee grounds into plant fertilizer -- allowing owners to pack the grounds into easy-to-plant seed cubes that can be buried anywhere.
We’ve written before about the Wheelys — a crowd-funded chain of solar-powered coffee shops mounted on the back of bicycles. It seems each generation of the eco-friendly mini-cafés just gets better and better: the newest model, the Wheelys 4 Green Warrior, takes the chain’s sustainable focus further than ever before.
Like the models before, the Wheelys 4 manages to pack a full-service organic café onto the back of a bike — including all the equipment needed to make fresh coffee and a cooler for chilled beverages and snacks. However, where the older models were strictly solar-powered, this new version of the café is supplemented by a small windmill that can generate power even on overcast days.
If you’re interested in opening up your own Wheelys coffee franchise, act quick — the company is currently selling the carts on IndieGoGo, and they warn that their previous crowdfunding campaigns have all completely sold out. (In fact, after the first 24 hours, the $100,000 campaign is already fully funded.) It only takes $4,499 to open up your own Wheelys café, which the company claims most franchises can easily pay off within their first month. Visit their website to learn more about how the business works, or to find a Wheelys café near you.