V e l o p r e s s o ™ 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!
The UK-manufactured production model will be available for pre-order in early summer 2013. Pricing to be confirmed. All images are of the prototype.
While we develop the Velopresso production model we like to run the prototype when we can, and where better to do that than ‘London’s renowned hub for free speech and independent thought’ – the perennial Conway Hall. We are grateful to the Conway Hall team for hosting the Velopresso prototype, and there will be the first full day of public shot-pulling on Saturday 23rd February. If you are in central London, come by for a pedal-ground coffee between 9am and 4pm, and take in an impressive exhibition fromCongo Connect at the same time.