Kickstand Coffee Now Serving Coffee By Bicycle

Posted on May 15, 2010 by

Coffee and bicycles have long gone together, but only occasionally are they integrated so completely. Kickstand Coffee is a new company operating a mobile coffee stand in Brooklyn (similar to Café Vélo in Portland). The custom made pop-up bar can be set up anywhere, and is transported around town by bicycle. The menu only has two items: brewed coffee, and cold-brewed coffee.

The pourover bar is supporting modified Chemex brewers and Hario Skerton (Skeleton) grinders, and the rotating menu currently features Gimme! Coffee’s Ethiopia Amaro Gayo and Cafe Grumpy’s Guatemala El Injertal Estate. The outdoor stand at McCarren Park has no electricity so they’re heating water over a coleman style propane camping stove (the indoor location at Artists & Fleas does provide electricity).

The whole operation only took about three weeks to create, proving that it doesn’t take much to provide decent coffee service. Plans to generate power from their bicycles will take a little longer.

An interview with founders Neal, Aaron, and Peter is available via Free Williamsburg, and NY Magazine’s Grub Street also gave them a shout-out.

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