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bikeCOFFEE

I’m tempted to just say bikeCOFFEE and leave it at that. What more needs to be said? Ok, I could also add “Cinnamon” and “Chocolate” and we’d be good there too, but I won’t leave you hanging.

Dubbed “More Portland than Portland”, by Carrie Brownstein of Sleater Kinney and Portlandia fame, bikeCOFFEE currently exists as a coffee cart transported by bike. Food trucks? Pshaw, so last month. BikeCOFFEE, however, now plans on setting up shop in a brick and mortar location, while expanding their offerings to tea, spiced drinks and….sippable chocolate. Why hasn’t anyone thought of taking out the extraneous junk and just selling the chocolate to drink? Brilliant!

Anyways, they need your help to outfit their location in Durham, NC and so have set up a Kickstarter page. On one hand, I’m bummed to see the bike component of the business get discarded, but maybe they’ll have plans to keep it in some regard. On the other hand, I can’t imagine a better place for a post-ride hangout to replenish that caloric negative you spun into. Check it out, help their business, then set one up where I live.

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Commuting, touring, kid hauling, couriering, mechanic work, sales, advocacy, fixed, free—Scott has had his hands in it all over the years.

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4 Comments

  1. KibbeeMarch 14, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Starbucks had sippable chocolate. They called it Chantico. Sadly they have stopped selling it though. Had it once, it was pretty great. Not something you would want on a daily basis though.

  2. ChampsMarch 14, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Portland isn’t going to be outdone.
    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tandemtreats/tandem-treats-vegan-organic-local-food-cart-coming?ref=live

  3. SARAHELIZABETHMarch 14, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    I WANTED SOMEONE IN COLUMBUS TO DO THIS FOREVER. love love love this

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