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British Designers Create Bike-Powered ‘Velopresso’ Espresso Cart

Combining their passions for coffee, cycling and sustainability, two British design students have created an award-winning mobile espresso bar that’s almost entirely human-powered.

Designers Amos Field Reid and Lasse Oiva created the Velopresso as part of a final project for the Royal College of London. They say the pedal power generates enough to grind a double shot, while a small camp stove heats the water for a steam-powered espresso machine. The invention has won the Deutsche Bank Award 2012 (Design), as well as second place in the Pininfarina Design Contest 2012.

You can visit the Velopresso Facebook page here.


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