Caffeinated 'Kickstand': Brooklyn's Coffee Bike (VIDEO)

May 12, 2011· 0 MIN READ
Salvatore Cardoni holds a political science degree from the George Washington University. He's written about all things environment since 2007.
Kickstand Coffee: pedal-powered java. (Photo: Inhabitat)

For all you park-lounging Brooklynites in need of a caffeine hit but unwilling to pick up your blanket and mosey on over to Starbucks, Kickstand is your mobile java heaven. It is a pedal-powered coffee cart that brings the Joe to you!

All coffee sold at the mobile caffeine café comes from local Brooklyn roasters such as Stumptown, Café Grump, and Gimme Coffee, reports Inhabitat.

This short video from The Coffeebeaners captures just how the three owners—Peter Castelein, Neal Olson, and Aaron Davis—go about moving their two-wheel operation.

For a behind the scenes synopsis on how the java is produced, we go to Inhabitat:

The hot coffee is brewed using the Chemex filter-to-beaker brew system, with the consumer’s paper cups replacing the beaker. Water is heated using a propane stove, camping style, but they are looking for ways that would be more eco-friendly. Iced coffee is cold-brewed in a giant tub.

Each cup costs $2.50.