October 25, 2011
Although my good friend and awesome designer Rachel recently decided to give up coffee for THREE WHOLE DAYS!, and I commend her strength and willpower, I am a latte two-times-a-day kind of girl. And I have the quick heart rate and sped-up talk to prove it.
Coffee and riding have gone together forever, and coffee and espresso companies have long been supporters of racing teams. Perhaps the most famous sponsor was Italy's Faema Espresso Machine, the company that sponsored Eddy Merckx beginning in the 1960s and is remembered for their iconic cycling kits.
Because I have to get my own espresso just so, I like to make it at home and bring it to work. I like to use PDW's Barista to bring my cup into work intact. The Barista fits securely to my handlebars and there are no splashes. Plus, I think Eddy would be proud, which is really the important thing.
Photo #1 by Sarah Raz, photo #2 by AFP, photo #3 by Portland Design Works.
SHIPPING NEWS is brought to you by Sarah Raz, sales representative/outreach coordinator/lover of all things outdoors. She also wishes Eddy Merckx was her father (sorry Dad!)
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No coffee...for three days? HORRORS! ;-)
My big recommendation for coffee and bikes (besides bringing a stove and coffee making device wherever you go, if you are that obsessed) is a Kleen Kanteen insulated mug. Keeps coffee hot for hours, and the screw top means no leaks.