I’ve got two great examples of eco friendly coffee businesses to share today. Both are across the pond from me.
First if you’re in Copenhagen you’ll have the opportunity to have your espresso freshly brewed and delivered if you are staying or working in the central area. Seems an espresso fan and entrepreneur Ole Skram got the idea as he sat sipping his favorite brew at a cafe.
Putting his vision of a coffee "chariot" into reality, Ole got a blacksmith to design and build a platform for his bike and the rest they say is history. Ole Skram uses pedal power to take his espresso machine to those wanting freshly pulled espresso.
Known as the "Coffee-Man" he now pedals his way around the central area. Ole can also be found at Østerport station and is available for planned events. (phone +45 60 65 16 010)
Still across the pond , this time in the UK two guys, Will and Steve, have taken the pedal power a step further. They are offering franchises for their BIKECAFFE™. This twosome offers Italian coffee products delivered by on retrofitted trikes with espresso machines. The two guys have partnered with roasters Segafredo Zanetti and Integrity Fair Trade to provide top of the line coffees to coffee fanciers in the UK
BIKECAFFE™ offers a variety of coffees from espresso to cappuccino or even chai. Will and Steve even offer little cakes and biscotti to go with your drinks. Their coffee trikes are available for bookings for events, parties, concerts or conferences. You can contact them by EMAIL Info AT (use @ instead of AT)bikecaffee.com or phone 0845 436 70 16 if you can’t wait.
Isn’t it just amazing how coffee drinkers can take their love of coffee and turn it into a business. Great ingenuity all!
Not the usual grind,
A tip of the mug to Lars Hedegaard Pedersen, S.W. and Springwise for this tip. Thanks to Will and Steve of BikeCaffee.com for the use of the photo. Now if we could get this idea going in some US and Canadian cities…