Friday, October 02, 2009

Coffee and bikes

Coffee and bikes go together like Spock and Saavik during Pon Farr.

We visited the Orbea Taipei Flagship Shop today. They have lots of really cool bikes from Orbea, Bianchi, Argon, Cannondale, Dahon, and Pacific Cycles. They also have an espresso machine -- the old school kind where you grind the beans, tamp the grinds into the portafilter, then pull coffee into the cup.

Orbea shop has coffee


If you happen to schmooze the manager and buy a couple of Catlike helmets, the store manager himself might pull the shots himself.

Orbea shop has coffee


The coffee is served in cute Assos cups.

Coffee & Bikes


As you drink the coffee down, you're encouraged to have a good ride!

Orbea shop has coffee

12 comments:

jasonk said...

I agree that coffee and bicycles go together perfectly. One of my favorite things is to ride with Lisa along the trail system in Tulsa, and wind up at an overpriced coffee shop that operates near the farmer's market.
Mellow Johnny's in Austin has a coffee shop in the store. It's like, the coolest coffee shop you've ever been to opened up a bike shop in the same building. Very cool

m e l i g r o s a said...

now that's what Im talking about. I think if there was a blood type for my kind, it would be ES-presso.

Love that mug!! so cool.
Thanks for sharing these richardlicious, love this post, obviously <3
xo.m

Jym said...

=v= Your intro reminds me of the immortal words of Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons, laying down the law after the nerds took over Springfield:

"Inspired by the most logical race in the galaxy, the Vulcans, breeding will be permitted once every seven years. For many of you this will mean much less breeding, for me, much much more."

jack650 said...

they have catlike helmets there? gotta go visit the next time i'm there.

Jay said...

Do they have Assos branded espresso cups as well? If so, I'd like to get my hands on a couple of those!

ZenDude said...

Now I'm really jealous! Catlike helmets and that mug is soooo cool!

Ken Hurd said...

Yeah... Anybody have an idea where you can order those cups? Online?

kiwehtin said...

Sorry, wrong Vulcaness...
T'Pring!

GhostRider said...

Well, it used to be available:

http://www.assos.com/newsletter/006_christmas/fanpack.html

That was an Assos 2006 limited edition gift pack.

GhostRider said...

Wait...Amazon has the 2009 edition:

http://tinyurl.com/yfx7jwm

Yokota Fritz said...

Bike Hugger Mark posted about our Orbea visit here. He bought a Catlike helmet.

My trip roomie Saam also bought a Catlight. It's so cool he showed up at a nightclub last night wearing it!

Ken Hurd said...

@GhostRider Awesome! Great find.. Why I didn't look on Amazon first is beyond me ;-)