Category Archives: Coffee
Sometimes, good coffee is more than enough motivation to do a quick ride through Golden Gate Park in SF. If you don’t have time for the San Bruno loop, there’s a quicker way. The first time I made it out to Trouble Coffee was with Chas, back in May when I was in town for the ATOC. This time, the sandwich board spoke its words of wisdom with one simple phrase: Live to Shred. We rolled back through the park, bumped into Marc and swung by the De Young museum, one of my all-time favorite HdM projects.
I can’t say I shredded much riding home, filled with toast and coffee but it did make for some excellent photos of the #lightbro through GGP… See more in the gallery!
San Francisco has many great coffee shops but one in particular has become sort of a tradition in the past few times I’ve visited the city. Trouble Coffee is by no means a local’s secret, but it’s worth the jaunt over if you have the time. Especially if you can meander a bit, say, up San Bruno.
Chas took me on a great 28 mile loop around SF one of the last days I was in town. We started in the Mission, headed south up San Bruno, took a dead-end but scenic road and then headed west to Trouble coffee before splitting GGP on the way home. All in all, it was a great little ride and it goes to show that you really can get in a lot of climbing (2,000′) on an easy ride like this.
Check out the route on my Strava and maybe give it a try yourself. See more shots from the road (and dirt) in the Gallery!
The Golden Saddle Cyclery and Intelligenstia Coffee caps were one of my favorite collaborations in 2012 and they’re back in stock now at GSC!
Curtis Odom‘s vintage-inspired designs are not limited to bike parts. His new Espresso tampers have the lines of a classic, Italian hub and are available now. Just email him for information.
I’m just as bad about buying coffee mugs as I am about buying water bottles and these new Mash Cutty Cross mugs ain’t making it any easier to resist the temptation. Pick one up here at Mash. Be sure to order the kit with the Bicycle Coffee!
As someone who always finds himself with missing cycling socks, I don’t mind picking up novalty “team” socks once and a while, especially from great coffee roasters like Intelligentsia. You do like coffee, right? Thanks for the scoop Kyle!
Espresso is a cyclist’s manna. I once heard someone say “so what does coffee have to do with cycling anyway?”. The E61 is one of the most famous espresso machines. Made by Faema, the team that sponsored Merckx in his early days, when he rode a De Rosa. So what does this have to do with a Mongoose grip on an E61 handle? Absolutely nothing. But it’s rad. Radness made by the Gonz in Melburn.
Follow @Gonzlab on Instagram for more intriguing creations and lots of bad grammar.
Thanks to FYXO for the photo!
When small companies spring up in a city like LA, people take notice. Throw a little bit of bicycle branding in there and you’ve got a successful business model. Pump Cold Brew is popping up throughout the local shops in LA. If you get a chance, pick up a bottle from Golden Saddle Cyclery.
I can dig everything about this photo. The Gonz, Andy from FYXO, coffee and Campagnolo. Head over to FYXO to see more of this unique coffee tamper. Talk about a Campy fan’s dream tool!
Kevin Porter is a character. A can-can, coffee cup-carrying, BMX ripper. Defgrip dives right into Kevin’s morning brew with a great Q&A about his new endeavors with Bow Truss Coffee Roasters. It’s a great interview! Check it out here.