NYC Velo tweeted at me about this last week right before I was heading to Tokyo so I didn’t get a chance to check it out. The Smile is a new coffee shop on Bond St. in NYC and they’ve got a bit of coffee and cycling history up in their shop.
Eddy Merckx Faema road bike from Eurobike 2009 / Photo by Marcello
The Faema E61 revolutionized and eventually standardized the process of pulling a shot of espresso. Cyclists who aren’t familiar with the E61 will recognize the name Faema. In 1968, a young Belgian by the name of Eddy Merckx began to ride for the Italian coffee machine manufacturer. Now both names have made a mark in history. If you’ve ever wanted to taste a legend, now’s your chance; the coffee, not Merckx.
Head over to The Smile and try it out today!