It’s iced coffee season. And even though cold brew is a breeze to make at home, there’s nothing quite like tapping into a keg. If only everyone was as lucky as residents of Columbus, Ohio, which is home to Mission Coffee Co.’s Cold Brew Bike. The popular Short North cafe recently launched their pedal-powered cold brew cart, which features two taps, wooden siding, and super classy old-timey lettering….
I don’t have any academic sociological studies to back this up, but I’ve noticed that people who ride bikes are more likely to enjoy craft coffee, or perhaps the converse is more accurate. Either way, the evidence is staggering: Intelligentsia made a cycling cap (which almost immediately sold out), the Coffee Collective made some limited edition demis for the Bike Film Festival, famed headset builder Chris King made a tamper, and, perhaps most convincingly, the bike rack in front of your favorite cafe is probably full — I know mine is.
But the relationship between cycling and coffee has reached a new level …