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

30 Comments

  • jasonk
    October 2, 2009 - 5:04 pm | Permalink

    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

  • jasonk
    October 2, 2009 - 10:04 am | Permalink

    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
    October 2, 2009 - 5:14 pm | Permalink

    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 <3xo.m

  • m e l i g r o s a
    October 2, 2009 - 10:14 am | Permalink

    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
    October 2, 2009 - 5:16 pm | Permalink

    =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."

  • Jym
    October 2, 2009 - 10:16 am | Permalink

    =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
    October 2, 2009 - 5:19 pm | Permalink

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

  • jack650
    October 2, 2009 - 10:19 am | Permalink

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

  • Jay
    October 2, 2009 - 5:53 pm | Permalink

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

  • Jay
    October 2, 2009 - 10:53 am | Permalink

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

  • ZenDude
    October 2, 2009 - 7:18 pm | Permalink

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

  • ZenDude
    October 2, 2009 - 7:18 pm | Permalink

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

  • ZenDude
    October 2, 2009 - 12:18 pm | Permalink

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

  • Ken Hurd
    October 2, 2009 - 7:39 pm | Permalink

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

  • Ken Hurd
    October 2, 2009 - 12:39 pm | Permalink

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

  • kiwehtin
    October 2, 2009 - 10:09 pm | Permalink

    Sorry, wrong Vulcaness…T'Pring!

  • kiwehtin
    October 2, 2009 - 10:09 pm | Permalink

    Sorry, wrong Vulcaness…T'Pring!

  • kiwehtin
    October 2, 2009 - 3:09 pm | Permalink

    Sorry, wrong Vulcaness…
    T'Pring!

  • GhostRider
    October 2, 2009 - 11:19 pm | Permalink

    Well, it used to be available:http://www.assos.com/newsletter/006_christmas/fanpack.htmlThat was an Assos 2006 limited edition gift pack.

  • GhostRider
    October 2, 2009 - 11:19 pm | Permalink

    Well, it used to be available:http://www.assos.com/newsletter/006_christmas/fanpack.htmlThat was an Assos 2006 limited edition gift pack.

  • GhostRider
    October 2, 2009 - 4:19 pm | Permalink

    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
    October 2, 2009 - 4:25 pm | Permalink

    Wait…Amazon has the 2009 edition:

    http://tinyurl.com/yfx7jwm

  • GhostRider
    October 2, 2009 - 11:25 pm | Permalink

    Wait…Amazon has the 2009 edition:http://tinyurl.com/yfx7jwm

  • GhostRider
    October 2, 2009 - 11:25 pm | Permalink

    Wait…Amazon has the 2009 edition:http://tinyurl.com/yfx7jwm

  • Yokota Fritz
    October 3, 2009 - 3:01 am | Permalink

    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!

  • Yokota Fritz
    October 3, 2009 - 3:01 am | Permalink

    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!

  • Yokota Fritz
    October 2, 2009 - 8:01 pm | Permalink

    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
    October 5, 2009 - 3:01 pm | Permalink

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

  • Ken Hurd
    October 5, 2009 - 3:01 pm | Permalink

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

  • Ken Hurd
    October 5, 2009 - 8:01 am | Permalink

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

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