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Get Creamy Nitro Cold Brew From A Bicycle
Soon, you'll be able to snag a cup of nitro cold brew from a bicycle. Kim Rodgers of Warbler Coffee Company tells LAist that their first bike will be hitting the streets of Los Angeles on August 1, whether they get fully funded via their IndieGoGo campaign or not. Warbler Coffee Roasting is a direct trade, micro-roast coffee company headquartered in Santa Monica, though they do not presently have a storefront. They sell their coffee via their website and at the Santa Monica Farmers Market on Saturdays via Lo/Cal Coffee's tent.
Recently, they came into contact with Bona Fide Brewing Co., who have created a proprietary brewing and kegging system that gives their coffee, according to Warbler's Indiegogo, "a creamy sweet finish that has the mouthfeel of a Guinness and the smoothness of an iced latte," only without any milk.
The bike, which is currently in production, will sell Warbler coffee made nitro via Bone Fide's brewing system. Rodgers says they will be the first bike in the city of Los Angeles to receive a permit from the health department. They plan to first test the bike in Venice, then move east to Culver City, downtown Los Angeles and other local neighborhoods. You will be able to follow the bike's location via their Instagram here.
Though all systems are go regardless, you can still donate to their IndieGoGo to receive 10 cups of coffee for $3.50 each—they're ordinarily $5 each. Funds will be used for electric cargo bikes outfitted with the draft system, inventory, rent, storage, permitting fees and a trailer to cart the coffee around.
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