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    Coffee Nuts: Cycling themed Espresso/Cappuccino cups?

    So, like many of my cycling brethren, I am a coffee fanatic. I've taken to collecting classy looking coffee cups... whether they're espresso cups, cappuccino cups, latte cups.... but I can't help but wonder if there are any cycling-themed cups out there given the popularity of coffee with cyclists!.... Anyone know where one could find/buy some??

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    You mean like this place?

    Bicycle Coffee Mugs, Steins Bicycle Mugs

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    Quote Originally Posted by froze View Post
    Alas, no coffee geek would consider serving capuccino or latte (much less espresso) in a mug.

    a quick google search turned up these:
    set of 2 bicycle espresso cups by AceroStudio on Etsy

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCavilia View Post
    Alas, no coffee geek would consider serving capuccino or latte (much less espresso) in a mug.

    a quick google search turned up these:
    set of 2 bicycle espresso cups by AceroStudio on Etsy
    I make my espresso in a mug! Why you scream? because I make 4 shots and only 4 shots will fit in a mug, 4 shots won't fit in a dainty little demitasse cups. But I searched for cycling related demitasse cups and could not find any...because real men drink lot's of expresso!!

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    Thanks for the responses!.... But yes... as the purpose of my collection is more on quality pieces I don't think I'll be jumping on the 'pick a design and we'll print it on a big mug' thing... but I do appreciate them being pointed out!

    Those little espresso cups and saucers are more like what I had in mind!

    Froze - by 4 shots do you mean you pull a double shot then re-fill the portafilter and pull another 2? If you just run enough water through the puck to make the volume of 4-shots than you're kinda just cheating eh? :P ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by twiggy View Post
    Thanks for the responses!.... But yes... as the purpose of my collection is more on quality pieces I don't think I'll be jumping on the 'pick a design and we'll print it on a big mug' thing... but I do appreciate them being pointed out!

    Those little espresso cups and saucers are more like what I had in mind!

    Froze - by 4 shots do you mean you pull a double shot then re-fill the portafilter and pull another 2? If you just run enough water through the puck to make the volume of 4-shots than you're kinda just cheating eh? :P ;)
    Yes, I pull a double shot then refill the portafilter and pull another 2! This way when I do stupid things, I do it faster then other people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by froze View Post
    I make my espresso in a mug! Why you scream? because I make 4 shots and only 4 shots will fit in a mug, 4 shots won't fit in a dainty little demitasse cups. But I searched for cycling related demitasse cups and could not find any...because real men drink lot's of expresso!!
    I drink lots of espresso, too -- one double-shot at a time. Fills the dainty little cup nicely to the brim, I drink it while it's fresh, and when I want more I pull another one.

    What's your grinder and machine setup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCavilia View Post
    I drink lots of espresso, too -- one double-shot at a time. Fills the dainty little cup nicely to the brim, I drink it while it's fresh, and when I want more I pull another one.

    What's your grinder and machine setup?
    It's a cheap set up because I use to have a Gagga but it only lasted 4 years and the pump failed which I learned that was a common thing to happen to Espresso pumps, so I bought a Mr Coffee Espresso pump (not the cheaper boiler one) after reading reviews where others also had more expensive units and couldn't tell the difference in taste. So for $70 I thought what the heck I'll try it, and you know what? I can't taste the difference between that coffee coming out of the Mr Coffee vs the $450 Gagga! Which quite frankly surprised me.

    The grinder I use was a brand new unused electric Hobart Coffee grinder I bought in a garage sale about 4 years ago made in 1968!! I paid $5 for it, it was still sealed in the box! It does grind to a powder.

    I mix my own coffee using different types and blending them, but I'm always experimenting.

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    There's always Rapha.

    Rapha coffee cup saucer brand new espresso | eBay

    And at $120 for a cup and a saucer, I'd say it's a collector's item. That or ridiculously overpriced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by froze View Post
    Yes, I pull a double shot then refill the portafilter and pull another 2! This way when I do stupid things, I do it faster then other people.
    Sounds like you figured out a system that works for you, and keeps you wired when necessary, too. You can't put a price on that.

    I feel like there's a spiritual connection between espresso and road cycling, because they share la bella Italia as their true homeland.

    Or something like that ;-)

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    We have some old-school Faema demi's in our roasting lab. I have to take pic. I work in the specialty coffee industry, and there are not a lot out there that are bike-specific. There are plenty of tampers that are cycle connected. fixed cog designs etched onto the tamp piston, and of course the Chris King tamper. Campy needs to make a Super Record tamper
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    sold out but more on the way supposedly.

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