Tag: Coffee

Drinks

Coffee for cyclists – Part 2 – Getting into hot water

In Part 1 we looked at coffee, so how to best turn that into a decent cuppa? Making coffee from ground beans is dead simple, you literally just add hot-water… the key is preparing the coffee in a way that keeps the grounds out of the mug and, most importantly, get the maximum amount of …

Drinks

Coffee for cyclists – Part 1 – The ground rules

Excuse the pun in the title, but let’s jump in at the deep end… those little Nespresso capsules are not coffee. Honestly they’re not, they’re just an excuse for companies to extract cash out of you for some lifestyle device that you really (really!!) don’t need. If you need coffee instantly, then use instant coffee …

Bike News, Cafes

DEDOMP – Double expresso, dash of milk, please.

There’s a new acronym doing the rounds at Mombee Central… DEDOMP, most definitely not DEDOM. When I’m out on a spin, if I can possible engineer the route I will go via Veloton (hopefully while it’s open) and order a “double expresso, dash of milk, please”… It’s the ideal pick-up ahead of the final stretch …

Cafes

Veloton – best coffee in North Wilts and it sells bikes!

Although Veloton is definitely not a cafe, it does serve the best coffee (and some tempting flapjack) within spitting distance of home in Malemsbury. It may be ‘over the border’ at the top of Tetbury High Street in Gloucestershire, but it also does this from the front room of a neat little bike shop . …

Accessories

An essential tool – the Bicycle Riders mug

You’ll spend hours fettling your bicycle this winter, huddled over a bottom bracket or chasing ball bearings around a work bench, so make sure you stay warm with a good supply of tea. Any old mug will do the trick, but my new Bicyle Riders tea mug is just the ticket to keep spirits high …