In 2017, Robert Popper was living in London and working as a triathlon coach and sports massage therapist. Wherever he went, he was by bike. On a usually busy day, he found himself wondering: Can I find a way to transport mobile coffee on a bike?
Popper began doing research and soon came across Velopresso, a British company that makes tricycles with a pedal-powered coffee bean grinder (tagline: “tricycle/pop-up coffee bar”). Hit the inspiration. It took Popper a year to provide and buy Velopresso – today they started at over $13,000 – and then headed to the corner of a busy street in London, where he began his new career.