Cuppa Joe to go, Swedish style
IT was just this January that we heard about Wheelys 2, an electric-assist cargo trike that doubles as a mobile coffee shop. Although it provides pretty much everything that its owner might need to run their own business, its designers are now introducing the improved Wheelys 3.
Like the non-electric Wheelys 1 and 2, the Wheelys 3 is the product of Sweden’s Nordic Society For Invention and Discovery (NSID).
It comes with a fridge compartment; a siphon-style coffee brewer; a 10-litre coffee thermos; a battery-boosting solar panel; and a basin for catching spills.
There are also three bunsenstyle burners.
The temperature of those burners is wirelessly controlled using a custom app, which can also be used for things like keeping track of customer orders and handling payments — including ones made by Bitcoin.
The taps run hot and cold and an optional extra is a mini towable greenhouse that can give a cupful of beans.
Are many owners likely to use that? Probably not. It could be a useful marketing gimmick, though.
NSID is now raising production funds for the Wheelys 3, on Indiegogo.
A pledge of $2 999 (R37 800) will get you one, when and if they’re ready to roll.
Operators purchase the trike, pay a monthly franchise fee, and then regularly receive the coffee beans and other brand-specific supplies needed to run the business. — Gizmag.
The latest product from Sweden’s Nordic Society For Invention and Discovery is going for a pledge of about R37 800 on Indiegogo. The mini trailer contains coffee plants for fresh coffee beans, but is considered a marketing gimmick.