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02/08/2011 // INFO, STYLE 2 Comments

This is not any old coffee machine, this is a Rapha coffee machine

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Rapha, a brand loved by many a cyclist, well rich ones anyway, has teamed up with an Italian coffee expresso maker to market a Rapha branded espresso machine.

As brand extensions go, this does not appear to be as odd as it seems. Cyclists love an espresso as their legal stimulant of choice. Rapha of course prides itself on providing the best coffee at its pop-up incarnations across the world.

Rapha colours

Working with Italian coffee machine maker Rocket Espresso Milano, Rapha’s stainless steel machine features an engraving of the Rapha H-Van silhouette graphic and Cycle Club logo.

The words of two-time Tour de France winner and five-time Giro champion Fausto Coppi are engraved on a plate, which also features the machine’s limited edition number, on the front: ‘OGGI CI DAREMO UNA BOTTA’ or ‘We’ll give ourselves a kick up the backside today’.

Italian styling

Rocket Espresso’s flagship model, Giotto, has been used in the Rapha partnership. This model features a thermo siphon system, copper boiler with lead-free brass end plates for increased thermal retention, a Sirai pressure stat and a water reservoir with a low-level indication warning system.

Limited edition

Limited to a production run of just 200, the Rapha espresso coffee machine is yours for a cool 1,700 Euros. To find out more about the machine and where to buy it visit Rapha’s website.

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2 comments [leave one]
chaz August 2, 2011 at 3:14 pm

think I’ll wait for the Rapha sale

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James - Going Going Bike August 2, 2011 at 3:17 pm

I think we are sticking with our French Press at GGB Towers for the time being

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