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Two coffee aficionados have developed a super-secret coffee elixir and want to bring jars of java right to your doorstep.

Kickstand’s Neal Olson and Aaron Davis have perfected their $16.95-per-bottle coffee concentrate and will make home deliveries of their sludge this fall.

“This is a great way to bring iced coffee into people’s homes and another great way to utilize bikes in our business model,” said Olson, who began turning the syrup into iced coffees at Kickstand’s location in McCarren Park this summer.

The duo started serving cups of gourmet java from a homemade brewing station on a wooden flatbed in 2009.

The contraption, which is attached to the rear wheel of Davis’s custom-made bicycle, slowly became a hit among discriminating coffee connoisseurs and bicycle fetishists — which in Greenpoint is pretty much the same crowd.

Now, the caffeinated cyclists will drop off bottles of their deliciously potent coffee syrup to your home or office just like the neighborhood milkmen or seltzer sellers of yesteryear.

Olson picks up his coffee beans from Café Grumpy, which gets them directly from farms in Guatemala or Nicaragua. Then he grinds them himself and brews his coffee concentrate, filtering it three times over a period of 24 hours.

The result is a silky substrate that can be bottled and stored for months. When you’re done, Olson and Davis will take your empty bottle and bring you a refill without charging extra.

Customers can sign up for the weekly delivery service through the company’s website. A pint of the stuff costs $16.95 — about $3.25 per cup — while a 32-ounce jar costs $32.95, a tiny discount.

Some coffee experts say that the price is steep.

“That is an expensive cup of coffee, even versus going to a high-end coffee bar and buying a cup,” said Giles Coffee President Donald Schoenholt.

Olson justifies its cost by saying that the price equals what one pays for a glass of “specialty” iced coffee at one of the gourmet cafes in the city, such as Gimmie Coffee in Williamsburg or Cafe Grumpy in Greenpoint.

“We’re trying to shoot for better quality than what they can offer and the convenience of bringing it to your house,” said Olson. “There are very few people in the United States who are doing single-origin, cold-brewed coffee. You know exactly where these coffee beans are coming from and its quality.”

Kickstand’s proprietors recommend mixing one part coffee with one part water and adding ice for iced coffee — or hearing the mixture on the stove to make great tasting coffee as fast as it takes to boil water.

You can even take it camping or to work with you — so kiss those 25-cent freeze-dried coffee packets goodbye forever.

For info or to order, visit www.kickstandbrooklyn.com.

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Hung Dong Wang from Chinatown says:
Delivery also to Taiwan ?
Sept. 23, 2011, 3:25 am
SwampYankee from ruined Brooklyn says:
Nice picture Poindexter! Tell me, are you a grown man that shaves his eyebrows and tweezes? Really? What they must have done to you at school. Anyway, you are taking the sludge from the bottom of the coffee pot, renaming it coffee concentrate, pricing it at $16.95, deliver it via bike lane, and you probably claim you are not a hipster? Selling to other hipster? What ever. Anyway, somewhere a "Where's Waldo" cartoon is missing it's character actor.
Sept. 23, 2011, 8:27 am
Frank from Greenpoint says:
The questions I would ask of this business model are: (1) does he make this coffee in a commercial kitchen or in his home kitchen (2) does he actually have a business license? All of these startups -- bike-utilizing whatevers -- sound great, but I feel that not enough attention is actually paid to the legality behind actually operating a business. It might sound petty to go into these details, but I have been SHOCKED by how many of these "startups" are really just people making stuff in their kitchen, selling it at a high markup, and just asking for someone to get sick and for them to be sued.
Sept. 23, 2011, 9:06 am
diehipster from Real Brooklyn says:
Why do you continue to glorify these fly-weight fauxhemians on a regular basis? How many ways can you twist and turn an article containing coffee and/or bicycles? It's embarrassing already. Who cares what these staycationing gentrifiers are doing with their unlimited leisure time?

Diehipster.com
Sept. 23, 2011, 9:17 am
Rob from Greenpoint says:
Hipster moonbats stay out of Greenpoint, go to
Williamsburg. We don't need any hipster infestation.
Sept. 23, 2011, 9:19 am
Or from Yellow Hook says:
All of these hipster genius ideas are generated from the same PR outfit, so they all sound the same.,

Brooklyn Paper just hands them out as 'reporting' on great new ideas.

Sure beats asking questions!
Sept. 23, 2011, 11:37 am
John from Williamsburg says:
Basically, everyone is annoying. Hipsters may be annoying when they throw up organic granola chunks on my flowers at 4 AM, but at least they're not out there committing robbery, burglary and rape like other groups are.

If this guy has customers who want to pay for coffee delivery, then good for him. Enjoy. I won't be buying any of it. Just don't ride your bike on the sidewalk.
Sept. 23, 2011, 4:53 pm
Won Hung Lo from ChinaTown says:
The really scary thing is that the bottles look exactly like old film developement chemical bottles that we used in the 70's delveloping film in the basement!
Sept. 24, 2011, 7:10 pm
gimme from around says:
deliver to the projects much?
Sept. 25, 2011, 1:59 pm
Everybody from all around says:
We don't want any, not even for free, go away, thank you.
Sept. 26, 2011, 8:29 am
Rick from Midtown says:
Wow, everyone on here are really being harsh aholes. How does this hurt you?

If you like it buy it, if you don't don't. But don't be whiney little ——es online. Fags.
Oct. 6, 2011, 3:36 pm

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