Need a cup of joe?
How about a bike tune-up?
A new Boise Bench business hopes to help you with both.
Bikes and Beans opened at 1350 Vista Ave. this week – pumping up you up with caffeine and your bike tires with air.
“I came across the idea when I was doing mobile bike repair by bicycle,” founder Andrew Little told BoiseDev. “I found a lot of people were frequenting coffee shops, (and) as a cyclist I was as well.”
That nexus of spokes & espresso gave Little an idea.
“There was a strange overlap that I felt was there and wasn’t obvious. So for the next few years, I tested this theory during bike week and doing pop-ups in front of coffee shops.”
Little kept pressing along with his bit of design thinking research. Testing, iterating, learning.
“When I was convinced there was something there, I started looking for others that have had the same idea. Sure enough, I found stores with the same idea. So I traveled to sit down and have a face to face conversation.”
The shop is open 6am-10pm, with a full-service bike repair shop, plus specialty coffees and beans by the pound. The shop has seating for about 45 people.
And if you really like the idea, they’re looking for a mechanic.
“It has been an interesting journey of discovery,” Little said.