"For as long as there have been cyclists, there have been coffee stops," says Rapha. That's why the label has teamed up with Rocket Espresso to create its own limited-edition espresso machine.
Each of Rocket Espresso's machines is handmade in Milan, and the Rapha collaboration is no exception. The two have used the R58 as the base, adding unique Rapha branding across the machinery.
If you're a coffee connoisseur, there's no doubt that Rocket Espresso has been on your radar. It is a dream for coffee snobs out there.
The R58 features two independently operated, PID-controlled boilers. For most regular coffee drinkers, it might not say much, but in short, the machine is optimized to ensure you're always getting the world's finest coffee.
There's also a touch-screen display that allows you to control the machine, and allow optimal extraction of any roast or coffee type.
The limited-edition collaboration includes a total of 100 machines, exclusively available to members of the Rapha Cycling Club. If you're not a member yet, you can always sign up to take part in future collaborations and exciting offers.
If you're ready to make the investment, the coffee machine retails at £2,735, and is currently online at Rapha. And it is no light purchase, on the website, the label describes that "Your machine will arrive on a wooden pallet in a custom wooden crate with a total weight of 55kg. As you prepare for your delivery, be aware that the crate measures 60cm high,56cm wide, and 40cm deep."
If a Rapha x Rocket Espresso coffee machine isn't your cup of tea (or coffee), perhaps a luxury bike is?