Kinetic Koffee has two new roasts that are currently just for local retailers and special friends, but if demand is there, who knows. Personally, we’ve been bugging Mark for a light roast for years, so we’re hopeful. The Blonde Bomb is a Central and South American bean blend that’s bright and sweet and very high in caffeine. The Half-Kaf is a blend of their Espresso Kinetico and Dekaf Dekadence for those looking for something a little less jittery. Find them on Facebook and bug them if you want it.
For the holidays (or just for fun), they have a new Caffeination Kit with the Aeropress, a mug and a bag of ground coffee ready to use. Retail is $48.
New “metallic” colors from Oury that’ll retail for about $10.
QuickRak is “the most portable, lightweight” bike roof rack ever. For $50, you get two polyurethane foam pads for your handlebars and two straps to hook it to your hood and hatch, then hop in the car and go. Good for when your sweetie has to pick you up because it starts storming or you had a major technical issue. Just keep ’em in the trunk or your commuter pack. They say they’re good for highway speeds. Instructions are printed on a tyvek sheet that’s stitched to the strap.