Bicycle Coffee Float with Nutella Drizzle

by Lauren


My best bud from high school, Carolina, recently started working for her friend’s amazing little but booming business known as Bicycle Coffee. No exaggeration, this business concept and this coffee are both literally amazing.

The coffee is organic, fair-trade, and only delivered via bicycle in the San Francisco Bay Area. They roast it in a custom built roaster on the sunny side of the bay (Oakland) which I’m pretty sure is what makes it ranks up there with my favorite cup of coffee ever.


I’ve never in my life had black coffee but something about the smell of these fresh beans made me take a sip without adding any cream. Oh.My.Gosh.

Coffee that doesn’t need cream. What a concept.


Back to the biking part of Bicycle Coffee. One person will bike up to 30 miles a day in order to deliver coffee throughout San Francisco Bay Area. 30 miles! God bless them for that, what an awesome feat.

Maybe it’s their friendly smiles or perhaps it’s just how weary they look after biking around town all day but their customers will often invite them in for a little food or drink, post-delivery.

Making new friends, delivering fresh coffee beans, and biking.  Not a bad gig, eh?


So, about this coffee float. Even Chris, the coffee hater, loved it.

Perhaps it was the Nutella drizzle but I’m willing to bet it was the incredible coffee that he loved.

I enjoyed this way more than a classic root beer float. I’m not really a soda drinker but I’m definitely a coffee drinker and this beauty hit the spot!

Did I mention that I used left over homemade vanilla ice cream from this?

It needs to be on your list of Summer to-makes.  It’s going to be really hot this weekend, right?

Well, this will immediately cure your it’s-insanely-hot-outside-and-I-can’t-afford-air conditioning-blues.


Bicycle Coffee Float with Nutella Drizzle


3/4 cup Bicycle Coffee, chilled

2 scoops homemade vanilla ice cream

1/2 tablespoon milk

3 tablespoons Nutella


In a small sauce pan, whisk together the Nutella and milk over medium low heat. Scoop ice cream into a glass. Pour chilled coffee over the top and drizzle with Nutella sauce. Serve with a straw and a spoon.


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3 Responses to “Bicycle Coffee Float with Nutella Drizzle”

  1. This looks soooo yummy and I’m sure amazing when you have good quality chocolate! I didn’t have coffee but I drowned my homemade vanilla the other day with bailey’s :p

  2. I’ve heard of Bicycle Coffee but I’ve never actually tried it. I’m sure I’ve seen their bikes around my neighborhood too.
    What a brilliant idea to make a coffee float! I can’t decide if I’d rather have this for breakfast or dessert!

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