Chris Mayhew of TRM Cycles (also known as Fred's dad) was up at dawn this morning setting up a maintenance tent for the MS150 - a 150-mile biking fundraiser for Multiple Sclerosis. Chris thought it a good idea to offer some fresh joe for the riders, so we got up at 5am to brew a couple of gallons and cart it the 30 miles from Mt. Lebanon to Cranberry.
Now, Chris being the avid coffee guy he is, didn't wait for us to arrive with a vat of Aldo House Blend drip before he had his first cup. He wanted his Black Cat. So, he brought his Pavoni lever machine and grinder with him.
As we were pulling up, Chris had just finished dismantling his rig, having pulled enough shots out of the back of his van to slake his thirst for that incomparable Black Cat flavor.
That's what we call a dedicated espresso drinker.
We thought we had better photos of the equipment - but hey, it was pretty early...