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February 18, 2012

Happy Homesteader Magazine

Coffee is a passion I share with a group of amazing Barista friends in New York City. The variety of wonderful, fair and direct trade beans available, roasted locally by Counter Culture, Stumptown and The Rook (among others) and handed over to us to serve with love at Beaner Bar, Black Gold, and Cafe Meccanica is astounding.

It was this variety that got me to thinking about making a homemade cocktail brew. As the recipe uses fresh ground beans, you can use your own favorite blend of coffee to give it a distinct and unique flavor.

The sweet and spicy Mexican Mocha, a signature drink at Beaner Bar also inspired me to experiment with additions to the recipe. The next batch I make will definitely be a chocolate/coffee liquor. And, for my New England friends fiending for the ‘Champagne of Maine’, I’ll be substituting brandy for rum…

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Mods & Rockers Brunch Bash!

September 29, 2010

Mods & Rockers Brunch Bash!

Hosted by Cafe Meccanica & Cine Meccanica

Sunday October 3rd , 12-4pm
Vaudeville Park
(L train to Graham Ave)

FREE coffee, bagels and treatsFREE Open bar serving scrumptious Sangria

12pm Cine Meccanica screens QUADROPHENIA (1979)
2-4pm Record hop, spinning surf, rock & vintage biker flick vinyl.
$5 at the door

The film Quadrophenia is based on the real life Mods & Rockers riots in Brighton Beach, England in 1964. Before the season comes to an end, hop on your ride (be it motorbike, scooter, moped or pogo stick), throw on your best vintage attire and head on over to Vaudeville Park for a hoppin’ good time!

Quadrophenia (1979)

Set in 1965, follows the story of Jimmy Cooper (Phil Daniels), a London Mod. Disillusioned by his parents and a job as a post room boy in an advertising firm, Jimmy finds an outlet for his teenage angst with his Mod friends Dave (Mark Wingett), Chalky (Philip Davis) and Spider (Gary Shail).

However, his angst and confusion are compounded by the fact that one of his rivals is in fact childhood friend Kevin (Ray Winstone).

A bank holiday weekend provides the excuse for the rivalry between Mods and Rockers to come to a head, as they both descend upon the seaside town of Brighton. A series of running battles ensues. As the police close in on the rioters, Jimmy escapes down an alleyway with Steph (Leslie Ash), a girl on whom he has a crush, to have sex.

When the pair emerge, they find themselves in the middle of the melee just as police are succeeding in detaining rioters. Jimmy is arrested and later fined £50. Back in London, Jimmy becomes increasingly depressed.

He is thrown out of his house by his mother, who finds his stash of amphetamine pills. He then quits his job, spends his severance package on more pills, and finds out that Steph has become the girlfriend of his friend Dave. After a brief fight with Dave, Jimmy’s Lambretta scooter is accidentally destroyed, and he takes a train back to Brighton.

He revisits the scene of his encounter with Steph, and then discovers that his idol, Ace Face (played by Sting), is in reality a lowly bellboy at a Brighton hotel. – Wikipedia

Check out all the motorcycles and scooters from the film HERE

See you Sunday!

– Corinna

Cafe Meccanica @ Jupiter’s MotoShare Block Party

August 26, 2010

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Jupiter’s Motorcycles

8th Street (between 2nd & 3rd ave)

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Jupiter’s Motorcycles will be hosting the First Annual Gowanus Block Party!


Come see NYC’s finest exotic cars provided by the Classic Car Club of Manhattan – get up close to your dream ride or bring your own classic/exotic car or motorcycle and be entered to WIN a FREE “Motorcycle for a Weekend” from Jupiter’s Motorcycles. Other prizes include discounts at Motorcycle Federation, NYC’s ultimate motorcycle fashion destination or giveaways of the latest motorcycle gear from REVIT.

The Brooklyn Artist Gym Members will also be displaying and selling their art along with the Annual Gowanus Artist Studio Tour (AGAST) who will be providing Beer to raise money for their upcoming Art Tour.

FREE Live Music including ‘A Brief View Of the Hudson’, and others provided by King Killer Studio’s musicians with the support of local business Great Green Cleaning. Block Party Games will include a Kid’s Tricycle Racing Track, Cornhole, and a Human Foosball Tournament as well as fare provided by Local Food Vendors.

The After Party will be hosted by Littlefield Performance and Art Space – located at 622 Degraw St, between 3rd and 4th Avenue from 4pm until 10pm – $3 Bud and Miller High- Life, “the champaign of beers.”

Come check out the real Gowanus!

-Jupiters Motorcycle Rentals

Cafe Meccanica at Jupiter’s MotoShare June 20th!

June 7, 2010

Sunday June 20th

12 – 4pm

at Jupiter’s Motorcycles

119 8th street, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Jupiter’s Motorcycles is hosting a party to promote their newest venture, Jupiter’s Motoshare, which takes the hassle out of motorcycle ownership and leaves you more time to ride!

Come check out the bikes. Eat some FREE BBQ (vegetarian and meat hot dogs), classed up with gourmet condiments by The Wooden Spoonful

Enjoy FREE beer provided by our exclusive sponsor Brooklyn Brewery

Shimmy to some Cycle-Delic tunes provided by Black Gold (the newly opened brooklyn vinyl shop),

Keep caffeinated through the festivities by way of some high octane Cafe Meccanica pour over coffee and dark chocolate covered espresso beans for a bit of extra kick!

Cafe Meccanica is proud to serve Stumptown Coffee, locally roasted in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Riders can take advantage of discounts on rentals at the event.

Come join the fun!!

After party at The Lowlands Bar nearby to follow…

Cine Meccanica at Jupiter’s Motorcycles!

April 10, 2010

Jupiter’s Motorcycles and Cine Meccanica join forces to co-host a screening of the Film “On Any Sunday” featuring Steve McQueen.

Saturday April 24th, 7pm

Jupiter’s Motorcycles 
119 8th street, Brooklyn 11215

(F,R, G train to 9th & 4th)

Individual Drip coffee by Cafe Meccanica

Snacks by The Wooden Spoonful

Brooklyn Brewery Beer

Classic cars, bikes and a rockin’ good time at the Jupiter’s garage.

Ride ’em if you got ’em!

Jupiter’s Motorcycles local and cross country BMW motorcycle rentals, they are the place to go. Whether you want to rent a BMW to just get out of the city for a day, or go across the country, they’ve got you covered. Offering the latest BMW motorcycles to help you achieve your ideal adventure.

The Wooden Spoonful is a small, local kitchen dedicated to teaching people to cook food that is as simple as it is delicious.  With an eye on food that is local, organic and sustainable, The Wooden Spoonful is committed to the idea that nutritious and tasty are ideas that belong together.  As founder of The Wooden Spoonful, Emily Beebe’s love of food and cooking began long before she attended culinary school at New York Institute of Technology.  To Emily, there is little more that is satisfying than sitting around a table with friends and loved ones sharing a meal and that is what she hopes her classes and food inspire in others.

Cafe Meccanica welds the tradition of roadside Italian espresso and 1960’s Cafe Racer culture, bringing you great coffee with a moto aesthetic. Cafe Meccanica can be found at classic car and bike shows until our doors open to a permanent location in NYC soon.