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Berlin Sounds: Passenger Espresso

"It's like riding a cannonball," Schieffer says of his Ape. Monika Mueller-Kroll for NPR hide caption

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We're beginning our Berlin Sounds series with the "Passenger Espresso."

Jan Schieffer and Garth Gregory run "Passenger Espresso," a mobile coffee shop in Berlin. They love vintage machines from Italy, especially the sound of them.

So they decided to convert the back of a 27 year old Ape, a tiny three-wheeled truck, into a fully functioning espresso bar.

Every Saturday, Schieffer sells his own coffee blend from the Ape at the Boxhagener Market in Friedrichshain. Just recently, they opened a "Passenger Espresso" coffee shop, without wheels, at Oppelner Str. 45 in Kreuzberg.