BIKE De Koffie
Using rice planting in Chishang to make rice bagels
If you make the right turn in front of Chishang train station, then you will see an elegant and quality of a cottage which is right next to the train station, and it has a name of “Bike de Koffe.” The pick-up of the name「Bike de Koffie」is interesting that is related to the store manager – AYAN.
AYAN’s hometown is in CHU-LU, Pingtung; he used to work in Taipei (a city in the north of Taiwan). During the period staying in Taipei, he realized that he has been working hard for quite a few years but the time he spent was not in the subject he likes and then begins to think about why and whom he worked hard for? Once he starts thinking about his next step in the lifetime, he rides the bike during the weekend to look for the idea in many creative markets. Once he had the chance to be able to contact and the hand-made coffee, gradually start learning, making and tasting coffee himself.
Moreover, this is also the reason why the hand-made coffee at “Bike de Koffe” is attracting and tasty.
During his searching process, he was so attractive by the soul of great nature and simplicity of humanities. In the meantime, he thought about the memory of his childhood. Therefore he decided to go back to Chishang and start his new journey. The main product in the store of Bike de Koffie promotes “Rice Bagel.” The creative AYAN believes that to experience the local farming living and also present the combination of Chishang rice and Rice Bagel along with coffee is going to be the new spark enable the tourist has the thorough understanding to the place of Chishang.
That is how the rice bagel was originally being created. There are eight different flavors of bagel available (original, purple rice, red oolong, black honey tea, the Hakka pounded tea, CHU-LU milk, purple sweet potato, Oreo). One of each does have its features. When enjoying the rice bagel, it must go with the jam of pineapple and kiwi which is a special receipt came from AYAN’s creativity.
Once you arrive and visit Chishang plan to taste the flavor of Chishang rice, in addition to the box of the meal with Chishangrice, the other special option you may consider is the rice bagel from AYAN at the store of “Bike de Koffie.”