Legal Speed: Origins View

We spend most of our time as touring musicians, while on tour we felt the constant need to burrow into each city in search of local food and finely crafted coffee. The preferred mode of transportation has always been by bike; finding the most excellent local coffee roasters in each city became a sport, and our passion for the dark coffee arts was born.

The name Legal Speed came about on a morning bike ride to a coffee shop in the summer of 2016. That trip quickly turned into a stop at a friend’s tattoo studio where founders Chris & Nick adorned their bodies with the first Legal Speed Tattoos. On the ride back we quickly hashed out the idea behind Legal Speed, and within weeks we had our coffee roaster set up in Southern California and started working on our craft.

We look to help build and caffeinate a community that embraces positivity, creativity, delicious coffee and exploring the world via bike. Legal Speed Coffee is for everyone, and we hope it becomes a part of your daily routine.

Stay Fast, Stay Caffeinated.

– Chris Guglielmo, Nick Ghanbarian & Vern Smith

Bean Machine 3/4 Sleeve Raglan

$ 30

  • Color White/Truffle
  • Construction 50% Polyester/50% Cotton Blend
    Lightweight & Long, Slim-fit
    Printed with eco-friendly water-based inks

Get off your ass and ride your bike.
Stay fast. Stay comfy.

Stingray Coffee Mug

10 oz.

$ 15 .50

  • Construction Enamel coated camp mug

The perfect container for your morning dose of Legal Speed, whether you're at home or off on adventures.

We recommend hand washing for maximum longevity or at least the top rack of your dishwasher (for those lazy risk takers).

Coffee, Taxes, Death Patch

1 oz.

$ 6

The name says it all...


12 oz.

$ 18

  • Region Sidamo
  • Altitude 1900-2000 Meters
  • Process Washed
  • Varietal Heirloom

Balanced, floral, & Madagascar vanilla

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12 oz.

$ 18

  • Process Washed
  • Varietal Awesomeness

Apple cider, caramel, & dark chocolate.
** limited availability **

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A Cup & Joe

$ 30

  • Coffee ETHIOPIA Sidamo Guji

Our coffee mug is supposed to have, well, coffee in it, so why not save a few clicks and dollars and get them both at the same time!

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Hopper Tee

5.5 oz.

$ 20

  • Color Cream
  • Construction 100% Combed Ring-Spun Cotton
    Fabric laundered for reduced shrinkage

We're all about keeping it cozy, so we had this tee printed with eco-friendly water based inks so it feels as creamy as it looks.

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12 oz.

$ 17

  • Region La Paz
  • Altitude 1200 - 1600 Meters
  • Process Washed

Bitter grapefruit & graham cracker

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El Salvador

12 oz.

$ 17

  • Region Ahuachapan
  • Altitude 1450m-1500m
  • Process Red Honey

Simple syrup, stone fruit, and hugs.

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