Dottie’s Roast

NEW!  Dottie’s Roast from Bell Lap Coffee

Buy Dottie’s Roast and Bell Lap Coffee will donate to our mission.


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Bell Lap Coffee has created a special coffee just for the MN Cycling Center – Dottie’s Roast. For every pound of Dottie’s Roast, Bell Lap will donate $3 to the MN Cycling Center.  Sign up for a subscription and you’ll be making a monthly donation while you enjoy a delicious, invigorating cup of Dottie’s Roast!

About Dottie’s Roast

Like Dottie, this coffee is bold with a little bite.  Using a blend of beans from Papua New Guinea and Central America, Dottie’s Roast has wild notes of malt, pecans, and chocolate.

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About Dottie

Minneapolis resident, Leona Marie “Dottie” Farnsworth was one of the stars of the early velodrome race circuit. Dottie was born around 1873 to Austin Farnsworth and Sarah Bartholomew and graduated from St. Paul’s St. Joseph’s Academy in July of 1895. She took up bicycling that summer, and competed in her first professional six-day race in December. When she triumphantly crossed the finish line at the end of six days she had ridden the equivalent of well over 300 miles, shattering the previous world record!

Dottie was brash and supremely confident in her abilities. Early in her career she was involved in rivalries with many of the other riders, and often proposed side-bets with her competitors that matched the race winnings. Her boldness rubbed some the wrong way but there was no denying her competitive fire. In an 1896 race in which she finished a close second to Tillie Anderson, Dottie fought so hard to win that she fainted from exhaustion immediately after clearing the finish line.

About Bell Lap Coffee

“Our mission is simple. Deliver artisan roasted coffee beans so fast that if you are a regular coffee drinker you will need a new delivery before other commercial beans hit the store shelves.” When you place your order, we roast your beans in small batches by hand. We package it immediately and ship it to you directly. This makes our coffee fresher than grocery store coffee- weeks, if not months, fresher. Expiration date? How about a roast date? Without a roast date you have no idea when your coffee was roasted.

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