Bottomless Coffee set to perform at BUCO Origin Of Trails

Stellenbosch (Western Cape) –Bottomless Coffee Band is set to entertain mountain bikers at the BUCO Origin Of Trails Two-Day MTB Stage Race in Stellenbosch the weekend of 25 – 26 November 2017.

Started in 2010, Bottomless Coffee Band consists of husband and wife multi-instrumentalist Folk Rock Duo, Esté and Lourens Rabé.

“To summarize how the band got its name, Lourens and I fell in love while I was deep into rehearsals as a drama student at Stellenbosch,” says Esté.  “Coffee stops on our way to class was a given.  He didn’t drink any hot drinks back then.  He was immediately fascinated by coffee and the coffee shop culture.  Eventually I converted him and now he is a bigger coffee snob than me.  Today it is an atmospheric name.  Coffee and coffee shops draw people together for conversation, inspiration and creativity and we hope that our music could do the same.”

“Our music can be best described as Modern Folk-Rock, with a dash of blues and a sprinkle of African,” continues Esté.   “We have performed at a few mountain bike races and are really excited to perform at the BUCO Origin Of Trails.  Mountain bikers are amazing people.  We’ve also found that mountain bikers are often really interested in the “finer” things in life, which obviously includes music (and coffee).  This results in a beautiful synergy between a race and a performance.  The audience can expect loads of energy, interesting instruments, foot-tapping and heartfelt songs and a festive atmosphere.”

Bottomless Coffee Band will perform on Saturday, 25 November 2017 just before the Stage One Prize Giving.


The BUCO Origin Of Trails highlights the beauty and splendor of the City Of Oaks.  An individual two day MTB stage race, mountain bikers can look forward to experiencing a vast network of world class trails.  Entrants will be granted the “once a year” opportunity to experience a spectacular combination of single-tracks in the pristine setting of the majestic Stellenbosch Winelands.

STAGE ONE:    Saturday, 25 November 2017

Distance: +-55km or +-28km
Start & Finish: Coetzenburg Soccer Field (Stellenbosch)
Start Time: 07:00 in seeded batch starts, starting with +- 55km race

STAGE TWOSunday, 26 November 2017

Distance: +-58km or +-29km
Start & Finish: Coetzenburg Soccer Field (Stellenbosch)
Start Time: 07:00 in seeded batch starts, starting with +- 58km race

Riders can look forward to sharing their race stories while enjoying an ice cold Becks Blue ‘guilt free’ in the finish area.

The first 1200 entrants will receive an Under Armour Garment.


Date: Friday, 24 November 2017
Venue: Coetzenburg Sports Field
Time: 12:00 – 18:00

SPECIALIZED MOUNTAIN BIKE UP FOR GRABSOne lucky mountain biker will take home a magnificent Specialized Epic Comp Mountain Bike to the value of R40 000 after completing the 2017 BUCO Origin Of Trails Two-Day MTB Stage Race.

To qualify for the lucky draw, riders need to collect a lucky draw ticket from the Specialized stand in the festival village.  Please note, this competition is only open to the 2017 BUCO Origin Of Trails entrants.  The lucky draw will take place during Prize Giving on Sunday.  The winner needs to be present to collect his/her prize.

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For more information or to enter the BUCO Origin Of Trails please contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045 or email

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