Portland Design Works Bar-Ista Coffee Cup Holder
Sleek designSturdy
Only works with certain cup sizesNo cans
86%Overall Score
Design95%
Ease of Installation 98%
Quality of Material85%
Versatility65%

The PDW Bar-Ista Coffee Cup Holder is a small and unintrusive handle-bar cup holder. Unlike other cup holders which are bulky, unsightly and made out of cheap plastic, the PDW Bar-Ista is a stylish option made out of sturdy aluminum that will firmly hold several types of drinks.

I bought the OXO Good Grips Mini LiquiSeal Travel Mug in stainless steel to use with my cup holder, I knew it would be a perfect fit and it was on sale at Fry’s. That mug really is a wonderful way to carry a coffee or a small cocktail, but it is just too small for water during the summer months or for a big-girl drink. There are larger OXO Good Grip mugs available, but I have been using an old tumbler with lid and straw which also fits. Most disposable medium size cups fit perfectly too.

The only negative thing I have to say about this cup holder is that, because it doesn’t have a bottom, you can’t put a beer can in it… but easy fix: pour into a cup that fits or put the can on one of the water cages on your bike frame.

Cute, light and effective at a pretty good price.