This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Folks, Is there such a thing as a travel expresso maker. I go up to Ottawa for = business, and can't find any place close to the office that makes decent = expresso. Tim Horton's is onsite in the caf, but there's taste like it = has been burnt, or sitting for days. Any thoughts? Thanks, Pete
I use my Gaggia Factory lever. At 07:03 4/17/2007, you wrote: <Snip> John Nanci AlChemist at large Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/
Velox makes both 12v DC and 120v AC units they call travel espresso makers. But they are travel steam toys. Alchemist's suggestion of lever espresso machine likely most compact type machine for excellent real espresso traveling. Some of the single boiler pump espresso machines are fairly compact and even the cheapos (sub $200) can make decent espresso with practice. Of course also need travel grinder. Pacific Northwest Gathering Vhttp://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGV.htmKona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before. Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/ <Snip>
Pete, If you want to minimize weight while you travel, there are several backpacking coffee preparation tools. I use a JetBoil press, since you need a heat source, too, out in the woods.http://www.gsioutdoors.com/Products/glacierStainless/65101.html-AdkMike">http://www.jetboil.com/Products/Accessories/Coffee-PressFor 'espresso', I've used one of these at a friends house, and it's not bad, if it's the only thing that's available (plus it's small):http://www.gsioutdoors.com/Products/glacierStainless/65101.html-AdkMike
Oh, wow; a hot-rodded Mokka pot! On 4/17/07, mirrera wrote: <Snip> -- Larry J Men have become the tools of their tools. - Henry David Thoreau
There's always the Aeropress, which is also compact and lightweight. I know it's not true espresso, but sipping on a delicious cup of concentrated homeroast can be quite satisfying, especially when you think of everyone else who is lined up downstairs for push-button brown water. -Casey On 4/17/07, mirrera wrote: <Snip>
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. If you can still find a Krups Gusto (try eBay?), it makes surprisingly = good, real espresso and is small enough to pack. It used to be my main = espresso machine and I still take mine on trips, but I've graduated to a = Giotto at home. I also pack my Zass grinder and a Thor tamper just the = right size for the Gusto's smaller than standard basket.
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Only problem is that I'd have to bring my oven with me. Something tells = me customs/immigration would pull me aside and insist on going through = my backage. Not the oven mind you, only my baggage.
This would be my suggestion, also. Another plus- the pump is very quiet, at least in comparison to my Silvia... A <Snip>