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john morrissey - on 16 Jun 2018

Can folks recommend a compact, lightweight espresso machine for touring with? 

mike123 - on 16 Jun 2018
In reply to john morrissey: I've played around with a few of the ones that you pump up and faf About with . Usually they are good fun but don't make anything like a proper shot. Best to stick with the good old areopress imho . If you don't have one , get one , you won't regret it. Ideal for touring and being on the move generally . If you really want to go to town get a little Hario hand grinder to go with it . Ages since I ve seen a coffee thread on here . They often generate a load of nonsense......now when does that ever happen ......

 

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mike123 - on 16 Jun 2018
In reply to john morrissey:

this kind of thing :

http://www.handpresso.com/

great for the coffee geek who has everything , but no better then this :

https://www.aeropress.co.uk/

 

jonesieboy on 16 Jun 2018
In reply to john morrissey:

+1 for the Aeropress, or get a filter cone  - Kalita Wave if you're feeling artisan!

Robert Durran - on 16 Jun 2018
In reply to john morrissey:

Get a cheap (and therefore light - the expensive ones are heavy) stovetop coffee pot. Ideal on a gas cooker.

teh_mark on 17 Jun 2018
In reply to john morrissey:

Aeropress - although mine shares coffee-making duty now with a compact mug/filter/grinder/drip kettle combination that my ex bought me for Christmas one year (a Cafflano I think it's called). It turns out you can make a fantastic cup of drip coffee if you use good beans.

They're both very convenient for camping and both make very acceptable coffee.

featuresforfeet - on 17 Jun 2018
In reply to john morrissey:

I've got a vietnamese coffee filter - weights virtually nothing and makes pretty good drip coffee. I think it was 3 quid on eBay.

damowilk on 17 Jun 2018
In reply to john morrissey:

I have a sliding scale of portable coffee making equipment: at the lightest end is a GSI filter that clips onto a cup, weighs a few grams and makes surprisingly acceptable coffee, bit of a hassle to clean if water is scarce; an aeropress, pretty bomber, once used one for about 6 months round S America; I used to have a Handpresso, heavy, made ok espresso, the pump failed but only after 4-5yrs.

I have just acquired a minipresso Nespresso version. I don’t generally agree with the waste of capsules for home use, but I found that after even a few days tramping, pre-ground coffee starting tasting stale, and cleaning grinds could be difficult with limited water, the sealed capsules solve both issues, if I can spare the weight of the Minipresso.

Ciderslider on 17 Jun 2018
Hooo - on 17 Jun 2018
In reply to Ciderslider:

That looks good, and cheaper than a Handpresso. Have you tried one?

Cyan - on 17 Jun 2018
In reply to Hooo:

They make good coffee!

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Sam W - on 18 Jun 2018
In reply to john morrissey:

Another Aeropress user.  Bombproof and the coffee is good

ablackett - on 18 Jun 2018
In reply to Ciderslider:

Wow, that nanopresso looks like a lovely bit of kit.  260psi!

Hooo - on 18 Jun 2018
In reply to Sam W:

Aeropress do make good coffee, but they do not make espresso.

I prefer my little stove top to an Aeropress, but like the OP I would like to be able to make a real espresso while out and about.

john morrissey - on 20 Jun 2018
In reply to Sam W:

I have an aeropress just a bit bulky for cycle touring.  Want something MUCH smaller

Jon Greengrass on 20 Jun 2018
In reply to john morrissey:

Bialetti mini express, doesn't get much smaller, but only brews moka pot style coffee not true espresso like a handpresso

A9 - on 20 Jun 2018
In reply to john morrissey:

another vote for a cheap alu moka pot - its not espresso tho, for that you'll need steam at about 12 bar

nacnud - on 20 Jun 2018
rubertm on 12 Jul 2018
In reply to john morrissey:

Can't go wrong with Aeropress. It can make great coffee from ordinary grounds.

Hidden - on 12 Jul 2018
In reply to john morrissey:

Anybody tried The Oomph?

https://the-oomph.com

Only heard about it yesterday. Limited reviews seem favourable ...

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