NOMAD ESPRESSO MACHINE
The problem with being a true coffee snob these days is everyone has caught on. Step 1: buy a machine that uses pods. Step 2: get guilty about how much “waste” the pods generate, throw out the pod machine and buy a “proper” espresso machine. How can you possibly stand out? Make your coffee in an actual pot on the stove like some kind of Italian?
There’s a new way! The Nomad is a purportedly portable espresso-maker where you just fill a reservoir with boiling water, then rock the level back and forth like an olde-timey fire engine to pressurise the system. Then make use of the patented True Crema Valve and we guess a cup too, to make an espresso that actually looks like an espresso. Be the envy of other glampers!
Uniterra promotes the Nomad as a portable system because it doesn’t need electricity, but it’s still a bit of a chunker and it’s a weird shape. So car camping yes, Tasmania’s Overland Track (a six to seven day walk) no. Also, since you need to be carrying ground coffee, there’s a risk you’ll still be fooling around getting this thing primed while your Italian friend makes everyone else excellent coffee on the fire with a billy and a spoon.