Caffeine Daze

Some pics of my traveln coffee gettup. The first pics are of an espresso pump I was given for my birthday. It makes great espresso. You need a water boiler of some kind…great for camping as you can boil the water with gas etc… I’m taking this back to NZ to leave in my truck so I can have espresso after surfn!

First you need some good local coffee…

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Then break out this baby… the only issue with this machine is that I have been stopped several times by security at airports because they don’t know what it is…

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Break the top open and fill the cap inside with coffee…

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Then unscrew the bottom cup and fill it with hot water…

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Screw the water cup back on and then manually pump the water through the grounds…

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It makes really nice coffee… you can see there is a lovely creamy head on the espresso….mm.m..

Then there is this wonderful machine… a velox portable espresso machine (its actually more like a mocha). It is from Italy and is still available new today. I had one for a trip I did to Antarctica several years ago. Unfortunately that machine died after many years of heavy use and I just didn’t seem to manage to get a new one (I brought 2 over the years but both lost in delivery). However…just recently my assistant Anne found the one below for 28 euro! Secondhand in Berlin and in super good condition. This particular one is actually from the 70s and still in perfect condition.

This one is my preferred option for hotels and things. It is fast and the slightly longer/stronger coffee means its a perfect wake up call and I don’t have to go find some terrible hotel coffee…

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Essentially you unscrew the top and fill the chamber with water.

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Then fill the top cap with coffee grounds, put the top back on, plug it in and turn it on…

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It also makes amazing coffee…slightly stronger and longer than the hand pump but they are both awesome…

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