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Date: 24 Feb 2007 19:35:03
From: Godzilla
Subject: Make your own espresso machine link
I came across a link on how to make your own espresso machine for about
$15.00 Have fun, fellow coffee alties:

http://www.engadget.com/2005/02/15/how-to-make-a-cheap-portable
-espresso-machine/

Godzilla




 
Date: 26 Feb 2007 19:20:45
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: Make your own espresso machine link
On Feb 26, 4:39 pm, hazzmat
<hazz...@unitedstatesgovernmentbellsouth.net > wrote:
> On Sat, 24 Feb 2007 19:35:03 -0500, Godzilla wrote:
> > I came across a link on how to make your own espresso machine for about
> > $15.00 Have fun, fellow coffee alties:
>
> >http://www.engadget.com/2005/02/15/how-to-make-a-cheap-portable
> > -espresso-machine/
>
> > Godzilla
>
> While we're on the subject of pseudo-espresso, has anyone experience or
> insight into this camping espresso model?http://tinyurl.com/227v6o
>
> thanks, not about to buy it but just curious.
>

Best it's going to happen for $50 espresso is a DeLonghi, the BAR32 or
a comparable DeLonghi model. Not $50 right out of the box, but off a
showroom floor, recertified or conditioned. Doesn't work that way
with other makes and models, not consistently, anyway. Not like a
ket flush with discounted DeLonghis. Steamer and dual thermostat
mode. A DeLonghi will definitely steam, although its boiler may be
too small to hold the temperature within variations from an extraction
setpoint erroneuosly touted for 160F. Surfing appears indicated,
cycling into steam mode, between under- and over-extracted results,
with a fair cup of latte, nevertheless, to show. For $50, the
emphasis is seen better than fair. $50 buys distinct taste from an
oozing hint of honey for those capable of forgoing a naked PF and
swirling tigerstripe flecks of rich crema capable of prograde works.
There is, however, a ABS plastic tamper affixed to the body, which,
with a hacksaw blade, can be removed and glued to handle, for an
optional savings of $25. The center DeLonghi pressure portafilter
assemply is three parts: a brass reference spring, plunger stem, and
top retainer clip. Simply press out the stem, from the top, from its
retainer clip, and all three pieces fall through the bottom.
Nevermore ponder the issues of faux crema.

For that price, even buy two. With a brakefab and some aluminum,
should'nt be hard to run a pair of boilers in parallel, or the pumps
in series.

Last, modify a semi-decent grinder from a tray output into a doser
chute. Cut a suitable plastic bottle into and glue it onto for the
chute with JB Weld. Maybe a Capresso Infinity in black ABS. Fresh
ground beans will lay evenly when dispersed directly into the basket,
fine being extra nice, when less apt to clump from incessantly stalled
extractions.



 
Date: 26 Feb 2007 16:46:22
From:
Subject: Re: Make your own espresso machine link
On Feb 26, 7:37 pm, "*alan*" <in_flagra...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> "Randy G." wrote
>
> > cpaso...@hotmail.com wrote:
>
> >>www.Travesso.com
>
> >>You will be able to buy a real portable espresso machine soon.
> >>If someone wants a test model, you can email the company.
>
> > $185 for what appears to be a stainless steel moka pot, stove-top
> > espresso maker that uses pods!?
>
> > Unfortunately there are no details at all on the site...
> > For less you can get a small moka pot and hand grinder made for
> > backpacking and make 'espresso' with whole beans.
>
> Not only are there no details, but you have the privilege of paying now for
> something that apparently won't be available until "Summer 2007" . . . .
> I'd be more than a little suspicious of this, particularly since the poster
> touting this product just started posting today.

I will post more in the future.

You are absolutely right. But, it works amazingly well, and when we
get to that point we will improve the website.

We are talking 130PSI, 195 deg, 25 second espresso that delivers
exactly 1.5 ounces.

PS It will probably sell for under $100, and please don't buy one
now. We are giving away 25 units right now to get feedback on the
product to make improvements.

PSS I will try to upload more pictures.



 
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Date: 26 Feb 2007 11:13:38
From:
Subject: Re: Make your own espresso machine link
www.Travesso.com

You will be able to buy a real portable espresso machine soon.
If someone wants a test model, you can email the company.



  
Date: 26 Feb 2007 13:01:53
From: Randy G.
Subject: Re: Make your own espresso machine link
cpasoren@hotmail.com wrote:

>www.Travesso.com
>
>You will be able to buy a real portable espresso machine soon.
>If someone wants a test model, you can email the company.
>

$185 for what appears to be a stainless steel moka pot, stove-top
espresso maker that uses pods!?

Unfortunately there are no details at all on the site...
For less you can get a small moka pot and hand grinder made for
backpacking and make 'espresso' with whole beans.


Randy "re: George Carlin" G.
http://www.EspressoMyEspresso.com




   
Date: 27 Feb 2007 00:37:04
From: *alan*
Subject: Re: Make your own espresso machine link

"Randy G." wrote
> cpasoren@hotmail.com wrote:
>
>>www.Travesso.com
>>
>>You will be able to buy a real portable espresso machine soon.
>>If someone wants a test model, you can email the company.
>>
>
> $185 for what appears to be a stainless steel moka pot, stove-top
> espresso maker that uses pods!?
>
> Unfortunately there are no details at all on the site...
> For less you can get a small moka pot and hand grinder made for
> backpacking and make 'espresso' with whole beans.

Not only are there no details, but you have the privilege of paying now for
something that apparently won't be available until "Summer 2007" . . . .
I'd be more than a little suspicious of this, particularly since the poster
touting this product just started posting today.



 
Date: 24 Feb 2007 20:10:50
From: LF
Subject: Re: Make your own espresso machine link
On Feb 24, 7:35 pm, Godzilla <godzi...@monsters.org > wrote:
> I came across a link on how to make your own espresso machine for about
> $15.00 Have fun, fellow coffee alties:
>
> http://www.engadget.com/2005/02/15/how-to-make-a-cheap-portable
> -espresso-machine/
>
> Godzilla

GZ,
The link did not work for me, here's a tiny one:
http://tinyurl.com/af98t

I've seen this plan for PCV espresso machine on the web for a while.
I agree with those who prefer a moka for a portable machine. The
*unbreakable* french presses are another good choice. Probably the
Aeropress would be a good choice too (I haven't tried one yet). It
looks like the PCV coffee maker would provide many challenges to good
espresso making -- regulation of water temperature and pressure for
starters.
I don't travel for business, and am home or work most times when I'd
like an espresso. I've got an espresso machine and grinder at home,
and another one of each in my office.
When I'm away, I drink what available coffee looks the best. On a
trip to Greece and Turkey, I enjoyed the small cups of Greek/ Turkish
coffee, and learned that in the civilized world a good small cup of
coffee is always served with water. On a recent Caribbean cruise,
they served fresh brew on the ship that tasted pretty much like
instant. It tasted somewhat better iced with a little sugar. A
change from the straight double shots of espresso I prefer. Sometimes
I find something new to enjoy; sometimes not.
I prefer not to bring a coffee maker, beans, grinder etc. when I'm
away. When in Rome ...
Best,
Larry