For anyone who loves a good cup of espresso at their local coffee shop but has been unable to quite match the quality at home (or anywhere else for that matter), there may be hope on your horizon. Or, for anyone who loves camping and espresso, your camping trips might soon reach a whole new level of enjoyable. And we can thank the fine folks at UniTerra Inc. who have created the Nomad. Unlike other coffee and espresso machines, the Nomad doesn’t need electricity, batteries, or any kind of gas propellant to brew your drink. In fact, all the Nomad does require to function is some coffee and hot water. Have a look below at what could be the future of espresso making either at home or on the go.
Brew It Like A Barista
According to the Nomad’s website, it is designed after some of the best lever operated espresso machines out there, although it is much smaller in size. It may also be a lot easier to use than some of the other more complicated and commercial machines. The designers are absolutely certain that anyone (yes, anyone, even if you’ve embarrassed every pot of coffee you’ve ever made) can make a great cup of espresso…even if it’s their first time using the Nomad. And this is all thanks to its simple design.
Here’s what the designers say: “With very little effort the Nomad produces 9 bars of pressure and like the classic lever machines users have direct control over the water pressure, flow rate, and volume. The result is the highest quality espresso possible.”
So, for anyone who doesn’t want to get all technical while making their espresso, it sounds like the Nomad is a no-brainer. All you have to do is put in the coffee, the water, and then push down on a lever. What pours into your cup is a quality batch of espresso thanks to the True Crema Valve that makes the Nomad so unique. For those individuals who do like to tamper with different settings, the Nomad allows you to do that as well. You simply remove the True Crema Valve which makes the espresso dependent on your grind and tamping skills. It’s a win win situation either way.
The Nomad has already met its Kickstarter goal and is now beginning its manufacturing phase. If you’d like to get your hands on a Nomad before it’s even available in a store, you can preorder one from Unitera.
So, do you think the Nomad will give coffee shops everywhere a run for their money?
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