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Nomad Espresso Machine Delivers Hot Brew Anywhere, No Electricity Required.  Espresso lovers, you’ll have to agree, there’s nothing quite like a steaming cup of that seriously strong coffee in the morning. But sometimes it’s just not available, and that’s where the Nomad Go Everywhere portable espresso machine excels.  As long as you have access to hot water, you can press out some bracing brew in no time flat. As long as you have access to hot water, you can press out some bracing brew in no time flat. It’s a simple matter of loading up that finely ground dark brew that you crave so much, then pressing hot water through it. After all, “press” is the root of the word espresso, and it works just as well when you do it by hand as it does when it’s accomplished electronically. And with this Kickstarter project, there’s no electricity involved, except in the heating of the water, which you’ll likely have the capability to do, even when you’re camping. In a pinch, you could use the hottest tapwater, but the machine’s makers recommend using water at near-boiling temperature. SEE ALSO: Incredible Coffee Art Takes Lattes to a Whole New Level About the size of a 6-inch cube, the Nomad Go Everywhere can pack nicely in your RV or camping kit, and just like manual lever machines, it can produce nine bars of pressure, thanks to your own minimal physical effort as you actuate that pump lever. I’m most interested in what the company calls its proprietary “True Crema Valve,” which makes it so that “anyone can make great espresso and coffee without having expensive grinding equipment and extensive training.”

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