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    The Nomad....

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    In addition, the True Crema Valve™ compensates for coffee grounds and tamping variations...
    Can you say double walled basket?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Javaphile View Post
    Can you say double walled basket?
    ..or is it?
    What's the size of the filter basket? Is it good for double shot?
    The basket size in Nomad is the same as the La Pavoni Europiccola two cup filter basket P-68. It is 49mm in spec but measures 50mm exact. It is enough for a crema rich double shot espresso.P-68 - Europiccola 2-Cup Filter

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    It's unclear as to what they're actually doing with pressure in the actual basket.... Their website states that supermarket stuff will work- which suggests some form of pressurisation must be occuring per favour of the "True Crema Valve"....

    What kind of coffee grounds can I use?
    The best results will be achieved with very fine and precise grounds intended for espresso machines. However, great results can also be achieved with various grounds from any coffee grinder, or vacuum pack coffee widely available in super markets (Lavazza, Illy). The Nomad's True Crema Valve™ compensates for the variation of the fineness of coffee grounds and packing pressure, ensuring optimal emulsification of beneficial oils in coffee beans. Unlike the common double-walled pressurized filter basket, True Crema Valve™ does not aerate, or foam up the coffee.

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    Have you seen the spring-loaded valve in the bottom of Saeco portafilters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hildy View Post
    Have you seen the spring-loaded valve in the bottom of Saeco portafilters?
    That could be the answer, much like the adjustable valve in the spout of 'pod' handles that Michels Patisseries use for decaf pods.

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    Hmmm, I'm not entirely confident about this, my little lever machine is just as big as this, and includes the heating element, (I could, if I wanted, use it without electricity).

    There doesn't appear to be a way of shutting off a flow once pressurisation has begun, and the pistons are too small to really give a smooth pressurisation (watch the needle in the demonstration, it jumps from 60-160psi as they operate the pumps at a fairly brisk pace)

    That, and I think they're overcomplicating it, if it were me, I'd probably go for the Air-Pressure Rosco as an option, at least I know that's _real_ espresso without fake crema

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    Recheck the Nomad Kickstarter page, new videos (near bottom) show quality of espresso shots, doesn't look fake crema to me, seems it also can be used without the valve.

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    Hey that's pretty cool! It's always good to see something different.

    I wonder what the temperature management is like.

    It's a pity they didn't go with a bigger basket. Those 49mm Pavoni 'double' baskets don't hold enough coffee to make a decent tasting double.

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    UniTerra Inc. - Nomad

    Hi All,
    Thanks for your interest in the Nomad. The water tank is a double wall insulated construction and holds 300 cc which helps it maintain temperature. Under best conditions, preheating the water tank, brew chamber and cup I measure the water tank temperature after filing at 95 C and the drink temperature at the end of a double shot (60 ml) of 68 C.
    It is true that the 49 mm basket we have been using is a little tight at 14 g and we are looking at making one a little deeper. It is difficult to go to a larger diameter basket and still keep the Nomad at portable dimensions. It is not just the extra size to accept the larger diameter but would require added strength to handle the increased forces at 10 bars.
    Again thanks for your interest, we hope you will try the Nomad and enjoy it as we do.
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    I have done the "early adopter" pledge with this, just to play with it when is comes out, My Portaspresso system is all I need for "on the road" espresso. The Nomad will join the presso, mypressi twist, hand presso, Bacchi and Otto on the shelf as interesting examples of coffee engineering. The only concern is that the shipping of the lime green early adopter Nomad is internal USA only, so I don't know what will happen when it is shipped? This is only made know AFTER making the pledge.

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    Hi Andy,
    Yes we will be shipping world wide. Please make sure when pledging to "Add $25 to ship outside the US". Thanks for your interest in the Nomad.
    Curt Morgan
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    Just curious if anyone ever got one of these and what was it like?
    Google shows up lots of results about the kickstarted campaign but very little afterwards. The Nomad website says available on Amazon but Amazon says "unavailable".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron View Post
    Just curious if anyone ever got one of these and what was it like?
    Google shows up lots of results about the kickstarted campaign but very little afterwards. The Nomad website says available on Amazon but Amazon says "unavailable".
    Bump. It's all gone eerily quiet. I've been scouting around for a portable unit for holiday/camping trips. I've been using an Aeropress but I can't say I love the coffee it produces (or should I say, the coffee I produce with it). It gets me through the day but I'm left wanting. I've also been checking out the Handpresso, which seems ok.

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    Nomad coffee maker

    What do you guys think of this little device? It claims to make espresso and doesn't need electricity. I can see it would be handy for camping etc but I don't know what the coffee would be like. I won't post a link (in line with forum rules) but you can Google 'Nomad coffee maker'.

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    Goole gave me this link.......
    The Nomad....

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    I sent UniTerra an email asking about this machine, they said that they've finished tooling and have made over 3000 machines to date. There is suppliers in Switzerland, Canada and Asia and are looking to organize suppliers in australia and USA in the coming months. There's a few discussions regarding problems with the pressure gauge getting water in it and rusting or not working properly and a few problems with the auto crema valve (which they've fixed now apparently). I'd really like to know if any snobs bought one on thier kickstarter campaign or have one on order coz I'm tossing up between this and the ROK (and maybe handpresso) for work.

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    I have one and have removed the extra crema device and the extra little filter. It produces good crema with beans hand ground in a Kyocera grinder. Although it's only a mid size basket it's good for an almost double espresso. Impressed so far, but have only made a couple of dozen coffees over the past year or so. Good as a back up or traveller. Need to prewarm everything though if you like it hot.

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Hello,
    I received an email from Pedro at coffeeparts yesterday as he is now selling the Nomad for $379
    Does anyone have any experience yet with them?
    Certainly looks cool
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    Dave

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