Post By Dimal
Post By Otago
Post By JetBlack_Espresso
Machine suggestions for caravan S/H Silvia?
I am getting sick of pod coffee when caravaning and am looking for a second machine/grinder.
So the grind might be a pharos or lido. Not sure as we will have 240V power and a Breville grinder might be a similar price.
As fas as machines go I was (don't laugh) considering building one. But a better option would be a second hand machine like a Silvia.
I might strip it of the steel frame and build an aluminium one, perhaps reskin it too. Or just leave well enough alone, pid it and be done.
You obviously want espresso so presume the ideal coffee maker for camping/travel etc., ie the Aeropress, is out of the question.
How many would you be making espresso for at each sitting?
I would also suggest having a look at The Flair manual espresso unit.
Very simple, easy clean-up, inexpensive, packs away neatly and produces great real espresso...
Thanks for your suggestions all. I'll look at the flair.
I asked about the number that you would be brewing for because I, too, was going to suggest the Flair. If you are brewing for more than one, then the second brew chamber might be worth getting, but you could get by with just the one. Mal is right, the Flair delivers real espresso and does so very consistently.
If you go for a powered option consider one of the Lelit Combis (42EMI, 42TEMD, Kate). We take one when we have a powered site and it keeps the whole gang in coffee
I have to say I love my Pharos for manual grinding. Electric I'm waiting for the counter space before going serious Italian.
Hmm, maybe I should change my system in my campervan.
An EM 440 grinder, and an EM 4820 coffee machine (when it arrives to replace the EM5600)
The EM 440 because the base comes off, easier to store than a 480.
And we use it when not on "power", because we are on power, with a generator.
All this might not be doable in your caravan, space and weight.
But I also have a Porlex manual grinder which I try from time to time.
One of the stumbling blocks is when free camping and no power available.
I wondered about an old La Pavoni converted to gas, Googled it, wouldn't ya know it, it's been done, interesting project.
Wonder about the safety aspect?
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