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    Hey does anyone have an espresso machine in their car? I will be travelling around Australia for 3 months leaving in July and Im seriously thinking about taking a machine. Its a troopy with a kitchen at the back and a nice little spot under the bench where I could put a little machine on a sliding platform (like a drawer).   I also have a solar panel for power. I guess my concern would be that it breaks mid-trip and I have to carry it around. But the thought of amazing coffee watching the sunrise over the desert...

    What do you all think???

  • #2
    Re: car espresso machines

    You need something like
    The Europicola espresso machine by La Pavoni
    Plus a hand grinder



    KK

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    • #3
      Re: car espresso machines

      Ive seen a Troopy all set up for being a "coffee cart". A couple from the NSW coast had set theirs up so as to be able to travel Australia and make some income as they did so. They were doing a great job too, last time I saw them.

      I think from memory they were able to be self sufficient or use local power if available.

      Cant really remember the machine theyd put in the back of it but it was a pretty good set up all the same.

      I guess youre only wanting a smallish machine, whereas they had a more commercial set up in theirs but I can at least say, having seen that, it can be done in a troop carrier.

      And, whilst not able to technically use it, I guess I could say Ive had a machine in my car... ;D

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      • #4
        Re: car espresso machines

        If I still had my panelvan Im sure Id have a machine in the back.
        I used to have a BBQ.

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        • #5
          Re: car espresso machines

          Originally posted by 625E4358525344515952360 link=1242821431/3#3 date=1242824718
          If I still had my panelvan Im sure Id have a machine in the back.
          I used to have a BBQ.
          Yea bad when you have to eat on the move and a BBQ is the only way manage road kill.

          First one I had was a little Morris 1000.. I bet you had a SandMan  8-)

          My last was a fully kitted (off road stuff) HR panalvan with a worked 186s motor..  Went like teh clappers and was only taken off the road...  

          When I first came to Brisbane...  The police had issues with some of the battle scars and bullet holes... Let alone the fox and rabbit traps hanging off the rear and front bush bars...

          Strange... Never had a problem when it came time to merge in traffic....  Or was that because I also have a hat on  :-)

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          • #6
            Re: car espresso machines

            Originally posted by 4F4056564C4047574C4A524B250 link=1242821431/0#0 date=1242821431
            Hey does anyone have an espresso machine in their car? I will be travelling around Australia for 3 months leaving in July and Im seriously thinking about taking a machine. Its a troopy with a kitchen at the back and a nice little spot under the bench where I could put a little machine on a sliding platform (like a drawer).   I also have a solar panel for power. I guess my concern would be that it breaks mid-trip and I have to carry it around. But the thought of amazing coffee watching the sunrise over the desert...

            What do you all think???
            Presso 8-) Plunger and a nice Balancing syphon coffee maker... Something for every occasion... A quick pep up or a romantic dinner under the stars...

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            • #7
              Re: car espresso machines

              Originally posted by 456A63617649656A65636169616A70040 link=1242821431/4#4 date=1242825637
              When I first came to Brisbane...  The police had issues with some of the battle scars and bullet holes... Let alone the fox and rabbit traps hanging off the rear and front bush bars...
              When did you first arrive in Brisbane AM? i would of thought your car would not have looked out of place. Anywhere else in Qld anyway.

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              • #8
                Re: car espresso machines

                You will need to look seriously at the power requirements of around 1000W so either a big inverter or gen set needed.

                Stovetops or Atomics replicas from Sorrentina or go the kettle and look at the manual brewing section of the site.

                Of all the espresso machines the Pavoni will make the most sense due to quick warm up, light, compact, simple to maintain if you have to and minimal electrics and NO electronics

                Either that or keep a thread here and look for invites along the way for a coffee or a roast of beans

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