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    Hi - We are new on the site.

    We plan to go travelling in a caravan for a couple of years and wondered if anyone else had taken a coffee machine and what sort proved most suitable.

    Bazaar

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    Re: Coffee machine for travellers

    For your purpose I feel a Lelit Combi is suitable also an Aeropress & Kyocera hand grinder for when no power is available

    KK

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    • #3
      Re: Coffee machine for travellers

      Originally posted by 2C363130372D5E0 link=1254781111/0#0 date=1254781111
      Hi - We are new on the site.

      We plan to go travelling in a caravan for a couple of years and wondered if anyone else had taken a coffee machine and what sort proved most suitable.

      Bazaar
      A stove top, a Presso, an Atomic etc etc

      Q1: Milk based drinks required ?

      Q2: What grinder will you be having.. Hand grinder ?

      Q3: What beans / self roasted on a Gas stove, Brown Bay, Supermarket ?

      Without some more info... You leave it wide open...

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      • #4
        Re: Coffee machine for travellers

        Originally posted by 17333A3A39390317332F31335C0 link=1254781111/1#1 date=1254781923
        For your purpose I feel a Lelit Combi is suitable also an Aeropress & Kyocera hand grinder for when no power is available

        KK
        Hi Bazaar,

        Should the Lelit prove to be the answer, they are back in stock at Talk Coffee and Cuppacoffee.

        Chris

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        • #5
          Re: Coffee machine for travellers

          Originally posted by 7A606766617B080 link=1254781111/0#0 date=1254781111
          We plan to go travelling in a caravan for a couple of years
          What AM says. Do you have a budget?

          I have been using the La Sorrentina Atomic recently and I am quite impressed with the quality of the coffee I have produced from it. The beauty is it is compact and you dont need electricity. It has a milk steamer which produces great textured milk with practice. I would recommend a grinder though unless you are prepared to use pre-ground.

          I also recommend the Aeropress as a very portable option. You prepare a couple of cups with a shot made with the Aeropress, add a bit more hot water and milk &/or sugar to taste and the result is very drinkable.

          I havent used a Presso but, if you usually drink black, I would say its a good option to consider.

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          • #6
            HAVE COFFEE MACHINE WILL TRAVEL

            I did try to do this yesterday but must have failed.

            We plan on travelling by caravan for a few years and wondered if anybody else could recommend what short of coffee machine etc may be suitable to take with us.

            Our ECM is definitely too big and far too heavy.

            Any ideas from anyone? :

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            • #7
              Re: HAVE COFFEE MACHINE WILL TRAVEL

              No, you succeeded. Here is your question and responses so far:

              http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1254781111/0#0

              I suggest adding to your old thread rather than this one.

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              • #8
                Re: Coffee machine for travellers

                hard to beat the aeropress for ease, durability and price. for $50 its probably a good addition to whatever machine you end up getting. I just took mine camping with a kyocera grinder, and the ribbing from my mates stopped when I made them a freshly ground coffee in the middle of nowhere...

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                • #9
                  Re: HAVE COFFEE MACHINE WILL TRAVEL

                  Originally posted by 496D646467675D496D716F6D020 link=1254781111/1#1 date=1254781923
                  For your purpose I feel a Lelit Combi is suitable also an Aeropress & Kyocera hand grinder for when no power is available
                  KK
                  I think this is pretty sound advice you could be set up with all of this for ~$1K.  

                  To give the best advice we’d need to know more about any restrictions/preferences you have e.g. size, weight, price? Are you always going to have access to power?  Also, what are you using for a grinder now?

                  At around 10kg the Lelit Combi is relatively light and great value.  If theres only 2 of you then you certainly wont need a HX machine and the size/weight associated with it.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Coffee machine for travellers

                    Hello Bazaar.

                    Perhaps it might have been best to simply refer to your original post rather than just posting again? :-? You may not get the answers you had hoped for if you cross post. Your cross post now spliced to your original thread :

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                    • #11
                      Re: Coffee machine for travellers

                      We have taken a Sunbeam 6910 with us - a bit heavy, but as it is now our backup machine, Im not too worried about it getting a bit of rough treatment.

                      The main issue with it was that a honda eu20 genny really struggles to run it, as it is rated at over 2000w. I had to make sure EVERYTHING else in the van was turned off, and even then it struggled.

                      So next time we may take our new toy, wrapped in cotton wool. Its bigger & heavier, but almost half the wattage.

                      I dont know how big your home machine is, but if you can fit it in, I suggest that you take it. If you plan to run it off a genny, check the wattage. Ditto if you decide on a new machine.

                      I must admit that it is very satisfying to pull up in the middle of nowhere & having a cracking coffee within 15 minutes  

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                      • #12
                        Re: Coffee machine for travellers

                        We are keen on the advice from Koffee Kosmo of the Lelit Combi and an Aeropress & Kyocera hand grinder.

                        Thanks all for your advice with this.

                        Our Giotto is just to heavy to take and uses too much power.

                        When we are heading off we will put our Giotto and our grinder up for sale so hopefully they will go to a good home.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Coffee machine for travellers

                          This is the Lelit Combi for "in caravan use" the grinder & machine is combined in one unit. Its on par or close to Silvia quality
                          Watt 1200W element
                          Dimensions 340 x 210 x 360mm
                          Available from Talk Coffee (Melb) Cuppacoffee (Syd)


                          The Kyocera hand grinder is similar in size to a small pepper mill

                          The Aeropress is the size of a tall thin mug

                          This combo is for times when you go hiking or when no power is available
                          Easily fits in a back pack
                          However you will need to boil water

                          KK

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