Originally Posted by mazzy
Anyone have an opinion on the portable espresso makers such as the Handpresso Wild or the Preva? Thinking of adding one to the galley.
Just saw something else called a Java Wand, for sipping french press straight from the mug
I realise you posted this a couple of months back but you are still around the place so I hope you will see this.
The HandPresso Wild only uses those pod things. Where I want to go cruising they will probably be impossible to find. So the HP is out.
The Preva looks more promising but I wonder whether it can hold enough coffee to make it practical. We like our coffee espresson strong but would have the equivalent of two short blacks per cup. With the Preva that means loading the thing four times to make two cups of coffee. Too much mucking about.
OTOH for $30.00 would be worth a shot....no pun intended.
There is a European brand of 12v espresso machine that looks capable of making two short blacks at a time.
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(by my reckoning an espresso is half a short black. short black is a double espresso. all else is a crime against good coffee.)
OTOH I'm wondering if an inverter with a minimal espresso machine might well be the answer. We have one in the office that you fill with water each time you use it, putting in only enough for your immediate need.
I've posted this before, maybe even in this thread, but for now we also use one of those stove top Italian jobs. They don't do a bad job but the result can be a tad bitter for some tastes. the stainless ones are the best and you need one with the broadest flatest base possible or it won't sit happily on marine stove's gas ring.