Airspresso uses a bike pump to make a creamy espresso
The Airspresso couldn’t be more appropriate for me to write about if it had my name written all over it. It’s a nerdy espresso maker which uses a bike pump to provide the pressure and drive the hot water through the grounds. It also looks like hard to use, giving a good opportunity to complain.
It works like this: you put the grounds in the red part and tamp them with the included tamper. Screw this aluminum basket to the end of the plastic tube, balance on top of your cup and then add hot water. Then, screw on the lid, attach a bike pump and then pump it. Moments later you’ll have a quadruple 120 ml shot of espresso, complete with creamy crema thanks to the pressure.
The cool-looking gadget is designed for outdoors use, which means you’ll also need to bring along some way to boil water. And you’ll also need a flat surface, and probably a very steady pumping hand. I’m no flailer, but when I put air into my tires with anything but a floor-pump, the wheel and the bike wobble. Imagine doing the same with a 250 gram (9 ounce) tube filled with water. It will get messy.
Aside from these problem, though, the Airspresso seems like a good bet if you can’t stand the usual crappy camp coffee, and just have to have a perfectly made espresso when roughing it in the wilds of the back country. Oh, and it costs $180 Australian ($180 US).
Airspresso product page [Airspresso via My Cuppa and Oh Gizmo]
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Fuente: Gadget Lab