I’m not sure how long it takes to become a coffee snob, I would say that several years ago I was definitely a snob – but then I’d never been to Melbourne. This city serves the best coffee anywhere, with the exception of one or two little places in rural France, Melbourne’s coffee knocks the socks of anything else – so it’s no surprise that I’ve got to wondering how I’m going to get my fix on my next bike adventure.
Heading to Russia I was going to take this little portable machine
but after testing in the field I decided it wasn’t strong enough to survive my riding style… then, out of the blue came a piece of French pornography that I simply couldn’t ignore. Watch this video
Now, if you still have your coffee in your mug and not all over the computer screen let me tell you a little more about the device. It’s called the Handspresso – have a look at their site – I highly recommend watching the videos.
Could this be the answer to my prayers? It’s small, looks really tough and seems to make the perfect espresso. It does have a couple of issues – mainly that you need the little coffee packs and I’ve not found anywhere that sells those in Oz yet. Can you help? I’m also not convinced that it’ll push the water through at a sensible rate and at the right temperature – but hey – I’m on the road, sometimes I just have to rough it.
EDIT – I’ve found some people that serve the pods