Kamira, made by Nino— backyard inventor in Sicily.What is this!!! How come I've never seen one. Does it make a decent espresso?
That is interesting, especially Sicilian back yard tech. Amazon has one listed but it's 'unavailable' at this time. What do they cost, I'll look for one.Kamira, made by Nino— backyard inventor in Sicily.
We bought five in his first year, my wife called and talked to him, asked him about being his US distributor. He said it was too soon, was focused on sales in Italy. A year later, we were with one of my wife’s good friends- a guy from Sicily who now lives in Minn. We show him a Kamira, tell him the distributor plan, ask him to go visit Nino when he goes to visit family in Sicily. He’s up for it- a partnership is quickly arranged over several bottles of wine. Then... he Googles “Kamira” on his phone: “ Hey, it’s on Amazon”
Sigh. I coulda been a contender. Back to the salt mines for me.
Yes, it makes lovely espresso
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I've been looking for something like the java jug for ages, thanks!We have used both an insulated stainless French press (4 cups-2 each) and an Aeropress 2 cups at a time into the accessory Java Jug. The jug gives you a stable pressing base, and then you add more hot water to suit the number of cups or strength. The Aeropress stores inside the jug, so it takes about the same space as the French press.
I have to say that hot tea was lovely on the mid watch, but on an empty stomach it gave me a belly ache.I have both a bialetti and a ss percolator on board with a hand-crank grinder. The problem with the bialetti is that it's a real pain to re-set it for another round, if needed. (Also need to keep a spare gasket on board...) Most often, I've just been using the percolator.
Actually, lately I've gone over to the other side and just make a big pot of tea - have some of it hot in the morning and the rest cold with dinner. Usually half black half herbal.
Maybe there will be more time to mess around with coffee when I'm retired.
It is a replica of the original one made in Italy in the 50s. Produced in Taiwan and sold by someone, I'll have to look that up. Ah, here it is. There is a very high tech improved version made in Australia I think, but out of my price range.I'm checking it out online. What's the verdict: Close espresso?