Tim Shirey recently shared a great video of his newly purchased ROK espresso maker and naked portafilter producing a beautiful espresso pour. I checked out Tim’s other videos and found this great Aeropress demo with spectacular scenery and a clear guide to the inverted method. As a result, I’ve never wanted to be further away from my office and computer than I do right now. Amazing.
There’s nothing like getting out of the house or office and making coffee in the great outdoors. This is especially true on a sunny Winter day, after a string of cold, gloomy days here in Melbourne, Australia.
This week I took the Cafflano Klassic and gave it the camp coffee treatment. I’m always interested in whether a portable coffee maker is any good once you take it out of the kitchen and try to use it in the wild.
Our talented mate, Scott, has put together another unplugged coffee masterpiece. Check out this video of Scott and his family doing the off-the-grid, unplugged coffee thing, the way it’s meant to be done. Pack up your coffee kit and get out in the world. You’ll see cameos from the ROK espresso maker, Handpresso, Minipresso and a Porlex grinder.
Photo credit: Elly Jackman
“Great coffee, anywhere” – Yes, it’s a marketing strap line, but it’s one we live by. We don’t just sell manual, portable coffee gear – we use and love it at home, on the road, camping – you name it. We’d all be looking for other jobs if we sold stuff we didn’t believe in – we’d get bored and probably go out of business.
It’s incredibly satisfying for us when we hear from customers who love our coffee gear as much as we do. Even more satisfying is seeing people getting out of the kitchen and taking their gear on the road. That’s what we’re all about.
In July of this year I took to the roads and campsites of Victoria and NSW for a 4000km Espresso Unplugged road trip. Before the trip, a team brainstorming session resulted in the idea of “Where’s your kitchen today?”. We posed that with the right equipment, it shouldn’t matter where your kitchen is – you should be able to make coffee that’s as good as the $4 latte you’d find at a hip inner city cafe. This provided some of the inspiration for my road trip. The idea of brewing and drinking awesome coffee in remote and beautiful locations is pretty good motivation.