|Project by mafe||posted 12-12-2010 03:01 AM||3766 views||0 times favorited||36 comments|
Yes I’m a fanatic when it comes to coffee
Christmas came early this year! Or actually it comes always at the same as always… But gifts came early and this year I was spoiled for my espresso passion.
A Handpresso wildlife, and I was more than thrilled.
For those who have never heart of this, it’s an espresso maker to use on the go, as when you are fishing, a day in the forest or on top of a mountain… Sound crazy? Then watch this:
So I got this wonderful espresso maker, but since I’m a fanatic in espresso, I wanted a tamper (the tool you use to add the right pressure to the coffee in the filter) for my new Handpresso.
So time for the workshop:
First picture The espresso maker, coffee cup, filter with coffee, thermo with hot water, and the tamper (ohhh yes and some nice tobacco).
Second: A piece of old table leg Palisander I think, and a piece of aluminum rod, held together by a threaded rod, and epoxy glue.
Third: A spin on the lathe, my HSS irons are doing fine on the aluminum even the alu get quite hot (not good for the glue).
Fourth: Here my little new tamper tamping the coffee in the filter, so I get the perfect even water run through when brewing the espresso.
Fifth: Brewing a cup of coffee after a good tamp.
And number six And finally drinking these drops of liquid religion! Yes you are allowed to call me a fanatic, but this Handpresso makes a wonderful coffee, so I cant wait to sit in a beautiful spot with my beloved Caroline, and share a wonderful cup of espresso.
To those who think this is crazy, watch this video and see the effort I do for my normal coffee at home…
(It’s not my video, just the same espresso machine).
You don’t need to spend 100 dollar on a tamper, an old table leg and some scrap alu will do just fine.
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.