My new coffee machine arrived earlier this week, and delighted me this morning as I unpacked it (before I’d had coffee! Quite the effort) and practiced making a tasty cup. I pledged for the Nomad on Kickstarter a couple of years ago so that I’d have a way to take my coffee making outside. My partner is allergic to coffee, so we did a mad little dance of door-shutting and window-opening every weekend when I wanted to make a cup. Since pledging for the Nomad we’ve moved into a different (and well decorated) house that makes it easier to keep the coffee smell contained. This had me a bit worried I’d wasted my money solving a problem we no longer have, but today’s test run convinced me that won’t be a problem. I really enjoyed using the Nomad and, while I like my stovetop coffee a bit better, its speed and portability make it a toy that I know I’ll value for a long time to come.
The box. Nicely designed and worth keeping as the travel container. It takes up a fair bit of space, but that should be handy for toting my beans.
My first look at the machine. I was a bit hesitant when I saw the box (something about the bright green, maybe?), but the machine itself looked perfect from the start.
The front, with the see-saw pressure pump.
From the side, with the water reservoir cap on the back right, the pressure gauge on top and the grinds draw at the front (the grey rectangle). The handle at the top holds the grinds drawer in place while the pressure’s being pumped up.
I’ll be keeping these instructions as an example of good, clear design. Very impressed, both with the instructions and the design of the experience as a whole.
The grinds draw (with my tasty coffee) and coffee press, which is lovely and weighty.
Finally, coffee making in action!
The pressure gauge. Again, I love the way the design makes everything obvious. The ‘crema’ area in green particularly appeals to me.
The closest thing to an action shot I have for you. I’ll do up something better when I have a photographer in the house who isn’t allergic to coffee!
The finished cup of coffee. No milk in it yet – that’s just the crema you can see.
My coffee selfie. I swear that cup was more delicious for the discovery that went into it.