Preva xSport: Espresso al Fresco

Preva xSport: Espresso al Fresco

You're hiking through the Sierras and suddenly it strikes: the desire for gourmet java. Normally, you'd be screwed ... unless you had this portable espresso maker. This is camping for the extremely spoiled, and will be sure to win you a few friends on the trail.

  • If you are an espresso-freak and want a truly portable and easy-to-use device, this is it.

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  • It was only a matter of time before someone came up with an easier, faster and mobile way to make an espresso on the go. Elegant and simple in its design, this small hand-held kitchen gadget is a powerful replacement espresso make... It was only a matter of time before someone came up with an easier, faster and mobile way to make an espresso on the go. Elegant and simple in its design, this small hand-held kitchen gadget is a powerful replacement espresso maker.

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  • I'm riding the brown serpent. I'm a Jura junkie, crema fanatic and overall caffeine addict. So naturally I had to try out an espresso machine. Truth is, Starbucks is a painfully expensive habit for me. So I thought, 'why not ma... I'm riding the brown serpent. I'm a Jura junkie, crema fanatic and overall caffeine addict. So naturally I had to try out an espresso machine. Truth is, Starbucks is a painfully expensive habit for me. So I thought, 'why not make this stuff at home myself and save the 3 bucks?' After some research, I settled on the choice of most Italian homes, Gaggia. Being lazy, I wanted a super-automatic - something that does everything for you expect wash the dishes. Their Platinum line is a slew of such machines, made for home use, and the Vision is their top model, with an easy to use touchscreen interface. Let me keep this simple. This thing makes AWESOME espresso. You don't have to know what espresso even is. Just pour the beans into the hopper on top, press your cup size, and within 45 seconds you get a gorgeous, hot, perfectly made cup, better than any Starbucks creation. Of course, most of us (myself included) don't drink espresso straight, so its easy to use these beautiful shots to make lattes (iced or hot), cappuccinos, and cafe cremas/americanos. Some highlights: - AMAZING espresso shots, with crema, heart, and body. - Easy to use and program touchscreen interface lets you vary size, strength, and temperature of your drinks and save them for one button brewing - Included Milk Island makes it a cinch to froth and steam milk - Removable brew group means no need to send it in for pricey cleaning. Just take it out, rinse it, and put it back in. - Super sharp, quite ceramic burr grinder delivers perfect grounds without waking up the neighbors - Long, flexible steam wand for perfectly frothed milk - Slim profile, with easy to remove water reservoir and grounds drawer -Bypass doser window lets you brew with pre-ground coffee, if you want a little decaf at night, for example - 'OptiDose' dial on the front lets you change the extraction time for a weaker or stronger shot with a simple twist - Electrically powered drip tray raises and lowers with up and down buttons. Gimmicky, but cool. Some Cons: -Manual. It's not great. You will still need to refer to it to understand some things though. For example, they call Strength 'Aroma'. It's somewhat sparsely written; you will need to experiment to figure out some stuff. - No scientific, actual amounts given. You can't choose exactly how many grams of coffee are used in each shot, or the volume of coffee dispensed. You either get mild, medium, or strong, and the volume is set by a bar with + and - buttons. Be ready with a measuring cup and multiple tastings to get your drinks set up the way you want them. -The Bypass doser window is kinda small. Overall, this is probably the best Super Automatic espresso machine on the market right now, certainly in its price range, and possibly even surpassing some pricier models. It goes for $1800, but you may find it as low as $1400. If you buy a latte every day, you'll make up the purchase price in a year. Highly recommend. The 'Buy It' company is awesome as well, with a 30 day return policy, generous gifts included (lots of beans, the Milk island, etc.), and knowledgeable, friendly sales staff ready to answer even the most obscure question.

  • Good looking Italian coffee machine.

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  • This is one of those neat little items to tuck away in your closet- you WILL need it. There will be one of "those moments" when you suddenly have to come up with a gift this holiday season and this is one of those cool gadgets the... This is one of those neat little items to tuck away in your closet- you WILL need it. There will be one of "those moments" when you suddenly have to come up with a gift this holiday season and this is one of those cool gadgets they won't have but will love.

  • I don't have much space in the kitchen and have always been daydreaming of having an espresso machine. Maybe i don't have to daydream anymore!

  • To make great tasting quality you need a high quality burr grinder. Your now a barista!

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  • With a simple, modern shape, this machine is perfect for the no-fuss espresso lover. It is compact and uses Nespresso capsules, which come in a variety of roasts, including decaf, to brew delicious espresso to the strength of you... With a simple, modern shape, this machine is perfect for the no-fuss espresso lover. It is compact and uses Nespresso capsules, which come in a variety of roasts, including decaf, to brew delicious espresso to the strength of your choice (in my case, knock-em-dead strong).

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  • Make coffee like a true barista, "pulling" an espresso with a lever instead of punching a button and relying on an automatic pump's whims. By forcing water through the coffee yourself, using the lever to precisely control speed, y... Make coffee like a true barista, "pulling" an espresso with a lever instead of punching a button and relying on an automatic pump's whims. By forcing water through the coffee yourself, using the lever to precisely control speed, you get the full flavor and thick cap of crema that are the hallmarks of a perfect espresso. It's got a pressure gauge and burnished brass housing, polished wood handles, and a steam-control knob, this machine looks like it's from the 19th century, but it operates with 21st-century reliability. "Pulling an espresso the old-fashioned way is enormously gratifying, and the video that accompanies this machine will teach anyone the skills needed to become a true barista. This machine will look gorgeous in your kitchen and is sure to please even your most gastronomically correct friends." --Fred Brack

  • Bring the barista home (not literally). Who among us doesn't enjoy a yummy latte or mocha? The trip to Starbucks is always fun but sometimes we want to sit at home, maybe entertain some company and serve up something warm and d... Bring the barista home (not literally). Who among us doesn't enjoy a yummy latte or mocha? The trip to Starbucks is always fun but sometimes we want to sit at home, maybe entertain some company and serve up something warm and delicious! I love knowing that if I want a latte at 3 in the morning, as long as I can find my way to the kitchen I'm set. I love this machine and anyone who is serious about enjoying their coffee should consider one. You dont have to stop going to Starbucks - its just one more way to bring great tasting coffee drinks into your life. Starbucks just brought this model out - its probably identical to the original Starbucks Barista machine, only it carries the Saeco name. This is not a toy! Its a serious piece of equipment that will definitely impress your guests and make a great shiny additon to your kitchen! Read the reviews, this is probably one of the best starter machines on the market! I know! All metal. 2 shots at once. Made in Italy.

  • If you're looking for the ultimate in home appliances, I think this might be it. Sleek, stylish, and huge, this Whirlpool fridge will not only keep your food cool, it has a built in coffee/espresso maker -- just because having on... If you're looking for the ultimate in home appliances, I think this might be it. Sleek, stylish, and huge, this Whirlpool fridge will not only keep your food cool, it has a built in coffee/espresso maker -- just because having one that was separate from your fridge is so 2006. Totally awesome if you can afford.

  • Modern and stylish espresso set

  • Dear Francis Francis! I want to marry you (in aubergine or light blue). Love, Lauren!

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  • I like my coffee... I like my espressos - so it makes sense that I need this $2,799.00 machine, after all it's limited edition and super shiny.

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