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The Nomad is a completely new approach to the manual lever espresso machine. While there are many ways to make great cafe espresso with its characteristic rich and full, delicious crema the classic lever machines from Gaggia, LaPavone, Faema, Elektra and others are still considered the enbodiment of the highest art of expresso making devices. These machines though temperamental and difficult to operate made espresso brewing a skillful craft and produce results without equal. The Nomad uses this same time honored approach putting the best hand crafted espresso literally at your fingertips. Like the great classic machines the user is directly in touch and in control of the brewing process. But unlike the earlier machines the Nomad is small, easy to operate, and produces consistent top quality results, shot after shot, after shot. Beverages produced with the Nomad rival not only the commercial machines but also the classic lever machines as well. Because it is hand powered and the only energy it requires is that needed to boil water it has been termed "the greenest espresso machine ever". And Yes -- you can take it with you.
Advancing the art and science of espresso making is never easy and the Nomad was developed by a scientist and an engineer over a four year period. Breakthroughs included creating high pressure micro-pump technology for espresso brewing, simplify pressure locking of the portafilter with a lever-seal mechanism, and the proprietary True Crema Valve. The Micro-Pump technology makes it easy to produce nine or more bars of pressure at the proper flow rate. The lever-seal mechanism eliminated the complex movement, difficult aim, and unsure locking of the portafilter by an bayonet mount employed by almost all espresso machines. The True Crema Valve relaxes the grind and tamping requirement so that emulsification of the extracted matters from the coffee ground can be achieved reliably and completely, producing a full, beautiful crema.
The Nomad was funded on Kickstarter in 2013 and in 2014 we delivered all Kickstarter rewards to rave reviews. The product was debuted at the 2014 Specialty Coffee Annual Event in Seattle. Now in its third production run distribution channels are spreading in many countries. All over the world people are leaving other espresso makers behind and switching over to catch the Nomad phenomenon. The Nomad has been awarded by multiple utility and design patents and patents pending in the U.S. and internationally.
The Nomad makes great espresso, in fact extraordinary espresso, it is easy and fun to use, small and portable, earth friendly, and much more. But it is not just about getting a good cup of coffee it is about the whole brewing experience, the ritual. It is about how the Nomad looks on your table, how it feels and sounds (quiet) when you operate it, about using your own coffee and technique to make a great hand crafted espresso just the way you like it. It is about friends that start coming to your house just to see the Nomad work and taste the results. We created the Nomad for discerning coffee enthusiasts that love coffee. Our goal was to make a quality product for people that would appreciate it. The result is the Nomad - take a look and you will see it looks and works like no other espresso machine before. Give it a try and taste the best espresso you have ever made.