Quality camp coffee is essential, and if the ROK Espresso Maker can’t get the job done, we’re not sure what will!
Brewing filter coffee when travelling is convenient and quick however options to make espresso-based drinks are increasing in popularity due to the popularity of the brewing style amongst coffee lovers.
How does the ROK Espresso Maker work?
We tamped the basket of grinds using the ROK tamper which has a solid feel and quality finish. Keeping the tamper as level as possible will result in better extractions of coffee.
Typically espresso is not brewed with boiling water but we lose some temperature when the boiling water hits the water chamber providing an ideal extraction temperature.
With the hot water in the water chamber, raise the levers of the ROK Espresso Maker and pause for around 10 or 20 seconds to allow the water to soak the coffee before extraction.
Press down evenly to extract the shot. The quality of the extraction all depends on the fineness of the coffee grinds. Fortunately we managed a great extraction on the first brew and it tasted great!
Top up your espresso with hot water for a long-black, or just enjoy straight espresso! Perhaps a flat-white is your favourite, add milk.
Clean up is simple, release the portafilter from the ROK Espresso Maker and eject any remaining water into the drip tray or another vessel.
It is hard to beat the ROK Espresso Maker for quality espresso while travelling. While bulkier than other brewers, it looks great and the results are excellent. We think the result in the cup is comparable to a quality home espresso machine.
Photographs by Mike Collister.
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