How to make an espresso while you’re camping on Mt Everest

Simpresso portable espresso maker

How to make an espresso while you’re camping on Mt Everest

You can make ristretto, espresso and lungo

With the Simpresso you have control over the amount of coffee you want to press
With the Simpresso you have control over the amount of coffee you want to press.

The main chamber of the Simpresso contains three markings on the side:

  • Ristretto – 25ml
  • Espresso – 40ml
  • Lungo – 110ml

Technically, the difference between these three types is not quantity of extraction. It’s a specific quantity of ground coffee, ground in a specific time. Read Extraction Wars by The Perfect Daily Grind for more info.

  • A ristretto is a 15ml shot of coffee extracted over 15 seconds (this is not a lot of coffee, so chances are the barista will give you a double).
  • An espresso is a 30ml shot of coffee extracted over 30 seconds.
  • A lungo is up to 150ml of coffee extracted over a period of up to 60 seconds.

So let’s be fair and say that you have the ability to control how much coffee you press.

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