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The Nomad is a green portable espresso machine that will liberate and enrich the coffee lifestyle of people around the world.
The Nomad is a green portable espresso machine that will liberate and enrich the coffee lifestyle of people around the world.
The Nomad is a green portable espresso machine that will liberate and enrich the coffee lifestyle of people around the world.
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Nomad™: The Go Everywhere Espresso Machine™

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"Special Thanks to Patrick Calderon and Johanna Calderon-Dakin for providng us with their invaluable PR and crowdfunding expertise" - Curt and Vincent, inventors of the Nomad

"... perfect for a roadtrip ... it could quickly become a must-have for small kitchens and the like." - Matt Burns, Techcrunch

"...this light-weight, hand crank-powered device means the best espresso is always right at your finger tips." - Beth Buczynski, EarthTechling, TreeHugger 

"The Nomad is the Greenest Espresso Machine Ever" - Dennis Burger, Technology Tell

"... the Nomad should remove some guesswork from the complicated process of perfecting a shot of espresso." - Jason Evangelho, Forbes

"... espresso making simplified ... perfect for on the road or back to Nature journeys ... True Crema Valve technology makes creamy flavor-intense espresso every time." - Debra Atlas, Red Ferret

The Nomad™ is a revolutionary portable espresso machine. If you are a coffee lover you’ll love having the Nomad with you wherever you go. It makes the highest quality espresso, and it does this anywhere you have coffee and hot water. The Nomad is clean and green. It needs no electricity, batteries, or high pressure gas cartridges. There are no expensive wasteful coffee pods or capsules to be discarded.

The Nomad is perfect for everyday use at home in the kitchen or garden. It's the ideal espresso machine to use at work or in the field. The Nomad is a great companion for your RV, camping, and boating lifestyle. Whether you take it with you fishing, or hunting, or on a business trip the best espresso is right at your finger tips. The possibilities are endless.

The Nomad was inspired by the classic hand operated lever machines which remain the benchmark of quality espresso machines. We simplified and miniaturized the large, complex lever machines and created a portable device that’s very easy to use. The Nomad is the size of a 15 cm cube, weighs 1.1 kg, and requires no electricity. With very little effort the Nomad produces 9 bars of pressure and like the classic lever machines users have direct control over the water temperature, pressure, flow rate, and volume. Skilled coffee hobbyists and experts will enjoy playing with these variables. In addition, The Nomad is equipped with a proprietary True Crema Valve™ which compensates for coarser grounds and tamping variations. When used with the True Crema Valve anyone can make great espresso and coffee without having expensive grinding equipment and extensive training.

Just pack ground coffee, add hot water, and actuate the pump lever.

The following video shows that Nomad pulls great espresso when used without the True Crema Valve.  In this way Nomad works like other high quality machines, requiring proper grinding and tamping to make perfect espresso.  We use the Nomad prototype without the TCV on a daily basis, with well calibrated grounds out of a commercial Italian grinder or a hand-cranked German mill.

The following video shows, with the True Crema Valve, Nomad makes great espresso even with coarser grounds and imperfect tamping technique. This means that, users can make quality espresso with little effort the very first time they use the Nomad and every time thereafter. The True Crema Valve system is a proprietary technology researched, developed, and perfected by UniTerra Inc. It is not seen in any other espresso machine.

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Specifications:

  • Size 15cm X 15cm X 15cm (approximate)
  • Water Capacity 300 cc (10 oz.)
  • Filter Basket Size 50 mm
  • Weight 1.1 kg (2.5 lbs) (dry)
  • Pressure 0 – 10 bars
  • Pressure Gauge Range 0 – 11 bar (0 – 160 psi)

Risks and challenges

All elements of the Nomad have been implemented in working prototypes and tested thoroughly over the last two years. Literally thousands of shots of espresso have been made during these tests to verify materials, durability, pumps, valves, brew chambers, fluid flow and beverage quality. A complete CAD design by a professional industrial design firm has been completed and refined. From that final design a complete fully functioning prototype has been professionally machined and tested by us daily for months (shown in this video). We are now ready to create tooling and move into production. We have tooling and production quotations from leading contract manufacturing firms. The funds raised from this Kickstarter project will be used to create that tooling and produce the first production run (1,000 units). Based on these quotations and our two year experience with the technology we conservatively estimate 4-6 months from beginning tooling to first production run completion.

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    Every pledge helps us create our tooling and move the Nomad into production. You will receive our thanks, a copy of the Nomad Kickstarter Video loaded in a USB drive ready to view and regular updates on our project progress.

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    Early Adopter Special! For our first Kickstarter supporters we are making the Nomad - Kickstarter Edition (lime green color) available at this very special price and long before general market introduction. The Nomad – Kickstarter Edition proudly bears the badge of “Kickstarter Edition” and will never be offered again. Lock in this chance of owning the most revolutionary espresso maker ever created in the last several decades by becoming first supporters of the Nomad. Imagine how proud you will be telling your grand kids you were among those who helped bring the Nomad to the market back in 2013.

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    Early Adopter Special! For our first Kickstarter supporters we are making the Nomad - Kickstarter Edition (BLACK color) available at this very special price and long before general market introduction. The Nomad – Kickstarter Edition proudly bears the badge of “Kickstarter Edition” and will never be offered again. Lock in this chance of owning the most revolutionary espresso maker ever created in the last several decades by becoming first supporters of the Nomad. Imagine how proud you will be telling your grand kids you were among those who helped bring the Nomad to the market back in 2013.

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    Pledge $220 or more About $220

    Early Adopter Special plus extra coffee drawer! The same Nomad - Kickstarter Edition (Lime Green color) with an extra coffee drawer. With two coffee drawers you can load and pack both drawers with coffee and then after making the first espresso swap the drawers and make a second. This allows you to make two high quality double shot espresso drinks in about two minutes. This coffee drawer is a complete assembly of drawer, pressure chamber, filter basket, and True Crema Valve™.

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    Pledge $220 or more About $220

    Early Adopter Special plus extra coffee drawer! The same Nomad - Kickstarter Edition (Black color) with an extra coffee drawer. With two coffee drawers you can load and pack both drawers with coffee and then after making the first espresso swap the drawers and make a second. This allows you to make two high quality double shot espresso drinks in about two minutes. This coffee drawer is a complete assembly of drawer, pressure chamber, filter basket, and True Crema Valve™.

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    Pledge $270 or more About $270

    If you missed the early adopter special, you can still get rewarded with a Kickstarter Edition Nomad just in time for a great Christmas gift. You get the extra benefit of picking the color you want out of four options (Lime Green, Red, Blue, Black). In addition, an extra coffee drawer will be shipped with the Nomad. With two coffee drawers you can load and pack both drawers with coffee and then after making the first espresso swap the drawers and make a second. This allows you to make two high quality double shot espresso drinks in about two minutes. This coffee drawer is a complete assembly of drawer, pressure chamber, filter basket, and True Crema Valve™.

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