Hello fellow caravel owners
I am just enjoying a truly superb Caravel Piccolo. So Syrupy! Half an inch of dark Crema!
Full basket (12 grams)- tamped- pre-infusion half pull- then one long steady pull. I start with the tank near full and pull a warming shot first
coffee heaven. And really too easy.
I thought I would post some images of the Caravel Patent for the community of fans- look at the stunning lines- what clean design:
Reading the Caravel patent was very interesting. As I surmised the inventor was motivated by the desire to make a machine that could be easily and effectively cleaned. In the words of the inventor:
"Another object of this invention is to particularly provide for a complete and quick disassembling of all elements composing the part directly interested with the preparation of the coffee infusion, so as to render the accessibility to such elements easy in order to conduct the integral cleaning of such parts, with the possibility to take away all coffee powder residue that usually remain deposited on such elements, therein causing putrid emanations due to quick rotting that provoke damage to the successive infusions causing them to be disagreeable and prejudicial to the users..."
Ha! What Genius- (and flair for words to boot)!
No more 'disagreeable, putrid, damaged, prejudicial infusions' for me!