I have carefully approached the moderators of the site in order that we can post a thread to talk about this new machine in an appropriate thread that is setup for this type of thing. So we have arranged a PROMO thread which is fully approved. So here we go!!
Introducing myself. Nigel Pink from New Zealand. Background in all things espresso and coffee very similar to members of this site. An evolution of home roasters and espresso machines just like many members here which I can share with you.
Introducing 'Pinks Expression'. A simple to use, portable, efficient, non electric and expert barista level manual coffee machine which has a patent pending designed manual crank arm for extracting pressure.
Some may remember a few years ago a design I posted for a manual crank handle espresso machine. We had to go away and do alot more work. Some of the feedback back then was useful. In particular to focus on things like easy heat-up, and preheating the machine to a good temp, and various other things that would be useful on a new machine of this type in order to be successful. Well it was best to remove this info while we went away for a few years and worked a little harder. After many many prototypes we have come up with a polished machine that we are happy with in terms of the things that we have done to improve the world of manual non-electric espresso machines. We have called it 'Pinks Expression' being that my name is Nigel Pink and my small coffee roasting business that started from home roasting is pinkselixir. You can find us at pinkselixir.co.nz we are very small, essentially just me. I am a bit of an inventor having built my roasters myself while currently also working at Canterbury University here in Christchurch (NZ) which I can also share with you all. Many years of playing around with coffee like many of you good folk here.
So I would love to connect with this community before we attempt a market release world wide on something perhaps like Kickstarter next year and get some discussion going about how the machine works, and how you all see it fitting in with all the other lovely manual machines you have. Hopefully you find it interesting enough to want to follow our journey. You can register on our website for updates and newsletters which i will write with pictures and videos of shots etc . All good fun and the sort of stuff this forum likes i hope!!PS added by HB: See Paid placement for promotional threads for the rules of this [PROMO] thread. This thread will remain open through March 3, 2019.