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(Camping Coffee Maker)

Whether you are camping, at the local park or tailgating at your favorite game, the nCamp Café is designed to make espresso-style coffee anywhere. It is based on the classic Italian moka pot, which makes rich and flavorful coffee, but it is compact and durable. The Café is about the size of a water bottle and makes about 12 ounces of coffee (equal to 4-demitasse cups). It has folding handles and a nesting cup, making it easy to pack. The 13 oz. (.38 L) cup has a silicone wrap for grip and insulation. The Café is made of stainless steel and is designed to work seamlessly with the nCamp Stove. However, it also works with many other camping stoves. Designed in the USA.


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Model: NCM10ESUS
Capacity: 12 oz (340 mL) or 4-demitasse cups
Height: 9.6 in (24 cm)
Diameter: 3.4 in (8.7 cm)
Weight: 27 oz (.76 kg)

The nCamp Café uses a brewing process similar to making espresso (only with less pressure). Just fill the lower chamber with water and the funnel with coffee (standard grind, not espresso grind), the heat. The water boils and is forced through the grounds, then the coffee collects in the upper chamber. Silicone-coated handles make it easy to pour, while the lid keeps heat in, while allowing you to check the brewing process.
nCamp Cafe Manual

17 reviews for Café

  1. Kayotee

    Now my Primary Coffee Maker!
    I’ve always been looking for better options for camp coffee, and until now had settled on the aeropress, but the amount of steps and pieces involved in the process always made for some frustration if I didn’t have some sort of table to spread everything out on. When I discovered the nCamp moka pot, I had only vaguely heard of moka pots and wasn’t sure exactly how they worked or how good of coffee they made. But the nCamp design had one thing that instantly made me want to try it out: its compact design with folding handles and nesting mug. Having something that’s compact and self contained is critical in my choice of things to keep in my camp chuck box.

    On to the item itself. The design of the item is rugged and rough with an unpolished steel finish, but everything seems well made. Another reviewer mentioned a smell from the rubber cup sleeve, but I didn’t find any odor. For having never used a moka pot before, it was a very simple process to learn and put it to work. My first two batches turned out poorly as I left it on the stove for too long and the coffee started to boil, but once I learned to remove it from the head immediately when done, it’s been fantastic. The coffee is very strong with very little sediment and makes even cheap grinds taste great. I had been using it as my daily coffee option for two week to get used to its operation, but now I think it’ll be difficult to go back to my pour overs.

    The handles are really close to the main body and are poorly insulated. This makes it slightly difficult to get an ideal pouring angle, and you feel the heat radiate through. I haven’t felt like it’s uncomfortably hot yet, but I can see how it might be if you don’t position it on your heat source perfectly. Also, the thumb lever on the top lid is very short and not insulated. It’s tricky to get it to lift, and while you’re fiddling with it it’s burning your thumb. Turns out though that despite how much I want to see inside the pot while it’s brewing, there’s really no reason to and the solution to this problem is just leave it be. Lastly, the steel mug can get HOT with the coffee inside. The sleeve insulates it well, but the bottom is still extremely hot, and the lip that you sip out of can be a bit uncomfortable first thing. I see this as a trade off though for durability if you’re trekking with it. Inside the house though, the mug will be my last choice to drink out of.

    All in all, a great coffee maker for anybody looking for a compact, durable, and tasty option for camp coffee, or even as a primary in home coffee maker. I don’t own the associated wood burning stove by nCamp so I can’t speak to how it works with that.

    (Amazon Customer)

  2. Herbert R.

    Excellent Coffee
    Makes excellent coffee either at home or camping. A handle on the cup would be nicer than the insulated wrap, it could fold like the handle on coffee maker.

    (Amazon Customer)

  3. HumorousSmile

    Exactly as Described!
    This is such a fantastic, portable coffee maker. It is as compact as described (weight and size), and makes coffee effortlessly, which is so important to me when out camping. I use it with my own collapsible stove (not the nCamp stove), and there were no issues as I expected. I really, really love the nested cup – it pretty much sealed the deal. The only real concern I have is that the handles feel flimsy and I worry how long they’ll last in the long haul, but I hope that with regular care and attention I shouldn’t have any issues.

    (Amazon Customer)

  4. David

    Works Great!
    I’ve had this about a month and love the coffee it makes. It’s a bit on the heavy for packing but would be fine for car camping.

    (Amazon Customer)

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Q: Where or how do you get refills of espresso?
A: We do not supply espresso or any other coffee with the kit but any ground up coffee can be used in the Café.

Q: Is there a recommended coffee grind texture that is best? Where or how do you get refills of espresso?
A: A fine grind works best, do not overpack the chamber with the coffee grinds.  You can use anything coffee grind that you want, the café makes “espresso style” coffee and works similar to a moka pot.

Q:Does the Café work with Induction?
A:The cafe’ did not work on the induction top that was available. We believe this could be because of two things:
1) the base is too small for the electromagnetic waves to have in impact.
2) it is stainless steel, which doesn’t always work. A different cook top might work

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