At home I feed my caffeine addiction via a trusty Gaggia Classic - 20 years old, overhauled 2 or 3 times by the wonderful Gaggia UK - (not sure where I'll get it fixed now they've gone, though.
) It gets used twice most days - cappuccino at breakfast, ristretto in the evening.
When we're away in the van though, this machine is clearly impractical, and we just use a Melitta filter cone. I thought about the Bialetti stove-top pots, and the "handpump" type espresso devices, but the risk of grounds getting everywhere is then an issue.
Having stayed in a hotel on Friday, though, where there was a Nespresso machine in the room, it got me wondering whether that might be a workable solution - it makes decent coffee, there's no risk of mess from loose grounds, and the machine (I think it was a Krups) was fairly compact - even if a tall and unstable-looking shape. Obviously the cost of capsules is horrendous, and it would be useful only on hookup. (We don't have an inverter.)
Does anyone (apart from those lucky devils with top-end German vans with espresso machines built-in, that is) use a Nespresso (or similar) machine in the van? If so how does it work out? Do they need a 16A hook-up or will they manage on less?