It seems like easy access to a good cup of coffee is increasingly seen by some as a human right, along with the likes of clean water and an education. In a world that runs on caffeine, the trip to the Starbucks or Dunkin’s outside your office is now a modern ritual, kicking off your day with your choice between the “PSL” and a regular cup of “joe”. For those of us looking to head off the grid for a bit for a camping or ski trip, your morning coffee used to require a bit more calculation and planning. With the new Minispresso from Wacaco, you’ve been relieved of this burden.
The pill shaped device, about the same size as a small thermos, provides quality espresso without the need of electricity. The Minispresso consists of 6 components: the main body, coffee basket, water chamber, locking cover, coffee scoop, and the lid/cup combination. The gadget is capable of producing an average 116 PSI and is included with a one year warranty.
The pill shaped device, about the same size as a small thermos, provides quality espresso without the need of electricity.
The Minispresso is very easy to use too. Simply fill the fill the filter basket with finely ground coffee, tamp with the bottom of the scoop, and start pumping! It takes about seven pumps to build the adequate pressure and each pump forces water through the coffee grinds and into the cup. After you’re finished, you can lock the pump back into place for easy storage. The device works best when flushed with hot water before using as the drop in temperature can be a little bit much for the device. To clean the device is very simple and just involves removing the top and filter basket, and washing the used grinds out of it. You should fill the bottom of the Minispresso once more with hot water and then reassemble to pump the hot water through one more time.
The device is perfect for camping trips and small enough to conceal your caffeine addiction (if you’re not ready to admit it!). Even though this isn’t your espresso from a high end machine in a Italian cafe, it still beats a majority of the roadside cafes you’ll find around. The Minispresso is handy, portable, and cheap too, costing a fraction of the price of counter-top espresso machine for a great “pick me up” on the go,