We believe that most of you out there are serious coffee drinkers and that you simply cannot envisage a day without a hot cup of Java. We, at Jebiga (also serial coffee drinkers), have been on a constant lookout for the best, the lightest and the most practical espresso makers, and we believe that we have found one. It is Wacaco Minipresso, a compact espresso machine that replaces the whole suite of coffee making equipment.
Standing at only 6.95 inches / 17.6cm tall (the height of a standard Thermos bottle) and weighing at mere 0.8lbs / 363gr, Wacaco Minipresso has a 2.35oz / 70ml water tank (there is an optional 4.6oz / 136ml tank available), sufficient for a couple of cups of delicious espresso. You don’t need any electricity, N20 cartridges or compressed air to power this beauty which is why it is perfect for moving around the city, camping, boating, picnicking or just travelling. So, how do you power it? A simple hand-pumping action will do.
Fill the water tank with just over 2 ounces of water, pour a ¼ oz of grounds into the capsule, seal it with a twist and pump until you get cream-topped coffee. The pressure that you are applying (116psi / 8 bars) is enough to get you a standard cup of espresso although you would need to pump at least 28 times to get a double shot espresso. If you are in the mood for Ristretto, you need to push the plunger 13 times. The espresso maker’s cap also doubles as a cup.
Wacaco Minipresso is available for coffee grind or Caffitaly capsules. It is not only highly practical, but also easy to look at thanks to its simple yet sleek, contemporary design. This versatile on-the-go coffee maker will be available for delivery in early 2015.