Handpresso Wild Hybrid Coffee Machine
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- Uses Ground and E.S.E Pods
- Pressure: 16 Bar
- Water Reservoir 1.5 Oz
- Measures 8.5x4x3-Inch
- 2 Year Warranty
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1. Use fresh beans and a good grinder. Like any espresso machine, the freshness of your beans and quality of your grinder are essential to generating good espresso. If you're on the go, just bring along a good manual grinder like the Porlex Mini or the Hario Skerton. Experiment with the grind until you find a setting that gives you about 20-30 sec. of extraction. The intense filter is also unnecessary (not to mention overpriced) when using a proper espresso grind setting. I cannot speak for its performance when using ESE pods since I have only used it with freshly ground coffee in the domepod. However, with fresh beans and a proper grind setting, you will get real espresso with decent crema using the domepod. Neglecting to use these will result in a shot similar to a moka pot's with fast extraction and no crema.
2. Always firmly tamp the grinds in the domepod.Read more ›
I am on my 4th unit because I have had all of the above occur. First two I RMA'd through the importer, the third and fourth I RMA'd through the manufacturer. I recommend the latter as it saves you on both return shipping fees and a $16 charge for replacement/shipping/handling.
As I stated, I love this little machine when it is working. When done right, you would be hard-pressed to tell the difference between a shot pulled on this unit and one from a commercial machine, guaranteed. For reference, I have both a commercial grinder and commercial HX espresso machine on my kitchen counter.
I love my espresso so much I packed this baby on a 10 day backpacking trip! It's worth it's weight in my pack without question. Just be prepared to RMA it about every 7-9 mo if you, like me, will be using it 2x daily, 3x week with ground coffee. According to the manufacturer the grounds will eventually gum up the valve. What you will notice is that one day you will pump it up but not be able to release the pressure. There is a certain amount of backflush/backpressure that you see coming from the plunger at the end of the extraction process--when you have expelled 95-97% of the pressure and there is no more coffee coming out--and you reset the plunger. You will also notice at times some leakage from there of the hot water that you place in the basin prior to extraction. My guess is eventually that is how the valve eventually fails.Read more ›
I've only been using it for a couple of days, but I've found it to be easy to use and that it produces and very nice cup of espresso. I got it to use at work as we are not allowed to have any sort of heating element at our desk (read coffee pot or K-cup machine) and to be honest, the coffee in the Cafeteria is pretty mediocre.
--It's not hard to pump up to the proper pressure. I was worried about it, but I've never had a problem considering the pressures that you're reaching (around 230 psi).
--It's nice and compact.
--The cover is easy to get on and off
--You can either use your own coffee in the supplied filter or you can use pre-packaged espresso pods (available from a wide variety of companies
--Tamping the filter can be a little messy (I'm doing it at my desk at work.) If you're in a kitchen its not really going to be an issue
--I wish the button to start the flow of water was a little more protected as I've been worried about triggering it accidentally. I've not done this yet, but maybe future versions could have a shield protecting the button.
In my opinion the pro's far outweigh and possible cons, which is why I give it 5 stars. In spite of a few little things I may have designed differently, I absolutely love it. It's easy to use and makes a very nice espresso.
I would definitely, wholeheartedly recommend this unit.
P.S. I'd also look at getting the optional thermos. It has an internal thermometer and shows you on the cap if your water is still hot enough to make a good up of espresso. Quite a nice idea on the manufacturer's part.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is my most used travel espresso Machine. I like it's durability, it's method of delivering espresso by building pressure first. I did a product review for my website at [...]. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Joe
Out of the box, operated properly and using good quality ese pods (Lavazza seem to be consistently poor, Lucaffe have been great) it makes excellent espresso, good crema, if you... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Never Spam Me
Take the time to practice how to make good coffee, watch YouTube videos and try different types of coffee beans and you will get a spectacular cup of Espresso. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Hilmi S Alkindy
It is a very good product. Wonderful espresso, if you use the correct beans and grinding.Published 1 month ago by mitch
Makes a great cup of Espresso and you get a bit of a workout first thing in the morning. So far no issues. Read morePublished 2 months ago by NotStukov
Works as advertised. I gave it as a gift and they were really impressed. The negative reviews are either people who are not using correctly or got a bad one.Published 2 months ago by Dagger
I love my espresso, can't go a day without it. So I had this handpresso in mind for a long time, thought next time I travel would buy it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ayumi
I am not going to write a long review. This does what it is supposed to. The espresso is not what you will get out of a machine but is close enough to make camping (and an office... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Summer C Latimer