Handpresso HPWILD Wild 16-Bar Hand-Pump Portable Espresso Machine
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- Portable handheld espresso machine pumps to 16 bars of pressure
- Makes cafe-quality espresso, cappuccino, Americano, and latte
- Requires hot water and an E.S.E. coffee pod (sold separately)
- Durable yet lightweight; rinses clean--no disassembly necessary
- Measures 8-2/3 by 3-8/9 by 2-4/5 inches
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Top Customer Reviews
I purchased the HandPresso out of desperation! I have a semi-professional espresso machine (VBM) and roast my own beans. I was not impressed with the ESE pods, but am VERY happy with them in the HandPresso! I like the idea I do not have to touch grounds in the morning like with the Aeropress. I carry a cup, some pods, and the HandPresso. I boil water (I am still looking for a very small electric boiling pot, but have an immersion coil), pump up the HandPresso, pre-heat my espresso cup and the water cup on the HandPresso, dump both, re-fill the HandPresso, pop in a pod, and in 25-seconds or so have a great shot of espresso! Got carried away one morning and had 4 in a row! WOW!
This device is extremely well made and and will probably last a long time. It will get field testing from me. Hope the TSA does not think it is some sort of nasty device in my bag!! The coffee pods give it away.
I previously bought a AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker, which is advertised as an espresso maker but actually produces something closer to a french press drip coffee. Granted, it was cheap but that's pretty much the only good thing about it: it does not make a real espresso and is definitely more high-maintenance and labor-intensive, requiring filters and thorough cleaning after each use. I stopped using it after a couple of days because it was too much of a hassle and the espresso wasn't very good anyway.
The Handpresso on the other hand is simplicity itself. All you need is hot water and ESE coffee pods (I use 150 Lavazza Gran Crema Espresso Pods). I've been using it 2 o 3 times a day for six months and couldn't be happier. Yes, it's a bit expensive but being able to get a decent cup of espresso makes it worthy of the premium price tag for me.
The device is very sturdy and requires only minimal maintenance (just rinse it out) since the coffee and filters are self-contained in the ESE pods. If you have access to hot water, it takes less than a minute to prepare the Handpresso, stick the coffee pod in it, brew a shot of espresso, discard the pod and clean the machine.Read more ›
I was a bit skeptical that I could get a decent shot of espresso from a portable machine. And while it doesn't develop as much crema as my home machine (and I wouldn't expect it to considering that machine is over $1,500) - this thing is a GREAT way for me to get my espresso fix at work.
The build quality of the Handpresso is top notch, commensurate with its price (i.e. you get what you pay for). It should last quite a while. I was pleased to find that it comes with an extra O-ring gasket.
It's already paid for itself in savings - I don't buy espresso at Starbuck's anymore. It also IMHO brews a way more drinkable shot than Starbucks ever did - they really need to clean their machines and train their alleged "baristas".
For hot water, I use my office kitchen's hot water dispenser - and you really need very hot water to get a good shot, so take some care not to scald yourself. The only downside is I'm getting a lot of requests from co-workers to brew them a shot.
The math is pretty quick on this one. Let's say my experience is average, and I can expect my Handpresso to break every two months of use. Let's also assume based on my experience that between shipping time and repair time, Importika will take about 6 weeks to get the unit back to me. That would means in my first year of ownership, I will only have the Handpresso in my possession for 7.5 months, the other 5.5 months, it would be at Importika for repair. Warranty is a concern with such a high maintenance item, and according to the schedule, the Handpresso would break again about two weeks after the 1 year warranty expired, meaning I can expect 8 months of total lifetime use before the thing is a paperweight.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazing engineering, works great, only wish would be to have the ability to do larger shots.Published 20 months ago by fraser w rieche
Worked brilliantly but after 14 uses the O ring splits & covered my hand in boiling waterPublished 20 months ago by Adrian Foot
I bought this product in 2010 and have used it daily since. It has travels with continuously around the world, and in all types of luggage. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Sruli Recht
A compact, beautifully crafted espresso maker. You get the appealing crema on top. If you're a careful person, there's almost no mess. Read morePublished on August 14, 2014 by M. Rafferty
I've had my Handpresso for nearly four years now, and I'm not gentle with it. I took it on a kayak trip down the Amazon, and it gave me geat coffee every morning. Read morePublished on April 7, 2014 by Michael Johannes
I have been traveling with a french press for years, and have tried to find the perfect way to get a nice shot of espresso in my hotel room without hitting a local shop. Read morePublished on January 2, 2014 by K. A. Cooper
Yes, the Handpresso is well made. Yes, the Handpresso makes great coffee. Mine lasted only 40 to 50 cups of espresso before developing leaks and stopped producing. Read morePublished on November 3, 2013 by K. Pursch
These espresso makers make exceptionally good coffee, but we've had four we used for 3-4 shots a day and if you use them like that at home, you'll have to send them in for repair... Read morePublished on August 26, 2013 by David Beach