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MiniPresso GR Espresso Maker
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- Minipresso can make espresso anywhere
- Minipresso is hand operated, no batteries, no electric power
- Minipresso has a sleek modern design and intuitive operation
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Espresso on the go with Minipresso GR portable espresso maker by Wacaco
With a Minipresso GR, you can pour high quality espresso anywhere on the go. At under 1lb and 7" long, it fits in your backpack, carry on luggage, glove box, or desk drawer. Pull amazing shots on your schedule, waking up or the craving just hits.
We are taking espresso on the road, way beyond the confines of the cafe. Whether you sleep in a tent, a hotel bed, or at home, Minipress has you covered for your ritual morning cup. Forget the pot they call coffee in the office break room. Enjoy an espresso, or two, in the time it takes standing in line at the coffee shop, at a fraction of the cost.
The Minipresso GR uses ground beans, and you need a source for hot water, a tea kettle for example. Be your own barista.
Handheld, hand powered, designed to make espresso simple and straightforward
The Minipresso is hand powered.There is no electric cord, and no batteries are required. Never find yourself out of power out of luck. I want a shot and I want it now!
0.8 LBS / 360 GRAMS
6.89 IN / 175 MM
- Average pressure
116 PSI / 8 BARS
- Water tank
2.35 OZ / 70ML
Minipresso with you for the whole trip, at every stop.
- Where do I get hot water? Tea kettle, insulated water bottle, microwave, or from a flight attendent, or fast food window. The list goes long. Not to forget 2 sticks and a match.
- What kind of beans and grind setting? We recommend fresh ground dark beans. The better the quality the better the result. Set the grinder for coarse espresso.
- Does the Minipresso grind the whole beans? It is not a grinder.
- What size filters does it use? Minipresso has a stainless steel sieve, no paper filters, leave no trace.
- What to do with my counter top espresso maker now? Good question
The real test is the espresso that pours out.
8"x3"x3" cardboard packaging, no plastic shell, perfect for gift wrapping.
Deep creme is easy to show in a photo. The taste review is yours to make.
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All that being said, if you use the scoop to dump the grounds into the filter without tamping, you will have a great experience. The espresso has decent body and crema for a totally manual brewing method. Its very easy to travel with, and you can brew a shot in only a few seconds longer than it takes to boil the water. Sure, it only really brews 1 to 1.5 shots, but it is easy enough to repeat the process. I would buy this product again.
Operation is simple, and works as follows:
1) Disassemble entire device
2) Fill scoop, place filter basket on top, and turn over. Tap a few times to drop all grounds.
3) Remove scoop. Tap filter basket on counter to level the contents.
4) Place filter basket in grooves on housing, and screw on the nozzle-end of the minipresso.
5) Fill the water reservoir up to the line with boiling water. Carefully screw onto the bottom of the pump housing.
6) Invert minipresso, place over pre-heated espresso cup, and pump slowly.
7) Pressure will build. As the very first spurt of espresso is dispensed, I wait about 10 seconds and then continue pumping at a steady pace until pressure releases and espresso stops dispensing.
Standard clean-up involves carefully disassembling the device and rinsing each component with fresh water. There is no way to disassemble the nozzle end, so it will retain some amount of water. The best way I have found to flush this out is by pumping fresh water through. The minipresso does not like to pump if it cannot build pressure, so I stuff the filter basket with paper towels to provide resistance and then follow the directions above as if you were brewing. It is also useful to occasionally follow this process with vinegar (and then a few cycles of water) to descale the pump and nozzle.
-Quick, easy shot of espresso
-Impressive body/taste/crema for an inexpensive device
-Can be damaged if espresso is tamped
-It would be nice if the nozzle could be disassembled to allow for a more thorough cleaning
-Only makes about 1-1.5 shots at a time
If you are looking for an inexpensive way to make a quick shot of espresso, this is a great way to get it done. Small enough to fit in any bag, easy enough to operate and clean, and very consistent results. If you generally need more than 1-2 shots at a time or are interested in an increased level of control, you would probably find it easier to just invest in an entry-level pump-driven machine.