Minipresso is the Aeropress of portable espresso makers


Harkening back to my days as a boy scout, camping gear is some of my favorite stuff. This Minipresso portable espresso maker is has me pretty jazzed!

Using boiling water and a small hand pump Wacaco’s Minipresso makes a near perfect shot of espresso with a nice layer of crema. For consistency and ease of use it beats some home counter-top espresso machines I’ve had.


Minipresso is small, about the size of at the average cycling water bottle. Great for camping, this incredible device is not only easy to pack, but easy to use and clean. Fill the basket with 1 scoop of grounds and attach it. Fill the water reservoir with boiling hot water and attach. Squeeze the pump and expresso will squirt out the bottom into your glass.

The hand pump gives my CTS/RSI ridden hands a nice stretch after a long motorcycle ride.

Clean up is simple. Rinse it out and off. Over time I’m sure you’ll need to scrub a bit, or use some vinegar, etc to remove coffee crud deposits. It also feels well made, and like it’ll last. I think of this as a high pressure, gasket sealing version of the Aeropress, for espresso instead of coffee.

MiniPresso GR Espresso Maker by Wacaco via Amazon

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