The Handpresso Outdoor Espresso Set: For the Coffee Enthusiast’s Picnic
My husband and I received the Handpresso Outdoor Espresso Set as a present. At first I didn’t think it could produce great-tasting espresso, but I was wrong! This was a fantastic gift and one that we have used time and time again! We use our Handpresso Espresso Set while on road trips because when you are in the middle of nowhere and want a good cup of coffee, having this is a dream come true! This machine would also come in handy for a romantic picnic or sporting event.
Some features of the Handpresso Outdoor Espresso Set include:
- Uses ESE sized pods, such as Starbucks
- 300 ml thermal carafe
- Made with thermo-formed vibration attenuation
- Includes four lightweight, unbreakable espresso cups
- Comes in a convenient carrying case
One of the things I love about the Handpresso is the stylish carrying case it comes in. It’s small, lightweight, portable, and no one would ever guess you have a portable espresso machine inside. It keeps the espresso set clean, sanitized and is a great way to keep everything organized, especially when on a long road trip. What’s more the carrying case includes an adjustable strap as well as large enough storage room to store up to a dozen ESE pods.
The Handpresso Outdoor Espresso Set is not only portable, but also rugged and durable. It really is designed to make espresso on the go, anywhere and anytime! Unlike expensive camping espresso machines, the Handpresso is able to take a few bumps and scratches throughout its life. What’s more, the durable powder coated aluminum finish means that clean-up is easy and takes no time at all, and at the end of it all your espresso set will still look as good as new – and work as good as new too!
The Handpresso unbreakable outdoor espresso cups are just as durable as the thermos and pump. The four espresso cups that are included with the set are specifically designed for the outdoor coffee enthusiast, they are light and strong and will survive if they are accidentally left out in the elements for a day (believe me, I know!). These espresso cups offer a 1.5 oz. holding capacity and clean-up really easily with a little soap and water.
Another great feature of the Handpresso is the fact that it features a 50 ml hot water reservoir, which means you can make either a single or double shot of espresso. This machine also brews with sixteen bars of pressure, which makes for the perfect espresso extraction. The Handpresso Outdoor Espresso Set dos not require any Co2 cartridges, which mean there is no garbage and you will never run out or forget to buy more!
What’s more you will never run out of pressure meaning you could even take this espresso machine on an airplane. Did I mention you don’t need electricity to do any of this? The hand-powered pump means you really can make a cup of espresso on the go – including during a hike in the woods!
Some people might be intimidated by a manual powered espresso machine, but the instructions included with the espresso Set make it easy. A perfect cup of espresso is achieved when a pressure of 15 bars is reached. Press the liquid through the grind. Then pump until the right pressure is achieved, add the hot water to the reservoir, and tighten the lid. Pour into a cup and enjoy!
If you are thinking of purchasing a portable espresso machine, either because you are a coffee enthusiast or because you enjoy an espresso on the go – or both – the Handpresso Outdoor Espresso Set will not disappoint. I find myself getting excited for picnics and camping just so I can use this machine and I am sure you will too.