There are plenty of massive espresso machines out there for home use, but for those of us with tiny kitchens, space can be an issue. It seems that one company has figured out a way to let coffee drinkers enjoy espresso just about anywhere.
The Handpresso Wild Hybrid Espresso Machine (by French company Handpresso) is a personal, portable espresso maker that doesn't require any power other than you.
It may look more like a bicycle pump than a conventional espresso maker, but that's because it uses manual pumping to generate the pressure instead of generating it through electricity and water.
Pump the unit by hand until the pressure gauge on the front reaches the green bar. Pour hot water into the reservoir, add espresso (either ground coffee or a standard Easy Serving Espresso [ESE] pod), lock the lid onto the machine, then press out your espresso.
While it's designed to satisfy high-end coffee cravings in the great outdoors, the portability of this device makes it quite handy for justRead More »from Must-Have Monday: Handpresso Wild Hybrid Espresso Machine