For a long time, I didn't recommend the Handpresso Wild Hybrid espresso maker, and for just one reason - it didn't hold enough coffee. The process, mechanics, build, and more were all sound and worked great: it just didn't hold enough ground coffee.
Or at least I thought so, until I undertook to write a "Off the Grid" coffee article set which I'm still working on. And I took my 8 year old Handpresso Wild Hybrid out into the wild to really put it through its paces. And to learn to love the 7g single shot.
I find myself very happy to recommend this product now, with caveats. I would not have this as your daily driver for home espresso. I would not have it as your only source of espresso making. But if you are a person on the go, travelling, camping, bike camping, backpacking, hostel travelling, etc, this, along with a Porlex hand grinder makes an excellent one-two punch for having authentic espresso on the road.
You just have to remember that it will only hold 7g of coffee (maybe 8g if you push things) and as a result, you probably want to limit your shot pulls to 15-20g of liquid maximum. But fortunately, extra filters are cheap (and they even have a 3 filter special holder); my practice was to load up two filters, quickly pull one shot, reload stuff, and pull the second shot to get a decent 30-35g espresso to drink.
Just for Christmas, there's this bonus silver version, available for a limited time only, and available, as of this writing, for $30 off, or $100.
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