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Handpresso - Andrew Mar's Review
Posted: March 16, 2015, 5:14pm
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Handpresso Manual Espresso Machine
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Arrow The Handpresso has 5 Reviews
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Andrew Mar 10.00
Taylor Pyscher 7.00
Christopher Schaefer 6.67
Charles Maurer 0.00
Keith Pursch 0.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.8
Product Reviewed: Wild
Manufacturer: Handpresso Quality: 9
Average Price: Varies Usability: 9
Price Paid: $60.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Friend Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 1 month Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Aeropress, Clever, Impress, V60,
Bottom Line: Works great for travel.  I probably won't use it at home ever as there are many better options.
Positive Product Points

Very well built and portable. I have the hybrid and as much as I want to use ground coffee having the option to use ESE pods is a welcome bonus.

Negative Product Points

Only fault I have is that the grounds pod is rather on the small side and messy to fill.

Detailed Commentary

I have always wanted to give this a try and I must say i'm not disappointed.  I used to use an Aeropress and a Hario/Porlex for travel.  Most recently I have been using the Impress brewer paired with a Porlex mini.  Those two travel brewers are capable of making a pretty good cup however it is still a bit cumbersome and bulky.  Using an aeropress on an airplane is next to impossible on an airline tray table.  The Impress is a bit better but still need to press down rather hard between your lap (with very hot water).  The Handpresso with ESE pods can actually be used on a plane safely and yield a decent shot with little mess.  Is it the best travel brewer? No, as all of them have limitations but this one might make more trips than the other devices going forward.  Its solidly built and the new model came with a tamper attachment that goes on the end of the pump handle as the handle itself is just a tad small to be a proper tamper.  My biggest mistake when first using my wild was I pre warmed the water chamber with hot water then when I was ready I flipped it over to use the handle as a tamper.  Well hot water poured out all over me and made a big mess as well when I dropped everything.  Be careful when using the handle as a tamper and dump out the preheat water first!  Outside of that it works like a charm so far.

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