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11-02-2008, 01:18 AM
Has anyone tried the Presso manual "espresso" maker?
It looks like it could be a neat camping espresso maker. According to the factory site, these will do 5-10 bar press depending on how hard you crank it. I haven't seen one of these in the flesh, so I've no idea if they're terrible or not.
11-02-2008, 01:32 AM
That looks neat! If you're using for camping purposes you should look up this one aswell
Seems very nice, you have to buy the coffee in small packages though.
Me and all of my friends, who are coffeejunkies and likes camping aswell, found an easy alternative
01-11-2010, 08:23 AM
Sorry to dig up an old thread, but I'm also interested in the Presso. Has anyone purchased one of these (http://www.presso.co.uk/)?
01-11-2010, 02:57 PM
I have not, but I've read quite a bit about it when it was new-ish.
It's nifty. It's easy on the eyes. It doesn't make espresso as we know it. It does make something between aeropress and espresso (all else being equal: volume, temperature, coffee, grind, etc..).
01-11-2010, 07:41 PM
I'm seriously considering this:
A lot better than the handpresso and it has some pretty great reviews on home-barista.com (a very finicky audience).
01-12-2010, 07:34 AM
I like the cartridge feature. It's consistent, and probably puts out more pressure than what can be developed with the handpresso. I don't know about the presso, except that it can't be absolutely consistent, which I would think to be a concern when determining grind particle size and how it translates to dwell time.
12-27-2010, 06:54 PM
I've had one for about 4 years now - one of the best purchases I ever made. Built solid, and makes fantastic coffee. Coffee snobs rave about it for a reason.
Replaceable parts as well, in the event anything goes wrong (my o-ring wore out from constant heavy use after a few years - $5 for a new one).
All you need is an allen wrench. An 8 year old could fix it.
It is to coffee makers what a DE razor is to shaving. Sometimes the old, low-tech ways are still the best.
I used to blow a lot of $$$ at the cafes. No longer! :thumbup:
Buy one (and a good grinder for your fresh beans, and a good solid tamper).
You won't regret it.
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