Portable Espresso Maker

Simple Design, Superior Espresso

Tired of paying a coffee house for a quality cup of espresso, or cleaning and maintaining your own expensive machine at home? We’ve found an easier (and greener) way to get great espresso. The Handpresso Wild Hybrid is a hand-held espresso maker that requires only ground coffee or E.S.E. pods, hot water and a few hand pumps to create the perfect cup at home, in the office and anywhere else you can think of.

The genius behind the Handpresso is Henrik Nielsen who came up with the idea after drinking too much bad coffee
while on the road. Nielsen, an inventor by trade, envisioned a simple, elegant alternative to fully automated machines and closed-pod systems — and he wanted it to be about the size of a Swiss Army knife. His solution is easy to care for (no maintenance or descaling is required) and small enough to hold in one hand and tuck into a bag, briefcase or luggage. It’s also incredibly efficient. It uses 10 times less raw material than traditional espresso makers, and it doesn’t require any electricity or batteries. Just a few hand pumps is enough power to brew a great cup of espresso. Then sit back, savor the taste, and enjoy being your own barista.

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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Todd

    I am the national sales manager for Importika and I've used my Handpresso just about everywhere including on my sailboat, on top of a ski jump at Lake Placid and other places. I am passionate about sailing and Handpresso--not necessarily in that order! I can answer any questions you have about the Handpresso and am looking forward to your comments.

  • Peter
    1/5/2010 12:20 PM

    A professional espresso maker that will fit in my drawer at work. Perfect! Can't wait to try it!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    1/5/2010 1:25 PM

    In Todd's intro he said he has used his Handpresso on the top of a ski jump at Lake Placid - and here's the proof!

    This is truly a wonderful espresso machine for travel!

  • Deborah
    1/5/2010 2:22 PM

    Great find Daily Grommet! I don't have espresso often enough to warrant giving up precious counter real estate. This is a perfect solution.

  • Molly
    1/22/2010 3:22 PM

    Great find! I'm often in backcountry places where there aren't any outlets. I recently took this espresso maker on a 3-day trip and enjoyed not only the great outdoors but excellent coffee, too! It's worth a little extra bulk in your pack, and just have your buddy carry the coffee and water!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    1/22/2010 4:13 PM

    @Molly - thank you for stopping by and sharing your experience. Just shows how a good cup of coffee can add to the day!

  • Len
    2/16/2010 12:21 PM

    I have one, it really works! 16 bars of pressure and it makes a nice espresso from a pod.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    2/16/2010 1:15 PM

    Len! Thanks for stopping by to let us know. As the person who introduced us to Kopi Luwak I bet you know a thing or two about making coffee!

  • leeloo
    3/21/2010 5:30 PM

    i had a question about the newer model that allows for the use of your own grounds vs the older model that only used E.S.E pods.

    Does the new model allow for the use of both grounds and pods, or only grounds? also is the product just as sturdy as the previous? i read some reviews about the glass being changed to plastic. thanks in advance.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    3/21/2010 6:30 PM

    @leeloo - we've let Todd know there is a question waiting for him. Thanks for posting!

  • Todd
    Todd – Special Guest
    3/29/2010 3:48 PM

    The new model uses ground coffee only and the original uses ESE pods only. They are the same unit except for the type of coffee it uses so yes it is just as sturdy. They never used glass for the reservoirs, it was always plastic.

    Thanks for asking.

  • J C G
    J C G
    5/8/2010 11:26 AM

    This looks great. I like the concept and user videos on this show it to be easy to use. I'd jump on this now if the cost were a bit lower, but I may even still want one as it's priced now :)

    Question about pods: I like fresh coffee better, but if you were limited to pods, couldn't you just cut the pod open and dump the coffee into the DomePod device?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/9/2010 8:37 AM

    J C G - There are different models for use with pods versus use with ground coffee. The one we are showing here you use ground coffee not pods, so yes, you could dump the ground coffee from the pod.

  • Peter Corona
    Peter Corona
    5/10/2010 3:01 PM

    As an economic analyst, you need all the espresso you can get your hands on and fast and let me tell you that, on the go, there is no place, where you canNOT enjoy your Handpresso. It is the best thing I have EVERRR bought for myself. It is an absolute must and get both. ;-)

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/10/2010 3:22 PM

    @Peter - I'm picturing you with your graphs, spreadsheets, computer and Handpresso! All the necessary components for proper forecasting!

  • Bill Sanders
    Bill Sanders
    12/16/2011 2:19 PM

    Your web page claims that I can make cappucinos and lattes with this device. Would someone please explain how to do this? (Both require steamed milk.) I drink several lattes per day and when I am on the road, I usually have to drive to Starbucks to satisfy my cravings.

  • Todd
    Todd – Special Guest
    12/16/2011 2:57 PM

    @Bill Sanders: The Handpresso will brew a great espresso that can be used to make any espresso based drink, such as a cappuccino or latte; however, you would need a separate device to froth your milk. The Handpresso itself does not froth.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

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