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.