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.