Coffee lovers! Here comes another review on a new technology in the coffee world!
PORTABLE ESPRESSO MACHINES!???
I came across this cool revolution in the coffee world recently so I decided to give it a good review and decide whether or not the bang is worth the buck!
We all love shots of espresso! In our coffee, straight up, or sometimes even in our smoothies. Thats why I decided to find the best product out there for this!
The Pressopump brings aesthetic, convenience and espresso ANYWHERE you go!
- SIMPLE design with minimal parts
- PORTABLE – Use it at home, in the office, or on travel (anywhere)
- USB chargeable
- EASY clean up
- 16 bars of pressure! (Only 9 bars are required to make espresso)
- 3 layers of flavor!
There are several other products that copy or have their own technology behind the portable espresso machine. The main thing I like about the Pressopump is that it is AUTOMATIC! Other machines require you to hand pump the pressure. Both hand pump and automatic require hot water on hand, but that can be achieved with any double wall insulated thermos or an on hand water heating product.
BELIEVE ME, I did the research… watched YouTube videos and read other reviews… I DON’T want to spend all day procuring an espresso shot. So the hand pumping action is an automatic no for me. I regularly use the Aeropress and constantly WISH it were automatic!
The Pressopump is a revolutionary advancement in coffee technology. It contains an automatic pump that recharges via USB. The pump builds 16 bars of pressure before releasing the added hot water to the tamped fresh ground coffee beans. The result is an excellent espresso shot attainable anywhere you like. The product is beautifully designed to fit any setting and is washable with minimal parts to make for an easy cleanup!
– Cheap price tag
– DURABLE – Guarantee over 5,000 espresso shots.
– Rechargeable by USB
– Elegant design/LIGHTWEIGHT and SLEEK to look beautiful in any setting.
– 16 bars of pressure – make up for the drop in pressure upon release (standard pull is 9 bars)
– EASY CLEANING/washable
Concluding the Pros…
This unit has everything I want. A beautiful design, tons of pressure to consistently extract a good amount of flavor and produce crema, body and heart. The ability to recharge and use on the fly. Easy cleaning, durable and CHEAP! When I researched the competitors, I was turned off by the designs and hand pumping feature. Let’s face it, we got time to make coffee but anything automatic helps. Using my Aeropress is a constant reminder of this (However, the Aeropress makes the BEST cup).
With espresso, PRESSURE IS EVERYTHING… other portable espresso makers, have the minimal or standard amount of pressure build up, then release the pressure up reaching that measure. This results in a brief and NOT constant rate of pressure. With the Pressopump, the pressure starts higher and pushes out a higher pressure longer. Until they design some sort of regulator in these, this is the best designed product.
– Requires hot water on hand (unfortunately all portable do at the moment)
– Doesn’t grind beans for you. (None do yet)
– As shown above, the technology can be refined. In time…
Concluding the Negatives…
So of course technology has JUST reached the portable espresso maker! It will only be time to bridge the gap between the missing features of the current portable espresso makers. One day we will have the ability to heat up the water within the unit and possibly grind the coffee in the unit. We have this technology on commercial espresso machines, now we just have to get some one to fund the research in producing a compact size version of these things. Until then, this seems to be the BEST option!
- PRICE: $54.99 on Amazon. (Cheaper than the Kohi website!)
- Product Guarantee – 1-year warranty
- Product Specifications
After extensive research, I have decided the Pressopump is the best option for a portable esspresso shot. The unit can be charged almost anywhere with modern technology (USB). I DON’T have to pump… Remember I am gonna have to grind my beans, heat my water and clean my machine already! If I can subtract a step, YES! Another thing I love about the pressopump is the design. It looks good, the parts are no more complex than an actual espresso machine head unit and the cleanup is easy.
The BIGGEST feature aside from the AUTOMATIC pump was the 16 bars of pressure! Most of the hand pumps only pump to 8 maybe 9 bars of pressure and then release… This means the pressure is quickly lost and the extraction isn’t as good. Pressopump has the HIGHEST pressure available!
Grab your own Pressopump HERE!