Travel Coffee Makers
Founded in 2013, Wacaco is a startup company based in Hong Kong. Its registration precedes the Minipresso commercial launch. Originally started in 2012 as a personal project, in an effort to create a small, light and convenient handheld espresso machine, the Minipresso is now under production. Hugo Cailleton, founder of Wacaco and master degree’s holder in industrial design, has been involved many years in the manufacturing of home espresso machine prior to initiate the development of the Minipresso. The idea of the portable espresso machine, allowing users to pull their own drink on the go, crossed his mind one morning during a business trip after having been disappointed by a poor espresso shot in a hotel. Back home, he started to examine available offers, bought samples and tested them. But none of those products satisfied him totally. They were too heavy, had poor extractions, shots temperature was too low and they were over priced considering their occasional use. Accustom to enjoy great shots day after day, his creative spirit was set to elaborate an easy to carry device, with performance close to home machines, allowing consumers to produce good espresso anywhere at lower cost. He had to solve many problems, but there was room for a better solution. The path to achieve the dreamed device was not easy. Over ten prototypes were built to test different mechanism, coffee extraction, product interaction and design. Feedbacks from friends, test groups, coffee business professionals were carefully noted and reviewed. Some features were added, others were removed in the process, requiring to go back to the drawing board more than a few times. With perseverance and hard work the conception come a long way and Minipresso was finally close to expectations. Twenty months after the trip that changed Hugo’s daily life, the injection molds were under manufacturing. Today, time has come to put Minipresso in your hands. Crafted with reinforced materials to withstand shocks, we are proud to offer you an unique portable espesso machine. An innovative creation, durable, built to prepare authentic coffee drinks.
Packed with new features and capabilities, which will drastically improve the way you prepare your favorite coffee, Nanopresso is one of the best and most versatile espresso machines. A truly unique addition to your coffee toolkit! Built around a newly patented pumping system, the Nanopresso is capable of reaching, with the help of your hands, a maximum of 18 bars (261 PSI) of pressure for unparalleled coffee extractions qualities. The Nanopresso works best with finely ground coffee that is tamped hard. It is delightfully easy to operate and simple to use. The Nanopresso requires 15% less force to pump compared to previous models (1st generation Minipresso). With Nanopresso, the power is in the machine, not in your hands. After each shot, Nanopresso maintenance takes only a few seconds. When necessary, the components of the portafilter are easily separated for deep cleaning.
Product: Nanopresso is a hand-powered, portable espresso machine that provides 18 bars of pressure so you get café quality espresso every time.
Features: At just over 6″ and weighing less 1lb, it is one of the smallest, quality, hand powered espresso machines on the market. The patented pumping system makes it capable of reaching 18 bars of stable pressure during extraction, comparable to what you might expect from the commercial espresso machine at your local cafe.
Colors: Comes in classic black, yellow, orange, red, arctic blue, moss green, and white
Add ons: The NS Adaptor ($19) allows you to use Nespresso®* Original capsules and most of compatibles, Barista Kit ($29) allows you to create a double espresso and a larger variety of beverages.
Best for: Dads, campers, hikers, boyfriends, the person who has everything, coffee lovers, people with tiny kitchens/small homes, frequent travelers
Where you can purchase: Wacaco.com or Amazon