Wacaco MiniPresso Review

Wacaco MiniPresso
Overall Rating
86
Coffee Quality (40%)
82
Design & Features (20%)
88
Durability (20%)
90
Ease of Use (10%)
90
Brand Reputation (10%)
88
The Bottom Line
A portable espresso machine that doesn't require electricity, the Wacaco MiniPresso offers on-the-go espresso anywhere you have hot water. It comes in 2 versions, the GR (grounds) and NS (capsules) and makes a fun gift.
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Key Features of the Wacaco MiniPresso

Key Features of Wacaco MiniPresso

Wacaco MiniPresso Overview

The MiniPresso, as the name suggests, is a small, portable espresso machine that fits easily inside a rucksack, making it perfect for things like camping and backpacking.

There are 2 versions:

  • MiniPresso GR (uses ground coffee)
  • MiniPresso NS (uses Nespresso OriginalLine-compatible capsules)

It’s pretty easy to use once you become familiar with all its parts.

Pretty much all you do is put your coffee grounds in the filter at one side, put the hot water in at the other side and squeeze it through using the hand pump.

Because the MiniPresso uses hand-pump pressure to extract your shot, it doesn't reach the requisite 9 bars of pressure for true espresso.

But what it does make is very espresso-like, mostly lacking a rich crema.

But you aren't buying the MiniPresso to replace your home espresso machine. You're buying it for on-the-go convenience.

To that end, it's a fantastic compromise between cost, quality, and convenience.

Pros
Cons

Is the Wacaco MiniPresso for you?

Is Wacaco MiniPresso for you?

Both the Wacaco MiniPresso GR and NS are excellent options for on-the-go espresso. If you're a frequent traveler, enjoy camping, or need a portable pick-me-up while at the office, the MiniPresso is perfect for you.

It also makes a fun gift for the coffee lover in your life.

Wacaco MiniPresso Review: An In-Depth Look

Check out the Wacaco MiniPresso!

Check out Wacaco MiniPresso!

Wacaco MiniPresso
A portable espresso machine that doesn't require electricity, the Wacaco MiniPresso offers on-the-go espresso anywhere you have hot water. It comes in 2 versions, the GR (grounds) and NS (capsules) and makes a fun gift.

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