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It goes without saying that people love their coffee. But given the current state of the world, it might be difficult visiting a local coffee shop.
And if you're someone who survives on a daily dose of espresso coffee, then the Wacaco Minipresso GR might be the answer to your coffee woes.
It's a small portable espresso maker that can produce up to 50 ml of espresso coffee almost anytime you need. According to the product description, it's great to use at home, at work and especially when traveling. Plus, it doesn't require any batteries or electricity.
Shop: Wacaco Minipresso GR, Portable Espresso Machine, $48.80
And it's seemingly easy to use. In fact, all you need to do is add coffee grounds and boiling water, according to the product description. Once the boiling water and coffee grounds are inside, you unlock the piston and pump it multiple times to pressurize and extract the espresso.
While travelers and campers especially might enjoy this because of the added convenience of having coffee anytime they want, it also might be a great addition for a coffee lover that has limited space at home. Unlike many larger espresso makers, the Wacaco Minipresso GR weighs less than a pound and only spans 6.89 inches, according to the product description.
The machine currently has a little over 1,200 customer ratings, with many reviews raving about its simplicity.
"what a perfect answer to getting a strong cup of coffee in the morning - just add a shot of espresso made with this simple, easy to use device - congratulations to the designers - it works every time and makes a wonderful espresso on the go - worth double the price!" one review said. "Love this item and now depend on it for that extra morning kick….."
Although many of the reviews for the Wacaco Minipresso GR are positive, some did point out that the machine isn't always easy to clean.
"The MiniPresso is a solid product and has served us well on camping, road and various other trips where espresso would otherwise be a difficult proposition," one reviewer wrote. My only concern with the unit when choosing to use it is that cleanup can be very messy. wet grounds are just messy. no two ways about it. The trade-off between this type of unit and the k-cup variant is that you can choose your beans and environmentally, grounds are a lot less of an issue than a bunch of pressed plastic containers."