When I think about making espresso...
I generally picture myself at home, or in a cafe working behind a classic countertop machine, but I also have to remind myself that other people actually leave their house sometimes. So something like the Wacaco Nanopresso may actually be a the perfect option for those adventurous, espresso-loving spirits who don't experience existential dread when they leave their house. Even though I may not be one of those people, I feel compelled by a sense of responsibility as a specialty coffee lover, and part of the coffee media, to put this little espresso pill to the test for those who are.
This small, but seemingly mighty handheld espresso machine boasts some seriously impressive numbers. For example, the manufacturer claims that this little pill can muster up 18 bars of espresso extracting power. Thats a whopping 261 pounds per square inch, for those who are keeping count, and thats quite a bit of power sitting gingerly in the palm of your hand. Especially for something that weighs a paltry three hundred and thirty-six grams, but as we know size isn't everything. The real question is, can it make some real espresso, and that's exactly what I intend to find out.
So hit play on that video above to find out if the little Nanopresso lives up to its lofty claims.