In the very recent past...
handheld espresso was more or less a distant fantasy than it was a true reality. Even though there are multiple accessories and compact options on the market, most if not all fall kind of flat. The Joepresso, and the Fellow Prismo claimed real shots from your Aeropress, and that just isn't the case. The Leverpresso came into the scene and just sort of fizzled. But last year I tried out the Nanopresso, which I had very low expectations for, but found myself impressed by what it produced. Fast forward to today, and the same brand Wacaco, has released the next generation: the Picopresso.
This brand new micro-espresso machine makes some big claims for something half the size of a Chipotle burrito. Of course, this isn't my first Sprodeo, and I've heard it all before. This is why I was ready to dive headfirst into the Picopresso myself to see if it lives up to its marketing. So in this video I'll not only go over the hands-on basics of getting it dialed in, and how it compares to the previous version, but also if it does truly have "the heart of a commercial espresso machine" and produces the illusive, and somewhat vaguely defined "barista-level double shot".
So without any further talk, hit play on the video above and let's brew this.