If you’ve been a fans of espresso, you might have heard about the portable machine called Handpresso (which is also the company name) that allow you to brew your coffee without the need of big machine place on a sturdy desk. Handpresso is now introducing a new version of their portable espresso machine called Handpresso Auto.
Handpresso Auto is designed exclusively for users who love to travel by car. This espresso machine is powered by car’s 12V cigarette lighter, but capable of delivering 16-bar of pressure to cook / brew the coffee pod!
Here is the details specification of Handpresso Auto:
- Weight: 880 g (1.94 lbs)
- Pressure: 16 bar
- Cycle: 2 minutes
- Water reservoir capacity: 1.79 fl.oz (53 ml)
- Voltage: 12 V DC
- Power: 140 Watt
- Certification: CE e24
I have always thought that an espresso machine should need a strong power input from the power outlet in order to provide enough water pressure to brew the ground coffee. But Handpresso Auto has corrected my opinion. A mere 12V cigarette lighter could actually provide enough power for an espresso machine to do its job.
Handpresso Auto is definitely a magnificent on-the-go gadget for espresso lover. You can brew one cup of single shot espresso as the water reservoir capacity is very limited, but it could be refill as you like as long as you’ve brought a bottle full of water with you.
Handpresso works with any E.S.E. (Easy Serving Espresso) Coffee pod and the machine itself is very easy to use. All you have to do is to plug the machine into the 12V cigaratte lighter, add coffee pod to the top of the machine, reverse it and then fill the Handpresso Auto with water, and seal it tight. Next step is to press on the button, wait for awhile until you’ve heard 3 beeps and it’s done!
Prepare your demitasse cup, drips the espresso from bottom up and you are ready to taste it. Simple espresso preparation and brewing while on the go. I’d really love to get one, but it’s currently limited to several countries only, and my country is not listed.
Available in the following countries only (for now):
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Irland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Monaco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Wales
According to the source, you can hands on this Handpresso Auto for 149 Euros, which is equal to $200 USD. If you are interested to get one, you can find more details at the official site.
However, if you are not the mobile type and want to buy a home-version espresso machine, you can check out our espresso machine reviews.