Wacaco Minipresso portable espresso

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Wacaco Minipresso portable espresso

Postby Aushiker » Fri 10 Aug, 2018 5:09 pm

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I don't think I have seen these mentioned before but interested if anyone is using one of these Wacaco Minipresso portable espresso machines? I could cope with one of the pod versions I reckon for a half decent coffee in the morning.

A review of same can be found at the Bushwalking Blog

A quick search found the Nesspresso version locally for $54.00.
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Re: Wacaco Minipresso portable espresso

Postby Lamont » Fri 10 Aug, 2018 5:34 pm

Hmm quite long, 350grams and pods to be rid of... I suppose tho' if you are carrying a chunky rucksack and a bit of weight, you wouldn't even notice this in there.
I believe this (or something like it) has has come up on BW.com before.
If you have milk (powder) with your coffee in the morning (and any other time) the one I linked (somewhere on here ?) for about $20 which is smaller lighter and cheaper, would suffice easily.
For short black lovers -the Coffee looks alright tho'!
I don't know any other short black lovers, everyone seems to drown their coffee in milk.
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Re: Wacaco Minipresso portable espresso

Postby andrewa » Fri 10 Aug, 2018 6:35 pm

I've got one, and use it with grounds. Even with the larger reservoir, it's still only a small cup of coffee, and there's a fair bit of fluffing around making it.

I'm back to cowboy coffee in the bush ( grounds chucked in to billy of boiling water, taken off heat, stirred, left to sit for a few minutes, pot hit with spoon to precipitate grounds out on bottom, then slowly and carefully decanted). Much easier.

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Re: Wacaco Minipresso portable espresso

Postby CraigVIC » Sat 11 Aug, 2018 3:48 pm

andrewa wrote:I'm back to cowboy coffee in the bush ( grounds chucked in to billy of boiling water, taken off heat, stirred, left to sit for a few minutes, pot hit with spoon to precipitate grounds out on bottom, then slowly and carefully decanted). Much easier.

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What's a rough guide on how much coffee to use for this method to make a strong cuppa? More than what you'd put in the home espresso for a cup?

I've been using the teabag style coffee bags by Timms. They're convenient, but they make a very depressing brew. I'm ready to try something else
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Re: Wacaco Minipresso portable espresso

Postby Watertank » Sat 11 Aug, 2018 3:55 pm

Aeropress is my recommendation- see http://www.aeropress.com.au
You can get metal reusable filters- no use of pods - fab coffee- I should know, I live in Melbourne!
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Re: Wacaco Minipresso portable espresso

Postby matagi » Sat 11 Aug, 2018 6:44 pm

We use one and have purchased refillable pods for ours. If you use the disposable pods, you get better results if you pierce the lid with the tip of a knife a few times before inserting. (like a serial murderer, according to my spouse and official domestic barista)
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Re: Wacaco Minipresso portable espresso

Postby casey79 » Mon 13 Aug, 2018 10:21 am

Been using the non pod minipresso for a year now. Its uses ground and it makes a great espresso creme and all!!
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Re: Wacaco Minipresso portable espresso

Postby oldpiscator » Mon 13 Aug, 2018 12:39 pm

Had my non-pod minipresso for 2 years. Make a good, but very small, espresso. I preheat the unit with hot water before making the coffee.
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Re: Wacaco Minipresso portable espresso

Postby george013 » Mon 03 Sep, 2018 11:35 am

I have a nanopresso and a Aeropress and for hiking I would take Areopress but if I want espresso on a picnic, the nanopresso is AWESOME!
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