27 Jun '16, 2pm

The Minipresso makes a really good shot of espresso where ever you are

The Minipresso makes a really good shot of espresso where ever you are

When in the city, I start my morning by firing up my big old Gaggia espresso machine. When summer comes and I head for the hills I assume that I have left espresso behind. But after whining in a post about why we have to put batteries in everything , Nick Thompson, the American distributor of the Wacaco Minipresso , suggested that I try his battery-less and cordless portable espresso machine. Frankly, I was dubious; making a good espresso is hard. As Italian expert Giorgio Milos noted in Salon ,“A good cup of espresso has to be balanced between sour, bitter, and sweet.” It’s hard to find in North America, where aficionados call it “undrinkable swill fit only for burying under a half-liter of foamed milk and flavorings (and THAT, friends, is America’s unique contribution to coffee culture).” The Minipresso was designed by Hugo Cailleton, an industrial designer living in Hon...

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