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An Espresso Maker for Those On the Go



Photo: Wacaco.com


Product reviewed: Wacaco’s Minipresso GR


In Seattle, where I live, there are coffee shops on every corner. But when I’m flying, traveling and camping, finding good coffee becomes a problem. What to do when you’re off on an adventure but need coffee?  This little espresso maker is the answer to your coffee-on-the-go needs.  

The Wacaco Minipresso GR is a small, lightweight, portable espresso maker designed to accompany you on the road. It carries the tagline, “The way you love it, wherever you are.” Minipresso looks like a small black submarine. It is very easy to assemble — no instructions needed —is self-contained and designed to fit easily into a backpack or luggage. My husband and I both tried the Minipresso by taking it to work, and people were intrigued. It is impossible to figure out what it is until someone tells you.

The Minipresso makes espresso in a couple of minutes. First, you pack finely ground coffee beans in the product’s filter basket, add hot water to the tank, then press the pump a few times and one perfect little shot of strong, hot, frothy espresso comes out. Bonus: The Minipresso is also easy to disassemble and clean!

My clients drink coffee and travel often, so I would certainly recommend this to anyone looking for a portable espresso maker. No cream, syrup or additives needed for this device — just pure black espresso.

I loved the Minipresso! This would be a fantastic gift for the espresso-loving traveler in your life, or even for someone to keep at work to save money on going out for coffee. My husband and I will use it again and will take it on our next trip or camping excursion.


Ginger Hultin, MS, RD, CSO, is a health writer and owner of Champagne Nutrition specializing in integrative health and whole food-based nutrition. She served as immediate past-president for the Chicago Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and chair-elect of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group. Read Ginger's blog, Champagne Nutrition, and follow her on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest.

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