Espresso anywhere?...sounds good to me! I figure this would be a good time to go over the Handpresso Wild Hybrid, an improved version of Handpresso's ingenious portable espresso maker that can now brew using both ground coffee and ESE (Easy Serve Espresso) pods.
At first glance, the Handpresso Wild Hybrid impresses with some exquisite craftsmanship and engineering. In your hand, this portable espresso maker (which weighs in at a comfortable 1.2 pounds) feels just right. It's light enough to take anywhere, yet it's got enough weight to dispel any concerns about its durability.Making espresso with the Handpresso Wild Hybrid is really fun, and easy too. The gauge at the top of the Handpresso indicates how much pressure has been built up. All you need is to do is pump the Handpresso (similar to a bike or ball pump) until the needle is in the green area of the gauge. The needle indicates that it is ready to extract espresso.
When the real work is out of the way, you simply remove the lid from the brewing pod and add hot water into it, and insert an ESE (easy serve espresso) pod or a filled basket of ground coffee. Living the fast paced life that I do, I prefer using the Lavazza Gran Crèma Pods.
Next, cover the espresso pod with the lid and make sure it secured tightly. Finally, point the bottom of the pod over the espresso cup, push the plunger down and watch the thick and rich espresso pour into the cup with a generous amount of crema.
Mmmmm! Cleaning up is easy too. When the Handpresso is done brewing, empty the brewing pod by throwing away the used espresso pod and proceed to rinse it with water. Dry the Handpresso with dry rag and you are ready for your next espresso shot.