Portable Espresso Maker Offers Enthusiasts a Cafe-Quality Option

July 15, 2021Kelly Getzelman

The Picopresso will allow coffee enthusiasts the ability to brew a full double shot of espresso with its wide, 52 mm, stainless steel basket. Photo courtesy of Wacaco Company Ltd.

Coffee enthusiasts across the globe are always searching for convenient ways to serve up their favorite beverages. As coffee consumption throughout the day continues to grow in popularity here in America, so does the need for user-friendly, on-the-go coffee equipment.

Wacaco Company Ltd., a leader in portable espresso makers, has just debuted the world’s smallest specialty coffee espresso machine.

The company has announced the launch of the Picopresso, a hand-held, portable espresso maker based on Wacaco’s patented piston-driven espresso machine technology.

The Picopresso fits in the palm of your hand. Photo courtesy of Wacaco Company Ltd.

“The world of manual home espresso enthusiasts is growing, and Wacaco is positioned to be at the forefront of this movement,” Hugo Cailleton, the company’s co-founder, said. “Our machines have enabled millions of our customers to adventure and brew remotely in some amazing locations.”

According to the company’s website, the pro-level espresso system “produces emblematic creamy shots with dense flavors and stunning aromas. A signature extraction once reserved to bulky, heavy countertop espresso makers.”

Picopresso Specifications

  • Dimensions: 4.17 by 3.07 by 2.8 inches

  • Weight: 0.77 pounds

  • Water capacity: 2.70 fluid ounces

  • Grounds capacity: 18 grams

  • Maximum pressure: 18 bar

  • Price: $129.90 ($99.90 during the launch period)

The Picopresso features a see-through portafilter so enthusiasts can enjoy watching their favorite roast of creamy espresso flow directly from a standard-sized, stainless steel filter basket through the manual brewing process. The 52 mm basket also allows users to brew a full double shot of espresso.

The Picopresso features a signature extraction once reserved to bulky, heavy countertop espresso makers. Photo courtesy of Wacaco Company Ltd.

What makes this hand-held brewing system unique is its customization potential. Users can master the art of manual espresso making by dialing their ideal grind size. And because the Picopresso fits in the palm of your hand, you can perfect your pulling technique.

Wacaco believes that this level of personalization will result in an authentic, cafe-quality espresso that can elevate and extract the essence of each coffee bean in flavor and character.

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Kelly Getzelman
Kelly Getzelman

Kelly Getzelman is a former staff writer for Coffee or Die Magazine. A retired Navy SEAL chief petty officer, Getzelman has nearly two decades of special operations experience and is always ready to ship out on his next epic coffee adventure.

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