Make espresso on the go with the mypressi TWIST portable brewer


May 15, 2009

mypressi TWIST portable espresso maker

mypressi TWIST portable espresso maker

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May 15, 2009 Your life is stressful enough without having to wonder where your next shot of espresso is coming from. One sure-fire solution is to take it with you, and that's where the mypressi TWIST espresso maker from Espressi Inc. comes in. The portable device uses a unique pneumatic system that operates on common compressed gas cartridges and requires no external power so you can enjoy a fresh pull of go juice wherever you can find hot water.

The mypressi TWIST is less than a foot long and weighs about a pound, so it will easily fit in a backpack or briefcase.

To operate the device, insert a cartridge into the handle, fill the filter basket with ground coffee, and fill the upper chamber with hot water. Next pull the trigger to produce one or two shots of espresso.

Each espresso pull takes about 20 to 30 seconds. The pneumatic extraction system has been tuned to provide a precise 135 psi (about 9 bars) of pressure. The consistent pressure is the key to delivering espresso with the ideal aroma, color, flavor, and crema.

The compressed gas cartridges are available from kitchen stores or from Espressi. Each cartridge is recyclable, and good for brewing about four double shots or eight single shots.

In addition to fresh ground coffee, the TWIST can also accept Easy Serving Espresso (ESE) pods using an optional adapter.

The TWIST is designed to be easy to clean and is dishwasher safe. It is expected to hit store shelves this fall and sell for approximately USD$129.

The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) recently awarded the mypressi TWIST the 2009 “Best New Product” Award.

Further information see the mypressi site.

Alan Brandon

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I am from Puerto Rico and got my Mypressi Twist through Coffee World Puerto Rico: I received my Mypressi Twist about a week ago. The first impression is that this Mypressi Twist is just nicely built. Making espresso is very easy, and it takes a minute or so to make a cup. I was also impressed with the coffee. Believe me for a portable machine, coffee was great. Now my Mypressi Twist substituted my Krups machine. I use Island Joe’s ESE pods and Lavazza Grand Crema. A good hint is: to make sure the espresso has an ok temperature, I heat up my cup as well as the water container adding the boiling water and then adding the water to make the coffee. I always fill a bit more water (a few drops more) so the ESE pods gets soaked before extraction. And it really takes a click on the trigger, no big deal. With this I get a great espresso and crema too. I recommend buying ESE pods buy bulks of 100 or 150, it gets cheaper. The unit works best with the standard 14g E.S.E pod also works great with ground coffee. The gas cartridge should be purchased through them too.Enjoy!!!

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