April 10, 2008

HandPresso Portable Espresso Maker - Spring Picnics Were Never Better

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You may or may not remember our earlier coverage of the Handpresso, but we'd like to refresh your memory about this amazing device. The Handpresso is no gimmick. It delivers 16 bars of pressure and uses hot water plus ESE espresso pods to make a perfect espresso or Americano cup of single serve coffee in the wilds of America. If you're not feeling that wild, then plan on using the Handpresso on that perfect spring picnic. Today it's going to be over 70 degrees here in Boston, and we plan on doing just that - espresso on the Boston Common with a nice buttery croissant. For the price and the convenience (we recommend getting a Jetboil for hot water), we can't but recommend the experience of the Handpresso.

At HandPresso Wild Portable Espresso Maker

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January 21, 2008

Handpresso - Portable Espresso and Single Serve Coffee

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We've been covering the Handpresso over at Single Serve Espresso this past week. The Handpresso may be one of the coolest portable single serve espresso and coffee makers we've ever seen. Combining a bicycle pump, and using an E.S.E. espresso pod, you simply pump up the Handpresso and pull a perfect shot. You can use it wherever you can get hot water - so we recommend getting a Jet Boil stove for hiking, fishing, or picnic going. You'll impress not only the company your with, but also your taste buds when you have a perfect cup of espresso or coffee on the go.

Single Serve Espresso has also revealed today the Unboxing of Handpresso and their earlier article which features a rather interesting video on Handpresso.

We also have received a Handpresso for review, and we will have a full review soon.

At Handpresso FR and Single Serve Espresso and Handpresso US

You may also want to read our article on the Preva xSport and the Jet Boil French Press to get more ideas on how to make your single serve coffee more portable.

Update: Handpresso is now available in the US here...

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June 22, 2007

Review: Jetboil French Press Hiking and Camping Personal Coffee Maker

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The perfect portable single serve coffee maker for camping.

On a rather large clean out and then re-visit of past articles we've yet to publish (yes - we are bad - we know it), we have uncovered the Jetboil French Press that comes with Green Mountain Coffee. We really enjoyed the Jetboil French Pressed coffee last year with our family, so we decided to take it out for another spin and review, and to share some of the pictures we took last fall with some new ones on this impressive product for camping.

What is a Jetboil mini-stove? It's really a personal or group cooking system that has a burner and large cup to make drinks, soup, and other items in. It's very lightweight and compact, with everything you need fitting back inside the cup so you can hike or camp with it.

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December 22, 2006

Nespresso Espresso for Your Car

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This design concept was developed in cooperation with several designers for the Nespresso competition held last year. This design expands the Nespresso capsule-system with water-capsules, which work as cups for the mobile cafe-experience in traffic-jams or anywhere else in your car.

We're pretty sure we'd love a Nespresso system in our car. Click on through for even larger pictures at the portfolio of Thomas J. Mrokon.

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October 18, 2006

Jetboil Java Kit - Great Coffee in the Outdoors

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PcsblackfFrenchpressfWe admit to being a rather casual hiker, but we also admit to always bringing our Jet Boil stove to make a cup of soup and also water for our Preva xSport portable expresso maker. It looks like we have another option to put in our pack - a French Press from Jet Boil themselves. The featherweight Coffee Press brings civilization with you (and better yet - good coffee), even to the most uncivilized locations. Each Coffee Press includes a basket, rod, knob and multi-purpose lid and it stows securely inside the Jetboil PCS.

We'll be putting the Jetboil Java Kit through it's paces over the next two weeks on some Fall leaf viewing voyages - so stay tuned!

At Jetboil Products

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July 20, 2006

Review: Preva xSport Portable Espresso & Single Serve Coffee Maker

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Portable espresso or making coffee of any type on the go seems to be coming of age. We've seen the Aeropress, in-car espresso makers, and now the Preva xSport Portable Espresso maker for camping, rv-ing, and backpacking.

Img 2658This ultra-compact espresso maker will make espresso or single serve coffee on the go and is compact, light, and durable. Unlike it's bigger single serve counterparts (see the Senseo for size comparison), we could see this being a pretty good choice for a long weekend hike or perhaps making a double shot cafe Americano on the side of a mountain. We can also see this being a good choice for taking while on vacation and staying in a hotel, where they often have the tiny coffee maker that could provide you hot water to use in your Preva xSport.

Hiking and vacation aside, we decided to put the Preva xSport through the paces here in the Single Serve Coffee test kitchen and see how good of a shot of espresso and how perfect a cup of single serve coffee we could make.

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July 11, 2006

Preva xSport Portable Espresso Maker Arrives for Review

Ultra-compact and extremely single serve coffee or espresso, the Preva xSport has arrived for review. We've got a little teaser below to keep your fingers on the mouse while we run the xSport through our battery of tests. What's unexpected about the Preva xSport is it can make espresso or coffee and can use ground coffee or espresso pods. Very cool.

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June 29, 2006

Preva Portable Espresso Maker in the Wild

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From Preva:

"My first backpack with the xSport. Hope Lake at apprx. 4400' elevation... still tons of snow and the lake was mostly iced in... but a great little back country hike out of Stevens Pass..... The Jet Boil and the Preva xSport Portable Espresso Maker is a nifty combination for back country espresso. Takes about three-minutes from when you set your pack down to espresso (yes I timed it). And, we had the attention and obvious admiration of the only other group of hikers up there in the snow..... tee hee. Oh, the xSport performed beautifully....."

Read more at Preva xSport

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May 16, 2006

Preva xSport Portable Espresso Maker

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Portable espresso or making coffee of any type on the go seems to be coming of age. We've seen the Aeropress, in-car espresso makers, and now the Preva xSport Portable Espresso maker for camping, rv-ing, and backpacking.

This ultra-compact espresso maker will make espresso on the go and is compact, light, and durable. Preva has a pretty exhaustive FAQ for any question you might have about the xSport Portable Espresso maker. We could see this being a pretty good choice for a long weekend hike or perhaps making a double shot cafe Americano on the side of a mountain.

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