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Martin Skavish

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at 12-09-2011 5:52pm
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Hi. I have a Handpresso Wild (the kind that uses pods). Is there any way to use it or modify it so that it works with ground coffee like the Dome Pod version?

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mjackson ♦ Martin,

I am sorry at this time there is not a conversion so you can use ground coffees. They as you realize are easy to use and make a good drink. In order to use ground coffee you would need to purchase the other model. Thanks for thinking of us.

12-10-2011 9:37am |

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paul hees You know, if you rescue/cut a round filter paper to wet & line the reservoir cover, and a shallow 45mm 'vessel' for pre-tamping 7g coffee (mine's a pimenton tin lid), this is easy to do- just flip the 'vessel' onto the paper & tap. The other side is nice, stainless filter like any espresso basket. And, once I found pods I like, I don't do it very often

03-11-2013 11:28am |

paul hees

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at 08-26-2010 6:51pm
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re: Wild v. Domepod- was excited that Handpresso introduced a unit that uses fresh-ground, but was disappointed to learn that it would NOT use pods!

Is it possible that the only difference in these products is the coffee-holding inserts? If so, might I buy the Wild + a 'replacement' basket for the Domepod?.

I have not seen either in person; both ESE & fresh-ground have their advantages under the proper circumstances. I wouldn't buy 2 units to get both capabilities, though. Could I use, for example, any known ESE adapter basket with the Domepod to get both capabilities perhaps?

I guess you see what I'm getting at- probably just a matter of time before they market the ensemble that I seek. Until then, do you see any options or mods that will get me there?

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TechMilanoItalia Paul, we have contacted the U.S. importer for Handpresso and have been informed that the two systems are different and cannot be interchanged or easily adapted for the use of both pods and ground. For easiest portability and availability of the coffee, we would suggest the Handpresso Wild.

08-27-2010 10:21am |

oldsoul

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at 06-20-2010 10:23am
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The water seems to rush through in about 5 sec. That was with my Isomac Gran Maccinino at the finest setting. I also tried grinding with my Zassenhause hand grinder. That produced mlidly better results as I got a finer grind from it. What is the best way to tamp the filter? Is there a recommended grind for it? What am I doing wrong?

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ToddS Jeffrey, if you are using the Handpresso Wild it should be used with pods not ground coffee. The unit that uses ground coffee is called the Domepod and it takes a commercial grind. To get great results out of it you will want to fill the basket with ground coffee tamp it and then fill it up again and tamp again.

06-20-2010 10:09pm |

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oldsoul Thanks Todd,
I do Have a Domepod, and I think my issue is tamping. I did come across a really cool lokking tamper specially made for the handpresso domepod. It's a Handpresso Domepod Pack and Tamp Tool. I', wondering if you guys will be carrying it soon.

06-23-2010 2:56pm |

Steve Schneider

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at 02-19-2010 8:05pm
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you can buy a small submersible unit that goes in a cup to heat water looks like a small twisted rod with a cord. these are inexpensive and are good for heating water in a hotel room and not heavy to carry. hardware or camping stores usually sell them.

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ToddS Thanks for the tip!

02-20-2010 6:06pm |

Steve Schneider

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at 02-19-2010 8:02pm
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do you have to use a pod or can you use espresso ground coffee

I really am trying to avoid being tied to pods and hope like the twist one can use ground coffee.

thanks
steve

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ToddS The Handpresso Wild "Domepod" uses ground coffee not pods. It does a great job and it brews a nice hot espresso. Best of all you don't have to keep buying the gas cartridges all the time like you do with the Twist. And you can travel on planes with it etc. I do a lot of traveling and use it all the time.

02-20-2010 6:10pm |

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tbelknap I'd definitely like to have one of these for when I'm traveling.

02-25-2010 5:48pm |

Catherine Stein

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at 12-14-2009 6:34pm
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I want a unit I can travel with to hotels that don't have boiling water in the room (Four Seasons Chicago). Do you have something that will heat the water as well to boiling?Thx so much - CS

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WholeLatteLoveRep1 Unfortunately we don't have a small handpresso like unit that will boil water as well as brew for you. We do, however, carry hot water kettles that you could use boil your water for the handpresso. It's small, compact, and has boiling water in minutes.

12-15-2009 4:23pm |