Are you a coffee fiend who ventures far from their precious home espresso machine? Do you often stay in motels where coffee is more easily likened to dirty water, and half-way decent espresso is at least three towns away? Or maybe you like to camp, in which case you may be in for a long, hilly ocean laden trek to Italy--well the Handpresso Wild Hybrid Outdoor Set might just be the answer to your caffeine deprivation. This portable espresso machine is lightweight and durable, and a camping must have with the inclusion of unbreakable glasses, a thermos and a carrying case. The Wild Hybrid employs all the technological advancements of a bicycle pump to get to the necessary brewing pressure, just twist the handle and pump up the volume--er.. pressure. It only takes a minute to get up to the green 15 bar mark, take your pot of boiling water that’s conveniently heating over your morning bonfire and preheat your cup--just remember kids, only YOU can prevent forest fires! If you’re using ground coffee, use the handle of your Handpresso to tamp it. Pour the hot water into the dome up to those black indents and add your coffee coffee of choice. The new version of the hybrid comes with an ESE pod adaptor and domepod for ground coffee--if you like to grind fresh check out the Hario Mini-Mill Slim for a lightweight companion manual burr grinder. Also, something to consider as an upgraded feature is the intense portafilter which delivers an even better crema with a slower extraction time for a more robust shot. Another tip as far as crema is concerned is the tamping procedure, try filling the domepod about three quarters of the way, tamping, then fill to the top and tamp again for better results. If you have access to a cigarette lighter you can light up your Handpresso Auto and your peers will think you’re super cool--plus, no coughing necessary, unless maybe you slurp up your espresso in some offbeat way. The process is the same, except the auto only takes ESE pods and it’s got the heat up covered. When it’s ready to pour, you’ll hear three beeps, so grab your cup and get sipping!
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- Voltage - 12 V DC
- Power - 140 watts
- 1.94 lbs
- Sturdy, travel friendly construction
- Fits most cup holders
Does it come with ESE pods?
No, this machine does not come with any ESE pods
I just received my auto handpresso and cant seem to get it to work. either in my car or home. It wont pump or heat up.
My guess is that the outlet you have it plugged in to is not powered unless your car ignition is on. Also check to make sure that when you put the top back on that the lines are corectly lined up. There is a little troubleshooting brochure that comes in the box. See if there is any ideas there that may help you. I had no problem with mine. If the light on the plug comes on there should be power there and everything should be a go.
Wow! My harley has a 12V receptical, but a battery smaller than a car. Can I use this with my Harley? I'm concerned about the battery drain. How many watts does this consume per espresso?
Edward - Click on the link below for the manufacturers specifications. They list the unit at 140 Watts
Edward, the power requirement should be matched by your Harley easy enough; the real question is, can it provide that power long enough to complete the cycle of making your coffee and have enough left to start your bike? This is more difficult to answer. Manufacturers have been using increasingly shorter cycle batteries to help the car or bike start faster and smoother. The downside is the ability for the battery to power accessories without the vehicle running. All I think you can do, is take a chance and buy it. Then test it in your driveway to see if your bikes battery can handle it. You can always brew with the engine running, if that is the only way. Just don't try it while riding. ;)
Edward...I have a 2011 Electra Glide Ultra and my bike is the first place I tried this out in and it works perfect. I made four espresso's for some friends on this past weekends ride and had no problem. My bike started just fine after making the four of them.
Is there a 110 adaptor for using it in a hotel room.
At this time it is only available with the car adapter.
There are plenty of compact 110V to 12V adapters available - that's what I plan to do - check Amazon & just make sure you get one powerful enough for 140 Watts
Unfortunately, the nominal 11-12 amp draw is tough to find in a 110VAC-12VDC power supply. Even if a relatively-common 10A supply would work (possible), they are not particularly cheap (~$40+), portable (have an onboard cooling fan), nor ready (still need to add a car socket adapter). For hotel room, probably better to think Handpresso Wild, find an acceptable hot water source.
Thomas, If you check the Handpresso.com website in UK you will see the have a 240v to 12v adapter. 240 v is what they use. So if well hound them
enough, maybe they will make one for 110v. I have a touring bike - Goldwing I plan to use it on, but I also need it for the hotel. I usually go nuts looking
for the closest Starbucks, sometimes it's a mess.
Thomas...I bought a Schumacher Model 1216 power converter at our local Farm and Fleet store and it works great. Only 2 pounds and not very big so very easy to carry. Here is a link to where I bought mine. http://www.farmandfleet.com/products/756193-schumacher-15a-200w-power-converter.html?utm_medium=shoppingengine&utm_source=googlebase&gclid=CjwKEAjw77OhBRCJ7Onfp_HNtwYSJACZqHAWsnyJ40Jz2tyFwyg-_5T0miCgWTbRD67aHHomH2RuwxoCuLDw_wcB#.VC2D5r5vbwQ
Can this use grounds too? ..or just E.S.E. pods?
It will take the E.S.E. pods. There are many different pods available!
It's certainly not designed to work with grounds. Even if you were sufficiently motivated to diy a method (I did so with the Wild, similarly off-design), I cannot imagine futzing with the setup, or managing the mess, during a pitstop. Anyway, if you're not grinding on-the-spot, any potential taste deficit of a high-quality pod would vanish.