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oct 19, 2012

presso an electricity free espresso machine

the ‘presso’ – an electricity free espresso machine


the ‘presso‘ is an espresso machine that doesn’t use any electricity. instead, users press and pull a series of levers to turn packed ground beans into a perfect shot of espresso by using boiled water. conceived by designed good, the device minimizes waste and energy consumption through minimalist design that doesn’t require cleaning.



the ‘presso’ in its closed state



the levers fully extended





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  • Nice, but you still need electricity to boil the water, or is this more of an “outdoor camping” thing

    T says:
  • interesting concept – but boiling the water is the problem – uses electric or gas. Also older people might not have the strength. Great design, however it won’t sell unless serious hikers and campers cannot live without their espresso!

    Jeff says:
  • Very nice, but for 150$ I\’ll buy 3 electric espresso machines. A good idea perverted by its price.

    Tiago says:
  • also doubles as a wine cork remover!

    dbkii says:
  • A boiler won’t allow for only 1 cup of expresso to be boiled, so you end up wasting energy boiling a whole mug at the very least.

    Tiago II says:
  • Very nice design, funny handeling. However when you pouring the boiled water to the recepient it cools down at a fast rate, so this water won\’t be able to pick up and imitate the essentials of the steam-immerged type presso coffee.
    You need steam to have presso coffee, here we have pressure-powered coffee submerging into hot water with filter wich is literaly a bully version of the french press (cafetère à piston),…why not?!

    Paul says:
  • open up people. you boil a pot of water, you have a demi tas ready to go. make one, turn on water again, it’s hot in seconds. You do it again. Boom, jus like that. making espresso for you a a few guests is a social thing as much as it is delicious. it’s all about the crema

    price is high though. stovetop unit is cheap

    david says:

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