Colourful and nomadic, the Handpresso Pump Pop

Colourful and nomadic, the Handpresso Pump Pop

Thanks to a friend of mine from my hiking club, I discovered some time ago the principle of the mobile coffeemakers. It is a device that allows you to prepare an espresso anywhere and works without batteries. If the principle is very nice, we might as well say that the first models were reserved for serious people. Take a look at the Handpresso Pump to figure out what I mean.

Fortunately, the French manufacturer of Handpresso finally understood that you could like coffee in black and colours… Thus was born the Handpresso Pump Pop collection, whose coffeemakers are mainly white and colour-matched pop. In the process, the coffee maker has been slightly modernized compared to the previous models. Just what I needed to crack me up.

Colourful and nomadic, the Handpresso Pump Pop

Handpresso - Pump Pop Bleue 48268 Machine a cafe expresso, cafetière portable et manuelle à dosette ESE ou café moulu

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Presentation of the Handpresso Pump Pop

Colourful and nomadic, the Handpresso Pump Pop

This travel coffeemaker is one of the hand coffee makers. It does not require no electricity or batteries. On the other hand, it needs energy and it is up to you to provide it by pumping (as with a bicycle pump for example). A small screen allows you to monitor the pressure and know when to stop pumping. You need to reach 16 bars.

Since the goal is to take her on a trip, she’s pretty much small and light. It is 22 cm long and weighs only 480 gr. Of course it is possible to find a lighter weight, like the minipresso GR, but it is still a quite correct weight.

It has a 50 ml reservoir, which makes it possible to serve a short, full-bodied espresso. It’s not much, whereas electric coffee makers are offering us more and more long coffees or gourmet coffees. But for an espresso, I think it’s a perfectly good quantity.

On the coffee side, we can install ESE pods (soft pods of the senseo type) or ground coffee with an adapter. Both are environmentally friendly solutions, which make it possible to dispose of used coffee at the foot of a tree without any negative consequences for the environment. In addition, it is easier to choose the brand of coffee of your choice.

How to make a coffee anywhere with Handpresso pum pop?

Colourful and nomadic, the Handpresso Pump Pop

If you don’t need electricity or batteries, there is still one thing to provide: hot water (ideally at 90°). This is not always the easiest thing to have when hiking, so bring a thermos of hot water or go with a stove, saucepan and enough water.

First you have to pump to reach the 16 bar pressure. It’s quite easy and you know exactly when to stop.

Then add the hot water and set up the filter and coffee.
Finally, a button is pressed and the coffee is extracted quickly and directly into your cup.

The result is a real expresso savoureux and even slightly creamy, far from an instant coffee!

Is it worth having?

Colourful and nomadic, the Handpresso Pump Pop

This is a very difficult question because utility is very subjective.

On the one hand there is the possibility to have a real, tasty espresso, of which you will have chosen the coffee beans. On the other hand, there is the need to take care of the preparation.

It’s really quick and easy to make himself a strong coffee with Handpresso Pump Pop. However, it is true that there is a mess to plan for and take with you. I think this is the kind of coffee maker that is more suitable for boat trips, road-trips in a camper van than for hikes or treks. But when you’re going on a day trip, it’s quite possible to pack a little extra to improve the quality of the ride.

It is therefore up to you to evaluate the situations in which you would like to have the Handpresso pum pop and see if it is possible to prepare it under good conditions.

What value for money?

Colourful and nomadic, the Handpresso Pump Pop

The Handpresso pum pop coffeemaker is sold at 79 €. As you can see the travel coffee maker buying guide, it is rather mid-range, with a unique design and high pressure.

It is available in three colours. The base is always white, but you can also choose between blue, apple green or bright pink. For once, it remains at the same price regardless of the color (some brands are able to make a machine pay a lot of money for a machine whose only difference is a color a little original…).

Between its design, its practicality and the presence of an adaptor to use both pods and the grinded coffee, I think it’s safe to say it’s a coffeemaker that owns excellent value for money.

The plusses:

  • without battery or electricity
  • 16 bar pressure
  • French trademark
  • pod or ground coffee
  • light

The least:

  • does not heat the water

Conclusion

If for you coffee is a serious thing, but not everything that is serious needs to be dressed in black, then I think the Handpresso Pump Pop coffeemaker has everything to seduce you. It works well, anywhere, it is full of life and dynamism, and above all, the coffee is good.

Colourful and nomadic, the Handpresso Pump Pop

Handpresso - Pump Pop Bleue 48268 Machine a cafe expresso, cafetière portable et manuelle à dosette ESE ou café moulu

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79.00
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