Handpresso

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Handpresso SAS
Type Espresso machine manufacturer
Industry Domestic and professional espresso machines
Founded 2006
Headquarters Fontainebleau
Products Espresso machines
Website www.handpresso.com

Handpresso SARL is a French manufacturer of portable espresso machines. Founded in Fontainebleau in 2006 by Henrik Nielsen as a spin-off from Nielsen Innovation SARL. Handpresso is Danish Design and has created and patented[1] the world's first handheld espresso maker, Handpresso WILD ESE, which is sold in 25 countries. The first Handpresso machines were designed for E.S.E. coffee pods.[2]

In the year 2008, Handpresso won 7 international design prizes including IF[3] and Formland.[4]

Technology[edit]

Handpresso espresso maker in use.

The Handpresso Wild works by pumping the Handpresso unit up to 16 bar pressure, like a bicycle pump. Hot water is then added from a kettle or a thermo flask to the 50 ml reservoir, and an E.S.E. pod or Domepod (ground coffee) inserted before serving the coffee at the push of a button. The infusion is stopped by pushing the button back. During the infusion the pressure drops in from 11 to 8 bar pressure.

The temperature of the water is very important for the final result. If freshly boiled water from a kettle is used, the water temperature is about 203°F (95°C) when it gets in contact with the coffee. The water from a thermo flask is usually cooler, but temperatures down to 176°F (80°C) still gives an acceptable result with most coffees.

Handpresso has filed several international patents.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ [1], Handpresso's first patent
  2. ^ [2], E.S.E. Consortium
  3. ^ [3], IF Product Design Award, 2008
  4. ^ [4], Formland Design Award, 2008

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