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Handpresso SAS
Espresso machine manufacturer
IndustryDomestic and professional espresso machines
ProductsEspresso machines

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]

In 2012, the company launched the Handpresso Auto, an espresso machine for the car.[5]

In 2013, the Handpresso Wild Hybrid was awarded the National Geographic's Gear of the Year.[6]


A Handpresso espresso maker in use

The Handpresso Wild works by pumping the Handpresso unit up to 16 bar pressure, like a bicycle pump.[7] 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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  1. ^ [1], Handpresso's first patent
  2. ^ [2], E.S.E. Consortium
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2010-01-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link), IF Product Design Award, 2008
  4. ^ [3], Formland Design Award, 2008
  5. ^ Aamoth, Doug (2012-03-30). "Finally, an Espresso Machine for the Car". time.com. Time. Retrieved 2014-07-15.
  6. ^ "Gear of the Year 2013". National Geographic. Retrieved 2014-07-15.
  7. ^ "Handpresso Wild Hybrid". Retrieved 2014-07-15.

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