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not a pump to be used for "enlargement," so get your mind outta the gutter. this popped up on woot a week ago and i thought, "why not give it a shot?" get it? a shot? of espresso?
(excuse the phone pics)

packaging is slick and doubles as a large travel box:
<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ojrX0yAQd6eCAjshOpL3JQ?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.ggpht.com/_kHj12FNnvg8/TKE1ndgpcQI/AAAAAAAARxU/1V0unTizA4k/s800/100927_173825.jpg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/weltyed/Handpresso?feat=embedwebsite">handpresso</a></td></tr></table>

<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/kgq4vGhbI8RmAeU8MZZJIA?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.ggpht.com/_kHj12FNnvg8/TKE1nhu5oCI/AAAAAAAARxc/SAiKh7wqCSo/s400/100927_173911.jpg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/weltyed/Handpresso?feat=embedwebsite">handpresso</a></td></tr></table>

looks like a mini bike pump (remove before flight):
<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/hYPeKU1zewWbvjObS4jhbA?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.ggpht.com/_kHj12FNnvg8/TKE1nzZIDcI/AAAAAAAARxk/gXYz8ZC3S2Y/s400/100927_174004.jpg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/weltyed/Handpresso?feat=embedwebsite">handpresso</a></td></tr></table>

a few quick pumps and we have 15bars of pressure. green means go, red mean whoa!
<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/gZtOhZNJn1xG_0CXHmrnSw?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.ggpht.com/_kHj12FNnvg8/TKE1oVADAYI/AAAAAAAARxs/NtfojQT9m34/s800/100927_174049.jpg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/weltyed/Handpresso?feat=embedwebsite">handpresso</a></td></tr></table>

once pumped, remove portafilter and get the ESE ready (they give an extra seal!):
<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/E6k7an5B1gc_-pHGfYhRVw?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.ggpht.com/_kHj12FNnvg8/TKE1peryW1I/AAAAAAAARyE/t7gHAUHOYeA/s800/100927_174459.jpg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/weltyed/Handpresso?feat=embedwebsite">handpresso</a></td></tr></table>

add boiling water (hotel coffee machine temp will work as well):
<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/LkgldFwDZwCVUmlIB-pNKg?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.ggpht.com/_kHj12FNnvg8/TKE1pyiE5UI/AAAAAAAARyM/w9XJ7Mx-WZ0/s800/100927_174625.jpg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/weltyed/Handpresso?feat=embedwebsite">handpresso</a></td></tr></table>

screw on the ese-filled porta filter and get your sugar cube in teh cup:
<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/CXk-40-HwmDObxiR3tvwqA?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.ggpht.com/_kHj12FNnvg8/TKE1qOmKeHI/AAAAAAAARyU/q2oRKjjr0js/s400/100927_174713.jpg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/weltyed/Handpresso?feat=embedwebsite">handpresso</a></td></tr></table>

flip so the dome is up, press the button down:
<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/YACIhKCFEKndALtSWIcEBA?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.ggpht.com/_kHj12FNnvg8/TKE1qRwvaXI/AAAAAAAARyc/xW9b9y4QlXo/s400/100927_174734.jpg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/weltyed/Handpresso?feat=embedwebsite">handpresso</a></td></tr></table>

out is comes:
<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/qaIOhr_MPH2WKkLzIgQHbg?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.ggpht.com/_kHj12FNnvg8/TKE1q65SgxI/AAAAAAAARyk/hPldV25RDpI/s400/100927_174802.jpg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/weltyed/Handpresso?feat=embedwebsite">handpresso</a></td></tr></table>

even The Wife was impressed with the taste. that is an illy capp cup, so this is a full shot:
<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/XnIfqpOsDvrKEHXDaP1YVg?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.ggpht.com/_kHj12FNnvg8/TKE1rM8rqtI/AAAAAAAARys/prtWvDuMw_k/s800/100927_174837.jpg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/weltyed/Handpresso?feat=embedwebsite">handpresso</a></td></tr></table>

i was surprised at how good it was. i immediately started having romantic visions of stuffing the pump in my jersey pocket, stopping off at a 7-11 on a crisp morning, and using the hot water spigot by the coffee machine to brew up a shot...

it feels solid, is easy to clean, and is just plain awesome. bent, you know you want one...
https://www.handpresso.fr/products/wild-EN.html

they have one for grounds as well (messy on the road)
https://www.handpresso.fr/products/wild-domepod-EN.html

i like their logo. cool, yet with a dirty mind the "handpresso" makes me laff
 

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Nice. I've decided to only use my Aeropress for coffee at home the rest of the year. The burnt sludge at work already tastes a lot worse.
 

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Also did you get the urge to pump it up way higher than you should, like your BB gun when you were a kid?
 

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I saw that on Woot....now I wish I'd bought one.

//green snap
 

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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
its about the size of my mini pump, which i stuff in my center pocket. the problem is it is a bit heavy. part of the "sound construction."

terry b said:
No way that's fitting in your jersey pocket.
 

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i never had a bb gun :(

but i will say i was tempted to get as close as i could to the red line...

Jim311 said:
Also did you get the urge to pump it up way higher than you should, like your BB gun when you were a kid?
 

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Hipster.
 

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I remember when those first came out, very cool idea for the campers etc...

Glad you like it and it actually makes drinkable espresso. I'll stick to my Breville BES830XL
 

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Handpresso is a funny name.

Needs more carbon fiber.

Will it assplode if you go into the red? Check and let us know,kthx.
 
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