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    Wacaco Nanopresso

    After a fairly underwhelming experience with the newly acquired Aeropress on an overseas trip recently, I came across the Nanopresso, successor to the Minipresso which was discussed briefly earlier on this forum. For $59 USD I figured it worth a shot (sorry about the pun!) and have preordered one.

    Has anyone else ordered a Nanopresso? Or by some chance had their hands on a pre production sample? Backup for the original Minipresso appears to have been good and total investment is not massive so I'm giving it a go. Perhaps one day I'll spring for a Rossa HC but for now the Nanopresso looks like the next step.

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    Matt.

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    What's with the constant reference to 18bar pressure in the advertising material? It's weird.

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    The photo where it talks about cleaning it showing the spring reminds me of the insides of the pressurised portafilter of my in laws via venezia. That and saying how pre-ground coffee works well made me wonder if the 18 bar is to do with that?
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    Hmm just did a search and it looks like the original Minipresso effectively has a pressurised portafilter...

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    Yeah. Not for me thanks.

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    OK I've arranged for a refund. The mention of the pressurised portafilter was enough.

    I think I can see a Rossa HC or similar in my future though...

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    I've used a Minipresso and I was really impressed. It's not quite true espresso, but it's probably the closest you'll get with something portable like this. The two main problems with it are that it's difficult to pre-heat sufficiently and it's a little difficult to squeeze at times. Anyone that tried to eke a bit more out of it with a finer grind or slightly higher dose ran the risk of unseating the valve as well. It was an easy enough fix if this happened and Wacaco were quite onto it in dealing with this issue, but still not ideal. It sounds like the improvements they've made when developing the Nanopresso will make for a great little unit. It's still only officially rated as an 8g filter basket, but I reckon you'll get 9-10g in there most of the time easy enough. And if the pump and group unit is a bit more robust to allow for a higher pressure extraction then it could be a good thing. I'd be keen to give the Nanopresso a go when it comes into full production. Pressurised portafilter? Well, sort of. There's a pressure activated valve in there, but I don't really see how that's a bad thing.

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