The Cafflano Kompresso offers a sustained 9 bars of pressure throughout the entire espresso-making process, meaning this lightweight coffee-maker is able to produce café-quality espresso on the go.
For those of us on the go, true café-quality espresso is often sadly out of reach. Not any more, however: Cafflano has just launched a handheld espresso maker capable of a sustained 9 bars of pressure on Kickstarter. What’s more, it will retail for $69.00+tax (USA, ROW), £59.99+VAT (UK), €69.99+VAT (EU), €74.99+VAT (Nordic).
Pressure is the key to great espresso, producing both the perfect extraction and beautiful crema. However, most handheld espresso makers (and even many home espresso machines!) either fail to offer the optimal 9 bars of pressure or cannot sustain it throughout the entire process. They may start at 9 bars, but the pressure either fluctuates or gradually declines during the extraction.
The Cafflano Kompresso, in contrast, uses patent-pending technology to ensure 9 bars of pressure from start to finish – thanks to Pascal’s Principle of Hydraulics. Most handheld espresso makers require some form of pressing action. However, the R&D team at Cafflano discovered that squeezing creates greater, more sustained pressure with less effort.
What’s more, you can use the specialty coffee beans of your choice in the Cafflano Kompresso, unlike many capsule coffee makers. It makes 15g of espresso, while the portafilter is an ultra-fine 300 microns in size. At less than 200g, the coffee maker is light and compact. It’s also easy to clean, sustainably produced, and durable.
In short, it’s perfect for anyone who wants great-quality coffee but can’t get to a coffee shop. Whether you’re in the office or hiking up a mountain, the Cafflano Kompresso will give you the great taste you’re craving.
Cafflano have already produced two Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) award-winning products, and the Cafflano Kompresso will complete their trio of offerings: espresso, pour over, and immersion. The Klassic is an all-in-one portable pour over coffee brewer, grinder, drip kettle, filter, and cup. The Kompact is an immersion device that uses similar technology to a French press, and which allows you to make hot or cold brew coffee while in the house or on the move.