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Handpresso- 01.15.08

handpresso.jpgHandpresso… i’ve been intrigued by this french contraption since i first laid eyes on it over at Acquire a few days ago (i haven’t a clue why i’ve taken so long writing/editing this post bit by bit). And their ads crack me up ~ particularly the one with the french couple in a movie theater trying to be all suggestive while pumping up the espresso, getting the cups ready, etc. It’s a beautiful contraption that looks like a nicely design mini bike pump you feed a packet of espresso (the premade type - pics below) and some hot water into for a perfectly brewed cup of espresso? I’m skeptical, but curious… see pics and videos after the jump as well as some of the accessories you can buy to go with.

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This ad with the french couple in the movie theater is far too funny:

Here’s how the Handpresso actually works:

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3 Notes

Such an innovation! Do you add hot water from a source like a thermos or does the pump itself generate heat?How?

----- Judi Vining 28.01.09 10:37

Funny, the french guy of the french couple is a good friend of mine from school days in Paris, he is also the or one of the designers for this piece. Maybe I’ll get one for X mas??

----- JJ 17.03.08 20:09

espresso, not expresso.

----- mchl 17.01.08 21:42

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