Say hello to my little friend.

If the Mypressi Twist is not on your Christmas list, you need to make some changes, fast. This little number is a handheld espresso maker and you can take it anywhere. Yes, anywhere! No external power needed, just coffee and hot water. The Twist uses small gas cartridges, the same you’d find in a whipped cream dispenser, to produce 9 bars of pressure. The cartridges look like a smaller version of the old school soda stream guys and are readily available for about four bucks each. You can pull a single or a double shot and it also has a basket for a pod. Each cartridge produces eight single or four double shots. Here’s how it works.

Fill the basket with ground coffee.

Level off and tamp down firmly.

Place the basket in the holder, pop the empty water bowl on top and lock it into place.

Fill the water bowl with hot water. Put on the cap.

Pull the trigger and voila! It’s that simple.

We have Red Espresso to thank for bringing us the Twist. You can purchase one from them directly, online or from one of their stockists (Truth, Deluxe, Bean There, Gourmet Coffee Roasters). The Twist is going for about R1500 and comes with all the gadgets you’ll need for a perfectly smooth espresso.

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Written by Cindy Taylor

Cindy is the editor in chief and photographer for I Love Coffee.

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9 Responses to “Say hello to my little friend.”

  1. JBagley December 10, 2010 at 9:34 am #

    Looks awesome! The big question is, so how did the espresso taste?

  2. Cindy Taylor December 10, 2010 at 9:38 am #

    I was most impressed! They used coffee from Red Berry’s Botanica range it it came out beautifully.

  3. Steve Crane December 10, 2010 at 9:45 am #

    Cool device but a little pricey for me right now. Think I’ll stick with my Aeropress for the time being.

  4. nic reid December 10, 2010 at 10:06 am #

    awesome post, thank you!

  5. Nick Soper December 10, 2010 at 10:06 am #

    Awesome little device. Love it.

  6. pookie December 10, 2010 at 10:14 am #

    wow, what will be next I wonder, very very cool!

  7. Truth Coffee December 13, 2010 at 9:12 am #

    Love these! Available at Truth Coffee shop, we would also be happy to let you come in and taste how the espresso comes out..

  8. Lucas adams December 20, 2010 at 8:55 am #

    Hears my thing: Firstly im wondering about heat issues – You add boiled water to it, which means the coffee is being strained a few seconds/minute after boiling, is it still warm enough once served?

    Secondly, If it requires warm water, that requires either electricity or a fire, in which case a Bialetti will work beautifully for both, do i really want to dish out 3x the amount?

    All in all it looks great, and i wouldnt mind having a play around with one!

    Lucas

  9. smdlr December 22, 2010 at 7:08 pm #

    so fresh. got to get this asap! Thanks for sharing!

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