The Picopresso is the latest in a family of groundbreaking portable espresso makers from Wacaco. About a decade ago, Wacaco surprised everyone with the release of the Minipresso. A few years later, they really showed the world that espresso could be made on the go with the release of the Nanopresso. Now, with the Picopresso, they have upped the bar one more time. The Picopresso is the most portable espresso maker the world has ever seen, and yet, it does an even better job of emulating the tools and the process followed to make genuine espresso.
The first thing you'll notice about the Picopresso is how compact it is. Wacaco's other portable espresso makers were already remarkable in that regard, but this thing is tiny. It basically fits in the palm of your hand. Nevertheless, while making the coffee maker itself smaller, Wacaco did something that coffee aficionados will really appreciate: they made the filter basket bigger! It is, in fact, almost as big as the filter baskets you will find in standard espresso machines. This wide flat shape recreates the brewing dynamics of a conventional espresso machine, leveraging the pump action of the Picopresso's predecessors to create the water pressure.
Now, with the new Picopresso, you can pull a proper 18g double shot. Not only does the Picopresso feature a wide metal filter basket, like an espresso machine, it also comes with a number of handy accessories to perfect the extraction: a funnel and scoop to help you dose, a metal tamper, a brush to help you clean, and even a small distribution tool that helps you break up clumps and prevent channelling. All put together, this means the best portable espresso yet.