Wacaco Minipresso GR Review: Espresso Maker For Travelling, Camping & Home

by | Sep 26, 2021 | Cooking and Travelling, Live Work Play Travel, Luggage & Packing | 0 comments

Love your coffee? Anytime, Anywhere? Well you will love the Wacaco Minipresso GR. This is because no matter where you are in the world, or what you are doing, you can enjoy a great cup of espresso coffee. Whether that be while travelling, camping or even at home, enjoy a good coffee made by this great little coffee maker. To find out why I think you need this product, keep reading my Minipresso review to find out more about this practical and easy to use little espresso maker. 

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Minipresso Stats


  • Incredibly light weighing just 13 ounces or just under 370 grams, so it is great to take travelling and camping, or even to your work.
  • Requires 8 grams of fine ground coffee and hot water to provide a 50ml shot of espresso coffee.
  • No batteries or electricity required – just some elbow grease (not much) from you.
  • Made from BPA free plastic with some stainless steel components. Even though made from plastic it is sturdy. 


Ease of Use


I find the Wacaco Minipresso GR so easy to use. Simply fill the tank with hot water, add your ground coffee, about 8 grams, screw tight, things into place, turn it upside down and use gravity along with the help of a semi-automatic piston, to make an excellent coffee. Maybe not always as good as a barista made, but hey, when you are on a hike, making breakfast over a camp fire, in a hotel room and just woken up, this coffee sure tastes like the real deal to me!


Wacaco Minipresso. Pouring Espresso Coffee Into Cup.

Simply put in coffee grounds, hot water, turn upside down and pour your coffee


Tip:  I highly suggest you pump some boiling water through your Minispresso first to preheat it before adding your ground coffee. This will warm the device and help you get a hot espresso. Also, refrain from tamping too hard with the scoop. The pressure of the Minispresso isn’t strong enough to get the water through the grounds if they are packed in too hard.


Taste and Quality


The Wacaco Minipresso GR is built to do one thing. To provide a nice and quick shot of espresso wherever you are. It doesn’t do anything else, so it is very good at the one thing it does. And the taste and quality of the coffee is dependent on the coffee grounds you put in it. If you have a favourite, use that. I guarantee you won’t be able to taste much, if at all, difference.


You Can Enjoy A Coffee Anywhere, Including At The Beach, With Your Wacaco Minipresso.

Enjoy a coffee anywhere, anytime


Cleaning & Maintenance


Don’t worry that the Wacaco Minipresso is not dishwasher safe because it is very easy to clean. Simply tap out the grounds from the filter basket, then rinse its components after each use. It is that simple. But be careful, it does have some small components inside to ensure remain there. And this is why it is so easy to take travelling, camping or for use wherever you are.


Value for Money


The Minipresso is great value for money. Why? Because after your initial outlay it doesn’t cost anything to maintain, apart from you cleaning it. And it doesn’t require any disposable filters or coffee capsules to be purchased. Your only cost is your favourite coffee grounds.


Accessories for the Minipresso


To help you ‘enjoy’ your coffee I recommend purchasing the Wacaco Minipresso Kit which includes water tanks of different sizes allowing you to enjoy other types of espresso. There is also a case to carry your Minipresso to protect it from bumps and scrapes.


Case to protect your Minipresso

Accessories – Larger Water Tank and Filters

And if you like your milk frothy check out these portable hand-held Milk Frothers. Turn your espresso into a variety of other hot drinks like a cappuccino.


Final Words on this review of the Minipresso GR


The Minipresso GR is practical, affordable, portable and most importantly, easy to use. It is the perfect espresso maker for when you need a tasty shot of coffee, no matter when or where you are. If you have travelled with a Minipresso or a Nanopresso I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.


Wacaco MiniPresso Review PIN.

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