If you are a caffeine junkie like myself, you can’t function in the morning without first having your cup of coffee. For those of us with a long morning commute, having a hot cup of coffee is one of the only joys before starting the workday. With a limited amount of time to get ready, having a piping hot cup of espresso coffee is a great way to start the day right!
One of the biggest barriers to having an espresso is the misconception that making one is long and difficult. Enter portable espresso makers! The espresso makers on the go allow to quickly make a hot espresso without the need of electricity or batteries. They recipe to make is simple: by simply putting hot water, milk, and your favorite ground up coffee in the movable espresso machine – within a few seconds out comes a delicious espresso coffee! With so many options available, we have narrowed down the top portable espresso makers currently on the market.
Top Portable Espresso Makers for 2018
With a built in coffee scoop, and a hand powered knob the MiniPresso GR Espresso Maker is the top option available for making espresso’s on the go.
The lattes and espressos taste out of this world with this model. I have been using it for over 6 months and this device is sturdy and durable. Like with all portable espresso machines, you will want to use the hottest water possible especially if you are not making your drink right away and doing it at a later time.
Another great tip when using the MiniPresso is to not grind the coffee to find, otherwise you get a watery texture with the finished product. Instead, make sure and grind it a little less than you normally would when using a traditional coffee machine.
While similar to the MiniPresso model, the STARESSO Espresso Coffee Maker has several features that makes it stand out from the others.
An awesome feature with this one is that you can use the pump to froth up your milk, if you like to use milk to make your espresso a litter lighter tasting. Out of the three models reviewed, the Staresso one is the most basic and can quickly get the pick me up you need in the morning.
For campaing and travel use – the TRIMM Single-Serve Portable Espresso Maker is the way to go. The built in thermos keeps your hot water hot for hours so you can enjoy your coffee at just the right moment – whether it is at sunset on your hiking date or right before dinner on your picnic at the park.
Another benefit to this model is that if you love having hot tea as well, you can use the thermos as a way to use hot water and steep your tea.