Good news! Research now suggests drinking three cups of coffee a day can add years to your life, and I have chosen to interpret that as drinking as much of the black stuff as I can could potentially make me immortal. Serve jitters and anxiety aside it’s a good excuse to drink even more coffee. Enter the Nanopresso from Wacaco, this version comes with a tough little carry case, but other options include bright Red, Yellow and Orange Designs as well as versions compatible with Nespresso (these accessories can also be bought separately). This version of the Nanopresso will require finely ground coffee and hot water, it comes apart like a Russian doll and might look a bit complicated to begin with but after a couple of goes it becomes very simple. To use, pop in a scoop (included) of your favourite finely ground coffee into the basket, tamper firmly with the base of the scoop, replace basket, fill the water tank and attach the Nanopresso, flip over, unlock the pump and slowly press it in over the cup. The first 8 presses build up pressure, a maximum of 18 bars (261 PSI), then your liquid energy will appear. The pump moves easily and requires 15% less force to pump compared to previous models, I could even do it with one hand (and my hands are freakishly small). All the components come apart for easy cleaning and it even comes with a stiff brush to maintain in between deep cleans. It’s lovely and compact at only 6.14inch in length and weighing in at just 336g, this lightweight construction is partly due to plastic materials. The only real downside is the plastic cup, plastic is not the best material to drink anything from, however bonus points for keeping your drink hot whilst the outside of the cup remains cool enough to handle. The water tank will hold up to 80ml, enough to make two espressos or one double, its super quick, strangely satisfying and best of all creates delicious coffee where ever you are. RRP £64.90

4.9 out of 5

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Easy to use

80ml water tank

Cup, scoop, brush and hard case included

Light and compact

Produces excellent coffee

Quick to clean

Accessories available


Plastic drinking cup