Coffee – how do you take yours?
There is nothing fancy about me! No lattes, cappuccinos or flat whites here. I take my coffee black with a splash of skimmed milk, an americano with skinny milk, if I am ordering one at the counter.
Out and about
- Wacaco nanopress machine
- Carry case
- Nespresso pod adapter
It takes a bit of work
If you have a Nespresso machine you will know how simple it is to use – pod in, press start – you have coffee ?☕️
The nanopress is totally manual, no plugs, no batteries. It’s easy to use, and if you are dedicated to a decent drink it’s worth the effort. This is how it goes:
- Fill the water tank with boiling water, screw it on.
- Put a pod into the adapter, screw that on.
- Unlock the piston
- Pump out the coffee (if you’ve ever used an old fashioned bicycle pump you will know the action)
The first 10 pumps are a breeze, after these the coffee starts to dispense and requires a little (but not supreme) effort. You have used up all the water when the coffee stops coming.
One go will be enough for an expresso but as I like a bigger drink, I refill the water tank again (keep the pod in) and re-pump. Then just add more hot water and a splash of milk.
What I really like about the nanopress is I know what I am going to get, as it tastes exactly the same as the coffee at home.
After use you should clean the machine which could be a bit of a faff if you were using ground coffee but because I use a pod there is hardly any mess.
One downside for me is the carry case. It only fits the machine with the ground coffee adapter so it is not big enough for the nespresso one. So I have to carry that separately (it does come with a little pouch).
As I’ve said this will be coming away with me to hotels and self catering holidays – where I have a kettle. Remember this machine does not boil the water.
Decent coffee, like putting on SPF, it’s a daily essential for me.
Thanks for reading, if you have any comments please let me know, I’ll get back to you as soon as I’ve finished my cuppa!