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Random Wed Dec 02 2009

Mypressi TWIST at Intelligentsia

During a visit to Intelligentsia Jackson today, something caught my eye, the Mypressi TWIST. I had read about this portable espresso device in a trade magazine a few months ago and thought it was a novel idea. When I gave a slightly puzzled look to my barista friends, they all informed me that the TWIST pulls a surprisingly decent shot. This tool uses hot water and air pressure from rechargeable N20 cartridge to deliver a single or double shot of espresso. Unlike other home espresso machines, the TWIST doesn't require electricity, though you will need some way to heat up the water, a slight drawback, and you can get about eight single shots out of the N20 cartridge. Retailing at $160, the TWIST is making me rethink my home espresso and coffee brewing options.


mark / December 3, 2009 9:03 AM

The Aeropress is worthy of consideration also. It only relies on your muscles for the the air pressure and is much cheaper.

greg / December 3, 2009 8:19 PM

And air pressure is far less effective. Never got worthy results to change my habits with an Aeropress, unfortunately.

Pete Rosen / December 4, 2009 3:17 AM

Tha Handpresso ( does the same job, but without gaz cartridges! I've had one for one year now and I can only say I have not been at *$ since i got it! The coffee is excellent and the crema is perfect (I use Illy ESE piods). And the Handpresso is more affordable. I tried the Aeropress too: Great coffee, but not expresso!

Ryan Reynolds / December 13, 2009 9:00 PM

Handpresso is a horrible machine, both the Wild and Domo Pod. They dont keep a consistant shot and crema is horrid. I just got my mypressi last week and this thing is the real deal. I just threw away my handpresso, no real espresso lover would use it and call that a good machine.

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