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I'm a bit of a coffee snob and often take a coffee machine with me on holidays. It has been a bit of a pain lugging bigger machines around in my baggage and this little baby is the solution for me. I have extensively tested it out with ground coffee beans and Nespresso pods and it passes the taste and portability test. It is small, doesn't require any power (just boiling water and coffee). It was a little tricky to work out at first, as the included instructions are not great. Once I worked out how to use it though - fantastic. I prefer ground beans over pods and this machine does both! A little tip for those who are going to use Nespresso pods, remember to punch 3 holes in bottom of the pod and press the pod (really) firmly into the pod holder of the machine so that it fully pierces / punctures the foil lid. If you don't push the pod down firmly and pierce the foil properly you get terrible coffee (so make sure you do). I worked this out the hard way (after destroying 4 pods) through trial and error. Another thing that was not in the instructions that you will need to know is that the pumping bit is concealed in the top section, you need to twist it to get the pump to come up, so you can begin pumping by hand. Overall the quality of the machine is good, it is easy to use (once you work it all out) and it is compact, convenient, able to use ground beans and Nespresso pods and makes a great coffee with good crema - recommend! (FYI the video is on double speed - if it is helpful - let me know by clicking helpful)
The staresso portable espresso maker is intuitive in use, with the instruction manual providing clarification. It does exactly as described - simple, portable, and makes coffee. The parts are easy to assemble and disassemble which makes cleaning very quick and straight forward. Overall, this is ideal for coffee drinking hikers and those that cannot tolerate the workplace instant coffee.
I've been incredibly impressed by the Staresso espresso maker. The instruction manual is straightforward and easy to follow. If you're still confused, there are plenty of YouTube videos with step-by-step instructions. It feels really well made, sturdy, and durable. I was pleasantly surprised at how lightweight it was as well - easy to bring to work or outdoor trips. The device can take both ground coffee or Nespresso pods. It comes with a small instrument that lets you puncture the bottom of the Nespresso pods, which is a really thoughtful addition. But most importantly of all, it makes a quality espresso with a beautiful layer of crema on top (as you can see from the photos). Disassembly is easy allowing you to thoroughly clean all the parts with water. Overall, this is a fantastic product that makes a delicious espresso and I would highly recommend the Staresso to my friends and family. A+++
I love the Staresso coffeemaker. It works equally great with both ground coffee and pods. I use filter coffee for the machine and it gives the perfect espresso and perfect crema every time. I haven’t been to a cafe for a coffee ever since I bought it. It’s oreety handy and portable and easy to clean.
Soooo useful thing!!! I cannot imagine my life without coffee and i always buy a coffee from the shops but it cost a loottt!! After i got this machine i start spending way less money than i use to. It is so convenient for me to carry it anywhere - work, fitness, travel... I love it! My gf planning to get one too
Really like how easy and straightforward this is to operate. I do find the milk frother a bit of an afterthought and takes an insane amount of effort to get a satisfactory result. Overall would highly recommend if you need a second machine for the office, holiday or partner's house.
This little portable Staresso coffee maker is brilliant can use ground coffee beans or pods (put 3 holes in the bottom of pod) great for the caravan etc. love it. The only thing I'm a bit disappointed with is you only get one glass.