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Pros No filter needed, tiny and light, consistently good tasteGourmet flavor, well-conceived design, ceramic version available for home useAmazing flavor, versatile, very portable, simple cleanupSuper tasty espresso with impressive crema, compact, fairly straightforward to useExcellent clean flavor, double-filtered to eliminate sediment, press completely stops extraction, vessel can be used as a leakproof travel mug
Cons Must lift filter out of most cups to avoid steeping, poor for large groupSpecial shaped filters are harder to find, expensive for a plastic dripper, heavier than other brandsA lot of little pieces to keep track of, on the heavy side for backpackingSpendy, lots of little parts, somewhat difficult to clean, time-consuming to produce more than one shot of espressoLots of pieces to keep track of, heavy, on the pricier side
Bottom Line Durable, light, and compact, this is a fantastic option for backpacking trips or any kind of light travelGreat taste, easy to use, and lightweight - we love this plastic iteration of the classic glass and ceramic versionsWhile this unique brewer has a bit of a learning curve, the final flavor is the best in our test suiteExpert-level espresso maker that requires minimal expertise, but comes with tons of tiny partsThe superfine double filter and extraction-stopping plunger of this press make for a very excellent brew
Rating Categories Primula Coffee Brew Buddy Hario V60 Plastic Dripper AeroPress Coffee Maker Wacaco Nanopresso Espro Travel Press
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Specs Primula Coffee... Hario V60 Plastic... AeroPress Coffee... Wacaco Nanopresso Espro Travel Press
Weight 1.1 oz Dripper alone: 2.95 oz
Dripper + scoop: 3.37 oz
Press alone: 7.98 oz
Press + spoon + stirrer: 9.39 oz
Press alone: 11.02 oz
Press + cup + brush + scoop + bag: 12.35 oz
12.3 oz
Brew Type Pour Over Pour Over Pour Over/Press Hybrid Espresso pump/press French Press/ Pour Over
Main Material Nylon filter Hard plastic BPA-free polypropylene BPA-free plastic Stainless steel
Filter needed? No Yes Yes Yes No
Notable Features Rests on any mug Cone shape, large hole, ribs along side Easy to clean, re-usable filter High powered espresso maker, compact, comes with stuff sack for storage Can be used as french press, pour over, or for tea
Notes Filter hangs in coffee for most cups Makes strong, smooth coffee Eliminates bitterness while keeping a good flavor Makes fantastic espresso with perfect crema, easy to use once you learn how each piece works together. Fairly portable, somewhat heavy. Brews a really clean cup, keeps liquids nice and hot
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