Presso Mechanical Espresso Maker Nearly Worth Buying

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The “Presso” is an elegant, entirely mechanical espresso machine, made from cast aluminum, with a smartly designed piston that draws water through the same same piston through which it presses the coffee from the cylinder. According to coffee geek Jim Schulman, it’s almost capable of making pretty decent espresso, especially if you mod the way the seal works like he did. Sadly, even post-mod, it doesn’t appear to make coffee as easily as steam-powered units—it’s just too difficult to get the temperature of the machine up to proper temperatures.

If Shulman’s adventures with the Presso don’t dissuade you, the coffee machines can be found online for around $100.

The $109.16 Goshshot Machine [Users.Ameritech.net via Coffeed.com] (Thanks, Anthony and Tonx!)

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8 Responses to Presso Mechanical Espresso Maker Nearly Worth Buying

  1. gphilip says:

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Why bother with all that when the common Moka (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moka_Express) is such a good home device?

  3. Anonymous says:

    If anyone wants to try out a presso and see what it can do for themselves visit pressoaustralia.com and enter boingboing for $50 off.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I bought one for $10 at TJMaxx several years ago. It makes decent espresso, and it is kinda fun to have the ability to pull a shot on camping trips. I’m stunned that someone would buy this for $100.

    I kinda think that guy is full of malarky with all that talk of modding the unit, but then again I still enjoy moka pot espresso, so what do I know.

  5. Not a Doktor says:

    so is it good for camping?

  6. The Presso Espresso maker is available worldwide and throughout America through presso.com

    Presso Espresso Maker’s are perfect gifts for campers, hunters and people who love the outdoors. Ideal for those who wish there appliances where a little more environmentally friendly

  7. Scott says:

    I also got them at TJ Maxx (bought 3). Makes a better brew then a moka machine (which doesn’t make actual espresso).

  8. Tony says:

    You could get the Presso Coffee makers in the states from
    Presso America

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