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Wacaco Nanopresso & Barista Kit

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Purchased at the beginning of the year and used a handful of time since, but am now looking to take my espresso making further at home. Absolutely brilliant bit of kit which has definitely got me into the whole espresso thing.

Original RRP is £69.99 for the Nanopresso and carry case, plus £32 for the barista kit

Complete with carry case

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nanopresso-Portable-Espresso-Protective-Minipresso/dp/B0752XV66X

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wacaco-Nanopresso-Accessory-Portable-Espresso/dp/B078GM6FFH/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1IBIOZUFZEMOE&keywords=nanopresso+barista+kit&qid=1585043480&s=kitchen&sprefix=nanopress%2Ckitchen%2C144&sr=1-2

Will do the pair for £65 posted within the UK.

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How does the espresso from these compare to that from an aeropress or a gaggia??

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No idea about the Gaggia, but far far better than my Aeropress (with the fellow prismo)

Its a really impressive bit of kit for the money. 

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It's much more like actual espresso than an aeropress - I would imagine you can get better results with a Gaggia but I haven't used one. It's a pretty cool bit of kit

It is quite fiddly to get the grind right, IME - I've not tried it with pods yet but James Hoffman reckons it makes more sense using the Nespresso adapter.

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55 minutes ago, grumble said:

It's much more like actual espresso than an aeropress - I would imagine you can get better results with a Gaggia but I haven't used one. It's a pretty cool bit of kit

It is quite fiddly to get the grind right, IME - I've not tried it with pods yet but James Hoffman reckons it makes more sense using the Nespresso adapter.

Managed to dial the grind in pretty quick with my Aergrind. Seems pretty forgiving. Even worked well with Lavazza espresso from Tesco :)

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32 minutes ago, jlaamweise said:

Managed to dial the grind in pretty quick with my Aergrind. Seems pretty forgiving. Even worked well with Lavazza espresso from Tesco :)

Fair enough I might give it another go now I've got a better grinder (Feld 47). I secretly quite like Lavazza, but don't tell anyone :)

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4 hours ago, grumble said:

It's much more like actual espresso than an aeropress - I would imagine you can get better results with a Gaggia but I haven't used one. It's a pretty cool bit of kit

It is quite fiddly to get the grind right, IME - I've not tried it with pods yet but James Hoffman reckons it makes more sense using the Nespresso adapter.

I don’t think James did it justice really. 
It’s a cracking bit of kit and makes a great espresso. Prefers darker roasts due to temp, and you basically want an ever so slightly coarser grind than a typical espresso. (Partly because the basket holes are a bit large and the basket is deep) You want to pack it in, I actually stack it, lightly tamp, then keep stacking! 
Oh and make sure the thing is heated through first! 
 

To the OP I’d take the barista kit off you if you sold it separately! 
 

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Thanks Tom.

 

I'd agree on your sentiments regarding Mr Hoffman's review.

 

Thanks for the offer, but if rather try sell as a complete package for the moment 

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I actually agree in general his review was a bit harsh I thought. Someone who doesn't drink espresso every day and seems like doesn't really go camping etc obviously isn't going to get excited about it. 

I left mine at work (😭) and I'm not going there any time soon but will defo give it a better go at some point. 

I actually had pretty good results with lavazza preground but struggled with some speciality beans. Will bear in mind about the darker roasts. 

It's well worth trying out at this price anyway. 

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On 26/03/2020 at 12:53, Doodlegame said:

How does the espresso from these compare to that from an aeropress or a gaggia??

Still interested?

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Just now, jlaamweise said:

Still interested?

I think I'm happy with my aeropress...  I like the idea of more gear but I'm happy with the coffee I can make really, thanks for asking though and GLWTS 👍🏼

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