Carista.

Espresso isn't typically associated with an on-the-go lifestyle, but the Handpresso Auto espresso maker presents a unique case as to why it should be. Coffee—and especially espresso—is often associated with leisure, and this is a way to use that association to introduce a little relaxation to your commute. So become a semi-professional carista on the way to your day job.

The Auto uses the 12 volt connection of a cigarette lighter to heat the water and generate an impressive 232 PSI, well beyond the usual 116 to 145 PSI necessary for making espresso. Its water reservoir is 53 milliliters. The Auto only works with pre-loaded E.S.E. pods, which are little packets of espresso grounds that eliminate the mess and hassle of juggling beans, grounds, hot water, and the Auto itself.

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