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handpresso outdoor espresso setBy reading this Handpresso Outdoor Espresso Review you can learn a lot about the characteristics of this gadget. Coffee lovers will surely appreciate the set, because it contains all the items that are necessary for making a great coffee. Instead of the regular ground coffee, the set uses E.S.E espresso pods, but there is a Hybrid version, which offers you the possibility to use both. In order to make a coffee, the machine can be manually pumped until it reaches the pressure of 16 bar. Hot water is added and the espresso pod is inserted. There are 4 cups included, but they must be washed after every round.



  • No Co2 cartridges required so there is no wastage and never run of out pressure
  • simple design for dependability and you never run out of pressure¬†
  • You can take it on an aeroplane.
  • This Outdoor set is made of thermo-formed extreme vibration attenuation designed to withstand 50psi
  • Four light weight espresso cups which are great for travel and keep you espresso hot and two handpresso napkins
  • Thermal carafe allows you take your espresso anywhere
  • Uses ESE sized pods such as starbucks, illy, lavazza, gaggia etc. Read the rest of this entry

La Pavoni Professional PBB-16 Espresso Machine Making espresso in the home can be a lot cheaper than running out to buy a serving when the urge to have some fine coffee arises. Of course, having your own espresso machine in the home also offers great convenience.

There are quite a number of espresso machines on the market though, so choosing the right one might not always be easy to do. For those considering the La Pavoni Professional PBB-16 Espresso Machine Black Base model, there are quite a number of positives that make it a good machine worth purchasing.

It is not the perfect machine though, and a few drawbacks do exist. Overall, it is a solid espresso maker for anyone interested in making an investment in one.


The machine can make up to 16 two-ounce shots and this is thanks to the sizable 38 ounce boiler installed inside of it. There are smaller machines on the market that are only capable of making 2, 4, or 8 shots. That is fine if you are only filling small orders. For those in need of making quite a bit of espresso, the large boiler is a huge benefit. For those who only want to make a few smaller shots, the machine can accommodate that request as well. The flexibility of the machine is a major plus. Read the rest of this entry