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STARESSO Portable Espresso Cappuccino Quick Cold Brew Manual Coffee Maker - $39.99 after $20 off coupon code - Amazon Prime

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Staresso via Amazon [amazon.com] has a nifty manual press coffee maker for $39.99 after $20 coupon code NQTMZOBZ at checkout.

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- Portable coffee maker: Compact, simple, and fast, the Staresso is perfectly designed for the coffee lover on the go.

- Reddot Award Winner: It's designed to be perfect. With a handheld Staresso machine, you can prepare amazing espresso anywhere.

- High quality Espresso: STARESSO is using good pressure (Up to 15 bar) to brew hot water through ground coffee quickly; more flavor is coming out with less acidity or bitterness.

- Quick Cold Brew: It takes only several minutes for STARESSO to make a cup of cold brew coffee, which is even more attractive than normal cold brew coffee.

- Simple regular cleaning: Staresso don't need any special maintenance. The open design makes the regular cleaning simple and quick.
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Espresso from a french press. (*sigh*)
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seems like they're trying to compete with a aero press, which I would HIGHLY recommend as its cheaper than this and produces EXCELLENT coffee.
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fakespot gives it a giant F.
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/facepalm

Look, I have no idea how good this is or not, but if you think this is a french press then you either don't know what a french press is or you didn't stop to actually look at what this is.

This is a manual espresso machine. You pump it to create pressure, and it uses that pressure to force the water (hot or cold) through the filter basket. French press works on a completely different principle. They're not the same at all.

The question here is whether the manual pumping action actually achieves the proper 9 bars of pressure at the point of pushing through the filter (yes, everyone advertises 15 bar pumps, but that's not actually the pressure you're supposed to have going through the filter basket). I'm pretty skeptical on it being even pressure and appropriately regulated (the video looks like it's not), but you can certainly generate 9 bars of pressure by hand. And your water temperature is not going to be well controlled with this, as compared to a proper espresso machine. But it seems like it gets fairly good reviews, even with the heavy mix of fakes/paid ones. My main concern would be the potential for the plastic pieces to break, when they're being used for things like repetitive pumping. In theory this is still better than an old boiler driven espresso machine, which often over heats the water to produce pressure. Personally I find a colder brew espresso to be better than an overly hot one, and colder brews are more forgiving on other factors like grind size/etc for producing good crema. Ideal extraction temperature is 90 degrees C, so below boiling.
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So it's an Aeropress with more parts that might break at only double the price?
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So it's an Aeropress with more parts that might break at only double the price?
No. Aeropress does not generate anywhere near enough pressure to make actual espresso, despite their claims.

I went looking and found at least one actual (detailed and critical) review [coffeegeek.com] on a forum.

This at least compares (apparently) more to the handpresso, minipresso [ineedcoffee.com]… while the linked forum thread has a review post comparing it to the owner's MyPressi Twist, I don't think I'd make that comparison since the MyPressi requires pressure cartridges and also is apparently super prone to breaking/having a low useful lifetime.
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No. Aeropress does not generate anywhere near enough pressure to make actual espresso, despite their claims.

I went looking and found at least one actual (detailed and critical) review [coffeegeek.com] on a forum.

This at least compares (apparently) more to the handpresso, minipresso [ineedcoffee.com]… while the linked forum thread has a review post comparing it to the owner's MyPressi Twist, I don't think I'd make that comparison since the MyPressi requires pressure cartridges and also is apparently super prone to breaking/having a low useful lifetime.
From that forum thread:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXVxD0Yz6zg

Eek...sounds flimsy.
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Quick Cold Brew: It takes only several minutes for STARESSO to make a cup of cold brew coffee, which is even more attractive than normal cold brew coffee.
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lol no way you can get good enough pressure with that
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Thanks, just saw this in time to change my order.
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I chekced the fakspot.They gave me a F grade to this product review quality.It is said that there are lots of fake reviews.So i check there listing.There are total 68 reviews and only 19 reviews are verified purchase
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looks like the same concept to mini presso which I have... it makes a good cup of something that fairly closly resembles an espresso, and I actually like it, just not as strong as I'd prefer. for this price i would buy it if i didnt already have the mini presso. Not sure about longevity.
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