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Nanopresso: What to Expect?


Since the introduction of our innovative Minipresso, back in 2014, we have never stopped looking forward and dreamed to reach higher perfection. But path to excellence is long and strewn with difficulties. It took us time, lot of research and many prototypes to achieve our goal. Thanks to your support, feedbacks, and comments, you have help us to push our limits and to keep us focus. Today we are proud to present what we consider to be our best handheld espresso machine, the Nanopresso.





Over the next few weeks we will disclose step by step in this blog post what to expect from our new little espresso machine. So stay tuned!





In our journey to create a better compact espresso machine, we did not aim at saving cents here and there if it had to impact the quality of the device. Instead we focused on designing a product we could all really be proud to own and use. Performance, robustness and aspect was at the top of the improvement list. Every little detail has received all the attention of our engineers and designers. So that 95% of the parts used in the manufacturing of the Nanopresso are new.


At first look, your attention will be caught by the dimension of the Nanopresso. The length has been reduced by 2 cm. It's definitely much shorter than the Minipresso. Surprisingly we have been able to increase the capacity of the water tank to 80 ml.


The Nanopresso is also a bit lighter compared to the Minipresso, less 26 grams. It seems not much, but considering that the whole structure has been reinforced, that we use stronger and heavier materials, and that the Nanopresso feels so solid, it's fantastic to know that the weight has decreased slightly.





Based on users feedback, it was essential that some improvements should be made regarding the cleaning process. The outlet head has been completely redesigned to be easily disassemble, so each part can be cleaned separately.



The main body inner surface, where is positioned the filter basket, has been simplified to avoid to have too many crannies in which coffee can easily accumulate.


18 BAR (261 PSI) PRESSURE - APRIL 19th


Our newly patented pumping system is now able to reach a maximum of 18 bar (261 PSI) pressure for an even better extraction. The parts and seals have been updated to hold and withstand that very high amount of pressure. The best is that you will need less force to reach that level. Nanopresso require 15% less power to push the pumping knob. For example with the Minipresso, at 16 bar pressure (232 PSI) you will need to press the knob with a force equal to 13.6 kg (30 lbs). But with the Nanopresso the force drops to 11.6 kg (25.60 lbs). 2kg (4.40 lbs) is a big difference and ladies will certainly appreciate this improvement.


Nanopresso comes with some new instructions. We recommend to add 8 gr of fine coffee grind into the filter basket and apply a hard tamp, really hard. Most of the pre-grinded coffee beans will work very well under those conditions, thanks to the 18 bar pressure (261 PSI).


If you want to get the best from the Nanopresso, you will have to fine tune the grinding. A good grinder will come in handy. As a very fine coffee grind will increase the inner pressure we have added a pressure release valve which will open at 18 bar (261 PSI). The grinding will be the key to come close to that pressure level without going over. Once you get it right, you will enjoy the most amazing espresso shot.





Let me share with you one of our early tests in which we used cold water coming directly from the water tap.



Even if the coffee in the test above is completely cold, the extraction is already excellent. The crema has a very nice color and the espresso taste surprisingly good. Cold brew will be great for the summer. Very excited about that!





Here is the extraction result using hot water. Previously I have run one cycle to warm up the Nanopresso. The coffee grind is the same than for the cold brew test. I used 8 grams of fine coffee grind and applied a hard tamp.



The crema is much darker and dense. The espresso has a full body taste. It's just perfect. LOVE IT! I even can't reach this level of extraction with our benchmark countertop espresso machine.





By using a specific adapter ring and a larger filter basket (14 grams), accessories sold separately, Nanopresso can prepare double espresso. The coffee grind used in the test below is the same than previously. I have also applied a hard tamp.



The crema is slightly darker but most importantly the taste is unbelievable. For the double espresso addict, this is a game changer. In this configuration, the Nanopresso is still shorter than the Minipresso.





Dimension 156x71x62 mm 6.14x2.8x2.44 in
Weight 336 g 0.74 lb
Water capacity 80 ml 2.70 US fl oz
Ground capacity 8 g 0.28 oz
Maximum pressure 18 bar 261 psi




Note: Finals products appearance may slightly differ from the ones shown in above photos.


Please use the comment section below to share your impressions and don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions.





Nanopresso will not be ready for delivery before June 2017. By participating to the pre-order campaign, you agree to wait at least 2 months to receive the product.

Pre-order can be cancelled anytime, and payment refunded, unless the product has been sent out already. If you change your mind and wish to cancel your pre-order, please send us an email at support@wacaco.com.

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Jun 22, 2017 • Posted by Hugo

@ Ionut, the included case is just right for the Nanopresso (without the accessories). If you are looking for a bigger case, our latest production of minipresso case can work very well to hold the Nanopresso with the NS adapter or the Nanopresso with the double espresso adapter. Unfortunately some old Minipresso case will not be compatible.

@Anders, I know that the last update is pretty old but I do not have time for more news. I have few more topics on my list to cover. I will certainly make those posts after the Nanopresso launch.

To all, the pre-orders will be sent out next week. Soon I will close this very special offer.


Jun 20, 2017 • Posted by Ameen R. Radhi

Hi Hugo,

Already ordered.. Any updates about the date?

Would you still be able to ship it before end of June?

Can’t wait!!

Jun 16, 2017 • Posted by Anders

Hi Hugo!
Hope you are doing good.

Last update april 19th? Time for a new one ;) ?

How many did a pre-order? Can you ship all pre-orders at the same time?

Looking forward to have my nanopresso – huge espresso drinker/fan.


Jun 08, 2017 • Posted by Ionut

Already pre-ordered.
Quick question: is the protective case designed to accommodate the nanopresso with the longer attachment for nespresso?

Jun 08, 2017 • Posted by Melanie

I already pre-ordered the Nanopress and I am really looking forward to hold it in my hands. How high are my chances to have it delivered before June 29th? (Europe)

Jun 07, 2017 • Posted by Jamie

launch date pleasssseeee :)

Jun 07, 2017 • Posted by Ling

Hi there, I did a preorder of the Nanopresso and am keeping my fingers crossed to have it in hand by 19 June for a long trip. Any chance of this happening? I’m in SG. Thanks so much.

Jun 05, 2017 • Posted by Hugo

Hi, sorry for not replying more often and for not posting new updates. As the launch date is nearer I’m becoming too busy.

To answer your questions, all accessories (adapters, large water tank…) won’t be released at the same time. So we can not deliver the Nanopresso with some add-on. But for all early buyers we will offer special prices once they are available.

@Rob, the Nanopresso is exactly what you are mentioning. There is not a specific GR, NS or CA version. With the help of adapters Nanopresso can be compatible with different system.

Jun 04, 2017 • Posted by Blanche

1. can this also be used in capsule coffee?
2. does the pre-order also include the larger filter basket? or how much should I added in order to purchase together?
3. it seems that it has a larger water tank in the photo, is pre-order with the regular water tank only?

Jun 04, 2017 • Posted by Yuval

Can i add the adaptors for the double shot to the pre-order?


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