'MyPressi Twist' on Serious Eats

3 Ways to Brew Better Coffee at Home for Under $500

Home coffee setups don't have to be cafe-caliber to make a big change in your daily routine. In this fifth of a series, we'll explore three easy ways to make huge improvements in what you taste—and how you think about brewing—each and every day. If you're looking for the perfect extravagant gift, to yourself or someone else, consider some of the following high-ticket items to class up your coffee with the highest quality. More

Hand-Held Espresso Wand From MyPressi

Photograph from mypressi.comGood espresso is indispensable, but at-home options are few—classic Moka Pots that don’t get a decent crema, or modern machines that are clunky and pricey. And now there’s a third option: the Mypressi Twist ($129), available for pre-order now. This hand-held wand runs on tiny gas cartridges, requiring no other power. Fill the machine with ground espresso (or an espresso pod) in one chamber, and hot water in the other. Pull the trigger, and the gas pressure forces water through the coffee, pouring a strong extracted shot. Of course, the Mypressi begs a few questions—how many gas canisters does this thing go through? (And how suspicious will I look buying that many?) If it’s dependent on hot water,... More

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