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Espro Travel Coffee Press: QUICK OVERVIEW
Value for Money
Ease of Cleaning
What We Like
What We Don't Like
The Espro Travel Coffee Press is a luxury travel mug and manual press priced like a mid-range portable machine.
Traditional coffee presses use a metal sieve to keep the grounds and coffee separate. The Espro system uses a uniquely-designed double basket system to filter the coffee and control the brewing process.
Portable coffee makers often require you to pour the espresso into a separate mug. The Espro system, however, makes the coffee directly into a travel mug and includes an additional attachment to steep tea.
That's why we felt the best-selling Espro Travel Coffee Press was worth a closer look.
Espro Travel Coffee Press Review
Many coffee drinkers enjoy using a French press, but these systems aren't perfect. They often create grit, which means you usually end up tossing half of your coffee away. And because many press systems continue brewing after the coffee has reached perfection, the drink usually ends up over-extracted and bitter.
Traveling with a French press is nearly impossible. If it gets to your destination without breaking, you have to juggle the machine, a mug, and supplies as well as your belongings.
A French travel press is a far more convenient way to get freshly-pressed coffee on the go.
Who Is This Product For?
The Espro Travel Coffee Press requires some effort, but it makes a quality cup of coffee.
It's the ideal system for caffeine addicts and tea devotees who only drink a few cups daily but demand the very best.
Avid campers and hikers will also quite enjoy the Espro travel system due to its small size and portability.
The Espro Travel Press comes with the cup, drinking top, travel lid, and plunger.
Then, you can choose between the coffee press system and filters or the tea version of the press.
The Espro comes in a variety of colors and includes a lifetime warranty.
Overview of the Features
On the outside, this travel mug-like coffee press has a luxurious yet durable design that weighs in at just over twelve ounces.
The mug itself is double-walled and vacuum-insulated to keep the coffee or tea hot for hours. The twist-on lid keeps the heat in and the entire system leak-free.
How much the Espro press makes will depend on what you make and how you use it. The system will produce a ten-ounce coffee or twelve-ounce tea. If you use it as a travel mug, however, it will hold a full fifteen ounces.
Inside, the Espro Travel Press uses a custom press system to make coffee or tea. The Espro system has a set of baskets with fine and super-fine mesh to keep the grit out of your coffee. And if you put the company's paper filters between the reusable filters, you can get a cleaner, pour-over style coffee with no oil.
The travel press mug is nice to drink out of, too. It's BPA, BPS, and phthalate free. With multiple openings along the top, you're able to drink out of any side of the mug, but it still gives you a drip-free pour if you decide to pour your coffee into a separate cup or mug
How to Use
To make a coffee or tea in the Espro Travel Coffee Press, pour the leaves or grounds into the bottom of the mug.
Then, put the plunger through the drinking lid, attach the tea or coffee baskets, and turn the cover back on. Once the tea or coffee has finished steeping, slowly press the plunger into the mug and enjoy.
To clean the press, scoop out the leaves or grounds. Then, rinse it with clean water and let it air dry. You can clean the system in a dishwasher, too, but it will likely last longer if you wash it by hand.
The KOHIPRESS Portable French Press Coffee Maker is similar to the Espro Travel Coffee Press. The mug is double-walled and vacuum-insulated with a durable exterior. It is slightly heavier and not as compact, but it only has a twelve-ounce capacity.
The KOHIPRESS has a fine mesh on the bottom of the cup's interior. So, rather than pushing baskets into the water using a plunger, the KOHIPRESS system requires you to push the inside of the travel mug into the exterior. It costs slightly less, but it limits you to medium or coarse ground coffee or tea.
The Espro Travel Coffee Press is a fun and interesting little system for getting a decent cup of coffee when you're away from home. And while it's priced a little higher than its competitors, it still isn't all that expensive when you consider that standard stainless-steel travel mugs cost almost as much.
Combine the price with the convenience of the system with the benefit of having a cup of coffee that doesn't leak, stays hot, and isn't full of grit, and this little system is a purchase well worth the money.