STARESSO Portable Espresso Maker Machine Review

STARESSO Portable Espresso Maker Machine

​STARESSO Portable Espresso Maker Machine: QUICK OVERVIEW


​Value for Money

​Ease of Cleaning


What We Like
  • ​Durable design
  • ​Great tasting espresso
  • ​Uses Nespresso capsules
What We Don't Like
  • ​A bit larger than other portable makers
  • ​Must flush with hot water for hot espresso

​Just because you're busy or traveling doesn't mean you should have to live without your daily espresso.

Portable espresso machines make this delicious liquid gold of the gods available wherever you are in just a few minutes. And they're great for small kitchens or the office, too.

Manual portable espresso presses are made to fit easily into a backpack. And because they don't require power, you can use them anywhere and at any time.

If this sounds like the perfect solution for you, the STARESSO Portable Espresso Maker Machine may be worth considering.

​STARESSO Portable Espresso Maker Machine Review

STARESSO Portable Espresso Maker Machine, Upgrade Version Manual Espresso Coffee Maker, 20 Bar Pressure

​Most portable espresso maker manufacturers choose to stay on the serious side of coffee. STARESSO, however, decided to blend fun, usability, and geeky, stylish design. The result is a cup of great espresso you can enjoy anytime.

For STARESSO, the goal was to create a portable manual espresso maker that didn't just make a great series of coffee drinks. They wanted a luxury system that was convenient to use and easy to clean, but they also wanted something that was as fun to use as it is visually appealing. They may have achieved that with the STARESSO Portable Espresso Maker Machine.

​Who Is This Product For?

​The STARESSO Portable Espresso Maker Machine was created for espresso lovers who won't compromise quality for convenience.

Its light and compact design make this model perfect for the office or job site.

It's also easy to pack along and will take a beating, so you can take it camping or on a trip without worrying.

​What's Included?

​The STARESSO travel espresso system comes with a water tank, cup, and basket.

It also includes a manual that explains how to use the system to make everything from espresso and cold brew coffee to iced cream coffee and iced cappuccino.

For extra help or inspiration, YouTube includes a helpful collection of videos you can watch and enjoy on how to get the most out of this machine.

​Overview of Features

​Outside, the STARESSO travel manual coffee system looks classy, but don't let looks fool you.

This manual espresso press is durable and compact enough to go on the roughest mountain climbs on the weekends and still look great sitting on the counter. And it has an 80ml capacity, so you get the right amount of espresso for the work.

The entire design was made to be convenient. It comes apart easily and rinses clean in seconds.

The STARESSO requires no special attention or maintenance to keep it working like new. And, it's guaranteed not to leak even when it gets bumped or banged around.

The system uses 20 bar pressure to perk everything from espresso to a cold brew to make the perfect coffee. Yet, unlike many other portable espresso presses, it only requires 50% of the human exerted force to make coffee. This means you don't have to worry about getting tired if you make more than one shot. 

And the product the STARESSO produces is consistent. You can use your favorite grounds to get just the taste you've been craving. Or, it works with a full variety of Nespresso capsules to make a full range of coffee-flavored drinks without the mess.

​How to Use

​To get started, disassemble the unit and add grounds or a capsule to the basket.

Then, fasten the top and fill the water tank to the fill line.

Screw everything together snugly.

Lastly, unlock the plunger mechanism with a twist, pull it up, and push it slowly all the way down to make the espresso shot.


​If the STARESSO isn't quite what you're looking for, the Nomad Portable Espresso Machine might be the ideal alternative.

​The Nomad sports a unique design that looks much like a redesign of an antique coffee grinder. To make drinks, however, it uses a small seesaw lever that, unlike the 20 bars of pressure the STARESS produces, the Nomad only reaches 8 to 10 bars of pressure.

It's also a high-end portable espresso maker, but it produces a genuinely stunning espresso that will have you in awe.

The True Crema Valve on the side adjusts to make sure you get the perfect shot every time you make it. It's the ideal alternative to a traditional, full-sized espresso machine with the convenience of a portable.


​The STARESSO Portable Espresso Maker Machine was designed for the coffee lover who won't settle for a sub-par morning kickstart.

This machine produces a consistent and convenient espresso time and again without a lot of work. It is priced higher than other lesser quality portable espresso presses, but serious espresso drinkers who like to have a little fun will find it's more than worth it.