How to Use the Wacaco Minipresso Espresso Maker

The Wacaco Minipresso espresso maker is easy to use; it’s a portable device for making fantastic coffee on the go.

In this blog, you will find step-by-step instructions on how to use the Wacaco Minipresso espresso maker. The idea of a portable espresso maker sounds relatively complex, but we’ll show you how simple they are to master.

Wacaco Minipresso Espresso Maker: A brief overview

Do you enjoy that great boost of energy wherever you may be? The Wacaco Minipresso espresso maker is the ideal device to enjoy that cheeky shot of coffee on the go, no matter the environment. 

The portable espresso machine is an eco-friendly device that offers a beautiful, singular espresso shot with a thick layer of crema to add that extra taste. 

The Wacaco Minipresso is extremely durable, and the only downfall of this espresso maker is that it requires boiling water. It is straightforward to use and also comes with step-by-step instructions, a carry bag and a cleaning brush. Different carry bags are also available to buy on Amazon. 

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How to use the Wacaco Minipresso Espresso Maker

Step 1:
Add boiling water to the max fill line of the water chamber – this is approximately 70ml.

(When adding the boiling water, ensure you do not go past the max fill line provided to decrease the risk of spillage and injuries) 

Step 2: Place a compatible pod in the pod chamber, which you will find at the top of the maker. This section is labelled, and the pod’s use depends on your preference.

Step 3: When placing your pod in the chamber, ensure that the foil side is facing upwards and tightly screw the top back on; this will pierce the pod.

Step 4: Flip the piston open by gently twisting it, following the unlock arrows.

Step 5: Build pressure by steadily and consistently pumping the piston. You need to be doing this for approximately 30 seconds until there is no espresso left.

Step 6: Once you have completed these steps, you can then enjoy your delicious-tasting espresso. You can add your preferred milk to enjoy a latte, depending on your preferences.

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Where to use the Wacaco Minipresso Espresso Maker

The Wacaco Minipresso is great for outdoor activities, hiking, bike riding, or even just sitting in your garden. Whatever your activity, the Minipresso will not disappoint your need for an espresso boost in all your favourite places. 

The Minipresso can brew your espresso straight into the built-in cup or into another glass, meaning that you can also enjoy an iced latte or maybe even a few espresso martinis in the garden!

This device is ideal for any home and reduces the space needed for a large coffee machine.

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How to clean the Wacaco Minipresso Espresso Maker

Cleaning the Minipresso espresso maker couldn’t be easier. Follow my step-by-step instructions below, which will guide you on how to use and clean the device.

Step 1: Remove the used capsule from the device, carefully ensuring that you do not catch yourself on the sharp edges used to pierce the pods. 

Step 2: After every use, rinse the Minipresso with water to get rid of any residue coffee. You may also use the cleaning brush provided with the device to ensure that there is no residue left over.

Step 3: There may be some coffee grounds stuck beneath the caskets, so ensure that you unscrew each chamber to then rinse thoroughly with water.

Step 4: Re-pressurize the Minipresso by running hot water through it.

Step 5: You are then good to go to continue making your espresso shots!

To deep clean your Wacaco Minipresso espresso maker, soak it in hot soapy water, then re-pressure it with boiling water to ensure all residue coffee or soap is free from the device.

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Liv Vining

Liv is a part-time barista with a passion for coffee and writing with an in-depth knowledge of commercial machinery and quality coffee. She's also an English and Maths tutor for home-educated children who are excited about learning and exploring, hence the passion for writing quality content!