About three weeks back I posted about ordering the Mypressi Twist V2. I’ve used it for about two and a half of those weeks and wanted to give some preliminary opinions about it.

If you remember, the two main concerns I had with an espresso machine over my mainstay the Aeropress were as follows:

  1. Must be quick. I don’t want a lot of prep/execution time in the mornings. Ideally, I would want the whole procedure from grind to cup to take no more than five minutes where I’m actively involved. This includes cleanup time.
  2. Must taste good at least as good as the Aeropress (otherwise what’s the point?).

So, here is what I’m finding initially:

  1. It’s a bit slower than the Aeropress, because you have to preheat the chamber and handle for best results. The cleanup is a lot more involved as well because instead of just one chamber to clean you have to clean four separate parts (you also have to make sure not to lose any o-rings off the device (I’ve already lost one, luckily they give you extras). It’s a lot messier because I can’t seem to tamp without making a huge mess (any suggestions on this?). Still, the overall result is it doesn’t take too long, maybe 7-8 minutes once I got used to it.
  2. The taste has ranged from “very good” to “ok” I think one major hurdle is I just happened to pick blends that didn’t shine a lot as espresso. The taste is very different with the Mypressi than the Aeropress and I think it could really shine with the correct blend.

Right now, I’m getting better with it and I like it a lot. I’ve only had one cup that was undrinkable, and that was because I had an o-ring get twisted so it didn’t seal properly. I haven’t used the other attachments so I can’t speak to that yet, hopefully in the next few weeks I can get some more details out.

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Submitted by jbviau on
5 min. is a pretty hard target to hit for espresso if you count clean-up. Re: the mess, maybe the 53/54-mm. dosing funnel that OE sells would help (if it fits)? If not, you could make your own funnel using a chopped down yogurt cup or similar. Insert basket with funnel into the Twist, pour coffee from the grounds bin into the basket, WDT to break up any clumps, tap, remove funnel, tamp--eliminates mess for me with my Classic, at least.

It just takes time to get use to being able get the ground coffee in the portafilter easily. I use to be messy at first but have gotten down pretty well without any tools.

Submitted by avaserfi on
I understand the want for quick coffee, especially in the morning. My personal experience says that 5 minute coffee isn't too tough even with entry level equipment (I have not experimented with hand brew devices). A fast grinder helps, of course, but even on a fairly capable entry level machine like a Silvia, it takes 5ish minutes. This assumes you have the brewer on a timer of some sort because it does take about 45 minutes to heat up. Once hot, I would flush water to get the boiler on, dose, grind, distribute and tamp. When the boiler light went off, I had two minutes until the shot was ready to pull (one on blends that require a higher brew temp). 30 more seconds to pull the shot and good to go. Clean up is a little more of a pain. Flush and scrub with a brush, water backflush and rinse a few things. A plumbed machine speeds up the process a lot because there is no need to empty a drain tray or fill the water reservoir. I think I am taking a long time to say stick with the espresso, it might take a little longer, but is so worth it. Plus as you get more familiar with your equipment you speed up and become more efficient.

Submitted by GmanJenks on
Do you plan on traveling or testing the mobility of this item? I am much more interested in hearing thoughts on how it operates away from home than the trials and tribulations of a morning shot.

Thank you for giving an overview of the mypressi Twist. It is an interesting machine for sure and I would love to have a chance to play with it.

Mypressi - Initial Impressions

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About three weeks back I posted about ordering the Mypressi Twist V2. I’ve used it for about two and a half of those weeks and wanted to give some preliminary opinions about it.

If you remember, the two main concerns I had with an espresso machine over my mainstay the Aeropress were as follows:

  1. Must be quick. I don’t want a lot of prep/execution time in the mornings. Ideally, I would want the whole procedure from grind to cup to take no more than five minutes where I’m actively involved. This includes cleanup time.
  2. Must taste good at least as good as the Aeropress (otherwise what’s the point?).

So, here is what I’m finding initially:

  1. It’s a bit slower than the Aeropress, because you have to preheat the chamber and handle for best results. The cleanup is a lot more involved as well because instead of just one chamber to clean you have to clean four separate parts (you also have to make sure not to lose any o-rings off the device (I’ve already lost one, luckily they give you extras). It’s a lot messier because I can’t seem to tamp without making a huge mess (any suggestions on this?). Still, the overall result is it doesn’t take too long, maybe 7-8 minutes once I got used to it.
  2. The taste has ranged from “very good” to “ok” I think one major hurdle is I just happened to pick blends that didn’t shine a lot as espresso. The taste is very different with the Mypressi than the Aeropress and I think it could really shine with the correct blend.

Right now, I’m getting better with it and I like it a lot. I’ve only had one cup that was undrinkable, and that was because I had an o-ring get twisted so it didn’t seal properly. I haven’t used the other attachments so I can’t speak to that yet, hopefully in the next few weeks I can get some more details out.

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thanks for reporting back

February 9, 2012 | by wakeknot

I only tried it on a few coffees and they were meant for espresso, but they were really impressive.

good overview!

February 3, 2012 | by sontondaman

Thank you for giving an overview of the mypressi Twist. It is an interesting machine for sure and I would love to have a chance to play with it.

It's good to hear to you are

February 2, 2012 | by hoonchul@hotmail.com

It's good to hear to you are happy with Mypressi. I'm willing to bet that upgrade won't be far behind:)

@GmanJenks

February 1, 2012 | by Karrde

I probably can, although if you're flying I don't think this is the device for you because you have to have the N2O cartridges.

Thanks for the review.

February 1, 2012 | by GmanJenks

Do you plan on traveling or testing the mobility of this item? I am much more interested in hearing thoughts on how it operates away from home than the trials and tribulations of a morning shot.

5 min

January 31, 2012 | by avaserfi

I understand the want for quick coffee, especially in the morning. My personal experience says that 5 minute coffee isn't too tough even with entry level equipment (I have not experimented with hand brew devices). A fast grinder helps, of course, but even on a fairly capable entry level machine like a Silvia, it takes 5ish minutes. This assumes you have the brewer on a timer of some sort because it does take about 45 minutes to heat up. Once hot, I would flush water to get the boiler on, dose, grind, distribute and tamp. When the boiler light went off, I had two minutes until the shot was ready to pull (one on blends that require a higher brew temp). 30 more seconds to pull the shot and good to go. Clean up is a little more of a pain. Flush and scrub with a brush, water backflush and rinse a few things. A plumbed machine speeds up the process a lot because there is no need to empty a drain tray or fill the water reservoir. I think I am taking a long time to say stick with the espresso, it might take a little longer, but is so worth it. Plus as you get more familiar with your equipment you speed up and become more efficient.

It just takes time to get

January 31, 2012 | by intrepid510

It just takes time to get use to being able get the ground coffee in the portafilter easily. I use to be messy at first but have gotten down pretty well without any tools.

Ooh

January 31, 2012 | by jbviau

5 min. is a pretty hard target to hit for espresso if you count clean-up. Re: the mess, maybe the 53/54-mm. dosing funnel that OE sells would help (if it fits)? If not, you could make your own funnel using a chopped down yogurt cup or similar. Insert basket with funnel into the Twist, pour coffee from the grounds bin into the basket, WDT to break up any clumps, tap, remove funnel, tamp--eliminates mess for me with my Classic, at least.

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