You might be used to us presenting some pretty extravagant holiday destinations in our travel section – and don’t get us wrong, we love to scroll through the lovely images of tropical beaches – but it’s nice to have some other travel ideas that we can use a little closer to home.
That’s where the Handpresso travel pack comes in. This neat little invention is a hand-operated espresso extractor. It’s very simple to us: you pump it until the desired pressure is achieved (indicated on the dial); you then place hot water from a thermos into the glass cup; add in a coffee pod; tip upside-down and release and you have an espresso.
While we’re told it may not quite produce a café-quality drop, there’s nothing quite like hiking to the top of a mountain and enjoying a hot espresso in the cooler months.
There’s something really nice about the design of the device itself, somewhere between a compass and bike pump. We also love the design of the travel pack; the way the thermos, Handpresso and “unbreakable” cups all sit nicely in the bag.
Why not tell us about your favourite Design Hunter travel accessory in the comments below. If we feature your suggestion we’ll send you out the next issue of Habitus magazine free!