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:
- 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.
- Must taste good at least as good as the Aeropress (otherwise what’s the point?).
So, here is what I’m finding initially:
- 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.
- 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.