Reviewed by Helen Noble
I absolutely love gadgets and am a great lover of coffee, anything that makes life so much easier is always a bonus. So when I received the Twist Press Coffee Maker (a hand powered portable coffee maker) from Barista & Co I just couldn’t wait to make myself a lovely fresh brew.
The Twist Press Coffee Maker arrived in good time and came well packaged. It consists of three parts – a filter handle, a helix chamber and a plunger. It is made from polypropylene, silicone and BPA-free Tritan, and is heat resistant up to 160°C. It has been finished with contrasting matt and gloss black surfaces.
It is so easy to use, first you pop in a paper filter disc (100 discs are included in the box) into the filter handle, place on top of your cup. Pre-wet the filter, then attach the helix chamber, add 15g of coffee and 200ml of boiling water. Carefully insert the plunger on top of the chamber, so it creates a seal. Then either leave to brew or plunge straight away (depending on required taste or strength), by slowly twisting both handles together it pushes the brew through the paper filter disc and into your cup. The filtration stopped any unwanted particles from going into my drink, so I was left with a rich smooth coffee, just like an espresso shot in a coffee shop. It’s perfect for making the base for any coffee drink, therefore just add water for a longer coffee or milk for your favourite latte or cappuccino. So I had my feet up relaxing with a fresh brew and a cheeky biscuit or two all within a couple of minutes.
Yes it is as simple as that! I did follow the instructional online video as advised upon first opening the box, therefore found the twist press very easy to use, it was also so quick and easy to clean by just emptying the used coffee grounds straight into the bin, give it a thorough rinse through and it’s all ready for your next brew. It is also dishwasher safe.
The lightweight and compact design of the Twist Press means it will easily fit into my handbag or slip into my suitcase when travelling. It measures 15cm x 8cm x 10cm. The perfect travel companion for any avid coffee drinker, it even has a small storage compartment that holds 50g of ground coffee, enough for three servings, so you can enjoy great freshly brewed coffee wherever and whenever you like as long as you have boiled water available that is. Combined with the Barista & Co Glass Coffee Cups it is just perfect.
It comes with 3 years guarantee.
Other accessories and items can be found on the Barista & Co website along with the suitable replacement filters.
Being the only coffee drinker in our household I wouldn’t normally go to the effort of making fresh coffee but this has definitely changed that. If you know any coffee lovers just like me this would make a wonderful unexpected Christmas gift, it is reasonably priced therefore I would highly recommend.
For more information or to buy visit baristaandco.com.