• Description
  • Specs
  • Method
  • A NAKED PORTAFILTER...IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND :-O

    Take command of your espresso, at home and beyond, with a ground-breaking espresso maker that doesn't sacrifice shot quality for portability.

    Picopresso is Wacaco's most compact and pro-oriented portable espresso machine. This specialty coffee espresso machine features a naked portafilter, allowing you to see delicious creamy espresso flowing directly from the standard 52mm 18 grams stainless steel filter basket during the brewing process. With the Picopresso there are no shortcuts. Each home brewer must master the art of manual espresso making by dialing in the correct grind size, tamping, and perfecting pulling technique - your reward; an authentic cafe-quality espresso that will rival any expensive high-end machine.

    • Dimensions: 106 x 78 x 71mm (4.17 x 3.07 x 2.8in)
    • Weight: 350g (0.77lb)
    • Water Capacity: 80ml (2.70oz)
    • Grinds Capacity: 18g (0.63oz)
    • Max Pressure: 18bar (261psi)
    • Package Includes:
      • Picopresso
      • Double filter basket
      • Tamper
      • Scoop
      • Brush
      • Distribution tool
      • Funnel
      • Protective case
      • Multi-language instruction book
      • Warranty card
      • Wacaco sticker

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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
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Peter v.H. (Victoria, CA)
Fiddly mechanism but excellent espresso

I love this little thing. It really delivers excellent espresso in a tiny package. That said, it's not flawless. The shower screen would really be better if it stayed in one place and I find the tamper and funnel snare just a little bit messy. I find bottomless shots tend to channel a bit as well.

Still, overall I think this is a great travel coffee device and punches above its weight. I expect to carry mine for years to come.

J
Jean-Philippe C. (Nicolet, CA)
Great tool for camping

Great tool for camping, produce great result also. You just need to watch for a proper temp.

J
Jose B. (Vancouver, CA)
Great, and not just for travel

I live in Vancouver, and space in my apartment is limited, so I was looking for the most space saving way to make espresso at home. Real espresso. I bought a Nanopresso, and I enjoyed it for this purpose, but the pressurized portafilter actually brings the quality of the coffee down. I bought the Picopresso on a whim and paired it with a K4 Grinder (you need to be able to grind down to real espresso fineness for the Pico) and the quality of the coffee is substantially better from the Pico.

My tips:

-If you’re drinking an unmixed espresso from this, you’ll need to put boiling water in the Pico while you get everything ready. Then dump it out and fill it with boiling water right before pulling a shot

-You will need to figure out the grind size through trial and error, and if you go too fine it will clog

-I have not had issues with it being too hot to hold, but it’s a common complaint

I purchased this as a way to make espresso in a small apartment, and it EASILY beats the espresso coming out of any home machine under $500 since most of those will have pressurized portafilters and a slew of unnecessary features (like bad steamers, bad water tanks, single boilers, etc)

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Garry W. (Golden, CA)
Real espresso on the go

A great advance on the AeroPress idea which is well thought out with a single skin basket, basket funnel & a nice aluminium tamper.
The option of using the basket 'blind' is a nice touch.
It needs 3 fills of boiling water to get it up to temperature which makes it hot to handle & pumping is a work-out when used with a fine grind.
But it makes a better shot than my Breville home machine once you work out grind, dosing & tamp pressure.

J
Jay G. (Victoria, CA)
Great ! But I’d pay 40% more for all metal construction

High quality parts and tolerances
Well designed
Works as advertised, but naturally you have to get the details right…but that’s part of the fun. I’d like to see a higher-end version with an insulated vessel on top and an insulated tip and bottom tank and a screw on insulated cup for the bottom. And all metal brew path. But these are wish list things. Love this thing.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
86%
(6)
14%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
P
Peter v.H. (Victoria, CA)
Fiddly mechanism but excellent espresso

I love this little thing. It really delivers excellent espresso in a tiny package. That said, it's not flawless. The shower screen would really be better if it stayed in one place and I find the tamper and funnel snare just a little bit messy. I find bottomless shots tend to channel a bit as well.

Still, overall I think this is a great travel coffee device and punches above its weight. I expect to carry mine for years to come.

J
Jean-Philippe C. (Nicolet, CA)
Great tool for camping

Great tool for camping, produce great result also. You just need to watch for a proper temp.

J
Jose B. (Vancouver, CA)
Great, and not just for travel

I live in Vancouver, and space in my apartment is limited, so I was looking for the most space saving way to make espresso at home. Real espresso. I bought a Nanopresso, and I enjoyed it for this purpose, but the pressurized portafilter actually brings the quality of the coffee down. I bought the Picopresso on a whim and paired it with a K4 Grinder (you need to be able to grind down to real espresso fineness for the Pico) and the quality of the coffee is substantially better from the Pico.

My tips:

-If you’re drinking an unmixed espresso from this, you’ll need to put boiling water in the Pico while you get everything ready. Then dump it out and fill it with boiling water right before pulling a shot

-You will need to figure out the grind size through trial and error, and if you go too fine it will clog

-I have not had issues with it being too hot to hold, but it’s a common complaint

I purchased this as a way to make espresso in a small apartment, and it EASILY beats the espresso coming out of any home machine under $500 since most of those will have pressurized portafilters and a slew of unnecessary features (like bad steamers, bad water tanks, single boilers, etc)

G
Garry W. (Golden, CA)
Real espresso on the go

A great advance on the AeroPress idea which is well thought out with a single skin basket, basket funnel & a nice aluminium tamper.
The option of using the basket 'blind' is a nice touch.
It needs 3 fills of boiling water to get it up to temperature which makes it hot to handle & pumping is a work-out when used with a fine grind.
But it makes a better shot than my Breville home machine once you work out grind, dosing & tamp pressure.

J
Jay G. (Victoria, CA)
Great ! But I’d pay 40% more for all metal construction

High quality parts and tolerances
Well designed
Works as advertised, but naturally you have to get the details right…but that’s part of the fun. I’d like to see a higher-end version with an insulated vessel on top and an insulated tip and bottom tank and a screw on insulated cup for the bottom. And all metal brew path. But these are wish list things. Love this thing.

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