It’s the day that we all hate. Monday mornings only give us the promise that the week has just begun, and we won’t be seeing a break in the monotony for some time. For those of us who commute it is an especially terrible day, as it means lots of driving, and not very much sleep. Normally, you’ll make a stop along the way for some gas station coffee, but what if you could have fresh espresso made in your car?
The Handpresso Auto will hook into your car’s 12V cigarette lighter and make what is being advertised as “premium quality espresso.” This is actually a pretty heavy duty device, but is quite simple to use. Pour in water until it tells you to stop, place an espresso pod in its proper spot, and have your cup at the ready. Make sure you don’t forget the cup…hot espresso in your lap could make a bad morning much, much worse. The cycle time is about 2 minutes, so you could likely have about 5 cups of espresso in about 10 minutes. Talk about a morning pick-me-up! It is capable of pulling about 16 bar, which is decent enough, but there wasn’t much talk of how hot the water gets. This portable caffeine machine will set you back about $200.