Trim Portable Hand Held Espresso Machine: QUICK OVERVIEW
Value for Money
Ease of Cleaning
What We Like
What We Don't Like
You can't go without a good stiff shot of espresso. When you are busy, traveling, or relaxing on vacation, you need that kick-start even more. To wake up and blow away the cobwebs in these situations, you need a travel espresso maker that's up to the task.
Portable espresso machines make it easy to satisfy your caffeine addiction. They should be light, compact, and durable enough to survive the trip. Most importantly, a travel espresso maker should produce a great cup of espresso and clean up quickly.
Trimm Portable Hand Held Espresso Machine Review
The Trimm manual travel espresso machine is a middle-of-the-pack-brand espresso press.
The espresso maker and travel mug resemble an expensive camera or set of binoculars on the outside. Inside, however, it is a quality espresso coffeemaker and travel mug.
The Trimm Hand Held Espresso Machine makes a basic espresso or coffee, but the thermos has a distinctive basket built into the lid that you can use to make tea or infused water blends. We decided to look at the Trimm machine ourselves to see if it was as good as it seemed.
Who Is This Product For?
Some consumers will find this machine works perfectly in the office or at home if they're fighting for space. They can tuck the espresso maker out of the way when they're done using it and carry the travel mug alone. And because the coffee stays hot for hours, they don't have to worry if they get distracted or pulled away and have to leave their drink behind.
Campers and hikers will particularly enjoy it. Because the travel mug and espresso maker are separate, you won't have to carry the machine with you if you don't want to. It's one less thing to pack up and less weight in your backpack.
The Trimm Portable Espresso Machine arrives in a sturdy gift box.
Inside the box, you'll find the manual coffee maker and a matching stainless-steel travel mug that resembles a thermos.
You'll also get two black matching carrying cases, a scoop, and a set of instructions. (You can find additional instructional videos on YouTube.)
Overview of Features
The first thing you'll notice about the Trimm Travel Espresso Maker is the sturdy but stylish design of its exterior. While it comes with a separate travel mug instead of the usual integrated cup, the system is still light, compact, and easy to take on the road.
The 11.8 oz travel mug that comes with the machine is quite impressive. It has all the standard features of a stainless-steel travel mug or thermos. It's vacuum-sealed, double-walled, and will keep drinks hot for hours.
Inside the lid of the travel mug, you'll find a basket built into it. This feature lets you make tea or infused water right in the cup without the coffee press. Just fill it with tea or fruit and turn the mug upside down to steep.
The espresso maker takes a no-fuss approach to travel coffee making. It uses any coffee to make 2.6 oz at a time and no pods, cups, or filters to carry around. It rinses clean in a few minutes, too, so the only mess to deal with are the grounds.
Trimm built the pump system in espresso press to last. Robust and well-made, it takes a bit of effort to finish brewing a cup of coffee, espresso, latte, or cappuccino, but the quality of the espresso it makes will help you forget about your hard work.
How to Use
To make a cup of coffee or espresso, dismantle the espresso machine, fill the bottom basket with coffee, and put the second basket on top.
Fill the water tank with hot water and screw everything back together.
Then, unlock the piston and pump the machine with the spout over your cup.
If the Trimm Hand Held Espresso Maker isn't quite what you're looking for, the AmoVee French Press Travel Coffee Press Mug is an affordable option. It's half the price of the Trimm model, but still makes the same amount of coffee or tea.
Unlike the Trimm model, however, it's BPA-free plastic.
The AmoVee system also works more like a French Press. Put the grounds in the bottom of the cup, fill it with hot water, and press the center cylinder into the mug. It does have a second plunger in the middle to stop the brewing process and customize the strength of your tea or coffee.
The Trimm Portable Hand Held Espresso Machine makes a fantastic tasting drink considering the type of system.
What it lacks in crema and refinement produced by traditional machines it makes up for with ease of use, portability, and functionality.
When your office or camping trip is in dire need of a decent coffee or espresso, this may be the ideal machine for you.