by Miryam Muller in

The Handpresso Auto, an ingenious bullet-shaped espresso machine designed to sit in a car’s cup holder and plug into its 12V cigarette lighter receptacle.



The Handpresso Auto is the latest in a line of hand-held espresso makers from the Fontainebleau, France–based Handpresso. As with all the company’s products, the setup is simple: Just add water, insert a coffee pod, and press a button. The water is pushed through the ground espresso at 16 bars of pressure, ensuring a frothy brew and freeing you from the swill served up at roadside gas stations.