You are looking for a coffee machine for travel, but you do not know which coffee machine suits your needs and which coffee machine offers the best value for money. That's why we put our 2 travel coffeemakers to the test.
We will go through the following topics:
- Quality of the coffee
- Price quality ratio
- What's in the boxes?
The Presso X is the successor of the PortoPresso and therefore brings a number of improvements. Let's start with the main difference and the reason the Presso X was designed.
The PortoPresso is easy to carry around often. By using a 12 volt cable you can easily take the device with you on the boat or in the car, but an extension is also included so you can easily use it in a socket. But what if there is no power outlet nearby? Then it is difficult to make a cup of coffee with the PortoPresso. The Presso X is suitable for these cases.
The Presso X is a battery-operated coffee maker, and is therefore also rechargeable. Once charged, you can literally make coffee wherever and whenever you want. Whether you're going hiking, walking or going on a road trip, the Presso X will always make a delicious cup of coffee. In short, the Presso X is more flexible than the PortoPresso, but you will have to charge the device properly beforehand.
However, this is not the only improvement of the Presso X. Both machines are coffee makers for travel, and they use capsules (Nespresso capsules and B brands thereof). This makes sense since these capsules are also very easy to take with you. But what if you are a true lover of freshly ground coffee?
Then the Presso X has a perfect solution for this!
Unlike the Portopresso, the device comes with 2 interchangeable adapters, one for capsules and one for ground coffee.
The Presso X also has a handy extra. There is a ruler on the side of the water tank so that you can measure exactly how much water goes into the device, this was a wild guess with the PortoPresso!
Quality of the coffee
An important question is, of course, which device makes the best coffee? The process of making coffee is the same with both machines. Both devices use capsules, among other things, there is no difference to be found there either. What is remarkable is that the Presso X uses 18 bar pump pressure as opposed to the Portopresso which uses 15 bar pump pressure. The optimal pump pressure for a cup of espresso is 9 bar, so the PortoPresso is closer to the optimal pump pressure. Furthermore, there is little difference in taste of both devices.
Price quality ratio
An important factor for choosing your travel coffee maker is the price quality ratio. Which device is worth the most and what do you get for it. The prices of both travel coffee makers are close to each other. The Presso X currently costs €99.50 and the PortoPresso €89.50, so the PortoPresso is €10 cheaper. For this extra €10, the Presso X offers the possibility to drink coffee literally anywhere, even if there is no socket nearby, and the possibility to make coffee with both capsules and ground coffee. For coffee lovers, this is already quite an addition for only €10. That said, we are definitely giving the gains to the Presso X in this area.
For enthusiasts, we have also listed the specifications of both devices.
It is striking that the warranty on the Presso X is twice as long. This is due to such a significant improvement in the quality of the product and the new life expectancy of the product.
What's in the boxes?
The PortoPresso comes with the following:
- Cable extension (for the socket)
- Travel bag (fits both the cable extension and the PortoPresso here)
The Presso X comes with:
- Presso X
- Adapter for ground coffee
- Coffee capsule adapter
- USB cable
- USB adapter
- Ground coffee spoon
And the winner is...
They are both good travel coffee makers, each with its own pros and cons.
However, we have designed the Presso X to outperform the PortoPresso, by making the device more flexible.
This allows us to indicate the profit the Presso X mainly because of flexibility and what you get for a higher price.
If you are interested in the Presso X or the PortoPresso, you can easy to find on this website, or you can find them by clicking on one of the links.
If you have any comments or questions about any of these devices, please let us know by leaving a comment!