Anyone for coffee? “Mii, please,” said somebody at Spanish car giant Seat, before muttering something about the wonderful Arona of fresh coffee. Terrible coffee-based puns aside, Seat reckons this in-car coffee machine could save motorists more than £1,800 a year in coffee shop bills.
We tested the Handpresso coffee-making device back in 2016 and we were mightily impressed. But with the benefit of hindsight, the “life-changing” claim may have been a little overblown – the machine has spent the past 18 months in a cupboard, wedged between a spiraliser and a bread-maker.
Priced at £185, the Handpresso comes with two glasses and is powered via a 12v socket. Seat says it will fit neatly into the cupholders of any its models, but other cupholders are available. Power it up, and the Handpresso will dispense 50ml of fresh espresso in three minutes.
Over the course of a year, the Handpresso will cost an estimated £405, which is a lot less than the £2,210 spent per year by the nation’s coffee lovers. There’s also the added benefit of not queuing up in your favourite coffee shop.
The Caffeine Kick Inside
The idea of an in-car coffee machine is nothing new. Indeed, the Handpresso in the Fiat 500L was a proper job (and one of the few things we liked about the car).
If you do, the Handpresso is available from any Seat dealer and comes with a 12-month warranty and 15 espresso pods. We’re off to give ourselves a roasting for all those shocking puns.