About us

Our mission at Wacaco is to empower coffee lovers around the world to enjoy high-quality espresso on-the-go, while minimizing our impact on the environment. We are committed to using innovative, sustainable materials in our products, and to continually improving our technology to provide the ultimate portable espresso experience.
Founded in Hong Kong in 2013 by long-time co-workers, Jessie Wang and Hugo Cailleton, Wacaco is a dynamic startup with a passion for crafting innovative, easy-to-use products that allow coffee enthusiasts to indulge in their favorite drink wherever they may be.
But what’s in a name, you ask? WACACO (WA (WAng), CA (CAilleton), CO (COoperation)), is the encounter between two individuals, two cultures, and their shared passion for creating affordable, high-quality, and eco-friendly coffee products. At the heart of our company is the Minipresso, the world’s first piston-driven handheld espresso machine. This fully manual, portable espresso machine has taken the world by storm with its eco-friendly features, including no electricity needed, and reinforced materials to withstand shocks. Launched in 2014, the Minipresso revolutionized the market and quickly became a hit, earning rave reviews and setting the standard for portable espresso machines.

But Wacaco wasn’t content to rest on its laurels. In May 2017, the company launched the Nanopresso, the most versatile and evolutive portable espresso machine on the market. WIRED magazine even named it the best of its class in both 2020 and 2021, cementing Wacaco’s reputation as a leader in portable coffee technology.
Wacaco continued to innovate, releasing the Pipamoka in November 2019. This portable pressure brewer was a IF Design Award-winner in 2021, and it quickly became a fan favorite among coffee enthusiasts.
In October 2020, Wacaco launched the Cuppamoka, an all-in-one portable pour-over coffee maker that won the IF Design Gold Award in 2022. This sleek and stylish device quickly became a must-have for coffee lovers who want the perfect cup no matter where they are.
By May 2021, Wacaco’s success had grown so much that the company opened its own production facilities in China. This expansion allows Wacaco to maintain strict quality control over its manufacturing processes while ensuring the availability of its products to customers worldwide.
And the hits just kept on coming. In June 2021, Wacaco launched the Picopresso, the most compact and pro-oriented of its espresso machines. This device is so innovative and well-designed that it won a Red-Dot Design Award in 2022.
In January 2022, Wacaco expanded its product line even further with the launch of the Exagram Coffee Scale and Exagrind Coffee Grinder. These precision tools are designed to help coffee lovers achieve the perfect grind and brewing ratio every time.

Our Products

Espresso on the Go!