NANOPRESSO was invented by the startup company Wacaco, founded in 2013 in Hong Kong. The Nanopresso is not a childish toy but was developed by a true connoisseur of the field. Hugo Cailleton, the founder of Wacaco and holder of a master’s degree in industrial design, was involved in the production of home espresso machines for many years. The best ideas always come while traveling, as in this case: he was on a business trip and after a bad espresso at a hotel, he was simply disappointed. And that’s when the idea of a portable espresso machine was born, allowing users to enjoy their own drink on the go. He built over ten prototypes to test different mechanisms, coffee extraction, product interaction, and designs. Twenty months after the trip that changed Hugo’s daily life, the first injection molds were produced.