The Twist Press kickstarter promises a hand-held espresso maker.
Q. Will the coffee it makes really taste like espresso, compared say to AeroPress coffee?
AIUI, the key factor in brewing espresso is pressure. How much pressure is needed?
Twist Press develops more pressure via a screw thread, but the thread appears to be at 45° which provides only 2x leverage, and you can't lean your weight on it, which is possible but not recommended for AeroPress.
The user presses the two handles towards each other, but that should just halve the pressing time, not increase the force. Is shorter brewing time important to making espresso (quick) taste? If so, why does this design have a closed cap for long brewing upside down?
From the photos, the press piston face looks about the same area as an AeroPress. A smaller piston area would increase the pressure proportionally.
Do espresso makers use paper filters like Twist Press does?