Like many people, I love a good cup of coffee. And I’m always looking for ways to replicate takeaway coffee at home – I’ve got a Nespresso machine which is fab for espresso.
But the options for an Americano at home never quite seem to hit the spot. I have a French press but I always find that the second cup from it starts to taste over brewed and bitter. Plus it never seems to keep the coffee as hot as I really want.
So when I saw the Oomph Portable Coffee Maker*, I was really intrigued.
About the Oomph Portable Coffee Maker
The Oomph launched to the general public in 2016, following a successful Kickstarter campaign. You may have also have seen it appear on Dragons Den on TV.
It’s a revolutionary coffee maker which is designed to provide the ultimate takeaway coffee at home.
The sleek BPA-free plastic body contains a double brewing chamber and fully integral piston press. It also keeps your coffee hot for up to an hour, and you can drink your coffee directly from the Oomph. That makes it an ideal replacement for expensive takeaway Americanos.
How to use the Oomph
Using the Oomph is really simple – it’s very similar to making coffee in a cafetiere or French press. You simply add around 24g of ground coffee, and top up with water that’s just off the boil. There are maximum lines for both coffee and water on the side, so you don’t need to worry about overfilling.
After leaving your coffee to brew (1 to 2.5 minutes), you press down on the plunger. This locks into position at the bottom, so that it stays firmly in place.
You can then either decant your freshly brewed coffee into a mug, or drink it directly from the Oomph. It’s so convenient for coffee on the go!
Benefits of the Oomph Coffee Maker
With a traditional cafetiere, the grounds stay in contact with the water after you press down the plunger, and the extraction process continues. This means that even if your first cup tastes perfect, the second cup can taste overbrewed and bitter.
But when you push down the plunger on the Oomph, it seals the coffee grounds away from the water. So the second cup will taste exactly the same as the first cup, no more overbrewing.
You also have more control over the strength of your coffee, compared to a French press. And if you’ve ever had to throw away a whole cafetiere of coffee because it’s underbrewed and sour, you’ll know what a benefit this is!
The Oomph allows you to sample your coffee after a first brew, and then if it needs a little longer, you can pull back the plunger and brew again. The water is drawn back through the grounds, and after the second brew you can press down the plunger and sample the coffee again.
It’s a much more precise process than with a cafetiere or French press.
Great for Coffee on the Go
The tough BPA free plastic construction is much more suitable for travelling than a glass cafetiere. I think that this will be great to pack in my suitcase when I’m staying away. I really miss a good cup of coffee in the morning when I’m staying in a hotel.
But do remember that the Oomph hasn’t been designed to be watertight, so you can’t just throw it into your bag when it’s full of coffee!
And unlike a cafetiere, the coffee will stay warm for up to an hour. I prefer my coffee scalding hot, but even after 30 minutes I still found that my coffee was hot enough for me to drink quite happily.
Where to Buy
The Oomph Portable Coffee Maker costs from £39, and is available directly from the Oomph website, where they also stock their own limited edition coffee.
You can also buy the Oomph at Amazon*
The Oomph Coffee Maker – My Verdict
Using the Oomph has definitely changed my morning coffee for the better. I can prepare the Oomph and take it up to my office so have delicious fresh coffee while I work. It will also be fantastic to take away with me when I’m travelling, and would be great for anyone who likes to pick up an Americano on the way to work. You could even take it along on camping trips!
Coffee made in the Oomph has none of the bitterness that can come from overbrewing. It’s smooth, and tastes great right to the last drop. It also stays hot for much longer than coffee from a cafetiere.
The coffee maker comes apart easily for cleaning, and the BPA free plastic body means that you don’t need to worry about cracking a glass jug.
I really like the Oomph – it’s certainly the best way I’ve found to make an Americano at home. It looks very sleek and modern, and is very easy to use.
239 thoughts on “Oomph Portable Coffee Maker: Review”
I’d use mine at home – a coffee curled up on the sofa sounds heavenly at the moment!
everywhere I go fabtastic giveaway
I`d use it on the train on the way to work
I’m not a huge coffee fan unlike my DH! Would love to win this for him so he could take it to work with him x
Out on my morning walk would be lovely
At home – I drink at least 8 mugs a day!
I would have it whilst I was at work – we don’t have a coffee machine!!!
I would sneak it into hospital for my husband so he could have a decent cup of coffee after his ankle operation
Great for my partner for when he’s out doing his courier work
I would make it then drink it on the way to work taking it with me as I never have time to have one at work
Coffee, I thought it looked interesting Sunday night on the Dragon’s Den, glad he got the investment,
In would use mine when visiting my little one in hospital .. I forget to look after me and coffee I end up buying goes cold to quickly this sounds amazing
I love to go out on long, country walks. This would be the perfect companion!
I would use it for taking to work
This would be great for the train on the way to work!
i would take to work
I would give it to my sister to use on the way to work.
I would use it at work.
I would use mine at work! I’m a builder so quite a lot of the time the customer is at work so this would be brilliant!
At home most probably before school runs! X
i woud take mine to work
would use it at work
It would take pride of place on my kitchen counter. x
On the school run, on the way to work and to keep me going during swimming, gymnastics and football lessons.
I would use it on weekends away instead of the yucky coffee you often get on hotel hospitality trays.
I would use it in the mornings for the school run, I see some mums all glam at the school gates and I’m like a zombie xXx
I would use it on a sunday walk with my wife
I’d use it at home xx
Well, I’d actually/maybe consider giving it to my husband. He’s a teacher,and he can never get a decent cup of coffee at school!
On the go on the way to work :)
On my allotment – it would be really appreciated then.
Whilst hillwalking in the Lake District
I would use this at home in my kitchen probably every morning!!
I wouldn’t be using it; my hardworking and coffee-obsessed fiancé would, probably during his morning break at the school where he teaches!
This sounds ideal for making a good cup of coffee when you are taking long car journeys.
I would use it mostly at home but would take it when I stay at my parents too!
I would use it at home. I can’t function without that first cup of coffee in the morning.
This coffee machine would come in very handy in my office
This would save me so much time as I could drink my coffee on the way to work
id love this to be able to use it at work. The coffee there is like dishwater!
I think I would probably use a coffee machine like this on family camping trips.
On the walk into work.
I would use The Oomph at home as it would keep my coffee warmer for longer
Everywhere!! This sounds fabulous!
Great for my caravan , and other short breaks
Love a great coffee and a refill too even better.
this would be ideal while travelling around in our camper van
On the go x
I would use my OOmph at work during my night shift xx
At the weekend after a long walk.
on the go!
At home when i want a quick and satisfying coffee but also on the move.
I would give to my hubby for work because they have really bad coffee! :)
on the go
ever were i go
I think I’d have it on the go in the car.
I would use it on my long wintry dog walks would keep my warm and happy!
we drive to romania every summer so id bring this along!
I’d use it on cold mornings up at the yard when I’m seeing to my horse :)
On my long bus journeys perfect
I would use it when travelling with work
I would use it at work – beats instant coffee any day!
I would use this at home,I love my coffee
I would use the Oomph Coffee Maker when I’m out shopping with my Mum & Brother xxx
I’d take it to work
I would use it at work and on my journey to work x
On my desk at work!
It would be great for a picnic or on long journeys :)
Oooo, this would be fabulous at home and at hotels and on the road!! We love bird watching in the winter and this would be perfect to warm us up. :D
On the way work or when we are travelling in the UK. Such a great product.
My partner is more of a coffee drinker than me, he’d take this to work!
I would mainly use it ‘on the go’ but also sometimes at home or away.
I would use it when i take my dog out for walks
At home, as well as on the train going places.
I would take mine to work and use it during my 13 hour shift!
At home and in the car on the way to work :-)
At home after the nursery run
To work! To carry soup!
I’d use it on walks in the winter
at work i would use it :)
I would take it to the office.
i would use it for work, saw this on Dragons den, i thought it was a brill idea, shocked they didnt go for it, as there was a problem with the flap on the lid.
I’d give it to my son to use when he’s travelling to work
I would take it to work
travelling to my lectures on the train!!
I would use it during my break at work!
At work.work in healthcare so always on the go
I would keep it at home to make my morning coffee to take to work with me.
When I’m doing my volunteer dog walking after a few hours I need coffee.
Great to take anywhere – save on the cafes and fast foods.
On my Allotment
At home to wake me up for work
Take to work
I would make coffee at home, but also take it with me to save visiting expensive coffee shops
Awesome I’d use it for going to work
I work from home so would use it in my office
I’ll be using this at home daily, and on weekend drives!
Fabulous gadget! I’d use it at home & hubs would probably use it out
On the go / move here there n everywhere
it would be perfect for in between jobs whilst being a carer in the community
I would use it for going to work :-)
I’d use it in our campervan and when we go away teaching ukulele on cruise ships
This would be perfect for at work
has to be for work
I love a coffee when i get to work so this would be spoon!
I’d use my Oomph at work as the machine coffee is undrinkable and this would be a lovely treat.
on the train x
Perfect for taking with me and using at work
On days out
at home and on days out
I’d definitely use it when we travel. I hate instant coffee and always end up drinking it in hotels because I’m desperate for my morning coffee.
I would use mine at work or on the train. It is a neat little gadget.
I would use mine while walking around my loca area of cornwall
Perfect for when tatting in the garden aswell as whilst doing general household chores :) x
I would take it to work
I would take it into work for a decent cup of coffee
great for work
i would use it on the go when i am doing the school runs
I’d definitely use it for my journey to work!
On days out, would be perfect!
i would use it at home to make coffee on the go
I would drink my coffee on the go
I would use mine at home and in the office
on the school run :)
I would use mine on long country walks – great for warming up on a wintry day :-)
I would use mine at home and at exhibitions. This is incredibly clever!
I’d use it on my early morning journeys to work!
On the train to work
I’d use it on long car journy’s
Perfect while walking.
would be a real boost while walking my doggie through the woods and along the cliff tops
I would use an Oomph at work, driving a HGV ,
At the football
I’d use it at home, and also on camping trips and trips to the park.
I would take mine every time I went on a trip/holiday/backpacking etc so that I can enjoy good coffee EVERYWHERE! Life is too short for bad coffee.
I’d like to say somewhere cool like on a yacht in the Bahamas. But I’ll say at work, because that’s where it’ll be used (whilst dreaming about being on a yacht in the Bahamas)
At home, we are all coffee drinkers
I would use it at home – very useful product.
I’d use mine at work – our coffee is almost the worst I’ve tasted!
I’d use mine on my way into work in the morning.
This would be great for my Hubby to use in the car on his business trips
I’d use it at home
for uni! the coffee there is far too expensive! ha! x
Just the thing for my motorhome.
I’d take it to work. The coffee there is awful.
I’d use it at home in the evenings.
I would take it to work with me
l would use mineon the walk with the dogs in the morning
I’d use it on my daily commute to the office each morning. Would be lovely just to stop and have a great tasting coffee :)
Everywhere! This sounds awesome!
On the side-lines on a Saturday and Sunday kids football and hockey
I’d use it at work :)
I would use it when I go for a walk as a much needed drink.
On the schoolrun ☕
My OH would use on his way to work on the train
I’d probably take it to work so I could have great coffee during the day xx
I would use mine in lots of places! Like on the go if i’m travelling or commuting, at home if i’m home.
I’d defo take it over to my non-coffee drinking friend’s houses so I could still enjoy a lovely cup of Coffee (that tastes good not just a cup of ‘been thee for at least 3 years instant coffee granules!’)
while on the go x
it would be lovely for breakfast and very nice after evening meal
Id use this watching my sons football match on these cold mornings.
My husband would use it when he is driving around at work.
I’d use it at home, mainly because I wouldn’t want my workmates to knick it but also, because I’d love to have a nice, non instant coffee every morning when I wake out.
My partner would use it when he goes to work, at night nothing is open. So would be perfect
This looks absolutely fab for taking to work!
It would be coming to work with me
I’d use it on our daily dog walk. Thanks for the competition!
everywhere i cant live with out coffee
I’d take it to warm me up watching my daughter play football outdoors on Saturdays and Sundays!
I would use this at work x
I’d use it at home!
I would take it to drink while sewing or using the computer at home.
If I won, I would gift the prize to my brother. He would make use of it in a variety of places, as his work involves travel.
Definitely at home to indulge my senses and tastebuds from my amazing coffee.
At work never any decent coffee there.
I would use it both on the go and at home it looks fantastic
Sounds like a great idea for using on a morning walk!
I have an hour drive to work each morning it would stay in my car for before i left for work and when i arrived at work
I would use it on our weekend away in our motorhome
I’d take mines to work to use at lunchtime
Sounds like this would be perfect for work, there is a coffee machine but nothing beats a fresh brew.
I would like to use it at work, very handy :)
Definitely in work.
I WOULD USE IT ON MY WAY TO WORK
I would definatly use this at work
id use it at home
I’d take it to college. Can never have enough caffeine at college lol
Would use it for work and holidays
I would use at home
I would use it while taking the kids to the park or on a country walk x
I would take it with me in the car , so I always have my coffee with me .
ooh how lovely. I’d take it everywhere with me, I can’t live without my coffee!
I’d use it on my way to work, at work, on my way home and at home!
I would take mine to work with me – instant access to a lovely cup of coffee! Thank you
I would use it when snuggled on the settee perfection xx
I’m always running the kids around of an evening when I’m tired and so a quick cup on the go would be fab when I’m a one of the many after school clubs or during the day at work or on days out…as you can tell I do love coffee and spend a small fortune on it when I’m out and about lol
I’d use it at home and work.
I’d use mine at home to save me trips to the coffee shop
Hubby would use it whilst fishing and camping overnight.
I`d use it on the train on the way to work
My 73 year old mum isn’t very mobile and this would be fab for her to make a coffee and then not have to get up to make another brew
In the car en route to my family in the north East
I`d use it on the train on the way to work.
Would use it driving to work & outside in the evening when I am having a fire x
I would use it absolutely EVERYWHERE! Being a coffee addict, this prize would be literally a dream come true ☺.
I’d use it at home in the mornings x
I would use the oomph for looking after my 3 kids
On my journey to work – would be lovely.
Take it to work so i can have some lovely coffee instead of the rubbish we buy.
WOW I love this. Looks so compact. My daughter is crazy about coffee. She would welcome this with open arms and copious joy.
i would use it for work x
would use it at my home
Id use it everywhere – this mum of twins needs coffee anytime of the day!
Absolutely everywhere! I am very particular about my coffee especially when out and about.
Would use it for work
Definitely in my office
I’d use mine at the office x
whilst out for a morning stroll
I would use mine at work – they provide the worst coffee so always take my own in
I would use it at work
On my way to work, especially now it’s getting darker and colder in the mornings!
At home to help wake up in the morning with 2 little ones
Travelling – most hotels & B&Bs supply only instant coffee in the rooms but this would be so much better for an early morning cup!
On the way to fetch the kids from school.
On the go :)
At my son’s football matches!
I would give to my partner to use at work
I would take it to work with me for that very important oooomph that I need about 3pm every day!
At home x
I’d give it to my partner for the train journey to work, he never has time for a coffee or any breakfast so it would be great to use on the go
I would take it on Holiday with me x x x
I’d take it to my mums caravan for a decent cuppa!
I’d use it at home and never have to drink bitter coffee again.
I would use it at work and take it away so I could enjoy tasty coffee
I’d love to drink a cup of coffee on a windy beach on the west coast if Ireland.
I’d love to drink a cup of coffee sitting on a lovely beach somewhere x
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