the handpresso team

Henrik Jul Nielsen

Henrik Jul Nielsen

We owe the Handpresso story to Henrik Jul Nielsen. Being a big espresso lover, it was on one of his many trips that Henrik invented the portable espresso. Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's quotation "simplicity is the ultimate sophistication", it was Henrik and his R&D team that made the small portable espresso machines see the light of day. Henrik was a visionary, an innovation fan, full of ideas on how to improve daily life, but left us all too quickly. The Handpresso story will live on with his team in France and internationally.

The Handpresso team across the world

The Handpresso company was created by Henrik Jul Nielsen to commercialize the Handpresso range in France and further afield. Established in Fontainebleau, 55 km south of Paris and 2 mins from the famous INSEAD campus, Handpresso is sold across the world thus making the portable espresso a borderless concept.

The Handpresso team across the world