LUXHAUS Espresso Tamper - 49mm Calibrated Coffee Tamper for Espresso Machine with Spring Loaded 100% Flat Stainless Steel Base

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LUXHAUS Espresso Tamper - 49mm Calibrated Coffee Tamper for Espresso Machine with Spring Loaded 100% Flat Stainless Steel Base

LUXHAUS Espresso Tamper - 49mm Calibrated Coffee Tamper for Espresso Machine with Spring Loaded 100% Flat Stainless Steel Base

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Once the pressure is set you can be sure that the tamping variable is always the same no matter who tamps the coffee. Vienesso is a Berlin-based manufacturer of modern barista and coffee accessories for everyday use. Their tamper base is produced by using premium stainless steel that is easy to clean and dishwasher-safe, while the ergonomic handle is made out of real Rosewood. If you already have an espresso machine at home, the best way to know the size of the tamper that you need is to measure the inner diameter of the coffee bed, the basket, or the portafilter - whichever machine you are using. In simplest terms, you measure the part where coffee grounds are put. Another pro 58mm tamper from shop coffee, and I'm including this one in particular because, well, you don't see many baby pink coffee tampers!

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This is a Lelit tamper, Aluminium handle with stainless steel base, and very specifically 57.35mm, to perfectly fit the Lelit 57mm baskets for the Lelit Anna & Lelit Kate. Anyway, it looks cool, and given that I am already starting to build up a bit of a tamper collection, I might just have to get myself one of these.

How hard should I tamp?

Please note, I'm putting each espresso machine into the appropriate category based on what I believe the tamper size to be. Portafilter simply means filter holder, by the way – and if you're asking “well why don't you refer to it as a filter holder?” the answer to that is that calling it a portafilter makes me feel more clever ;-). If you didn't know, as well as coffeeblog, I run The Coffeeworks, supplying amazing quality coffee beans, in my humble and OK, biased, opinion. A few other variables that may affect this is your dose, if there is too much coffee in the basket water may not be able to pass through in time. The Gaggia Classic Pro comes with a plastic tamper too, you'll need a 58mm tamper for that – although the limited edition (they're just releasing 3000 of them, all numbered) while available, come with a barista kit including a proper wooden-handled tamper.

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As an espresso lover, you might also be interested in our article on how to make another delicious espresso-based coffee drink: the Americano. To a certain degree, regardless of what your espresso machine is, you could always upgrade it, and becoming a home barista often comes with the pandemic condition known as upgradeitis. Consistent tampering is an essential part of espresso brewing. This calibrated tamper is designed to help you achieve smooth and evenly compressed coffee every time. Press down on the handle of the tamper and the base and handle compress into one another ensuring the correct force is achieved every time. These are details that the effectiveness of either size can be argued about for hours, and even though we usually only find flat tamper bases in commercial settings, both shapes are more than adequate for home espresso use. Distributor Vs Tamper Ninth Phase, are passionate about coffee and dedicated to providing baristas and home enthusiasts alike with the best possible tools to create a perfect cup of coffee.

This is the WDT tool I usually use in conjunction with the above if I'm using a two-tooled approach.

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