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A Lighter Tamper?

A Lighter Tamper?

I’ve had a number of barista tools and products rolling around my head for a while and the time has come to start making them a reality. The first was evidently a re-think of the humble tamper. This post is an explanation of the rationale behind that tamper: a...
How Hard Should You Tamp?

How Hard Should You Tamp?

Tamping for espresso is riddled with an incredible amount of folk-knowledge. When I was taught espresso in 2008, I was told to practice tamping on bathroom scales (I admit I don’t remember what the prescribed weight was). Today I’d like to shed some light on tamping...
Pergtamp™

Pergtamp™

This product is no longer for sale. For the new tamper, head here! For the last year, I have been working closely with Pullman Tampers to create a tamper for use with the EK43. This initially simple project has since evolved into a completely new tamper design –...