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Posted Tue Jul 9, 2013, 2:20pm
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Not sure, but taking a couple tampers apart they all look about the same to me as far as what the screw/bolt thing is, I'd be surprised if there was a big variance as people are switching handles all the time. I even got dupped once on Ebay when I thought I snagged a deal on a Espro Calibrated tamper, only to find out it was a knockoff and didn't operate right, but the bolt thing looked the same as others even.
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Posted Tue Jul 9, 2013, 4:52pm
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Here's a beauty!

What do you think?

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Posted Tue Jul 9, 2013, 5:45pm
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OMG, Bob!

This is probably one of the most, if not the most, beautiful tampers I have ever seen!!!

canon Said:

Here's a beauty!

What do you think?

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Posted Wed Jul 10, 2013, 3:07am
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Thank you Vlad.   It was created by another Coffeegeek member.   I will send you more detailed photos later.

Bob



vberch Said:

OMG, Bob!

This is probably one of the most, if not the most, beautiful tampers I have ever seen!!!

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Posted Fri Jul 12, 2013, 5:58pm
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I have used the Spalted Maple tamper from Clive Coffee for several months now and LOVE it.  Clive Coffee's website says it is sized at 58.3 mm to fit snugly and that works good for me.  I use the tamper with my Rocket R58 machine with an E61 brew head.  Originally, I used it with the triple bottomless portafilter that came with the R58.  Later I purchased Clive Coffee's bottomless portafilter with a walnut handle.  For me, Clive's tampers (and portafilters) are works of art and mine provide great satisfaction every time I use them.  Sure, you can buy cheaper and if you don't care about looks, then go for it.  But then, are you really a "Coffee Geek" - maybe you should skip making your own and buy your coffee from Dunkin Donuts?
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Posted Sat Jul 13, 2013, 6:02am
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You can try a handmade Cavendish tamper from Prima Coffee. They're made from classic pipes.

Click Here (prima-coffee.com)
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Posted Sat Jul 13, 2013, 7:37am
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In the end it comes down to a good fit, grind, and style. It doesnt matter so much the shape of the tamper piston, but more so how the person using it adapts. I prefer the RB c-ripple, which is argued to give a better seal while increasing surface area... In reality I think it just looks cooler.


I think the biggest issue is more the handle... Get a tamper whose handle matches your style of tamping. A solid level tamp is going to be the biggest determining flavor factor.


Does anyone know what ever happened to the CG tamper design? the kurv?

 
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Posted Thu Jul 18, 2013, 5:40pm
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I recently ordered a 58.35mm tamper from Cafelat's international store and it probably took all of 3-4 days to arrive. It's a real treat with my VST basket. It's really attractive too--I got the drop style in Palisander and it came with a free (or should I say included?) rubber tamper stand. Really pleased with Cafelat.
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