Looking for an under $10 for the espresso geek in your life who has everything? I bet he or she doesn't have a stand for their tamper!
Cafelat makes this great little tamping stand, designed to keep a tamper clean and dry (especially when the barista gets a bit sloppy with water or coffee spilled everywhere). It comes in a range of colours too, and fits all tampers, 58mm or smaller.
Personally, I'm a pretty sloppy barista myself, and I can tell you, using one of these things has definitely kept my tamper dry and out of the splash zone. And at $6, it's a pretty good no brainer for that coffeegeek who has "everything".
Column Description Whether it's up to the minute, happening this day, this week, or in the recent past, this column's goal is to present coffee and attempts to make the experience truly culinary. You'll find short reviews about past events, interesting coffees coming on the market, new and different ways to enjoy espresso and other brewing methods, and give an insight into efforts around the globe to make coffee a truly culinary thing. Column written by Mark Prince.