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CoffeeGeek Holiday Gift List 2013 - Under $35
Author: Mark Prince
Posted: November 29, 2013
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Cafelat SPLAT Tamping Mat - $15
Posted by Mark Prince, 2:50am Permalink to this blog entry
Splat Mat

We absolutely love the entire product range from Cafelat, but will only be featuring a few products of theirs in this Holiday Gift Guide (we recommend you do check out the entire lineup!).

First up is this fantastic little design for a tamping mat - something to protect your counters when you're doing a headstand-tamp of several thousand pounds down into your portafilter with your tamper: it's the Splat Mat from Cafelat. It's a great design; meant to mimic a spill of inky black liquid on your counter. Whimsical, functional, and very well made: the rubber is quite thick and stands up to a lot of use.

We have two of these in our main espresso machine testing area, and after a full year of use, they don't look any worse for wear. These should last you several years of heavy abuse!

This year, we even managed to find this at a cheaper price than last year! ($15 in US, $16 in Canada).

Product Link (Seattle Coffee Gear)
Product Link I Drink Coffee (Canada)

Article rating: 9.8
Author: Mark Prince
Posted: November 29, 2013
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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.

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