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1st Line Wood / Steel Tampers
New and Noteworthy Paid Announcement, Date: January 11, 2003
1st Line Tampers
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1st Line Equipment, LLC
Enquiries: sales@1st-line.com

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There's an art to making the quintessential espresso: from the beans used, to exacting grinds, right up to knowing the performance of your espresso machines, and when they are at their absolute peak of performance. All of this makes espresso what it is - an experience, an art form, a ritual, and when done right, a remarkable memory.

Tamping is a unique part of this art. Not only does the act of tamping your coffee improve the overall consistency of your espresso shots, but it also adds to the ritual and artistry that makes up the true joy of espresso. Tamping is a necessity, not an afterthought, but unfortunately most espresso machine manufacturers overlook this crucial part of the process: at best they offer up an inexpensive and generic shaped piece of plastic that passes off as a tamper with their machines.

1st Line is here to your rescue. When many hand made, high quality tampers can tip the dollar scales at 40 dollars or more, 1st Line Equipment LLC brings to market an absolutely first rate, high quality espresso tamper for under $30.

These tampers are true professional tools. They start with precisely milled bottom pistons made of stainless steel (for the exact kind of heavy weight you want and expect from a quality tamper), and then covered with a lustrous coating of hard chrome, giving them a very distinctive appearance that lasts.

The handle is no afterthought. Made of real rosewood, these are lathed to a very natural and perfect fit for almost any hand. The wood is then treated with a luxurious and polished finish to help protect it and ensure your tamper looks great for years to come.

1st Line is offering these new tampers in two initial sizes: 58mm (perfect for most commercial-grade portafilters, including those with Rancilio, Pasquini, Grimac, Isomac, Simonelli and other machine makers), and the 53mm size, which works great with Solis, Saeco, Spidem and other major brands. They are currently available in a flat bottom version, but curved bottoms will be available in the future, as well as other popular sizes.

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1st Line truly believes these are the best tampers available today, and at under $30, they are $10 to $15 cheaper than other popular high end tampers on the market, which makes them even better! To find out more, visit 1st-Line today.

Distributor and retailer inquiries are welcome via e-mail for quantity purchases of 25 units or more.

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