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Tampers - Joe Von Kaenel's Review
Posted: September 27, 2005, 9:12am
review rating: 4.3
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Anthony C 9.00
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Bryan Wray 8.50
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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 10.0
Product Reviewed: Click Tamper
Manufacturer: Espresso Parts Northwest Quality: 10
Average Price: Varies Usability: 10
Price Paid: $84.95 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: EPNW Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 2 weeks Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Great product, a must have for novice tampers
Positive Product Points

Well made, very solid
Easy to reproduce results over and over
Takes the guesswork out of tamping a puck properly

Negative Product Points

More expensive than many regular tampers

Detailed Commentary

I did a lot of reading about the "Espro" automatic tamper and it sounds like a great product. However, it is only available in 53mm and 58mm. I found the "Clicker tamper" which is made of solid metal and works much like a torque ratchet, it clicks when 30 pounds of force are applied. It fits well in my hand and makes nice flat pucks time after time. This has improved my espresso a great deal. It is available in 49mm, 51mm, & 52-58mm sizes. It is also, available in flat or convex.
   This is a must for other newbies who need practice getting the recommended 30 pounds of pressure to tamp the ground coffee beans. If you require more pressure this tamper is solid and you can just press harder. This not for experienced Baristas, but makes a world of difference for novice tamper users.

Buying Experience

Staff at espressoparts.com were very helpful I would recommend them without hesitation.

Three Month Followup

Tamping very well

One Year Followup

Still works great after 12 months and hundreds of espresso drinks. Excellent quality. I am always sure of a 30# tamp pressure.

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