Best Calibrated Espresso Tamper

Are calibrated tampers any good?

The Espro Calibrated Flat Espresso Tamper is an excellent tool for achieving delicious, balanced espresso. Not only is the calibration set for life by the manufacturer, but the build and overall design of the tamper are sure to go the distance and help you brew your best for years to come.

What is the best weight for a tamper?

Weight Of The Tamper To apply the right amount of pressure your tamper needs to weight around 1-2 pounds. Avoid tampers made of plastic and opt for one made with heavy material such as stainless steel. According to professional baristas, tampers around 1 pound seem to be the best.

What is a calibrated espresso tamper?

How do I choose an espresso tamper?

The ideal tamper should be slightly smaller than the inside diameter of the portafilter basket so that the tamper does not bind while compressing grounds – essentially there should be a little extra space between tamper and basket.

What is the best tamping method?

Give your group handle a quick shake. Place the group handle in an espresso tamping stand or on a clean flat surface or tamping mat. Tamp with a light amount of pressure to compact the ground coffee a little. Let the puck rest for a moment. Now tamp the ground coffee again with around 8lbs of force.

How do I choose a good tamper?

A good tamper means lightweight metal and the size of Portafilter is correct for your tamping. By the way, you have more baskets to handle if you are busy for barista job, better you can get more tampers or you can use a convex tamper.

Does tamper size matter?

Size Matters, so choose your tamp head wisely! In order to get the best possible tamp for your coffee basket, you will need to ensure that the gap between the walls of your filter basket and the tamp head are kept to a minimum.

How do I know what size tamper I need?

The best method to identify correct tamper size is to measure the exact inside diameter of your filter basket using machinist calipers, then select a tamper slightly smaller than this measurement.

How do I tamp more evenly?

What is the best pressure for tamping espresso?

Apply 20-30 pounds of pressure, and polish Baristas often recommend 30 pounds of pressure, but some do as little as 20 pounds. More and more are finding that tamping pressure is overrated—it’s hard on the wrist and cause an over-extracted, bitter brew. Use a twisting motion as you pull up to “polish” the puck.