Essentials of Espresso Coffee TamperHaving the correct tamper will make all the difference to your espresso shot.
Dynamometric or click press espresso tampers allow you to have consistent pressure, so you are not over or under tamping the coffee puck. Therefore, if you need a consistent quality shot , you should consider a dynamometric coffee tamper.
Coffee distributor tools allow you to spread the coffee in the portafilter before you tamp evenly, and this levels the coffee and allows for a correct tamp. It removes channelling and coffee pouring out of the only spout. Using a 58.5 competition tamper will let you get the best from an IMS competition filter as you will have the tamper at right angles to the coffee puck, reducing the chance of uneven extraction.
If you choose the very popular walnut tamper handle, we have portafilter and tamper seats to match. Walnut is harder wearing and won't flake. Moreover, it looks very attractive next to stainless steel equipment. We have a range of espresso coffee tampers, dynamometric coffee tamper, flat or concave coffee tampers, 41mm La Marzocco tamper, 53mm coffee tamper, La Pavoni lever 49mm coffee tamper, 57mm coffee tamper, 58mm coffee tamper, and many other excellent products for making delicious coffee. At Blue Star Coffee, we supply top coffee tampers for USA, UK, Ireland, Denmark, Deutschland, France, and all over Europe.
Once the filter basket has the correct amount of coffee, you need to compact it by 'tamping'. Tamping compresses the coffee into a uniform coffee puck, making it possible for the pressurised water to flow into the puck uniformly. This method extracts the best flavour from the coffee.
If you didn't tamp, the water would run through the coffee very quickly, resulting in a weak, watery coffee. If tamping is not flat, the pressurised water will look for the lowest spot, which will result in burned or bitter espresso.