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Joe Frex Coffee Distribution Tool

Coffee levellers or espresso distributor tools are designed to eliminate air pockets in the coffee puck, otherwise, you will see channelling occur in a Naked Portafilters. Channelling would occur when the pressurised coffee would make its way into the least compressed part of the puck.

Joe Frex has been designing and making espresso tools in Germany since 1996.
With Joe Frex you are assured of quality and the experience of 27 years of innovation.


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Before you tamp the coffee - using a leveller will allow you to obtain the correct density, which will minimize channelling and increase coffee extraction, ensuring greater consistency in the amount of espresso served.

Typically the work process for a level distributor tool is Grind beans directly into the Portafilter Baskets and de-clump with a Barista Tools, to remove clumping formed by static in the grinding process. Then you would use a leveller tool such as Motta to remove the air pockets and finally, you would tamp to apply the correct pressure to get an even coffee puck.

A typical Coffee Distribution Tool distributor would be approx. 400 grams to compress the grind and have 3 angles slopes. Many levellers don’t need a Coffee Tampers once you have correctly distributed the coffee into the basket, as the 400g of weight is enough to compress the puck.

A great advantage of a leveller is a perfectly flat surface to tamp upon, creating more consistent puck density. Baristas can leave a slight mound or indentation in the coffee, which means they tamp down inconsistencies in the puck density. Because the distributor rests on the basket – you will always have a flat surface and maximum extraction.

TheCoffee Distribution ToolCoffee Distribution Tool is both a distribution tool and a tamper all in one. A perfect fusion between technological innovation and craftsmanship. Pop into portafilter basket - twist clockwise once or twice for a consistent and level tamp, removing one of the many variables from pulling the perfect shot.
Needs a dense coffee puck for a creamy shot - no problem - just adjust the depth of the leveller.
Easy to do - twist the leveller anticlockwise to make it deeper by the millimetre, and click by click until you have reached the ideal depth.

Welcome to the [JoeFrex]® coffee collection

Established in 1996, JoeFrex has been specializing in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of prime-quality coffee and espresso tools & accessories for more than twenty years. Dedicated to continuous innovation and the development of original design concepts, the company has established a prestigious reputation for high-end products and outstanding manufacturing standards with business partners on all five continents.

Blue Star Coffee offers a wide range of espresso accessories like tampers, tamping stations, milk pitchers, knock boxes, and knock-out drawer bases for portafilter machines, as well as cleaning products and professional equipment for cafes, bars, restaurants, barista and coffee roasters.

Where is Joe Frex Based?

Joe Frex is based in Nuremberg Germany

When was Joe Frex established ?

By 1996 his fledgling business had become so successful that Joerg, as the next logical step, created his company JoeFrex GmbH, with a dynamic team of collaborators. Since then, [JoeFrex]® has become a household name with coffee lovers, barista and professionals in the coffee, roasting and catering industry, even in many foreign countries. National and international clients alike appreciate Rexroth’s uncompromising commitment to quality, service and customer satisfaction - as well as his friendly nature and his open ear for feedback and suggestions.