Tampers by Reg Barber
One of the most important parts the espresso-making process. Using an inadequate tamper can cause channeling in the espresso grinds, causing parts of the coffee-bed to be overextracted, leading to a bitter, acrid shot. Full, even extraction maximizes the sweetness of every shot.
Reg Barber tampers are the best product for this task. A legendary product, Reg Barber tampers are handmade in Canada (by Reg himself) and are used in the best espresso bars from Italy to Japan to Seattle. A variety of options are available:
-maple or bubinga (dark) wood handles
-short, long or stubby handle shapes
-stainless or aluminum base
-flat or convex base shape
-custom inscriptions on the top of the handle