This page is dedicated to all kinds of espresso tampers from around the world
|Why do we tamp?
We tamp espresso to help achieve a uniform extraction during the brewing process. The proper combination of grind and tamping pressure will ensure the finest and most consistent result from your espresso blend.
There is no scientific absolute right or wrong way to use an espresso tamper. Proper tamping is about finding your own personal preference in combination with your particular espresso blend. Some blends respond to a coarser grind and harder tamp, some shine using the opposite technique. The key is to learn how your blend tastes prepared using your espresso machine. Relax, tamp it and brew it. Don't stress about it, it's only tamping.
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