Bravo's Distributor & Leveler is an excellent addition.
When using the Bravo Tamper, usage is permitted once the polished surface has been formed so that channeling or uneven extraction is eliminated.
Since 2011, the Bravo Distributor & Leveler has been a certified judge for the World Barista Championship (WBC), and a WCE representative since 2013, as well as a roaster, barista, instructor, and coffee consultant since 2004.
The Bravo Distributor & Leveler also gets high marks for its clever piston design, which adjusts based on the amount of coffee in the basket. As a result, the Distributor does not compress the coffee and instead distributes it gently and without pressure. To ensure a uniform dispersion of coffee grinds, rotate the leveling blades after they come into contact with the piston.
Three screws can be removed from the tool's top to boost air flow, which allows the piston to fall faster and hence increase its speed.
There are some notable differences between the Bravo Distributor and other distributors. The Bravo eliminates the need to manually adjust the depth of each basket or dose.
The Bravo Distributor & Leveler is designed for 58mm portafilters and produces a perfectly polished surface for tamping without causing your coffee to be heavily compressed.
For its unique piston design, the Bravo Distributor and Leveler is also well-received. This means that the part can move freely and without any resistance.
This stops the Distributor from squeezing the coffee and instead lets it be spread out gently and without pressure. When the piston comes into contact with the coffee, the leveling blades rotate so that the grounds are evenly spread out on a surface that is even.
Remove the three screws on top of the tool to let more air in, which will make the piston move faster. This will allow the piston to fall faster.
Bravo's Distributor & Leveler works well with Bravo's Tamper. You can use the tamper to press down on the coffee for a perfect extraction after you've made the surface smooth. This eliminates the risk of channeling or uneven extraction.
Similar to other self-leveling tampers, this one is easy to use. Place it on the basket and press down until you feel a click or resistance. When this happens, you'll hear a click before hitting rock bottom.
The LF 21 gram basket has become the most popular since it works well with weights ranging from 18 to 21 grams. The tamper is a good match for the baskets.
To clean the top cap, simply unscrew it. Disassembly is not necessary for routine cleaning of the area between the plate and the base.
The main spring's compression can be adjusted using a hex bolt in the cap.
The tamper, on the other hand, is somewhat large, when compared to what is considered to be a standard tamper. Overall, they are well-made.
Although the employment of a tamper or a distributor is debatable, for some who prefer them, they may be appropriate.
They are available in not only 54.7 mm, but also 58.4 mm.
There are already a lot of color and wood options available for anyone who is interested. As Gilberto improves his tools and his design, these may alter.
OCM (OnCoffeeMakers.com) was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link).
In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years:
OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM
OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM
Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with.
Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops:
OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more.
So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates:
For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube
For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG
For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN
PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).