Espresso coffee tamper, any difference among them?

For heavens sake; we are talking about a coffee tamper, the thing that is used to flatten the espresso coffee in the espresso coffee filter holder before being locked into the espresso coffee machine.

What difference does it make what diameter such a espresso coffee tamper has or what the profile of a coffee tamper is.

Surely the purpose of such espresso amperes is to prevent unnecessary splashing of the expensive Delonghi coffee you have put into the espresso machine which would result in a loss of flavour and taste?


coffee-lovers

Love coffee? Here is some more "free stuff"! Learn more with this ebook (is free!)


Questions about Coffee

Questions about coffee? Have it answered by the professionals. Examples of some questions: 

What are the considerations for an office coffee station

What are the essential V60 Coffee Brewing tools

Non coffee (but important to coffee) question: What is whole milk


espresso-coffee-tamper

It seems, the espresso coffee tamper has a more important role to play and has a greater influence on the quality of the end product espresso than one might initially think.

The issue at stake is the quality of the fit of the tamper into the filter basket as well the profile of the impression that the tamper makes in the surface of the tamped coffee.

If the espresso coffee tamper leaves a small rim of un-tamped coffee after use, you most probably do not have the correct seized tamper. An espresso coffee grounds holder with a diameter of 58mm will ideally require a 58mm tamper.

This means that the coffee will be uniformly tamped into placed and will all be subject to the espresso making process.

The other source of much debate is issue of the profile of the tamper itself, the face so to speak of the tamper. In essence there appear to be three options; the tamper with a flat face, the tamper with a convex profile and the espresso tamper with a concave profile.

The latter appears to be gaining in favour as the profile that will allow for the most effective passage of hot water steam through the grounds.

The other two profiles apparently tend to create or exacerbate a hollow in the centre of the basket which means that the grounds along the perimeter do not really add to the espresso being made.

A concave profile, with a raised centre will encourage the movement of the water steam to the edges of the basket and all of the coffee grounds are incorporated into the espresso making process.



Contact Us

Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in.

Please enter the word that you see below.

  


About US | OCM Profile

OCM was started in 2007, focusing first on coffee machines, then marketing for coffee and food and beverage companies. Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with. 

OCM has also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of the modules are running in the Singapore Skillsfuture Classes in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes. 

For the readers (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). 

To connect with coffee and F&B practitioners, join our growing F&B group on Linkedin (20 000 and growing).


Coffee Feature of the Month

2021 Brew Coffee Workshop with Barista Champion

2021 Latte Art Workshop with Barista Champion


Enjoy: Free Office Coffee Machine (+ enjoy $1200 vouchers)

Find: Where to buy Coffee Beans in Singapore (or any where in the world)




Featured coffee brewing method: How to prepare V60 Coffee

Previously: Making Coffee with a Coffee Sock

Recent Articles

  1. How to choose milk pitcher

    Jul 30, 21 11:58 PM

    How to choose milk pitcher: from the brands to the materials, here we will showcase the different pouring effects between the different milk jugs

    Read More

  2. Sanremo Coffee Machine - F&B Coffee Machines

    Jul 30, 21 03:09 AM

    Sanremo Coffee Machine - High quality manual and semi automatic F&B coffee machines for commercial purposes: Cafe Racer, F18, Opera, Cube, Napoli, Zoe. 

    Read More

  3. How To Make Cappuccino Foam Without Machine

    Jul 30, 21 12:42 AM

    How To Make Cappuccino Foam Without Machine

    Read More

Featured: Office Coffee Machines

Follow Oncoffeemakers.com's board Office Coffee Machines | Singapore on Pinterest.

Do check out other cool boards such as the one all on how to make coffee and drip coffee.

Coffee Workshops Schedule

Free Coffee Workshops (Multiple Dates available) on: 

How to make coffee without coffee maker?

How to buy the best coffee beans online?

30 most asked questions about coffee on Google


Food and Beverage (F&B) Articles 

Sustainability Practices in Food Service 

3 Free Restaurant Marketing Ideas 

Cafe Scene in Singapore 2015

Singapore Cafes Reviews -Can they be Trusted? 

Location, location, location might be a myth! 

Walmart and Walter -The Power of Social Media

Importance of value pricing for Cafes In Singapore

Why Nescafe is still the Largest Roaster in the World?

Everyone likes Starbucks -here's why

Is your Cafe location an asset or a liability? 

Location myopia: why good anchor tenant might not be good? 

Measuring the Location attractiveness index. 

Social Media Crisis Management for Cafes in Singapore

What is a Brand Story?

Why I stopped Selling Social Media

Contact Us 


Free event


Promo

$10 Gift Voucher

Key in code before check out: WCMFIRST10OFF


Free Coffee Workshop Singapore


Enjoy Free Coffee in Singapore!


Sponsors

Choosing: Office Coffee Machine


Free: Augmented Reality in Singapore



The best filter Coffee Machine in Singapore 



SkillsFuture Series: F&B Market outlook

  • Venue: Temasek Polytechnic 
  • Date: 25 June 21
  • Time:9 to 6 pm 
  • Contact us for more details

Connect with us


Cafes Location 

Cafes -East of Singapore

Cafes -North of Singapore

Cafes -West of Singapore 

Cafes -Central Singapore

Cafes -City | Town Singapore