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?
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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.
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).
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