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Espresso Tamping is a step in espresso preparation often neglected. The aim of tamping is to create a flat even pellet of coffee through which the hot water from the espresso machine will penetrate.
Espresso Tamping is necessary because the brew water is under major pressure (9 times the weight of gravity) and will find the path of least resistance through the coffee. If it does find channels that are easy to get through it will rush through these areas, over extracting the coffee surrounding the channels and under extracting the coffee in the channels. What flavour does get into the cup is bitter and astringent, and so much of the coffees potential good flavours remain behind in the filter basket. With firm and even tamping, the water has no choice but to flow through all of the coffee uniformly, and the resulting espresso beverage represents the best the coffee has to offer.
Espresso tamper with walnut handle and stainless steel base. Available in 58, 57 and 53mm base sizes....From £18.95
Espresso tamping mat / pad to protect your filter handle spouts and work tops from damage. Raised lip around the edge...£3.95
Essential for setting up your machine and grinder. You should check the quality of your espresso. Lined at 1oz....£3.55