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    Pullman Espresso Accessories

    Cafelat Coffee Tamper and Accessories
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    Re: Pullman Espresso Accessories

    Pullman Espresso Accessories manufacturers, distributes and sells premium quality hand-made coffee tampers.

    Proudly Australian Made
    Pullman Tampers are and have always been proudly made right here in Australia by local craftsmen using local materials. This ensures the quality of our tampers is always at the highest possible standard, and the materials used are of the highest quality. As proof of what we know to be true, Pullman Tampers are the only tampers*to have been independently verified by the Australian Made Campaign (http://www.australianmade.com.au) as being an Australian Made product; in fact, we qualified for the most stringent of all standards, "Product of Australia". This means "all significant components or ingredients must originate from Australia, and all, or virtually all, of the production processes must take place in Australia" (source: http://www.australianmade.com.au/logo).

    So when you see the familiar green and gold kangaroo in association with our tampers, you can be certain youre getting a premium quality product made from premium quality materials right on our shores, and that every cent spent on a Pullman Tamper stays right here in Australia.


    Tampers
    Hundreds of coffee snobs have discovered why the Pullman Deluxe Tamper has become one of the most popular for Australian home baristas since 2002. In mid 2008 we released our second product, the Barista tamper, which is aimed more at commercial operators, however theres been a lot of interest from home users as well. Lucas made a bit of a list of what he likes about the Barista - check out Lucas 10 reasons to buy a Barista.

    You can check out the details of either product at www.coffeetamper.com.au/products/

    Roasters
    We also have a partner store, Things Coffee, through which we sell the Hottop and Gene Cafe home roasters.

    This came about as a result of some testing of the Gene and Hottop Robin and I undertook early in 2007, and the subsequent review I wrote up a few months later (www.coffeetamper.com.au/kb/reviews/gene-hottop/). Were now importing them direct from Hottop and covering the warranty ourselves, so you have the convenience of a local supplier, local currency and local support.

    As with most products designed to serve a purpose, both sides of the fence have their fans. There are a number of people whose opinions I respect who prefer the Gene Cafe to the Hottop and it would have been very easy to just follow everyone else and stay with a Gene Cafe. However I decided to check out the alternative myself and Im glad I did! Robin and I were both very impressed with the Hottop unit which is why we both made this our personal roaster of choice, and subsequently decided to sell them as a product we believe in. However we still like the Gene in its own way and recognise some will prefer that, and its certainly more affordable for some, so for this reason were offering both products.

    All our roasters come with free green beans to get you started plus a roasted sample of one of these varieties, and weve also got those great silver valved bags to ensure your coffee stays nice and fresh once its roasted. Naturally you get some of these with your roaster too to make sure you have everything you need.

    So drop in to www.thingscoffee.com.au, have a look around and set yourself up for fresher coffee than youve ever tasted! Well be more than happy to help answer any questions you may have!

    Greg and Robin


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    10 Reasons To Buy A Hottop

    10 Reasons To Buy A Hottop

    Hi CSers,

    If youre like most of us and love freshly roasted coffee, theres no better way than to do it yourself. But just in case you think theres only one little home roaster out there, heres 10 reasons to consider a Hottop roasting solution:

    1) Hottops are the only roasters readily available in Australia that allow you to save roast profiles to memory for simple subsequent roasts
    2) The Hottop is the quietest roaster on the market, with a quiet motor and drum operation, and air flow via a quiet rotary fan (not a blower)
    3) The built-in cooling tray on the Hottop means your beans are cool within four minutes of the roast finishing. This compares favourably to others which use internal cooling where it can take more than 10 minutes to do the same. The importance of cooling is explained in the first edition of BeanScene (p.65), where Ross Quail, Master Roaster at Jasper Coffee writes: "...a coffee that has taken a long time to cool presents itself as somewhat flat, lifeless or with a baked flavour...", a statement backed up with some real-world testing mentioned in that article. And he doesn't sell roasters either, he just knows what brings out the best in coffee and it sure aint slow cooling.
    4) Its design makes it easy to fit a bean mass temperature probe (such as the popular CS datalogging multimeter) so you can measure the actual bean temperature, rather than just the temperature of the air coming out of the roaster (which has little relationship to the bean temps). If you roast differing capacities of beans the difference between the bean temperatue and the air temperature will change, so not having a bean mass probe makes it very difficult to repeat a roast profile on a different amount of green bean. Bean mass probes can be purchased pre-installed when buying a Hottop from Things Coffee
    5) Hottops give you control over the heater power AND the fan speed, giving you more flexibility over your roast
    6) The use of smoke particle filters means its a low smoke roasting solution, making roasting indoors far easier than with filter-less devices
    7) The roaster is built around a metal chassis with chromed steel panels and a stainless steel drum, rather than a plastic shell and a glass drum
    8) Because they heat via radiation rather than heating large volumes of air, the Hottops 750W element consumes less power that some other roasters
    9) The Hottop has a forced cooling and preheat cycle to ensure the drum is at the same temperature each time the beans are added. This leads to more repeatable roasts as the starting temperature is always the same
    10) The Hottop B is the only roaster that can supply continuous intermediate power, which means perfectly smooth heating and no chance of burning beans - some other roasters apply 100% power until setpoint is reached, and then no power at all until it drops below setpoint - if you ask the B for 60% power it gives a continuous output of 60% power.

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    11) Unofficially they can roast over 500g of green beans. This isnt recommended of course and wed never encourage that, but in our testing they handled 350g, 400g and 500g just as well as 250g, unlike some other products which started burning beans as soon as we passed 300g.

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    12) They're locally imported and supported by Pullman Espresso Accessories, so you know you'll get great pre and post sales service!

    Like every product, they're not perfect of course; they're more expensive than some others, they can be messier with chaff and the early D model Hottop got some bad press a few years ago (make sure you check which model Hottop theyre referring to if reading a review) - but having used them extensively were sure the good outweighs the bad!

    Orders can be placed at Things Coffee | Pullman Tamper, Coffee Tamper, VST Filter Basket, VST Refractometer, Hottop, Coffee Roaster, KN-8828B-2. Grab one of the most advanced roasting solutions available and put a permanent end to upgraditis!

    Like most things, you get what you pay for, so spend the money once and do it properly!

    Greg and Robin



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    For Hire: Portafilter Pressure Gauge

    The right brew pressure is one of the important factors in good espresso, but its one of the things that can be pretty difficult to measure without purpose-made devices. If the pressures off, no amount of grind / tamp / dose adjustment will really yield the best results. Since the pressure rarely needs to be changed once its correct, all most people need is a single opportunity to measure (and set if possible) their machines pressure, so the cost of a device they may only use once or twice is hard to justify for many. While the built-in brew pressure gauges on top-end machines are a very good guide, theyre rarely dead accurate to the pressure at the group; but for those with machines with no gauge, about the only way to approximate the brew pressure is to measure the pump rejection rate and work out the pressure from the pump manufacturers data. A good way of telling if youre right off but hardly accurate.

    Perhaps this is the answer. I have just purchased a new 63mm stainless steel cased, glycerine-filled pressure pressure gauge which can read from 0-16 bar (0-1600kpa), and has the right fittings attached to it to allow it to be screwed on to the standard 3/8" spout fittings on most portafilters. Spouts off, basket out, gauge on, and voila - a portafilter pressure gauge! The glycerine filling means the gauge doesnt waver when being hit with the fluctuating pressure of a vibratory pump. Since I dont need this just lying around Im happy for any CSer to borrow this. The cost would be $20 including postage to you, and you then pay to post it back to me. Alternatively, if another CSer wants to borrow it, you each pay $15 and you can sort out the distribution between you with the last person sending it back to me.

    Obviously a level of honesty is required here so Im trusting you not to just pass it around to all your coffee-luvn mates to use for nix - the cost of the gauge and associated fittings isnt insignificant and I think the hire fee is a pretty reasonable amount to pay for this service compared to the cost of purchasing a dedicated unit.

    The only other condition is that it comes back to me in the condition it went out (minor marks and other reasonable wear and tear is fine) and with all issued components intact. It will come with a list of included fittings. Youre welcome to add any other fittings if you need to match it to your machine but please dont remove the ones that are on there as theyve been tightly locked together and sealed. If it comes back broken or with parts missing (or not at all!) therell be a charge of up to $50 to contribute to the replacement of the missing / damaged part(s), payable by the last person who had it - so make sure you inspect it as soon as you receive it and sort out any faults / missing parts with the person who had it before.

    Let me know if youd like to borrow it - greg[_at_]coffeetamperDOTcomDOTau, otherwise feel free to start a thread on the subject if you want to get a group together and save a few dollars.

    Greg

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    Roasters with Bean Mass Probes!

    World First - Brand New Home Roasters with Bean Mass Probes!




    Passionate roasters know how important the temperature of the beans is and have been using bean mass probes in correttos for years. Its always been more difficult with more expensive devices - you simply cant get one into a Gene Cafe or a Behmor fullstop, and to install in a Hottop you normally have to modify the bean chute cover which interferes with simple loading of the beans. An alternative which we recently engineered is an internally mounted probe, but this is a much harder job and voids the roaster warranty - and who wants to do that to a brand new roaster? So why not purchase a brand new Hottop with a datalogging bean mass temperature probe professionally installed?? We believe this is the first time in the world it has been possible to purchase a domestic roaster with this feature factory-installed!

    As this graph shows, the actual bean temperature can be anywhere from 0 to 30 degrees BELOW the reading on the Hottop control panel, or even slightly above! The bean cracks are critical milestones in a roast, and while a given type of bean will crack at almost exactly the same temperature every time, various factors such as the ambient temperature, roast capacity and roast profile may mean the air temperature required to get the beans to crack is different - and thats whats being measured by the roaster. Since the difference between the displayed temperature and the bean temperature CHANGES as the roast progresses, you can never be sure what temperature the beans are actually at! Without accurate bean temperature data, it can be quite hit and miss knowing how soon beans are going to crack and therefore what program changes to make in anticipation of that.

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    "What?", you say, "so the Hottops temperature isnt even accurate?!" Before you panic, for safety reasons EVERY domestic roaster on the market (at the time of writing) employs an environmental sensor, measuring the hottest part of the roaster - the temperature of the air inside the drum (or, in the case of the Gene Cafe, the air after its left the drum) rather than the beans which are somewhat cooler. The Hottops environmental sensor is in fact better than most as it sits extremely close to the beans so its one of the most accurate environmental sensors out there. By employing an environmental sensor the manufacturers can be certain the device isnt going to overheat and catch fire. The environmental sensor can still give an approximate indication of the temperature of the beans but its never an exact correlation.

    This then is where the Hottop comes into its own. One of the beauties of the Hottops design is its inherent ability to have a bean mass temperature probe fitted, which is simply a temperature sensor sitting in amongst the beans as theyre roasting. The drum design of most other roasters makes such an installation impossible to perform, and thus this critical data remains hidden. A bean mass probe gives you an accurate figure of what the beans are doing, thus programming suddenly becomes a lot easier because you have accurate data to work on!

    But wait, theres more! Were using the hugely popular CS Datalogging Multimeter with USB output for this project. This means you can connect the datalogger to a PC or laptop, watch a live graph of the bean temperature as the roast progresses, save a copy of the logged data for your records and make the sort of graph as seen on this page! It really does take an already brilliant roaster to another level altogether!

    Available for purchase with new Hottop roasters through our store www.thingscoffee.com.au for $249. Can be fitted to existing roasters via arrangement.

    Greg and Robin

    PS This is a pic of my personal roaster with this sort of setup. Note that the unit in this picture is the older CS multimeter; the new ones we are installing are the new native USB versions with the curly yellow cord.


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    Scratch and dent tamper sale

    Scratch n Dent Sale

    Every so often we end up with tamper handles with minor imperfections which cause them to fail our quality control screening. In most cases they are the sorts of flaws that would in time arise through normal use such as scratches, dents, or other marks; alternatively they could be minor aesthetic imperfections such as mistinted or uneven colouring. However we would stress the flaws are minor. Handles with significant faults end up, one way or the other, in the bin.

    The parts bin currently consists mainly of anodised aluminium Barista handles, though there are a few Jarrah ones and one Deluxe Jarrah (at the time of writing). There are no scratch and dent bases available at this time so just order whichever base you want to go with the handle.

    If youre on the lookout for a top quality tamper and want to save a few dollars, this is an opportunity not to be missed! To put this in context, the stock in this sale has accumulated over a couple of years so dont expect another one of these any time soon.

    These are all available at our online store thingscoffee.com.au.


    Why a Pullman?


    Here are some reasons to consider the product we sell:

    * Pullman tampers are completely Australian made and always have been since our first tamper back in 2002.
    * All of our wooden handles are hand-turned and hand-oiled works of art
    * All of our bases are custom-sized to fit the machine youre going to use it in (or we can supply tampers matched to specific filter baskets, either your own or ones you buy from us)
    * We give each base its own serial number which matches sizing records in our database in case you ever need one the same
    * There are many custom engraving options available to personalise your tamper
    * They include features which make them more expensive than they could be, but make them a better product for it, i.e. our criteria is specification, not price.

    Specific to the Barista:
    * Its adjustable with three contoured stainless steel spacers
    * Its perfectly balanced
    * Has a rubber insert into the base for extra comfort
    * Comes in a whole range of different colours and materials

    What youll get by shopping with us:
    * Great service
    * A top-quality product
    * Honest recommendations of what product suits you best, even if its not one we sell

    What you wont get:
    * Cheap shots at products we dont sell

    Weve been happy to support CSers over many years and CSers have had a huge input into the design of our products over the years. So find out for yourself why so many choose a Pullman.



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    The New Pullman Tamper

    Were pleased to announce a new arrival in the Pullman family. No not a 4th child, but The Pullman Nexus! A mid-range tamper aimed at people who want a top quality Pullman tamper but dont want to shell out top dollar for a Barista.

    This hit the shelves at Cafe Biz in May 2011 and is on our website thingscoffee.com.au. Retails at $129.95 as with the Deluxe but you can get it a bit cheaper if you only want a 58.0mm flat base.



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    VST Baskets

    If you dont know anything about VST baskets you might like to read through Mark Princes article at http://coffeegeek.com/opinions/markprince/04-29-2011. Suffice to say theyre highly consistent in diameter, have their own serial number, a production certificate with all kinds of geeky info, are precision-made and produce a magnificent result in the cup. In short, we look at them as the Pullman Tamper of filter baskets! ;)

    Our current batch measured 0.06mm eccentricity on a 22g, 0.05mm on the 18g and 0.07mm on a 15g. The 22g was slightly larger in diameter than 15g and 18g. So theyre not perfect but are WAAAY better than many other baskets. Note however that so far the absolute diameter has varied from batch to batch.

    We are recording the diameter of every basket we sell (not even the VST factory does that!) so if you buy your basket from us you can come back in 10 years time and get a tamper made to suit! 8-)

    We have excellent stocks of all sizes, 15g, 18g and 22g.

    Weve had a number of enquiries about the best shape of tamper base for these. VST themselves recommend a flat base, and Mark Princes review shows he started off with a loose convex base tamper and struggled until he moved to a flat base. Dosing is important too. But the science and the results are out there that these *do* give a better result if you get your technique right (which may mean a bit of humble pie and improving your technique like Mark Prince learnt!)

    These are all shipping through thingscoffee.com.au, and for your peace of mind shipping is via registered post or express post platinum.

    Greg and Robin




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    Theres still time!

    So what do we offer? Heres a bit of an overview if youre looking for something for yourself or for someone else.

    A Pullman Tamper
    100% Australian made and a supporter of coffeesnobs, a Pullman tamper is an attractive and comfortable way to improve your shots. We can make a tamper to fit any machine! Apart from the normal range, we also now have Wenge and a special run of polished aluminium!




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    VST baskets
    Why do VST baskets make such a difference?



    Thats why!

    Think your coffees going to extract evenly when holes are randomly sized or completely blocked?? Think again!

    If youve got a 58mm filter basket and would like to see an improvement in your espresso then give these serious consideration. Because theyre so true they highlight flaws in your technique rather than hide them, so be prepared to approach these with an open mind. If youre prepared to make the changes these baskets show is necessary the results are in the cup! Of course we can supply these with a matched tamper for the ultimate combination!



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    VST refractometer
    Find out for certain how much youre extracting from the puck so you can adjust your setup with confidence. Say good-bye to stab-in-the-dark changes, a refractometer puts science back into espresso preparation!



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    Scottie Callaghan dosing tools
    A great accessory for finely adjusting dose, while keeping grind and distribution the same.


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    Aeropress, ABLE (Coava) disks, hario hand grinders
    Into manual brewing? Take a look at these! Great for home or camping!


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    Coffee books
    Coffee Recipes (including great iced coffee!), Troubleshooting, Dictionary of coffee, Conversation tips, plus the big one, the "Barista Bible"! Great for any coffee lover!



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    Gift vouchers
    Last but not least, the gift to buy a coffee lover when you dont know what to buy a coffee lover! Available in a range of denominations, let them choose the ideal gift for themselves!


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    VST 7g + specials

    SINGLE BASKETS

    Single baskets arent that popular at the best of times so VST held off producing more after the first batch. Naturally as soon as wed sold out several people enquired as to whether more were coming, with even a thread being started on the subject http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1338739045. While the future is still unclear weve managed to secure a new shipment of the 7g VST baskets, so if youre after one it might be best to grab one while theyre here.

    SPECIALS
    Our VST special continues with RRP of $38 slashed to between $24 - $29! Head over to http://thingscoffee.com.au/index.php?manufacturers_id=5.

    BASKET SHAPE AND WATER FLOW

    VSTs are certainly unique in the precision manufacturing and the imaging of their product to ensure absolute basket-to-basket consistency, so its not surprising much has been made of that. But something that seems to have gotten lost in the noise is that VST baskets arent just your regular basket with precision-made holes tacked on. The whole shape of the basket was redesigned from the ground up so all its different parameters work together properly to produce the best results possible.

    This means vertical walls and holes reaching very close to the edge of the basket. Because this more even water flow minimises swirling and mixing within the basket, itll highlight any inconsistencies in the puck which would remain hidden by a traditional-style basket, so this extra precision wont automatically lead to better results (in fact some users have found their results have gotten worse!). So yes, there can be a learning curve with these baskets, just like there can be with a new tamper, grinder or espresso machine. Having said that, many new VST users have noticed an immediate improvement without having to change anything so its not a foregone conclusion youll hit hurdles - just be prepared for it in case you do. Either way, if there is a problem and youre alerted to it, you can choose to do something about fixing it, and if you fix it then superior extractions are yours for the tasting! :)

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    Father's Day ideas

    Father's Day is fast approaching so it's time to start thinking about what that coffee-loving dad might like! Here's some ideas:

    1) A Pullman tamper always goes down well. 100% manufactured in South Australia and made to fit any machine, it's a tool of craftsmanship a discerning dad won't go past! If he's got a machine with 58mm baskets, give him the best of both worlds and have it fitted to a precision-made VST basket! And don't forget custom engraving is possible - what better way to remind Dad who he owes a coffee than a tamper engraved with "Happy Father's Day 2012"! Things Coffee | Pullman Tamper, Coffee Tamper, VST Filter Basket, VST Refractometer, Hottop, Coffee Roaster, KN-8828B-2



    2) If Dad's already got good beans, grinder and a machine with a 58mm basket, a VST basket is an inexpensive addition to help him get the best out of his kit. Things Coffee | Pullman Tamper, Coffee Tamper, VST Filter Basket, VST Refractometer, Hottop, Coffee Roaster, KN-8828B-2



    3) Dad just starting with coffee or looking for a different way to make his long black? One of our perennial favourites is the Aeropress and Hario grinder combo! Like a dripolator but without the sourness, like a plunger but without the mud! Find out why the Aeropress is one of the most popular manual brewing devices on the market! Things Coffee | Pullman Tamper, Coffee Tamper, VST Filter Basket, VST Refractometer, Hottop, Coffee Roaster, KN-8828B-2



    4) Books books books! Christine Cottrell's range of coffee books cover a wide variety of coffee-related subjects and are great as a gift in their own right, or as a welcome value-add to another gift. Things Coffee | Pullman Tamper, Coffee Tamper, VST Filter Basket, VST Refractometer, Hottop, Coffee Roaster, KN-8828B-2

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    5) Gift voucher! If all else fails grab a gift voucher of any denomination you want and let Dad choose for himself! Things Coffee | Pullman Tamper, Coffee Tamper, VST Filter Basket, VST Refractometer, Hottop, Coffee Roaster, KN-8828B-2

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    Father's Day Ideas

    Father's Day is fast approaching so it's time to start thinking about what that coffee-loving dad might like! Here's some ideas:

    1) A Pullman tamper always goes down well. 100% manufactured in South Australia and made to fit any machine, it's a tool of craftsmanship a discerning dad won't go past! If he's got a machine with 58mm baskets, give him the best of both worlds and have it fitted to a precision-made VST basket! And don't forget custom engraving is possible - what better way to remind Dad who he owes a coffee than a tamper engraved with "Happy Father's Day 2012"! Things Coffee | Pullman Tamper, Coffee Tamper, VST Filter Basket, VST Refractometer, Hottop, Coffee Roaster, KN-8828B-2



    2) If Dad's already got good beans, grinder and a machine with a 58mm basket, a VST basket is an inexpensive addition to help him get the best out of his kit. Things Coffee | Pullman Tamper, Coffee Tamper, VST Filter Basket, VST Refractometer, Hottop, Coffee Roaster, KN-8828B-2



    3) Dad just starting with coffee or looking for a different way to make his long black? One of our perennial favourites is the Aeropress and Hario grinder combo! Like a dripolator but without the sourness, like a plunger but without the mud! Find out why the Aeropress is one of the most popular manual brewing devices on the market! Things Coffee | Pullman Tamper, Coffee Tamper, VST Filter Basket, VST Refractometer, Hottop, Coffee Roaster, KN-8828B-2



    4) Books books books! Christine Cottrell's range of coffee books cover a wide variety of coffee-related subjects and are great as a gift in their own right, or as a welcome value-add to another gift. Things Coffee | Pullman Tamper, Coffee Tamper, VST Filter Basket, VST Refractometer, Hottop, Coffee Roaster, KN-8828B-2



    5) Gift voucher! If all else fails grab a gift voucher of any denomination you want and let Dad choose for himself! Things Coffee | Pullman Tamper, Coffee Tamper, VST Filter Basket, VST Refractometer, Hottop, Coffee Roaster, KN-8828B-2

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    Hail Habib - Hottop Sale

    Hi CSers,

    As you may know the home roasting (espresso) category at this year's Golden Bean was taken out by Habib Maarbani. What you may NOT know is that he used his Hottop to do the deed that won the judges over! Here's what he has to say:

    "I've been a barista for over a decade and have learnt so much about what happens with roasted coffee behind an espresso machine. So now, having my 250gm Hottop Roaster, I'm able to explore the process from green beans to roasted beans! The Hottop is a great unit to own. Itís easy to handle and understand, easy to maintain, and perfect for the coffee lover. I got the data logger also so I can track my roasts on my laptop and replicate them if I like the result. That's why I chose the Hottop to enter the Golden Bean roasting competition, and Iím humbled my entry took out first place in the Home Roasting Espresso category!"


    Habib's just the latest in a growing list of coffee professionals to back the Hottop, finding himself in company of respected names such as Phillip Di Bella, Toby Smith and Simon Dimattina - guys who know how important a good sample is, choose to use a Hottop themselves for their sample roasting and are happy to say plain and simply that the Hottop delivers the best result for a home roaster. And you too can roast with a device which gives you full manual control over your roast just like the pros, so you can enjoy great results just like the pros!

    So what better time to kit yourself up with a professional home coffee roaster than at the start of our sale? Yep for a limited time we've got $300 off all our Hottop roasters!
    That means the KN-8828B-2K is not $1495, but now only $1195! And the P model lists at $1375!

    Why settle for second-best? Head across to thingscoffee.com.au or visit a local resellers hottop.com.au/resellers.php and buy the last roaster you'll ever need to buy!

    See you soon!
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    Just a reminder about our Hottop sale up above ^^^^^^... $300 off makes now a great time to bite the bullet and kit yourself up with a unit that lets you roast like a pro!

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    Aeropress Filters!

    AEROPRESS FILTERS!

    thingscoffee.com.au has a wide range of aeropress filters...






    * Able Standard (008) and fine (006) stainless steel disks
    * Kaffeologie super-fine stainless steel s-filter
    * American Coffee Trader organic cotton
    * Standard Aeropress paper filters

    So if you've had your eye on one of these then head over to Things Coffee | Pullman Tamper, Coffee Tamper, VST Filter Basket, VST Refractometer, Hottop, Coffee Roaster, KN-8828B-2



    PACKAGE DEAL



    Not sure which filter is for you? Neither were we, so we've saved you the hassle! You can buy all three aftermarket filters at a discounted package rate with our Aeropress Filter Package Deal! Hit up Things Coffee | Pullman Tamper, Coffee Tamper, VST Filter Basket, VST Refractometer, Hottop, Coffee Roaster, KN-8828B-2 and find what your palate prefers!

    Greg

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    Happy Birthday to us!

    As you probably know we're turning 10 next month and have some great commemorative handles to celebrate the occasion!



    More information is at 10th birthday celebrations for Pullman Tampers

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    Hi all,

    Just a reminder about what we do...

    1) We manufacture premium artisan Pullman coffee tampers. We machine these to a perfect fit for your basket wherever possible, or you can purchase replacement baskets from us with your tamper. The tamper is the tool you physically interact with most closely when preparing espresso, and a good tamper, apart from being comfortable and visually appealing, can help improve the quality of your shots if it's correctly sized. In this age of cheap imports, we're proud to manufacture these completely in Australia and have the independent "Product of Australia" seal of approval as proof. More info at The Pullman Tamper | Home || Coffee Tamper Coffee Tampers Espresso Tamper Greg Pullman

    2) We import, distribute and retail Hottop coffee roasters. Hottop roasters are the closest to a professional drum roaster you can readily achieve at home because they're the only solution which give you full control over heater power and fan speed out of the box. There's also the ability to connect to the CS roast logger software. This is why a number of coffee professionals choose the Hottop for their sample roasting. More info at Hottop Coffee Roasters - Australia | Home | coffee beans, coffee roaster

    3) We import and retail VST filter baskets and refractometers. VST filter baskets are the highest quality filter basket available on the market, and the only basket which is individually scanned to ensure perfect consistency and basket-to-basket performance. Refractometers allow you to scientifically measure your coffee to determine the percentage of dissolved solids in the solution, which can show you whether your shot is overextracted or underextracted. It's a great way to make sure your preparation and setup is yielding the optimum results and then let your tastebuds do the rest. More info at Things Coffee | Pullman Tamper, Coffee Tamper, VST Filter Basket, VST Refractometer, Hottop, Coffee Roaster, KN-8828B-2

    4) We retail a range of other coffee equipment - books, Aeropresses, hand grinders, gift vouchers and so on. Things Coffee | Pullman Tamper, Coffee Tamper, VST Filter Basket, VST Refractometer, Hottop, Coffee Roaster, KN-8828B-2 again for these.

    Greg

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    Don't miss us at MICE!

    Make sure you visit us on stall #96 at MICE! If you've never had the chance to play with a Pullman tamper you'll get the opportunity, plus they'll be for sale at some show special prices. There'll also be Hottop demos running throughout the show so come and see why it continues to be the choice of the pros. Lastly, everything we sell on thingscoffee.com.au will be there - Barista, Nexus, refractometers, VST filter baskets, tampers fitted to VST baskets, books, Aeropress and filters, Hario hand grinders etc... all there, all on sale for you to take home on the day!

    See you there!
    Greg

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    Hi Cser's
    I would like to introduce myself, my name is Mark, I am now looking after Pullman Espresso Accessories / Things Coffee and Hottop Roasters. Business is as usual, please check out our web store at Things Coffee | Pullman Tamper, Coffee Tamper, VST Filter Basket, VST Refractometer, Hottop, Coffee Roaster, KN-8828B-2. Our product range is constantly expanding so I'm sure you will find something that suits your needs. I am contactable via email on mark@coffeetamper.com.au or mobile on 0407995858. Visit and "like" our Facebook page as well! Looking forward to helping you out with all your Espresso needs. Cheers Mark

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