I found this awesome MOTTA 53mm tamper ( amazon.com little over $20 USD )for my Rossa PG ! the tamper Ross sends works great ( wished was a little taller for grip) for the basket that comes with unit but I have a now defunct MyPressi that had a pretty nice ridgless basket that fits and works nice but the inside diamerter is more liek 53 and the Rossa is more like 54 or 53.5 ... anyway this is an awesome alternative and is taller and fits great in hand when holding the tiny basket ring when tamping... and was pretty inexpensive and as nice as any of my other $100 tampers ! IMHO
Last edited by archtop67; 29th January 2017 at 08:09 AM.
Nice find! I don't think it would fit the IMS basket I'm using .
I've got the Rossa PG Air, which I sourced second hand, it is one of the older ones with the pressure gauge using a 1/4" NPT thread. I've installed a silicone group head gasket.
I use the B66 IMS baskets (single, double and triple), first I tamped with the 54,4 mm IMS tamper base, currently with a custom made 54,8 mm tamper. For charging of the air cylinder I'm now using the Lezyne shock digital floor pump, very convenient. I had to replace its smelly grease with Molycote 111
I live at 950 meters asl meaning that water boils at 98 degrees Celsius max, I preheat with tap water boiling in a conventional kettle and for extraction I use filtered water from the Bonavita digital kettle (BWT mg+ filter). For milk frothing I've got the Bellman stovetop steamer with custom single hole tip.
The coffee is excellent.
I've made few videos https://youtu.be/8XeldHxw9oI
I'm expecting delivery of the HC-P which I sourced second hand too, just this Friday looking forward to the process
Welcome to Coffee Snobs.
A great first post that shows the excellent shots that can be produced by the Rossa PG Air. You have a nice combination of gear that works well together.
yeah, it took some time and slight financial loses to get to a point of satisfaction I started with miss Silvia and Mignon, then added meCofee PID but sold it after getting the Rossa
one of my various jobs is also a barista position so I have some insight into the industry too
I note you are at 950m and wondering where you are located.
pulling a shot with the HC-P
my 5th shot with it since Wednesday
I've added few things: silicone rubber bands around the lower part of the 'groups', to help with handling when hot and to prevent skin contact with the brass of the HC-P, also a small one for the air cylinder. These are the N-wallet and X-wallet replacement bands for the Elephant wallet product. The air cylinder already had one replacement band for the Aergrind grinder installed.
The hand crank model is definitely a different beast and needs a good gripping force of the other (in my case left) hand, so to prevent a sore thumb, I've twisted the pressure gauge so that when turning the spindle it rests against my palm...let's see if this works, not sure if I can strain the gauge in such way...