Dont think so mate....Originally Posted by 130E0A0F0404610 link=1235257647/41#41 date=1235434553
I was using this method way before I ever found CoffeeSnobs or even before the Net coffee scene was a vague thought in the minds of we coffee geeks. Anyway, I developed it for myself and as the results in the cup became way more consistent as a result, I have stuck with it.... Engineering knowledge can be applied to the most ordinary activities in order to extract an extraordinary outcome ;)
Nope, a nutating tamp would NOT work with a Convex Tamper as the radius of the tamper base would establish a "socket" in the puck after a very short time with the tamper as the "ball", thereby resulting in very little displacement of the grains of coffee.Originally Posted by 130E0A0F0404610 link=1235257647/41#41 date=1235434553
And no, a Convex Tamper just pressed straight down does not replicate the action of a nutating flat base tamper. The nutating action, if done properly, displaces the grains of coffee around the basket (the nutating action and the final tamp are two separate actions) and as such, removes voids, clumps or any other inconsistency that may result in uneven extraction.
Not at all, as I mentioned above, the two actions are completely separate.... The nutating action which swirls the grains around the basket and then the tamp which is easily applied perfectly flat each and every time once the coffee is evenly distributed in the basket.Originally Posted by 130E0A0F0404610 link=1235257647/41#41 date=1235434553