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    the tamper... thoughts on purchase

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    So i considering a range of options for a tamper... (for my EM6910)

    1) a 60-100 dollar tamper 58mm and buying a scale with it to measure weight
    2) the 15kg tamper(the one that clicks when you obtain 15kg) from coffeehits (for consistant tamping weight) for $130

    well ok... only 2 options... the 3rd is more so based off what you guys suggest or consider to be a good idea... I am quite adamant to get the 15kg right which is why i thought the 15kg click tamper would be a good buy...

    your ever trustful and thoughtful opinions shall be treasured :p

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    Re: the tamper... thoughts on purchase

    The Espro click tamper is a tamper that many CSers use & love

    I personally like & use the Pullman Barista its in the same price as the click tamper

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    Re: the tamper... thoughts on purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by 4E497F7A7B1E0 link=1258882305/0#0 date=1258882305
    So i considering a range of options for a tamper... (for my EM6910)

    1) a 60-100 dollar tamper 58mm and buying a scale with it to measure weight
    2) the 15kg tamper(the one that clicks when you obtain 15kg) from coffeehits (for consistant tamping weight) for $130

    well ok... only 2 options... the 3rd is more so based off what you guys suggest or consider to be a good idea... I am quite adamant to get the 15kg right which is why i thought the 15kg click tamper would be a good buy...

    your ever trustful and thoughtful opinions shall be treasured :p
    It is a rule of thumb and many with lots of experience will tell you that 15Kg is not every thing..

    It is a balance between a number of factors...

    The variables are the;
    BEANS
    Grind size
    Dosing Level
    TAMP method
    TAMP pressure

    Every one is variable and each one causes a ripple effect...

    Then there is the issue of flat / convex or concave shower screens....

    At the end of the day... Its whats in the cup..


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    Re: the tamper... thoughts on purchase

    I wouldnt spend money on a tamper for a 6910.

    The Sunbeam tamper should suffice until you upgrade the machine.
    Its a pretty good fit and an off the shelf tamper wont fit any better.

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    Re: the tamper... thoughts on purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by 0C302D363C3D2A3F373C580 link=1258882305/3#3 date=1258892240
    I wouldnt spend money on a tamper for a 6910.

    The Sunbeam tamper should suffice until you upgrade the machine.
    Its a pretty good fit and an off the shelf tamper wont fit any better.
    Tend to agree as I also never use a heavy tamp.

    Get some fine wet and dry and polish the base of teh SB tamp... It will mak a world of difference.. Well it did fo me as the ones I got had quite obvious machining / grinding marks and when twisting with a FINE grind... It would not polish the coffee...

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    Re: the tamper... thoughts on purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by 6D424B495E614D424D4B49414942582C0 link=1258882305/4#4 date=1258926823
    Quote Originally Posted by 0C302D363C3D2A3F373C580 link=1258882305/3#3 date=1258892240
    I wouldnt spend money on a tamper for a 6910.

    The Sunbeam tamper should suffice until you upgrade the machine.
    Its a pretty good fit and an off the shelf tamper wont fit any better.
    Tend to agree as I also never use a heavy tamp.

    Get some fine wet and dry and polish the base of teh SB tamp... *It will mak a world of difference.. *Well it did fo me as the ones I got had quite obvious machining / grinding marks and when twisting with a FINE grind... It would not polish the coffee...
    polishing in a circular motion is recommended in this case?

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    Re: the tamper... thoughts on purchase

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4641777273160 link=1258882305/5#5 date=1258966137
    Quote Originally Posted by 6D424B495E614D424D4B49414942582C0 link=1258882305/4#4 date=1258926823
    Quote Originally Posted by 0C302D363C3D2A3F373C580 link=1258882305/3#3 date=1258892240
    I wouldnt spend money on a tamper for a 6910.

    The Sunbeam tamper should suffice until you upgrade the machine.
    Its a pretty good fit and an off the shelf tamper wont fit any better.
    Tend to agree as I also never use a heavy tamp.

    Get some fine wet and dry and polish the base of teh SB tamp... *It will mak a world of difference.. *Well it did fo me as the ones I got had quite obvious machining / grinding marks and when twisting with a FINE grind... It would not polish the coffee...
    polishing in a circular motion is recommended in this case?
    YES... Sorry..... A nice number 8 pattern.

    Emery paper on a flat surface and then using small movements in a number 8 pattern... You will soon see the difference...



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