Very nice looking little tamper indeed!
Very nice looking little tamper indeed!
Very classy looking and Im sure it feels great in the hand.
I think so and the feedback from the public throughout Cafe Biz was very positive! Its naturally designed to be very comfortable, but different to the Barista, and once again I was reminded how different everyone is; some predictably preferred the Barista but there were some who thought the Nexus was a better fit to their hand and put their money where their hand was! Nothing like having a choice! ;)
Well have these on our website in the coming days. Thanks Tashie for the photo and a pleasure to meet you!
I love the aesthetics of the Barista, but the Nexus does fit my hand better.
Great to meet you Greg! Grow a beard for next time :)
...and Ill dye it grey just for you! Although if things stay as busy as they were this weekend I may not need the dye! ;D
We purchased a Nexus on our way out of the mind blowing Cafe Biz event. Greg told us we were the first purchasers. It will go to Herbiesmissus school and be put to good use in Hospitality classes. Thanks Greg. Fantastic. [smiley=thumbsup.gif]
So Tashie did you find a buyer for your ACF bargain buckets if I wasnt on the bike i might have taken some :)
Well I was going to list them on CS once I figure out which ones I want to keep. So many to choose from! Will post a pic soon, it looks pretty impressive.
At this stage, Im tempted to keep them all - though some look more like bowls than cups.
Nice looking tampers, price is great.
Im sure there are a lot of snobs (like me) who much prefer the look of the Barista over the Deluxe, but couldnt justify the spend.
The Nexus will fill the spot beautifully.
Therell be an order soon, birthday is approaching [smiley=happy.gif]
And that price is???Originally Posted by 2A332222470 link=1302687609/115#115 date=1306134696
Around a hundy give or take according to Greg- dependent on handle typeOriginally Posted by 56494B51485D4A4B5C240 link=1302687609/116#116 date=1306135134
I was selling them at $95 at Cafe Biz, however the collection of stock and assembly was all so last minute I didnt have time to do the sums to work out my actual cost! However Im hoping this is going to be around the mark as Chris has said.
So theyre on thingscoffee at $95 at the moment but at some stage I need to take some official photos so for the website people can see what theyre buying, but for now I think Tashies up there does the trick nicely! ;)
"Pullman Classic" its not cheesy, its not overstated and doesnt overshadow the branding. I currently own 2 Pullman tampers and wouldnt have anything else ;) the quality speaks for itself :)
do you have a full list of what handle options there is for the Nexus yet? or will it be on the site in a few days.
I hope Huon pine is an option :)
I see Black Acetal and Jarrah are already options
Also are these base heavy like the deluxe or are they balanced?
Oops I only read the first page :-[ Im a bit slow, Nexus sounds great, might have to add one to the collection!
Thank you :) Not bad for a phone pic!Originally Posted by 5E4B5C5E494C5555545857390 link=1302687609/118#118 date=1306147895
My plan was to keep the Nexus fairly limited in options and expand some of the woods available in the Barista range. Acetal is ideal because its so robust and well suited to commercial use. Jarrah has always been very popular so was an obvious choice. Huon Pine I doubt will be in Nexus as a stock item (although we can do anything as a one-off ;)), if we stick with it its more likely to show up on a Barista.Originally Posted by 2B24233E22294C0 link=1302687609/120#120 date=1306149145
For now were just going to run with Acetal and Jarrah but well look at adding other options once things have settled in.
The Nexus is base heavy like the Deluxe, they weigh in about 395g which is actually a bit lighter than a Barista but due to the bottom-heavy weight distribution they feel heavier than a Barista.
I really like the name "Nexus" and I like the look of it, but… when? When can I order one? I was about to get a couple of Synesso baskets and a Deluxe tamper when I found this thread about a new tamper that sits between the Deluxe and the Barista. Seeing the picture above Im glad I waited, but for how much longer?
Its available now at http://thingscoffee.com.au/index.php?cPath=40_48.
I can also now say that the Nexus will be replacing the Deluxe, rather than being an addition to the range. With similar features and price point, but superior ergonomics, theres not much point retaining the Delxue in the range. :(
Greg the picture links appear to be broken on that page.
So my Deluxes will become collectors items?Originally Posted by 5643545641445D5D5C505F310 link=1306025093/19#19 date=1306194501
Originally Posted by 4D716C777D7C6B7E767D190 link=1306025093/20#20 date=1306202521
Yep thanks TG, still have to get photos taken, am waiting for the courier to arrive with the left-over stock so I have something to photograph!Originally Posted by 7E6B7C7E696C7575747877190 link=1306025093/12#12 date=1306147895
The Deluxes will become collectors items unless were convinced to keep manufacturing them. Apart from offering two different shapes to choose from Im not sure theres a compelling argument to do so.
Ordered! There wasnt any way of specifying the size, Im assuming it will fit the 58mm Synesso baskets?Originally Posted by 3B2E393B2C293030313D325C0 link=1306025093/19#19 date=1306194501
(Rubs hands with glee)Originally Posted by 6C796E6C7B7E6767666A650B0 link=1306025093/21#21 date=1306205697
My older Deluxe has a bigger handle than the newer one.
I know some CSers have lower numbers than mine though.
Surely the beauty of them justifies their continued manufacture?* My Wenge handle is a work of art and destined to become an heirloom, if I ever let my children drink coffee.* *;DOriginally Posted by 5643545641445D5D5C505F310 link=1306025093/21#21 date=1306205697
But perhaps more importantly Greg will the Nexus have the same flexibility in PF size as the Deluxe?
E.g. the 45mm base that I have on my Deluxe to fit my PV Lusso basket? :-?
I wonder any special coming up for the Nexus. My next big purchase will be a lovely tamper !!
It is special Hide: special due to the time Greg puts into development and his workmanship. Its also cheap at the price.Originally Posted by 59787574110 link=1306025093/25#25 date=1306327448
I see they have gone up on the Pullman website :)
Would it be selling anywhere in the shops in Melbourne??
In due course I would expect so. At this stage were only just starting to trickle out the first few units in stock form through Things Coffee and are still finalising all the other options, and we wont issue reseller pricing until thats all locked in. However we have several resellers in Melbourne and I would expect at least some of those will range the Nexus once it becomes available to them.
Will there be shops in brisbane for selling nexus?
Barazi carry the Pullman tamper rangeOriginally Posted by 464D4457494C4015141415250 link=1306025093/30#30 date=1308917187
However I am uncertain if they have stock of the Nexus
The Nexus hasnt gone out to resellers yet; were in the process of getting enough stock built up so we have enough to supply retailers as well as our own customers. Itll be up to each individual store as to what they carry but all the resellers are on our website coffeetamper.com.au/resellers.html, there are a few in Brissy. In the meantime you can obviously get one from us if you need.
Say hi to Myrtle (Nexus) ...
Mark 1 ...
- not the greatest bit of burl - too much going on for a handle ...
- nice bit of swirly fiddleback but a bloody great dirty black mark in the timber ...
... I guess there is going to be a Mark 3 ...* ::)
On the bright side, who knew Danish Oil/Shellawax flavoured Gambella Sundried was such a great blend? ;) :)
haha they are wicked JavaJ.
Im actually on the hunt to get some Tassie Black Heart Sassafras for my nexus, if I cant find a piece that is suitable I will definitely be trying for a myrtle piece.
Mine will be matched to a VST so I will making a comparison between that and my deluxe with synesso.
The nexus is a great tamper to show off the quality wood handle.
Looking forward to making my order :)
Musk burl ...
Hmmm, maybe ...* ;)
And the winner may be ...
plain Blackwood* ::)
ah well, I think Ill stop now ... for today anyway! ;)
At least my home product shots are improving ... although you can see the shadow in that one ... :P
Nice work JJ! The trick with hand-turning these is getting the angles and depth just right where the handle disappears into the base. Nail it and the transition is smooth as silk.
Maybe you should release your own range of aftermarket Nexus handles! ;)
Sorry, I was trying not to curse you out loud! :-[ ;D The Barista handle connection system would be a whole lot easier to turn for ... at least for amateurs like me ... I think I got pretty close when I trimmed up the blackwood one;Originally Posted by 6B6E7777767A751B0 link=1306025093/37#37 date=1309760970
And there was me thinking you made me swear not to! ;)Maybe you should release your own range of aftermarket Nexus handles! ;)
Tongue in cheek comment in the post above, sorry I probably didnt make that clear :(Originally Posted by 67697968667F6F790A0 link=1306025093/38#38 date=1309822050