Post By shortblackman
Post By amellor
Post By TampIt
Finally bought a Pullman!
So I finally bought a Pullman Barista tamper which I thought would never happen since they're quite a pricey bit of gear, but after getting it, worth every penny! The gf was upset at first because I put the cafelat tamper she got me for xmas in the corner haha.
Congrats kyeba, i really love my Pullman tamper, the attention to details and barista experience is amazing ... Rubberised surface at fingers contact points and lines on side of tamper to help with level tamp are very nice touches... Worth every penny!!!
Makes a difference straight away. I have a 58mm Cafelat too, for another machine - And it's fine, but for my Pavoni I had to upgrade from the generic one!
I made the decision to get an 18g vst in the same purchase, and damn I got much more chocolate tastes from a flat white, and the extraction wasn't the best it could be either, as it was my second shot with the basket trying to get used to it.
great decision kyeba.
I ended up getting the Olive wood handle for mine
Nothing like a good tamp! Been back on the tools this week and been loving the 'Big Step'!
I've also recent bought a Pullman (Jarrah handle). It is beautifully weighted - it just feels right.
I now have a bit of a collection of tampers, trying to find one that works for me. Motto, Cafelat, Reg Barber, Heavy Tamper (from Poland), Easy Tamp,...
The Pullman is an absolute standout. Stopped using the others.
The Reg Barber is very disappointing, heavy and feels unbalanced compared to the Pullman.
Very nice! I'm really interested in getting one too. Checked it out the other day and felt great in hand.
So many colours and combinations to choose from though........decisions...
The lines round the base are really helpful. Had my first try with one today. It was a little big for me, I couldn't reach the base as comfortably as id like but still felt great. Going to have to upgrade soon
Originally Posted by davewilton
Like one of the other posters, I have a (vast?) collection of different tampers. My current "in use" tampers are two 316 Pullmans (plain finish sides, wood handles), plus another 40mm 316 prototype with a Pullman handle. They barely need a wipe down after use.
Two quick points before you buy
1) The lines are only useful when learning. After that, using the fingers around the top of the basket to check for level means that the lines only attract more grounds than a plain finish on the sides. Oh, and 316 makes a huge difference - worth every extra cent.
IMG_1663 2.5 Pullmans cropped.jpg
2) The Pullman's height is adjustable via their supplied spacers, so you can alter it to suit your hand. In the photo, the one of the left has one small spacer, the next one has two larger spacers whilst the third one has no spacers (no, I didn't rig that - it is how they are used). If the fit in your hand after adjusting for height is still not correct, find a handle that works for you.