Post By LeroyC
Which Tamper for my New Setup?
I am a new member and recently I have bought a second hand Rancillo Silvia V3(non-PID) & a Macap M2M.
Havent pulled a shot yet, as I am waiting on the HQ filter basket 58mm Basket 14g-18g that I ordered via TalkCoffee.
Having already spent a fair chunk of money, wanted to check if some experts here can suggest any Tampers for my setup between $50 to $100 (lesser the better). Also any suggestions on stores that I can visit in ACT for the tampers? If the store option does not work, happy to buy online.
Thank you in advance. Looking forward to this experience.
Cosmorex in Fyshwick. If it is closer, have a look in Tutto Continental in Mawson. They have some coffee stuff, possibly including tampers, and are otherwise a deli worth discovering.
Coffee Parts offer a good selection here https://www.coffeeparts.com.au/accessories/by-category/tampers
Good people to deal with, they offer quite a range, some quite reasonably priced.
Tampers tend to be one of the more ‘personal choicr’ Items and I’d suggest getting along to a shop to feel a few in the hand.
My tip is to find a 58.5mm diameter tamper and get a precision basket to match like a VST.
Find one of these with a handle you like the feel of and one that looks good.
I have already purchased a precision basket (HQ filter basket 58mm Basket 14g-18g that I ordered via TalkCoffee). Would this one need a 58.3-5mm?
Originally Posted by Grillsy
Thank you all for your replies will check out the stores mentioned in ACT and then look at CoffeeParts as well.
You’ll need a 58mm tamper.
Originally Posted by joemjd9
No donít get a standard 58mm tamper, get a 58.3mm one. Iíd suggest the precision ones that Jetblack Espresso stock or a Barista Hustle tamper. Both of these options are just over your $50 mark and will do the job nicely. I think Jetblack stock both flat and convex models. Donít stress too much about the shape, getting one with at least a 58.2mm diametre is the most important thing, but people that are new to espresso often find the convex shape a bit more forgiving.