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  • Reg Barber Rippled tampers.

    Hi all lets get some info on the reg barber rippled tampers?????


    Can you notice a distinct difference in flavour from a standard flat RB tamper to the Rippled RB tamper???


    Cant wait to see the results from this

    Keep smiling and keep sipping....

    My 1st post yeeehaaaa

  • #2
    Re: Reg Barber Rippled tampers.

    Looks nice but I doubt you would be able to taste any difference, could have some improvements in consistency (stretching it a bit I think). Has been around for a while without creating much excitement that I have seen. Wouldnt complain if someone gave me one to try though. ;D

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    • #3
      Re: Reg Barber Rippled tampers.

      Got em, use em, love em.

      Taste the difference? Everything else being equal, no.

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      • #4
        Re: Reg Barber Rippled tampers.

        Apparently the ripples are scientificly prooven to make the coffee sweeter i am currently using espro flat, RB flat and RB rippled and im yet to notice any taste difference wat so ever

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        • #5
          Re: Reg Barber Rippled tampers.

          Originally posted by 5B575E5E5D5D4B5B574C4C4C594B4C5D380 link=1267153140/3#3 date=1267155511
          im yet to notice any taste difference wat so ever  
          Dont hold your breath!

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          • #6
            Re: Reg Barber Rippled tampers.

            Love the look of RBs, but as for the ripples - it looks very interesting but imho, dun think it works! I think the concept is that there is more contact surface on the surface of the puck, hence more flavoursome coffee, but:

            1) Newsflash - espresso is extracted via pressure! So whether youve got ripples or a flat surface, water gets pushed downwards thru the entire puck, extracting from every bit of coffee that is in there. So it doesnt matter how you shape the surface.

            2) If you try to maintain the ripple shape while extracting, you cannot overfill your basket, otherwise the ripple gets crushed by your shower screen anyway when you put the group handle in - hence the problem of having to underdose to maintain the ripples - not my preference to be honest.

            I have always been curious about this - how well do the ripples hold up against the pressure - does the 9 bar pressure crush it?

            To be perfectly honest, if I were to buy a RB, I would get the good old flat or convex base.

            gavin.

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            • #7
              Re: Reg Barber Rippled tampers.

              Originally posted by 69656C6C6F6F7969657E7E7E6B797E6F0A0 link=1267153140/3#3 date=1267155511
              Apparently the ripples are scientificly prooven to make the coffee sweeter.
              lol Did the do sugers analysis on shots pulled with and without the rippled tamper?

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              • #8
                Re: Reg Barber Rippled tampers.

                Originally posted by 313D3434373721313D26262633212637520 link=1267153140/3#3 date=1267155511
                Apparently the ripples are scientificly prooven to make the coffee sweeter
                First I have heard of that claim. Doesnt sound right to me, why sweeter?

                It is my understanding that the ripples are designed to increase the surface area of the puck. Making it easier and quicker for the water to move into the coffee.

                I just hoped it would help to make a more even extraction.

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                • #9
                  Re: Reg Barber Rippled tampers.

                  Originally posted by 4D4B5C43442A0 link=1267153140/5#5 date=1267157873
                  2) If you try to maintain the ripple shape while extracting, you cannot overfill your basket, otherwise the ripple gets crushed by your shower screen anyway when you put the group handle in - hence the problem of having to underdose to maintain the ripples - not my preference to be honest
                  Now, thats interesting... 8-)

                  Ive found after heaps of experimenting (quite a while ago), that slightly underdosing and adjusting the grind to compensate, produces espresso that is noticeably sweeter - especially the crema. Perhaps it is this that is actually responsible for the improved sweetness, not the ripples themselves per sé but the secondary effect.... :

                  Mal.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Reg Barber Rippled tampers.

                    Its interesting that you should mention this Mal, but I have long suscribed to your school of thought re: under dose/finer grind. Its just a taste preference I suppose... Kinda like writing my reply up here as opposed to below because I choose to use an iPhone and choose to not know how to drive the @& thing!

                    Originally posted by 0C21252924480 link=1267153140/8#8 date=1267188349
                    Originally posted by 4D4B5C43442A0 link=1267153140/5#5 date=1267157873
                    2) If you try to maintain the ripple shape while extracting, you cannot overfill your basket, otherwise the ripple gets crushed by your shower screen anyway when you put the group handle in - hence the problem of having to underdose to maintain the ripples - not my preference to be honest
                    Now, thats interesting... 8-)

                    Ive found after heaps of experimenting (quite a while ago), that slightly underdosing and adjusting the grind to compensate, produces espresso that is noticeably sweeter - especially the crema. Perhaps it is this that is actually responsible for the improved sweetness, not the ripples themselves per sé but the secondary effect.... :

                    Mal.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Reg Barber Rippled tampers.

                      Originally posted by 3B2B3C2D2D6B6A69616E6A590 link=1267153140/9#9 date=1267188809
                      because I choose to use an iPhone and choose to not know how to drive the @& thing!
                      ;D ;D
                      I know that feeling Brett....

                      Mal.

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