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    OK, got a newbie question here....

    I have a stone kitchen top where the espresso machine sits on.

    I am concerned that Ill damage my portafilter or the stone benchtop by tamping hard.

    What do you guys/gals rest your PF on when doing handstands with your tamp?


  • #2
    Re: Where do you rest your PF when tamping?

    Hi Lawrance- I suggets that you might consider grabbing a tamping mat from Pedro at Coffeeparts- Theyre cheap and work really well [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

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    • #3
      Re: Where do you rest your PF when tamping?

      Thanks Chris!

      I also managed to find another reference to tamping mats on this thread.

      http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1129206140

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      • #4
        Re: Where do you rest your PF when tamping?

        or if you want to spend a bit more

        http://www.coffeebumper.com/tampingstand.html

        five senses sell these for those in WA

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        • #5
          Re: Where do you rest your PF when tamping?

          or you can still rest against the stone bench (without the spouts touching the bench) with a cloth on top

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          • #6
            Re: Where do you rest your PF when tamping?

            I rest mine on the edge of the bench so that the spouts hang down.... (no mat).

            Gives a nice firm surface for tamping and no risk of picking up errant coffee grounds on the spout which then drop into the cup whilst extracting.....

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            • #7
              Re: Where do you rest your PF when tamping?

              Ive got a $10 jobby from the local coffee shop - I think its made by the coffees bean.

              Very good it is too.

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              • #8
                Re: Where do you rest your PF when tamping?

                yep, tamping mat from Pedro is also a nice place to rest your tamper

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                • #9
                  Re: Where do you rest your PF when tamping?

                  Um, nothing so exotic here. An old computer mouse pad.

                  Id be more concerned about damaging the stone benchtop. The portafilter is more readily and cheaply replaced.

                  -Robusto

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                  • #10
                    Re: Where do you rest your PF when tamping?

                    Ive got one of the coffee bumper tamping stands & its great.
                    I found it too hard tamping on the granite benchtop.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Where do you rest your PF when tamping?

                      on the bench top, on a 200x200mm piece of 5mm rubber from Clarks Rubber... am ging to cut it into a fancy shape this weekend!

                      L

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                      • #12
                        Re: Where do you rest your PF when tamping?

                        Nothing exotic for me to, just one of those white plastic chopping boards. You can choose whatever size you want and, no, a hot portafilter wont burn or melt it. I have been using mine for a couple of years without a problem. Nice and cheap to.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Where do you rest your PF when tamping?

                          Cheap cork tile.
                          150mm x 150mm
                          Pkt 4 - $2
                          (Still have 3 spare)

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                          • #14
                            Re: Where do you rest your PF when tamping?

                            Pedro helped out here with one of his dedicated tamping mats...wouldnt be without it!

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                            • #15
                              Re: Where do you rest your PF when tamping?

                              Currently use a plastic chopping mat from a pack of 4 that cost about $3 from BigW or similar.... soon to graduate to one of the bumper tamping stands like Myrtle has above, available from Veneziano at the moment

                              Mal.

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