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    I am upgrading my tamper and considering an Espro from Jetblack Espresso.

    Any feedbackl on these? Is this the right path to take for a home "barista" of low-medium level skills.

    Also, should I get the convex or flat one?

    Thanks!


  • #2
    Re: Espro tampers

    You need to read the Tampers 101 thread

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1226715794

    KK

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    • #3
      Re: Espro tampers

      Originally posted by 7A4B5F46531E1A1E2A0 link=1248353124/0#0 date=1248353124
      I am upgrading my tamper and considering an Espro from Jetblack Espresso.

      Any feedbackl on these?  Is this the right path to take for a home "barista" of low-medium level skills.

      Also, should I get the convex or flat one?

      Thanks!
      We have an Espro and we love it. Clicks at 30lb (Canadanian) and therefore helps rule one variable out of the equation, allowing you to adjust the grind to suit.

      One of the factors which also helped sell us on the idea was seeing one in service at Di Bartoli, where so much use had started taking the black finish off, yet it still clicked on each tamp. Me thinks they are quite robust.

      As David Seng has also said in here somewhere, while it gives you a certain regular tamp, it does not eliminate the option of increasing or decreasing the pressure if desired.

      Convex or flat Ill leave up to you. We got flat.

      Chris

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      • #4
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        Thank you Chis for mentioning us, Yes, we have the Espro as well as the new Demaral Tamper that we are playing with at the moment.

        Pauly404, you are welcome tocome and play with both tampers and compare which is more suitable for you.

        Regards

        Renzo
        Di Bartoli Home Barista Centre

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        • #5
          Re: Espro tampers

          Hi Pauly404,

          Looking forward to discussing tampers with you. We have some guidelines about when an Espro is a good idea and convex versus flat. "Fit" is pretty important so wed go over that too. Best done with your filter basket in hand if you can bring it in.

          Kind Regards,

          charlie

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          • #6
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            Thanks all. Ill read the tampers 101.

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            • #7
              Re: Espro tampers

              Originally posted by 6068707A67030 link=1248353124/2#2 date=1248389517
              One of the factors which also helped sell us on the idea was seeing one in service at Di Bartoli, where so much use had started taking the black finish off, yet it still clicked on each tamp. Me thinks they are quite robust.
              sounds good if the finish is wearing off. i have noticed this tamp as well and thought if you are doing it all day i would have thought you could do it with out a click

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by 7E727B7B7878426E73727F1D0 link=1248353124/6#6 date=1248426933
                Originally posted by 6068707A67030 link=1248353124/2#2 date=1248389517
                One of the factors which also helped sell us on the idea was seeing one in service at Di Bartoli, where so much use had started taking the black finish off, yet it still clicked on each tamp. Me thinks they are quite robust.
                sounds good if the finish is wearing off. i have noticed this tamp as well and thought if you are doing it all day i would have thought you could do it with out a click
                Id agree.

                We arent doing it all day.

                I think Di Bartoli and others use all of their tamper range so that there is a demo model lying around for people to play with. Certainly worked for us as my wife got to play with it and saw what I said above. The fact that it still clicked was the deal closer.

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                • #9
                  Re: Espro tampers

                  Espro....

                  Theyre great ..... 58mm convex for me

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                  • #10
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                    Love my 58mm flat spro, as it kinda takes tamp out of the grind-dose-distribution-tamp equation. Like many in this post, I got mine from Di Bartoli, who at that point were using it because it offered a repeatable way for all staff, not just Renzo and Ofra (who can both make great shots with a finger/spoon/palm/chopstick/etc). Id say its an ideal tamper for someone at your level.

                    So im thinking of getting a Pullman or something now I tamp espro-like on each tamp but want a longer handle (long, big hands here). If in doubt, you cant go wrong with flat.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Espro tampers

                      Imagine an Espro with grooves around it a la Pullman...

                      Id love that 8-)

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