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  • Cafelat Tamper..Which One?

    I am looking at getting a 53mm Tamper and have had a look at the Cafelat page but can't decide which one to choose.
    I think my first preference will have to be size...small female hands.
    Then I can't decide between wooden or rubber handle.
    Has anyone had any experiences with the Cafelat Tampers?

  • #2
    I have used the rubber handle version and it feels nice and grippy.

    Cheers

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    • #3
      I've the wooden, zebra. Lovely and smooth. A good get for the price, definitely.

      re small hands, I have a tamping technique that seems to avoid the height of the handle. Thumb & finger push on the base but my hand sort of surrounds the handle. I'm not pushing from the top of the handle in other words. But if I did, it might be a bit of a stretch. I am after all, shortblackman. And my hands are also small.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by shazza View Post
        I am looking at getting a 53mm Tamper and have had a look at the Cafelat page but can't decide which one to choose.
        I think my first preference will have to be size...small female hands.
        Then I can't decide between wooden or rubber handle.
        Has anyone had any experiences with the Cafelat Tampers?
        I've got the all metal Cafelat drop tamper. Its a nice tamper and looks great but it doesn't really fit into my (smallish) man hands so I also have to utilise a slightly sideways grip as described by shortblackman. I'm not sure that Cafelat works if you want the handle to nestle into centre of your hand. One day when I can justify it, I'm going to spring for a Pullman Barista which seems shorter and chunkier. In the meantime, I'm pretty happy with the Cafelat.

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        • #5
          Have a Pullman barista as well cost 3x as much. But a very , very good tamper.
          (I use both of them regularly, on different size machines/ baskets).

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