Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Tamp - where to buy on a budget?

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    169

    Tamp - where to buy on a budget?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Can anyone tell me where to buy an efficient tamp, on a budget. I would like a pulman, but cant justify the $200 right now. It needs to fit the krups replacement for the ikon, which I also need to buy the basket and thought I would be able to get them at the same place?

    I saw a metal one that looked to be one piece. The one I have now is alloy and a bad bad fit, and its convex, but was a nice upgrade to my spice jar.

    thanks
    James.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Koffee_Kosmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    5,113

    Re: Tamp - where to buy on a budget?

    Di Bartoli & most other Sponsors

    This a direct link to the tamper page
    At the bottom S/Steel tampers $25

    http://www.dibartoli.com.au/products.asp?cid=37

    KK

  3. #3
    Senior Member flynnaus's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    4,080

    Re: Tamp - where to buy on a budget?

    $200? That would be for the Barista You can still buy the Pullman Deluxe for a little over $100 - see http://www.coffeetamper.com.au/shop/index.php?cPath=30

    Other than that, there are other brands of tamper around sold by sponsors. For example, Rattleware for just $50, Comapk for just over $40. These would do a more than adequate job with tamping.

    Take your filter basket (to get best fit) and go and check out a few shops. Some might be able to sell you a Krups basket + tamper combo

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    169

    Re: Tamp - where to buy on a budget?

    Kosmo and Flyn - on the money! Thanks for your quick replies.

    I think the Rattlewear is the one for me, unless the stainless steel versions come as a flat bottom.


  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    169

    Re: Tamp - where to buy on a budget?

    actually - looks like the rattlewear is 58mm only, so it wont fit my basket size.

  6. #6
    TC
    TC is offline
    .
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    14,665

    Re: Tamp - where to buy on a budget?

    Quote Originally Posted by 7F66776D7F1E0 link=1241577667/4#4 date=1241579963
    actually - looks like the rattlewear is 58mm only, so it wont fit my basket size.
    The rattleware is available in 53, 57 and 58 mm

    2mcm

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    169

    Re: Tamp - where to buy on a budget?

    "Some might be able to sell you a Krups basket + tamper combo"

    I am having trouble locating a sponsor/dealer that can supply a krups basket and tamp? any tips for young players? (I really dont know where to check).

  8. #8
    Senior Member flynnaus's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    4,080

    Re: Tamp - where to buy on a budget?

    I think youll have to buy the basket first and then track down a tamper that fits. Just measure the internal diameter.

    Perhaps someone on here who already owns an Ikon or Krups can advise what they use.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    169

    Re: Tamp - where to buy on a budget?

    Thanks again Flynn. I will get the basket, then source a tamp.

    I will contact BES the Krups dealer for availbility and price for the basket.

    Most of the forum posts say to just replace the basket, but one says to replace the seal as well
    "part #0907163 for the basket, #620342 for the seal"

    Any idea what the seal is for?

    (this post is a bit of a mish-mash of questions at the moment!)

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    921

    Re: Tamp - where to buy on a budget?

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Maybe email all the sponsors (instructions in sponsors tab) with your issue and they might be able to sort you out with both at the same time saving on stress (will it fit) and money (freight). Plus you will see how great the service is from these guys. ;)



Similar Threads

  1. What if you DONT tamp?
    By Meaty0 in forum General Coffee Related...
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 25th November 2007, 12:09 AM
  2. Tamp confusion
    By ejbab in forum Brewing Equipment (non-machine specific)
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 18th July 2007, 08:33 PM
  3. good tamp?
    By blue in forum General Coffee Related...
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 10th July 2007, 11:48 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •