Tamp Out Breast Cancer with Prima Coffee & the American Cancer Society
Like you, we’ve all been touched by the tragedy of cancer. Every October, a parade of pink reminds the world of breast cancer’s harm and the hope that is to be had in countering it. Businesses and families suit up to run and to ride, together traveling millions of miles and raising great sums of money — all in pursuit of a cure. Prima is proud to rep the ribbon this year and provide an avenue for action for espresso enthusiasts. If your passion lies in coffee, we invite you to join us.
We’ve poured our hearts into perfecting the Cavendish Series briar espresso tampers and we’re thrilled to have found an occasion on which we can apply our trade to benefit others. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’ve partnered with the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer to raise awareness about disease prevention and to further research and treatment. October will see many campaigns for this cause, but we intend to help the coffee community stand out as folks of compassion and goodwill.
You can help in any of four ways.
Each of these beautiful tamper handles is carved by hand in Louisville, Kentucky, dyed pink, and fitted with a stainless steel base of your choice. This solid flame maple is prized among luthiers (makers of guitars) for its intricate grain pattern and abiding strength. These limited edition tampers will be selling for $100.00 between October 1st and November 1st, and 100% of the profits from your purchase will go to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
Place your bid by mentioning @primacoffee on Twitter and telling us what you're willing to pay! Auction is live on Friday October 26th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern time.
To complement the flame maple family and add to the excitement, we crafted a truly unique tamper out of Mediterranean briar. Inspired by our esteemed Cavendish series, this one-of-a-kind handle exudes elegance and is compatible with any of our steel bases. This original masterpiece will be available for auction on Twitter on Friday October 26th, with bids starting at $30.00, and all proceeds — yep, 100% of the selling price — will be donated to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The rules of the auction will be posted here in early October.
Add a donation to your order — and we'll match it
Starting on October 1st, you'll see the option to contribute $1.00 to the American Cancer Society when you purchase any item on our website. Replacing your espresso machine? Send a buck to ACS. Stocking up on filters? Share the love by adding a donation. It's integrated right into the checkout process, so it's simple. And, to make it even better, we'll match your donation 100%, one-to-one, green-for-green.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events take place every year around the country and raise money “to help people with breast cancer today” and strive “to find cures to end the disease tomorrow”. Even if our pink tampers aren’t your style, we’d love to have you join our campaign by contributing toward the cause of the American Cancer Society.
With you, we’re thrilled to further breast cancer awareness throughout the month of October. Partner with Prima for good coffee and a great cause.
Check out these behind-the-scenes pictures that show what goes into making these unique tampers.
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$53.00Hario's stainless steel water kettle, the V60 Buono, has been spotted popping up in coffee houses and the kitchens of baristas for some time now. A detailed search on the web will reveal, for the moment at least, that the Buono seems to be widely accepted as the most useful pouring kettle available. What makes this kettle so popular amongst pour-over enthusiasts? Several reasons stand out.
First, the thin pouring spout enables greater pouring precision as well as a slower, more consistent and controlled rate of pour, both of which are very helpful in achieving a precise, prolonged extraction.
Second, the stainless steel construction and large 1 liter capacity contribute toward keeping up the brew temperature for the duration of the entire brew cycle.
Third, the ergonomics involved in the design of the kettle help to make using it much easier. This may not seem like much, but if you're brewing large batches of coffee and pouring for three or more minutes per batch, doing several batches of coffee will quickly become a chore if your kettle doesn't cooperate with you.
Combine all of these facets with the fact that the Buono is manufactured by Hario, a very popular name in the coffee-brewing community, and the kettle's popularity is easily understood. For best results, combine the Buono with a V60 Dripper or Chemex to get a truly exceptional cup of coffee.
Small, lightweight, and portable, the Skerton is the ideal hand grinder for the traveling coffee enthusiast, or the home enthusiast on a limited budget. The Skerton employs adjustable conical ceramic burrs for grinding any of the wide range of grinds employed in today’s coffee market. It can easily handle anything from fine espresso to a coarse French Press setting. The Skerton’s detachable 100 gr. glass jar is perfect for collecting the grounds, and in combination with the plastic screw-on lid (included in order) can even double as a storage unit for whole beans on those long trips. After grinding is finished, cleaning the Skerton is as easy as placing the unit in the dishwasher since the entire grinder is dishwasher safe. Whether you desire a quality, handy grinder for the road or enjoy the fine art of manual coffee preparation, the Hario Skerton is the ideal candidate. For an even more portable hand grinder from Hario, check out the Mini Mill (for a more detailed comparison of the two grinders, check out this blog post: Hario Skerton vs. Mini Mill).
The Fretta Iced Coffee Brewer is Hario's answer to brewing the perfect cup of iced coffee. Hario has combined their famous V60 brewer with a decanter and plastic diffuser to assure that the coffee is quickly cooled by hitting ice immediately after the brewing process. This quick heat transition is important in conserving the flavor of the coffee. The Fretta comes with 10 size 02 paper filters. We recommend that you purchase extra filters as well. To do this select filters as an add-on from the options on the right or go to our Hario 02 filter listing. Also recommend is a pouring kettle. We offer both the Hario Buono Kettle as well as the Kalita Wave Pot Kettle in the drop-down menu on the right.