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Ladon Apple Partially Rusticated Briar Espresso Tamper

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SKU: ladon-apple

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While the original Ladon Apple has been sold, we are more than happy to indulge requests for this style of tamper. Please note that every tamper's grain will have its own unique characteristics, and thus each will be one of a kind. Still in love with this style? Contact us today!

Inspired by the apple pipe shape, the Ladon Apple Partially Rusticated Briar Espresso Tamper is simply epic. The mighty movement of pattern and the scar-like rustication reminded us of some awesome and mysterious scarred dragon. So I named this tamper after Ladon, the dragon of Greek myth who protected the golden apples in the Garden of Hesperides and was slain by Heracles.


The grain pattern of the Ladon Apple stands out because of the great deal of flame and vertical grain that rises out of exceptional random grain on one side. Rustication winds its way from the top of the neck along the side of the head forming a scar-like shape. When you are able to take your eyes off of this captivating tool and actually use it, you will find it to be as epic to the hand as it is to the eye. With a narrow, almost straight neck and a gently rounded head, this espresso tamper is a thrill to hold. I have no doubt that this work of majesty will help make espresso worthy of its own legend.

- M.J.A.

Handle and 58mm Flat Base:

Height: 4 1/8"
Width: 2 5/16"
Weight: ~12.7 oz

Handle Only:

Height: 3 1/2"
Width: 1 1/2"
Weight: ~2.2 oz

58mm Flat Base Only:

Height: 3/4"
Width: 2 5/16"
Weight: ~10.5 oz
Learn more about the rare and beautiful wood used on Cavendish Series espresso tampers

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