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Pear Alto Smooth Briar Espresso Tamper

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SKU: pear-alto

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While the original Pear Alto 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!

The Pear Alto gets its name from the pear pipe shape and the Italian “alto” meaning tall. The standout feature of this tamper is its feel in the hand. The smooth neck tapers gradually toward the head where it swells gracefully to fit into the palm. Because the handle is taller than the average tamper at about 3 ½ inches, the Pear Alto will be particularly well suited for baristas with larger hands. Complementing its pragmatic side, the Pear Alto’s light, high-contrast finish displays the captivating characteristics of briar particularly well. I really like the melding of bird’s eye and flame grain on the head and the great representation of bird’s eye in general on this piece. The Pear Alto combines style and function in a great package that will help you enjoy the art of making espresso even more than you already do.

- M.J.A.

Handle and 58mm Flat Base:

Height: 4"
Width: 2 5/16"
Weight: ~13.3 oz

Handle Only:

Height: 3 1/2"
Width: 1 1/2"
Weight: ~2.6 oz

58mm Flat Base Only:

Height: 3/4"
Width: 2 5/16"
Weight: ~10.8 oz
Learn more about the rare and beautiful wood used on Cavendish Series espresso tampers

Prima Coffee

We are Prima Coffee Equipment, your guides to coffee geekdom. We love to try new coffees, test new gear, and teach others as we learn new things. Where we've seen gaps in the available barista tools and technology, we've sought to fill them as best we can, utilizing skilled, local craftsmen and American materials. From handmade espresso accessories to scale-compatible pour over stands to the first adjustable angle tamper, our sights are set on innovation and we're determined to bring you the best in coffee and espresso equipment.
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