Prima Coffee Espresso Tamper
Why do we love it?
The base of the Prima tamper is of a hefty 304 stainless steel design. This solid steel base combined with the light, detachable aluminum handle adds balanced weight to the tamper which helps aid the barista in providing an even tamp, shot after shot.
Any barista will tell you that one of the most important tools for making great espresso is their tamper. The most important characteristics of a great tamper are a well-balanced and sturdy build along with a comfortable fit in the hand. While we were able to find tampers that met this criteria, most of them demanded a hefty price tag. We knew that we could design a tamper that met all of these necessary requirements and was affordable. Our solution is the Prima Coffee Tamper. With an aluminum handle, heavy-duty stainless steel base, and carefully crafted design, the Prima Coffee Espresso Tamper brings quality, comfort, and durability at an affordable price.
- Materials: Aluminum and 304 Stainless Steel.
- Weight: 1.116 lbs / 506 grams (for the 58mm)
- Black handle with a fleur-de-lis on the top and primacoffee.com etched into base.
- Handle and base are easily detachable.
- Handy carrying case included with tamper.
- Available with either a flat or convex base (select from options above)
- Available in the following sizes (choose your size from options above): 49mm, 51mm, 53mm, 54mm, 56mm, 57mm, 58mm, and 58.35mm.
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