You are here

Rhodesian Lion Smooth Briar Espresso Tamper

/  shares
$160.00
Gift Returnable
SKU: rhodesian-lion

Watch Video on Making Tampers

The Rhodesian Lion Smooth Briar Espresso Tamper will make a great contribution to any coffee bar in both form and function. Lions have long represented grandeur, strength and royalty and in its own way the Rhodesian Lion embodies those same characteristics. The flame grain surrounding bird’s eye grain reminds me of a lion’s mane encircling his face. Additionally, while “Rhodesian” is a reference to the pipe shape counterpart, it also complements the lion-like grain patterns as Rhodesia is modern Zimbabwe in Sub-Saharan Africa.


In the hand this Cavendish Series tamper is equally pleasing. The curves fit into your hand in such a way that you may forget you are holding it as you tamp. That is exactly what you want in a tamper handle, bold and unforgettable standing on the bar, but forgotten in use. That is important because when you use a tamper your concentration should be on the craft, not the instruments. The Rhodesian Lion is an unforgettable tamper that you will not even know you are holding.

- M.J.A.

Handle and 58mm Flat Base:

Height:4 1/2"
Width:2 5/16"
Weight: ~13.1 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: ~10.5 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.