Tamp Out Breast Cancer with Prima Coffee & the American Cancer Society

Tamp Out Cancer Campaign

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.

Pink Flame Maple Espresso Tamper

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.

George Washington on a one dollar bill wearing a pink bowtie

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.

Donate directly to the American Cancer Society

Link to the American Cancer Society's website

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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