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Prima Tamp - Adjustable Angle Espresso Tamper

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The Prima Tamp is our answer to the challenges of everyday espresso prep: fatigue and form. Proper tamping technique allows the barista to compress coffee evenly and comfortably over and over again, but this is tough to achieve with an ordinary tamper. A handle that sits perpendicular to the base either forces one's wrist and arm off center or requires a specific posture that’s just unnatural. With a tilted handle, a barista can easily take a position that encourages improved technique. But how can this tilt possibly accommodate everyone?

We're thrilled to introduce the first adjustable-angle tamper. The Prima Tamp is designed to make proper form comfortable and reduce tamping-related wrist strain so that you can effectively and consistently prepare delicious espresso. Being adjustable, any barista of any build can use it at any bar.

The beauty of the Prima Tamp is in its simplicity. Turning the handle counter-clockwise unlocks the mechanism so that you can tilt it to the angle that's right for you. A clockwise turn tightens the handle again so that it's ready to go. We made it wonderfully easy to use — and it looks sharp too.

Imagined by the baristas and coffee nerds at Prima, the Prima Tamp is made right here in Louisville, Kentucky with only U.S. materials.


  • 58-mm or 58.35-mm (compatible with VST baskets) flat base
  • Constructed with Kentucky stainless steel and Indiana black walnut
  • Made in Louisville, Kentucky with only U.S. materials

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.
Prima Tamp - Adjustable Angle Espresso Tamper is rated 4.75 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Prima Tamp I had the opportunity to test out the Prima Tamp on my bar and compete with it in the SCRBC. It's a great product. My staff complained when I took it with me to Kansas CIty for the weekend competition. When I got back I had to buy it or risk upset baristas. The strain on a barista isn't noticeable when they first start behind bar. However, over time stress injuries tend to happen even if they know proper technique. The Prima Tamp truly has made it easier to apply even pressure directly over the center of the basket. This is a huge step forward for longterm baristas.
Date published: 2014-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A workman tool. From a professional viewpoint I would be so bold as to say with the Prima Tamp it's near impossible not to pull a perfect shot. With the adjustable handle you have full range of angles to fit any barista with the correct tamping position. Having worked with coffee for well over 4 years this product has satisfied my expectations and inspired me to explore more of what I love about good coffee. The Prima Tamp is a must buy for all serious coffee or mechanic enthusiasts.
Date published: 2014-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My wrist thanks you. Every barista in our shop has their own custom tamp... except we only need this one tamp to accomplish that! I use it over our other tamps every time. Though it's not for everyone, I love it.
Date published: 2013-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from not bad, not used a lot in shop though. I love this company and appreciate the innovative design. But to be truthful, it's collecting dust. Everyone prefers the vst tamper.
Date published: 2013-12-23
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