Espresso Hand Tamps
So, some of the magic in getting a good espresso pull is getting a good tamp on the espresso. This allows you to pack the grounds into a nicely formed puck for the hot water to force its way through, extracting delicious espresso. Does everyone need these, no, but they are definitely fun and add a bit of flair to the experience of making espresso for your guests. This Espresso Hand Tamp has a clear top to the handle and is 49mm is diameter, just a bit under 2 inches. Check your portafilter diameter to make sure this works. Otherwise there are other tamps available for different diameters.
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Posted by Scott Martin at August 23, 2006 12:19 PM