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Posted Wed Sep 15, 2010, 12:00am
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Cafelat Tampers and Accessories

An introduction and first look to the wide range of tampers available from Cafelat, and two tamper accessories - the Tamper Hanger and the Tamping Stand.
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Posted Thu Sep 16, 2010, 7:35am
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Mark,  

The "creations" of Paul Pratt always seem to be both well-made and reasonably priced. This IS the definition of good value. I remember when the HB Tamper Road Show (of a couple of years ago) showed up on my doorstep. One of my "favs" was the Bumper Tamper though I thought it looked kinda "cheesy" with the rubber seams in full display, the feel of the thing was just tremendous.

The Cafelat tampers seem to be all that + good looking.

So what gives with the $100+ CG tamper? Any description?

 
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Posted Sun Sep 19, 2010, 11:57pm
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The CoffeeGeek Tamper got delayed this year again in the Spring because the project required $12,500 from me to make the final production run happen; I had the money, but in April, a housing crisis forced (in many ways) Beata and I to scrounge every single dime we could access so we could buy a home. Our living space took first priority, so the money I had earmarked for the tamper (and the website) went to the downpayment. I'm slowly building up new capital, and once I get near that $12K mark again, the tamper project is going forward.

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Posted Mon Sep 20, 2010, 8:44pm
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Mark, thanks for the review.  I've been using many of their new items (the new big knockbox, tamper holder, steaming pitcher, and the new tamping stand), and I've been very impressed with the design and the value.  But my tamping stand seemed to have developed the same split in the rubber top as yours in the 'damage' photo, and probably after only 8w of use.

I need to give them a call and see what they can do.
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My tamper stand also has the split and only after a short time. The split hasn't enlarged over the course of many months and doesn't seem to effect its use or good looks. Would probably buy it again.

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Thanks to the feedback comments, I have horrified! Drop me an email paul @ companyname.com  and we will get it sorted.  I might try silicone rubber instead on the stand which has a bit more stretch in it.
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Posted Thu Nov 18, 2010, 11:32am
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Thank you for this detailed first review.
The tampers are very good and solid looking.
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