So I've ordered the BZ07 *and a new grinder* but also need a tamper. For the life of me I can't figure out what size I need. Looked on their site, 1st coffee...unless I'm blind I can't find the basket size. Any help?
Should be a 57mm. A quick call to 1st Line can confirm this.
Congrats on your purchase. If you haven't already, I highly suggest you read and follow these instructions to get your grinder dialed in a quickly as possible. It'll save you a ton of coffee and frustration.
Thanks for the tips. Now, to figure out what freaking tamper to buy. I'll probably just grab one to get started with and find a long term solution after using a few. Do you all generally recommend Espresso Parts tampers? They seem well respected in the roadshow thread. I enjoy the look of the Thor, but it doesn't look like he sells them any longer.
I just recently purchased a BZ07 and Vario from 1st-Line. I was sent a 58mm tamper but it seems to get stuck onto the filter even when you just place it in on top of the grinds. It is obviously too big.
So, I'm in the process of getting a replacement but I need to decide whether to get a 57 or another 58. Looking at this thread, there seems to be a split decision.
Do yourself a favor, and buy the Synesso double basket. I have a BZ07 and the Synesso basket is the best thing I bought (well, after the Vario :-). Not only it works perfectly with a 58mm tamper, it has straighter sides than the stock Bezzera basket, so that you have no problems tamping any amount, from 13 to 17g. Yes, added bonus, the Synesso basket allows you to updose on the notoriously low screen of the BZ07
I'm not a big fan of updosing, btw, but it's nice to have the option. Oh, it's also really cheap :-)
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