Dani Senior Member Joined: 31 May 2014 Posts: 4 Location: Israel Expertise: Pro Barista
Posted Sat May 31, 2014, 12:25pm Subject: 58mm espresso tamper for my Vibiemme Domobar Super
Hi, I'm looking for heavy and proffesional quality good looking 58mm tamper (not made in China) I prefer flat base (I tried a lot of types) Looking for good value for money tamper that does the perfect shot time after time. which one can you recommend me?
emradguy Senior Member Joined: 31 Mar 2011 Posts: 3,685 Location: Houston Expertise: I live coffee
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Posted Sun Jun 1, 2014, 9:40am Subject: Re: 58mm espresso tamper for my Vibiemme Domobar Super
it's probably insignificant to you, but...technically speaking...the group accepts a 58mm pf handle and basket. The tamper is nominally 58mm to fit the basket, not the machine. If you have precision baskets (which I'm guessing you do not), you'd want a 58.3mm tamper base. Reg makes great stuff. When you browse his site (if you haven't done so already), you'll find you can get any size you want in 0.1mm increments. You can even send in a basket and have them size to fit perfectly.
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a) That is funny, but perhaps it's a language issue (i.e.: lost in translation). The tamper is the least important part of making great espresso. Is it important? Yes, but it's at the bottom of the list. b) Define "good value for money," Dani. Tampers rarely have any moving parts (there are a few which do), so a well-made one should last literally forever.
Dani, are you looking for a source in Israel? in Europe? or can/will you order from North America, and pay shipping?
I will tell you that my personal favorite tamper(s) come from Cafelat, though these may be made in China, I don't know (they were designed in Denmark). I would also strongly recommend the tampers from Reg Barber, which are made in Canada.
JasonBrandtLewis Senior Member Joined: 9 Dec 2005 Posts: 6,598 Location: Berkeley, CA Expertise: I live coffee
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Posted Sun Jun 1, 2014, 1:44pm Subject: Re: 58mm espresso tamper for my Vibiemme Domobar Super
The pictures look fine, but what can you tell from a picture? In this case, not much. Personally, I'm not crazy about either handle, but that's just me -- I have a preferred shape because it fits in my hand more comfortably. Still, they're Israeli -- how can you go wrong? (I suppose I could ask my cousin what she uses . . . )
Posted Sun Jun 1, 2014, 5:58pm Subject: Re: 58mm espresso tamper for my Vibiemme Domobar Super
Personally I really like my Bumper tamper w/ bulb handle. I think it may be made in China, though it's very good quality. I recently ordered a sweet looking 58.35 tamper from made by knock, but my order somehow got lost and they refunded my money after a month and a half so I'm still looking for a 58.35.
BTW the UK price on the made by knock is 29 but with exchange rates it was around $70 US. Don't know what you'd pay though.
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