Another great little product from Cafelat, this is the "Tamper Seat" and really, serves almost no purpose other than to bling out your tamper and espresso setup area just a bit.
Well, that's not really true: it does serve some purpose: it helps keep your tamper clean and avoids situations where you might sit the tamper down in a damp or wet area, which can be a hassle if you go to tamp another shot. It can also double up as a tamper mat, protecting your counter as you tamp down on your portafilter. It works with both chopped and spouted portafilters; but if you use them this way, make sure the spouts are dry!
They're available in four (or more) colors and it works well with any 58mm tamper.
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