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Espro Tampers - Harry Chapman's Review
Posted: February 26, 2015, 3:02pm
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Espro Click Tampers
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Arrow The Espro Tampers has 8 Reviews
Arrow The Espro Tampers has been rated 8.82 overall by our member reviewers
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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.8
Manufacturer: Espro Quality: 10
Average Price: $79.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $99.95 Cost vs. Value 7
Where Bought: Amazon Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 month Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Perfect for beginners or as a training tool for professionals
Positive Product Points

Heavy and exquisitely manufactured

Makes it easy to achieve a consistent tamp compression

Easy to use for novice or pro alike

Negative Product Points


Detailed Commentary

Specifically, I am reviewing the 58 mm Espro Calibrated Tamper with the convex base.  I also own the flat base model from Espro and most of this review would apply to both products.

I recently purchased a Profitec semi-automatic espresso machine that was furnished with the cheapest, flimsiest plastic tamper available, but perhaps that was a blessing in disguise.  While Profitec makes a beautiful standard stainless tamper that they could/should have included with a machine in this price range, if they had I might not have explored my options.

I enjoy the "art" of making espresso, which is why I went the semi-auto route in lieu of a super-automatic.  I make one cappuccino every morning for my SO, and the 2 or 3 (cappuccino, flat white, latte) for myself.  Occasionally I make multiple drinks for dinner guests for family, but generally Iím not producing espresso shots on a production scale.  This means Iím a beginner and will probably never develop the skills that a professional barista develops by pulling shot after shot in a commercial setting.  Therefore, I search for tools that can help me be consistent and accurate for each step of the espresso process without giving up all the control to a machine.

The Espro calibrated click tamper allows me to get a consistent tamp every time.  It is an expensive tamper, but for the $100 investment, it improves my shot quality as much as the machine or grinder; so dollar for dollar it is the best money I've spent.

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Buying Experience

I purchased the Espro from Amazon, and it arrived intact and on time as always.

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