The Press Point lever operated espresso/coffee tamper is designed to stream line consistent cafe espresso production by producing a consistent tamping pressure each and every time it is used. With it's featured continuous slip drive, the tamper applies uniform and level pressure to the ground espresso bed in the portafilter basket. The results are predictable and consistent extraction of espresso regardless of the operator.
If you have concerns about inconsistencies in your staff's espresso preparation techniques this may be the tool for you.
PRESS POINT ESPRESSO TAMPER TECHNICAL FEATURES
Ratings & Reviews
No. of ratings: 2 |Number of Reviews: 3
Playa del Carmen, Q. Roo, - 2012-09-26
It does the job and is fairly robust but it's not as easy to use as the Macap automatic tamper.
Perris, CA 2012-04-03
I have been using my press point for several years now and I find it is much more consistent than I could ever be by hand. My normal Porta Filter is bottomless and it sits nicely on the fork, always being dead square to the ram and tamp head. The tamping pressure that it comes set at from the factory was close to 35# on mine and is always the same for each shot, as it should be. Consistency is key in shot prep and this tool excels at consistency. I use mine in a home setup with just myself but in a shop, with lots of different people working the espresso bar, it will keep every shot prep exactly the same when the coffee was properly ground and dosed (by weight in my case, weight is more precise than by volume). Keeping your prep consistent is very important and the Press point is a huge step in achieving that goal. The only negative I have t say for it is that the tamp head on mine is a little small for my 58 mm grounds basket and so I need to do a N-S-E-W tamp to make sure my coffee bed is exactly the same in all places. As I stated above, I use a naked PF so it sits ON the forks. When using a normal PF, you will need to learn what angle is flat to the ram to keep the coffee bed square to the PF. That is a skill that is need with a hand tamper too, so it should not be considered a negative thing at all.
Park City, UT 2011-12-28
not only does this look cool, but it really works and is an integral part of the perfect espresso cup.