It seems, the espresso coffee tamper has a more important role to play and has a greater influence on the quality of the end product espresso than one might initially think.

The issue at stake is the quality of the fit of the tamper into the filter basket as well the profile of the impression that the tamper makes in the surface of the tamped coffee.

This means that the coffee will be uniformly tamped into placed and will all be subject to the espresso making process.

Tamping by hand is one such way a barista can ‘stamp their authority’ on their coffee so to speak.

Choose the one which suit your needs – it is very important for the end product.