Even distribution of coffee grounds throughout the entire basket, gives way for competition level distribution and extraction in every espresso.

  • Description
  • Specs
  • Method
  • Introducing the pinnacle in coffee distribution! DUOMO The Eight brings competition level extraction with every shot of espresso. Using DUOMO The Eight is a very pleasurable experience. The high-quality aluminum body feels great in the hand and looks even better on your countertop. The Eight is very ergonomic, and can excel in a busy cafe or compliment a meditative, morning espresso routine. The action of the press is very satisfying, the spin is effortless and effective, and the base has a built in brush to keep the eight needles nice and tidy.

    DUOMO designed The Eight around the technique of the Weiss Distribution Technique (WDT). The Eight perfects the WDT and produces a more even, efficient and clean distribution (good-bye funnel and paper clip!). The design and placement of the eight needles allow for optimal performance. The end result is fluffy espresso that is evenly distributed throughout the entire basket. Shots pull more consistently and showcase the espresso in its truest form.

    Clumpy, poorly distributed espresso, meet your maker!

    • Compatible with 58mm Portafilters
    • Aluminum Body
    • Eight 0.7mm Needles for Optimal Distribution
    • Needle Depth can be Adjusted Between 17-23mm to fit your Basket
    • Easy Spinning for Ultimate Distribution
    • Made in Korea
    • Be Gentle on the Needles. Needles and Body are One Piece. You Must Replace the Whole Body (Excluding Top and Base)
    1. Grind Your Favourite Espresso
    2. Manually Level Coffee in Basket
    3. Place DUOMO on Portafilter
    4. Press Needles into Basket. Ouch!
    5. Spin 3-5 Times for Ultimate Distribution!
    6. Remove DUOMO
    7. Tamp Like Your Life Depends on it
    8. Pull a Gnarly Shot into a Cool Shot Glass
    9. Enjoy the Best Espresso You've Had in a Long, Long Time

Customer Reviews

Based on 28 reviews
Customer (Los Angeles, US)
Idiot Proof

This tool completely simplifies the WDT process. It's consistent every time, makes the workflow fast and easy and it functions flawlessly. As others point out - the craftsmanship and materials along with the design are top notch. It looks cool and belongs sitting next to a Slayer and an EG-1. Worth every penny and I'm glad I own one.

Bryan C. (San Jose, US)
Great device for nudging your espresso game higher!

The DUOMO The Eight distribution tool has improved my own espresso game. Before using this device, I was struggling with channeling. Using it, I seldom get any channeling and my pulls are much more consistent. For added context, I'm using it along with a wedge distribution tool, a palm-tamp, all for a Linea Mini. The manufacturing quality is high, and I appreciate the included stand with the built-in cleaning bristles.

RadioMan (San Francisco, US)
Wonderful tool to have

All the youtubes you see tell you to be consistent in preparing your portafilter for the shot; this helps. I use this, then the Force Tamper to smooth and tamp, and then pull the shot. No other tools needed. I had been using a large straightened paperclip as prep first, but this is (of course!) way cooler and more consistent. Note: this doesn't guarantee a perfect puck every time; you're still going to get a bit of channeling now and then if you don't tap the portafilter sufficiently after using this, but it does help. And I have less of a mess of coffee grounds around my espresso machine!

Robert (Los Angeles, US)

The Duomo Eight is a simple, elegant and essential tool. Its weight and heft give it the requisite gravitas that fine tools exhibit.The science of its design is hidden, almost invisible, while its impact on your espresso is profound. Using the Eight is a graceful, almost lyrical act if you are to achieve the full benefit of its function. Price is not a factor when dealing with excellence of design and performance on this level. Don't hesitate - just order, wait patiently for its arrival, follow the directions carefully and be amazed that something so simple could change your espresso experience forever.

Rogelio A. (Toronto, CA)
Great addition to my routine

So far I'm enjoying using the duomo. It has helped me reduce the time for WDT and properly substituted my old 4 needle stirrer.
I own a couple of distribution tools (OCD, BT Wedge, ESPCup,Blind Shaker) and this one is by far the most expensive, but honestly I don't care since is indeed adding convenience to my espresso workflow.
The tool is not a most, but if you decide it's for you, I'm quite sure you will enjoy it.
I also agree with others reviews that suggest thinner pins to contribute to fluffiness, but that may only apply if you don't grind directly to the portafilter.