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  • One annoying thing about espresso machines is that they all seem to come with a silly little plastic tamper. Sure, it sort of works, but with the amount that you just spent on that espresso machine, it feels awfully flimsy. Don't suffer that plastic tamper any longer. This beautiful natural wood handle tamper from Motta will perform so much better. It's a great value, feels wonderful to hold, and it's made in Italy. Tamp away my friend, tamp away.

    • Flat-bottomed, stainless steel base, available in 49, 53 or 58mm diameters
    • Interchangeable natural wood handle
    • Made in Italy
    1. Grip the tamper comfortably, with the handle sitting in the hollow of your palm (as you would grab a door knob) and the shaft of the tamper handle aligned as an extension of your forearm. There’s no need to grip the tamper very tight. Hold it loosely and comfortably, keeping your wrist neutral.
    2. Rest the portafilter level on the counter (preferably on a tamping mat so as to not damage the portafilter or the surface). Keeping the tamper level, slowly lower it onto the bed of coffee and press the tamper into the table just until you feel the table pressing back at you. That’s it! There’s no need for a twist of the tamper or for a second tamp. Also, don’t worry if you are pressing hard enough or not. It is better to press consistently and level than to press as hard as you can.
    Pro Tip: when tamping, keep your forearm perpendicular to the table and portafilter. This puts less strain on your wrist and makes it easier to tamp level.

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