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Tamper for Espresso, Aluminum

PRICE: $49.95

Coffee can’t be called espresso without crema, which adds weight and silkiness to espresso. A tamper adds weight to the espresso, helping to compact it for extraction. A fine, delicate, evenly distributed crema should cover the entire top of every demitasse.

Expert Tips

  • The best espresso is extracted for 20 to 30 seconds, depending on the recipe and flavors desired, and whether it is dark- or light-roasted espresso.
  • Apply enough pressure with the tamper to vary the extraction timing and the pressure needed to create fine crema.
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