If you are serious about coffee at home then you are serious about grinders. The single most important component of coffee-making equipment is the grinder, even more so than the coffee machine, espresso machine, boiler, pourover basket, filter, or anything else you can think of. That means any dollar spent on a grinder will be a dollar invested in making great coffee and it will be better spent here than on anything else.
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Espresso is all about pressure. The tamper is the human side of the pressure equation.
If you are in the market for a 49mm espresso tamper, you’ve come to the right place. The only goals of this site are to connect you with the right tamper for your espresso machine and to advocate for 49mm portafilters. Sure, the commercial world has settled on the 58mm tamper, and we’re totally fine with that, but 49mm tampers shouldn’t have to be second class citizens! This site will identify and connect coffee lovers with the best 49mm tampers sold today.
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All professional espresso tampers, from all manufacturers, are 58mm in diameter. It’s the chosen standard for all commercial espresso machines and most home ones. While a number of good espresso machines uses other size portafilters (and thus tampers), it’s generally a good size to see 58mm equipment.
If you are in the market for a 58mm espresso tamper, we are here to help. The cafe world has settled on 58mm tampers as being the standard, which means there are a huge number of options, but navigating those options can be a challenge.
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