What will the click feel like?

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words! Our tamper is designed to have a very subtle and gentle click. You will feel it in your hand, yet it will not jar the grinds or cause channeling in the puck. What does it feel like? In this video you see that the stroke is smooth, and there is a slight visible BUMP or CLICK when the tamper reaches the calibration point. Watch carefully you will see it. Put it in your hand, and it's unmistakeable. Technology that simplifies perfect espresso, every time. 


Bruce Constantine
Can you make a custom sized ESPRO™ tamper?

Sorry, not at this point! Our tampers come in the following sizes:

  • 58.35 mm (VST) flat base with a red handle
  • 58 mm convex base with a black handle
  • 58 mm flat base with a black handle
  • 57 mm convex base with a black handle
  • 53 mm convex base with a black handle
  • 53 mm flat base with a black handle
  • 51 mm convex base with a black handle
  • 49 mm convex base with a black handle
Bruce Constantine
What size tamper do I need for my machine?

Please measure to be sure, but here are some ideas.

Commercial Espresso Machines

  • Astoria - 58 mm
  • Astra - 56 mm
  • Aurora - 56 mm
  • Azykoyen - 58 mm
  • Bezzera - 58 mm
  • Brasilia - 58 mm
  • Bunn - 58 mm
  • Caramali - 58 mm
  • Cimbali Junior Casa DT1 - 58 mm
  • Cimbali (other) - 57 mm
  • Conti - 58 mm
  • Cremina Olympia - 49 mm
  • ECM - 58 mm
  • Elektra - 58 mm
  • Expobar - 58 mm
  • Faema - 58 mm
  • Florenzato - 58 mm
  • Futurmat - 58 mm
  • Gaggia - 58 mm
  • Grimac - 58 mm
  • Isomac - 58 mm
  • La Marzocco - 57, 58 mm
  • La Scala - 58 mm
  • Nuova Simonelli - 58 mm
  • Pasquini - 58 mm
  • Rancilio - 58 mm
  • Reneka - 56 mm
  • San Marco - 55 mm
  • Spaziale - 52 mm
  • Synesso - 58 mm
  • Unic - 56 mm
  • VFA - 58 mm
  • Wega - 58 mm

Home Espresso Machines

  • Ascaso / Innova - 57 mm
  • Bodum Granos - 51 mm
  • Delonghi BAR32, BAR42, BCO264B - 51 mm
  • Delonghi (old) - 49 mm
  • ECM Giotto/Cellini - 58 mm
  • ECM Botticelli - 58 mm
  • Estro - 53 mm
  • Faema Family - 53 mm
  • *Francis!Francis! X 1 (old) - 52 mm or 53 mm
  • Francis!Francis! X 1 (new) - 56 mm
  • Francis!Francis! X3 - 57 mm
  • Gaggia - 58 mm
  • Innova - 57 mm
  • Kitchen Aid Proline - 58 mm
  • Krups - 49 to 52 mm (measure)
  • La Pavoni Lusso, Pisa, Si - 53 mm
  • La Pavoni Duet, Club, Napolitana - 57 mm
  • La Pavoni lever machines (before 1999) - 49 mm
  • La Pavoni lever machines (after 1999) - 51 mm
  • La Riveria - 45 mm
  • LaSpaziale - 53 mm
  • La Valentina - 58 mm
  • Mokita - 55 mm
  • mypressi TWIST - 53 mm
  • Olympia Club, Cremina, Express - 49 mm
  • Pasquini Livia 90 - 58 mm
  • Quickmill - 58 mm
  • Rancilio - 58 mm
  • Saeco - 53 mm
  • Solis SL 90 - 53 mm
  • *Starbuck's (barista ) - 52 mm or 53 mm

*for a standard fit without binding and even compaction 52 mm is recomended. Actual size is 53 mm but due to the extreme precision a 52 mm is recomended for regular use.

Bruce Constantine
Should i get a convex or a flat base tamper?

This is a difficult question, and has been heavily debated. At the end of the day, it is a question of personal preference. This is an example of the debate on coffeegeek.

I use a convex tamper right now, for a few reasons:

  • The bottom of my portafilter basket is convex, so a convex tamper actually makes the puck a consistent (albeit curved) thickness.
  • The convex tamper is also believed to push the coffee grounds up against the side of the basket, which helps prevent channeling.  I use a La Marzocco double basket, which necks down so also tends to seal the edges during tamping, so I am not sure.

On the other side of the debate there are just as valid reasons, so it is a tough one.

Bruce Constantine