The Force Tamper not working as advertised [FIXED] - Page 2

Beginner and pro baristas share tips and tricks.
BaristaBob

#11: Post by BaristaBob »

F1 wrote:Where did you buy the WPM ESP Cup from?
Hi Wally,

Here is where I made my purchase from. Dolo Coffee Supplies in Australia. Price very reasonable with exchange rate, shipping to USA wasn't an issue for me since my daughter lives in Sydney. They sent it to me along with a whole box of Aussie coffees!


https://dolo.com.au/products/wpm-distributor
Bob "hello darkness my old friend..I've come to drink you once again"

BaristaBob

#12: Post by BaristaBob »

DonCon wrote: On related question, something I noticed with the tamper I wanted to ask the group. Does anyone else have any grind retention caught between the bottom of the tamp and the leveling plate?

I noticed after tamping two filters the force tamper retained a slight amount of grounds. I'll weigh it next time to double check how much.
Derek,

Yes, the tamper does retain "fines" between the two plates. At the end of the day, I open up the gap and blow a puff of compressed air in there (over the sink), and it's good to go for another day!

Hope that helps,
Bob
Bob "hello darkness my old friend..I've come to drink you once again"

jevenator

#13: Post by jevenator »

DonCon wrote:Thanks for this thread and the instagram video above, i was noticing some variations in leveling with the Force Tamper as well. I'll incorporate holding it to the PF above and see how it goes.

On related question, something I noticed with the tamper I wanted to ask the group. Does anyone else have any grind retention caught between the bottom of the tamp and the leveling plate?

I noticed after tamping two filters the force tamper retained a slight amount of grounds. I'll weigh it next time to double check how much.
Yep. I have a 58.5 and it's a pretty tight fit. But if you look at the clear basket videos of people using it you'll see that from the impact some things go flying including what's on the side of the basket wall. This as a result sneaks in i believe when you lift up as well since you have some room as you're pulling out before it meets the leveling plate again.

I pull back the plate and give it a tap or a few quick brushes to get it out.
LMWDP #643

DonCon
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#14: Post by DonCon »

Thank you to both who commented above, appreciate the fast response. Wanted to confirm my personal n00b technique wasn't causing that.

I just pulled some delicious shots on my DE using the tips from that instagram video above. Immediately noticed a much more level puck inside the portafilter.

Cheers!
-D

eltakeiteasy

#15: Post by eltakeiteasy »

Mine finally arrived from espresso parts as well. I noticed the same thing, Here's my workflow in a video for anyone else not understanding as I had a friend tell me the trick in advance :) Also if anyone has a darker top and wants to swap for a lighter one let me know. This top matches the niche really well but I no longer have my niche. Very simple and effective tool IMO:
LMWDP #672.

F1

#16: Post by F1 »

I knew I wasn't crazy. :lol: I bet there are lots of people using it single handed for years without realizing that they could be getting a better extraction if using both hands. I wonder if the Bravo tamper would work better single handed since it seems more robust and from the videos I have seen it seems to have no play.