A modern Tamper

Beginner and pro baristas share tips and tricks.
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Hooah
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Postby Hooah » Nov 11, 2016, 11:56 am

Hi all,

I found this tamper today and it caught my eye here in Germany. I think I will order it tomorrow and then do an in depth review if there is any interest. I know there have been plenty of in depth discussions about tamping but sometimes when you see something you don't really need, you buy it anyway. I think this is one of those times for me :mrgreen:

Any thoughts or discussion points?
Dan


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arcus
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Postby arcus » Nov 11, 2016, 12:32 pm

Yes, I noticed this disco tamper on kaffee-netz. It looks very cool and I love their video. I'd be more interested in this if it also had auto-leveling like the cleverly designed Levtamp.

mike guy
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Postby mike guy » Nov 11, 2016, 12:32 pm

Solution for a problem that doesn't exist in my mind. Weight based tamping has been shown over and over again that it doesn't matter. Tamp level and puck distribution matters.

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arcus
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Postby arcus » replying to mike guy » Nov 11, 2016, 12:53 pm

Yes, I think that's why their website is espressotoys. It's just another cool toy.

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Jared
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Postby Jared » Nov 13, 2016, 3:00 pm

Too many fancy tampers coming out lately. I think the best type that recently hit the market are the auto leveling tampers that guarantee a perfect tamp. I still struggle at times to get my tamp even so I may have to invest in one someday.

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mjbelcher
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Postby mjbelcher » Nov 13, 2016, 6:47 pm

It's a lovely 2 minute and 23 seconds of Kaffee "tone and mood" with a 15 second cameo of a wizard's tamper, lighted-up like a christmas decoration.

If anything, the final 1/3 of the video made me wish I had a Synesso Hydra. Boy that thing is sharp.
LMWDP #554

1yay1
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Postby 1yay1 » Nov 13, 2016, 9:34 pm

ABX test with all these espressotoys would be interesting. I wonder if anyone could detect the "improvements" they all bring to the cup :lol:

ebola5114
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Postby ebola5114 » Nov 13, 2016, 9:52 pm

Clearly a over-geekisized product, why the h*** design and lose time making a nonsense light sensor tamper when you could avoid any electronic parts and get a great product like we see this days (lectamp's style for example..)

ira
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Postby ira » Nov 14, 2016, 12:44 am

It just looks like a fancy overpriced version of all the other tampers out there that claim to help you get the perfect tamp pressure, something that seems ever less important as all the other stuff gets figured out.

Ira

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Hooah
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Postby Hooah » Nov 14, 2016, 4:58 am

People don't HAVE to pay thousands for a machine to get great espresso but, they do anyways. Some people spend little for a used inexpensive machine while others buy GS3 or a Slayer. Call it whatever you like, hobby, passion, addiction or just plain fun. I think most of you are missing the point of this particular tamper. It's a modern day toy, hence the manufacture's name....