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Hi coffee heads.

 

I'd like to talk bottoms, tamper bottoms which is best flat or convex? only one way to find out.......

 

or doesn't it make a blind bit of difference.

 

your opinion please.


Gaggia Classic, Mahlkonig Vario, Espro Tamper, Bottomless Portafilter, Equal Exchange Italian Beans.

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With your current setup* absolutely no noticeable difference at all

 

The general barista community is pretty evenly split and it comes down to personal style.

 

The convex tamper is meant to direct a little extra pressure towards the edge of the basket to form a tight seal, but a flat and level tamp with a well fitting flat based tamper can achieve the same results.

 

*by the way, there is nothing wrong with your setup. I have the same kit at home (except the beans)


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Thanks Glenn, I want to make sure I get the right base when I buy my Espro. Very informative as usual. I think I will go for the flat base.

 

*thanks for the reassurance.


Gaggia Classic, Mahlkonig Vario, Espro Tamper, Bottomless Portafilter, Equal Exchange Italian Beans.

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