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Reg Barber Short Tamper Handle with Stainless Steel Base

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Product Description

Reg Barber has been perfecting the art of crafting espresso tampers for 15 years. Each tamper is handmade and created from only the highest quality materials.

**Please Note: Base and handle must be purchased separately and both must be selected above to purchase a full tamper.**



With the beautiful wood choices and glossy polish, the Reg Barber Short Wood Tamper will both fit comfortably in your hand and look great in your kitchen!

Pros
  • Light - This espresso tamper is light, giving it good balance
Cons
  • Natural Wear - Naturally, the polish wears off over time, unlike some of the other handle choices
Ease of Use 5
Overall Value for the Money 5
How Does it Compare? The short wood tamper handle may be more comfortable for smaller hands and there are more handle shape choices than the tall wood tampers.

Additional Information

Width 1.63 inches
Depth 1.63 inches
Height 2.13 inches
Manufacturer Reg Barber

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What is the best Reg Barber base to use with the 58 mm VST insert baskets? The drip screen in my Expobar Brewtus is slightly curved so I'd like to use tamper that matched it, but I've seen comments on other websites that make me think a flat tamper works best with VST
A shopper on Mar 6, 2014
Best Answer: I don't remember the specific research I did before I bought, but I got a c-flat curve & it has worked very well. I've used it since Oct. 2012.
If you ask 10 people about all the variables in brewing espresso, you'll get 10 different opinions. I think the grind & amount of tamping to insure a consistency in the espresso & a smooth surface are more important than the shape of the base. The difference in the shapes of various tamper bases does not appear to be that significant. I don't think there is a wrong decision.
Hope this helps. Good luck.
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Very nice espresso tamperReview by Philip
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This tamper is awesome. I can tell that the finish is going to wear well in time. I got the "Angle" shape in maple with c-flat steel base (good for home use IMO). The wood is split for stability, and the parts fit together well. The machining is excellent. I like the weight, and the shape let's your fingertips feel if the coffee is dosed and leveled correctly in the portafilter. It's important to have consistency, but it's also good to be able to vary the variables according to taste. I'm very happy I waited for this tamper. (Posted on 7/16/2014)
Joy from a small thingReview by Shakes the Clown
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Holding this perfectly balanced tool in my hand every morning never fails to bring a smile to my face. After years of using a cheap plastic tamper, I can say that a well designed tamper of the right size makes a big difference in shot quality. The Reg Barber is all that, plus being jewelry for the espresso junkie (and, hence, priced like jewelry!).

Pros:
Quiet, Heirloom quality, Perfectly balanced, Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Commercial Grade

Cons:
Expensive (Posted on 4/11/2012)
Beautiful to look at, a joy to use.Review by Steve
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I bought this tamper in the short ball/c-flat combination to replace a well loved, daily use Reg Barber tamper. The c-flat base is amazing. I can see why this is the shape specifically recommended on the RB website. The wide flat center creates a great contact area, but the slightly curved sides seat the puck well if you happen to be just a tiny bit off-center in your tamping pressure. I think this style will work for shops with baristas of varying skill and experience levels, as it's not a full curve, "training wheels" type of tamp, but it's slightly more forgiving and less intimidating to newer staff than a totally flat tamper.

Obviously, the finish on the handle is perfect.

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(Posted on 3/2/2012)
Red Barber TamperReview by Granny
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Beautifully crafted. Well balanced. Sinple to use.

Pros:
Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, A thing of beauty

Cons:
None (Posted on 12/16/2011)

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