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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

  1. flat or convex tamper
  2. tamper concept - always the right handle 4 u
  3. international shipping and weight



  • Why do we recommend a convex curve tamper?

The aesthetics and feel of the convex tamper is second to none, whether the sharp lines of the trapez or the elegant style of the goldfinger, a convex tamper is a thing to behold, but the science stretches beyond the beauty; convex tampers create a greater surface area for the water to contact the coffee bed, which in turn minimises channelling, plus the finished tamped coffee surface matches the shape of an e61 dispersion screen, which suits all sizes of VST baskets. On a perfect mound of coffee the barista saves time as the convex tamper is simply pressed straight onto the mound, pushing the grinds out to the edge creating a much better seal, ideal for lever machines of all types. Finally in an age of nutation the convex trapez allows the barista to focus on the bed of coffee and nutate perfectly in the basket.


  •  The difference between the Tamper handles XS, Lungo, Classic, Metal + GF - TORR Tamper Concept: 3 Handles Designs, 3 Piston Designs

All of the wooden handles use the same M12 thread but they are made for different types of hands and tamp techniques. 

XS:          small and medium hands, upper ø ca. 43mm, handle without piston ca. 73mm long - weight depends on wood.

Lungo:   small - big hands, upper ø ca. 43mm, handle without piston ca. 75mm long - weight depends on wood

Classic:  medium - normal and big hands, upper ø ca. 47mm, handle without piston ca. 75mm long - weight depends on wood

Metal:     for most hand types - upper ø 45 mm, handle without piston 75mm long. 

Barista:  in case of a Barista handle you will have the same size like XS, Lungo, Classic but a metal insert to protect the thread.

Goldfinger: there is only one handle but you will have the chance to choose the washer to set the right height for you hand. measures ø 45x 54mm without washer. 

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  • Shipping Prices International and Weight

We offer nice prices for international worldwide Shipping as we are able to send it via as a Registered Letter / Einschreiben. Of course the shipping price depends on the weight. The "R" letter is possible up to 2 KG, however its more expensive when we reach the 1 KG. So if you are not sure about the shipping price and the weight, please drop a mail as there is always the box and a good, safe package. 
For larger parcels and bigger quantities we use and choose always the best shipping method and forwarder or that one you prefer. We are happy to offer such great and affordable shipping prices for our international customers in the coffee tools and toys biz.