Here at Clive we're all very interested in the intersection of coffee and design. We like things that are functional and beautiful, and that provide the user with an enjoyable daily ritual to make coffee or espresso.
Our friend Robert Melvin, an independent product designer here in Portland, has helped us with a few projects including our Clive Tamper. He has a keen eye for minimalist, high quality tools, and he delights in approaching design challenges from a fresh perspective. Robert has just released his own tamper design, and we are proud to be the first retail store to offer the Butterfly.
"The butterfly embraces the idea that tamping pressure is not an adjustment. By reducing available leverage, the barista can focus on an even tamp, rather than a hard tamp."
-Tom Pikaart, Water Avenue Coffee / American Barista & Coffee School