Clive Tamper Style 5 :: Spalted Maple
Our own custom tamper, made in Portland. Spalted Maple handle and stainless steel base.
In Stock: This product is in stock, if ordered by 7:00 pm EST (Monday-Friday) it will be shipped the same day from Portland, Oregon.
Free shipping: Coffee makers and espresso machines are shipped via UPS Ground, for free!
3 Day Shipping for $5: In the USA we will deliver up to 3 packages of coffee within 3 business days (M-F) for $5. For weights above three pounds, we have subsidized the shipping charges to below our cost. We want you to be able to get your coffee quickly without paying ridiculous amounts for shipping! Use the shopping cart to see what shipping options and charges are available to you, based on product selection. Other small items like coffee cups and French press pots will also qualify for the $5 shipping option.
No Sales tax: Because we are located in the sales-tax free paradise of Oregon, you will not be charged for sales tax on any order.
30 Day Guarantee: You have 30 days to try out your purchase, and if you don't love it we'll take it back. There's absolutely no risk! We're that convinced that you'll love it. Returns are accepted up to 30 days from the date the order arrives at your door. Please note that espresso machines do not qualify for free return shipping. Read more
Free Return Shipping: We pay for the return shipping if you don't love it, and we make it very easy! We're that convinced that you'll love it. If it's not to your complete satisfaction, we'll email you a prepaid UPS return label. Upon receiving your return, we'll credit your card the purchase price, less the original outbound freight cost if your order included free shipping. It's that simple.
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Espresso tampers are an important tool for the barista, used to evenly press down finely ground coffee before pressurized water is applied. The Clive team worked together to bring our own vision for a tamper to the market. We found a Portland craftsman to lathe turn solid planks of Oregon spalted maple into custom tamper handles. We brainstormed, prototyped, tested, reworked, and eventually formed an ergonomic and attractive design.
The high quality bases are CNC lathe turned out of stainless steel. We guarantee size accuracy to within a 10th of a millimeter. (A note for the coffee geek: the 58mm tamper bases is sized at 58.3mm to fit snugly with the VST baskets, typically used by our clients in the La Marzocco GS/3).
The spalted maple handle is a limited edition run that uses a rare, beautiful wood. Spalting is wood coloration caused by fungi, and in this case manifests as the dark lines that form in beautiful patterns in the maple wood. The wood is reinforced for structural integrity, then sealed with glossy Tung oil. They are lightweight, soft to the touch, and simply beautiful.The stainless steel base is offered in three sizes:
- 49mm (La Pavoni, Presso)
- 53mm (La Spaziale)
- 58mm (Quick Mill, Izzo, Rancilio, La Marzocco, Breville, Rocket)
- 58.3mm (fits 58mm portafilters with precision filters from VST, La Marzocco and other companies)
Each base size is available in flat or convex (rounded), and all bases are interchangeable with all handle styles.