Clive Tamper

Clive Tampers

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 market. We found a Portland craftsman to lathe turn planks of Oregon black walnut, bubinga, and zebrawood into custom tamper handles. We brainstormed, prototyped, tested, reworked, and eventually formed an ergonomic and attractive design. The Clive Tamper can be part of your permanent collection of barista tools.

The stainless steel bases are offered in three sizes:
  • 49mm (La Pavoni, Presso)
  • 53mm (La Spaziale)
  • 58mm (Quick Mill, Izzo, Rancilio, La Marzocco, Breville, Rocket)

  • Each base size is interchangeable with two handle styles. Style 5 (tall, proud) and Style 2 (short, rakish).