What size tamper for vst baskets?

What size tamper for vst baskets?

While the popular VST baskets fit a 58mm group handle they work best with a specially tailored VST base rather than just any 58mm tamper.

What is tamp in Barista?

Tamping is pretty simple. You’re compressing the coffee grinds to promote even extraction in an ergonomic and consistent way. Let’s break that down a little further: Compressing the Grinds. If there’s air between the grinds, water will treat it as a shortcut and speed through.

What is coffee Nutation?

Nutation is a novel tamping technique that’s been around for longer than I’ve been in the coffee industry (7 years. Nutation moves the grinds around in more directions than a regular tamp. It forces them onto each other, twisting and turning them until they lock together.

How do I choose tamper size?

How to Determine You Portafilter Size

  1. Measure the portafilter across the diameter (the centerline).
  2. Change your reading to a decimal unit.
  3. Convert the inches to millimeters by multiplying by 25.4 (2.33 x 25.4 = 59.18 mm)
  4. Get a tamper that’s 0.75 mm smaller by subtracting (59.18 – 0.75 = 58.43 mm)

How do you know what size tamper to get?

The ideal tamper should be slightly smaller than the inside diameter of the portafilter basket so that the tamper does not bind while compressing grounds – essentially there should be a little extra space between tamper and basket.

What is a tamper for?

A tamper is a tool with a long handle and a heavy, square base used for leveling and firmly packing materials such as dirt, clay, sand, and gravel.

What do tamping mean?

transitive verb. 1 : to drive in or down by a succession of light or medium blows tamp wet concrete. 2 : to put a check on : reduce, lessen tamp down rumors.

Is tamping necessary?

There needs to be a small amount of space between the espresso maker’s filter and where the water comes out of the machine, which is part of why tamping is necessary. The most important reason to tamp is to help the water along when it comes to extracting flavor from the coffee.

What is the standard tamper size?

Tamper Size Standards Tampers come in standard sizes typically measured in millimeters and specify the internal diameter of the filter basket. A 58mm tamper is often used with commercial and high-end espresso machines (espresso coffee makers), while smaller size options include 57 mm, 53mm, and 49mm tampers.

Are all tampers the same size?

Espresso tamper sizes vary in millimeters from 48 mm to 58 mm with most brands utilizing a 58 mm size tamper. Many tampers will include the size of the basket right in their name (i.e. The Motta Professional Coffee Tamper, 58mm).