ripple tamper base from Reg Barber

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ripple tamper base from Reg Barber

Postby Deferio on Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:05 am

Anyone here use these?
Any thoughts on how it effects the shot?
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Re: ripple tamper base from Reg Barber

Postby Matthew P. Williams on Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:22 am

I use one daily, we have several at work. As far as effect on the shot, there is no positive or negative effect. I can't speak for Reg, but I have been told secondhand that the intent behind the ripple was purely aesthetic. The ripple doesn't remain after extraction, anyway.

Though it doesn't seem to affect the shot, the ripple does have a benefit that I have seen... It's kind of like a Circulon nonstick pan - the raised portion takes the brunt of the beating, i.e. when you rest the tamper on your work surface, sparing the low portions from abrasion.
Mmm, juicy. Tastes like juice. Bean juice.
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Re: ripple tamper base from Reg Barber

Postby Shannon Hudgens on Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:28 pm

Actually, the ripple pattern does stay when the dose isn't so high as to come into contact with the screen. We've played around the other day with ultra-light dosages of decaf, in a deep basket, and were surprised to see the pattern still there.

I honestly haven't noticed a difference in taste since the switch. And no customer has mentioned ripples/ruffles/ridges either.
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