My Tampers

I’m in love with a tamper. It’s a sad state of affairs but I do think they are WOW. We decided to go straight to Reg Barber and ask them to make some has bean tampers, and here they are.

The radical pro has really surprised me, I really like it. We only have a limited supply of these, we do have some more on order, but if you want one be quick here.

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  1. I love the Radical Pro, really fits my hand shape and tamping technique. Anette dislikes it because she has the little tiny, delicate girl hands…

  2. I’m suprised as I wanted to not like it. But it just works.

  3. Great Tampers, What sort of price did the customisation cost you. I’d quite like to get some done myself. You can email me if you don’t want to post on that here.

    I think I’m in the same club as you, the girlfriend just got me a tamper for my Birthday and I couldn’t have been happier. A pretty, machined stainless steet 58mm from a little coffee shop in karshure Germany….Good Girl.

  4. they do it for a nominal fee as long as you are ordering a few minimum orders etc, long term account etc.

  5. Good stuff I think I’ll Drop them a line, cheers

  6. It took me a while to adjust to my Radical Pro after using the Tall Bubinga, I found I couldn’t get near the 30lb tamp so had to grind finer. Now I’m used to it though I rarely get the tell tale channeling “spurts” from the bottom of my naked pf.

    I really like the anodised handles though and I may be tempted once more…. ;o)

  7. Steve what are the bases on these new tampers…flat or curved?
    Have you tried or are you going to get some of the ‘c-flat’ hybrid bases that Reg Barber are doing now?

  8. Flat for the time being, need to see how these sell first, then move onto some funky bases.

  9. Hi Steve,

    I tried the radical pro recenly and personally I didn’t like it. Too tall for my technique. Also, the short ball reggie in the pic is too short for my hands. The tall handle (the red one pictured) is the one I prefer from Reg Barber. Tampers are a very personal thing, though 🙂


  10. Thats what I love about the three tampers. They will suit all different people. As I’ve said the Radical pro impressed me when I didnt want too.

    Reg’s rock

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