Normcore Needle Distributor Tool

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Gets rid of clumps in one swift motion. The Normcore Needle Distributor Tool features 9 needles to break up compacted coffee grounds on your basket and evenly distribute them before tamping. The detachable base is also fitted with bristles to clean the distributor tool.

Designed like a palm tamper, this Normcore distributor lines up perfectly with your portafilter and requires you to spin the tool to distribute the grounds. The needles are 0.8mm and laid out to move efficiently through the coffee bed. Available in 54 mm for Breville Coffee Machines and 58mm.

Normcore Needle Distributor Tool Features

0.3 mm needles - 9 x 0.3 mm needles are strategically placed in the tool to break up clumps of coffee efficiently.

Depth Adjustable – From 18-22mm depth by dialling in the middle section on the distributor to suit your basket.

Premium construction - features an anodized aluminium base and stainless steel needles.

Bristle base - The detachable base is lined up with bristles to clean the needles each time you put it back.

This product includes:

  • 1 x Normcore Needle Distributor Tool
  • 1 x  Bristle Base Cover
  • Replacement Needles



Aluminium, stainless steel - Anodized

Needle Diameter


Needle Depth



305g (58mm) / 252g (54mm)


54mm - Breville/Sage models including the Barista Express, Pro, Touch, Impress, Bambino Plus, Infuser, and Duo-Temp Pro

58mm - Fits the majority of 58mm Baskets

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Available Sizes

  • 54mm - Breville
  • 58mm
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* Please note bulky/heavy orders to rural, remote & offshore areas may attract additional delivery fees.

Orders placed before 3pm AEST each day will be dispatched on the same day, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays and weekends.

Delivery times above are estimates only. Delivery times apply from the date of dispatch, not the date orders are received and refer to business days not calendar days. We make every attempt to ensure all deliveries arrive within the estimated time frames above however sometimes events occur that are out of our control. If your order is more than 2 business days late based on the above guidelines please contact us and provide your name, order number and date of order.

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International orders may be subject to local charges. Any customs or import duties and associated fees are charged once the parcel reaches its destination country. These charges must be paid by the recipient of the parcel. We have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Alternative Brewing cannot be held responsible for any additional charges on your order, nor can we accept a return of the order in this case. Customs policies vary widely from country to country, so please contact your local customs office for further information. If you refuse to pay these charges your parcel may be abandoned, and Alternative Brewing will not be held responsible for any loss of funds as a result of this occurrence. We cannot mark International orders as a gift in order to bypass or reduce any customs fees.

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We strive to ensure that your delivery arrives safely to you, but we understand that sometimes accidents happen outside of our control.  

By selecting Alternative Brewing's Freight Protection you will receive a priority customer support and priority replacement of your product if it arrives damaged. You will be able to add this option to your order in checkout. 

What does Freight Protection offer?

1 - Priority Customer Service – as soon as you contact our team to submit your Freight Protection claim, you will be placed into a priority queue to ensure your claim is processed as quickly as possible.

2 - Advanced Shipping – to minimise downtime without your product, once we have assessed your claim we will ship a replacement to you before we have received the damaged goods back.

Making a Freight Protection Claim

  • To assess your claim, you will be required to provide photo and/or video evidence of the damaged product. 
  • All Freight Protections claims must be made within 3 business days of receiving your product.
  • Freight Protection does not apply to damaged packaging and only applies to the product itself.


Adjust the distributor to accommodate any dose by twisting the middle rim.
A coffee distribution tool isn't strictly necessary, but it's a game changer for achieving consistent results.
Needle Coffee Distributor combines the Weiss Distribution Technique (WDT) and regular distribution to ensure that ground coffee is clump-free and evenly distributed in your portafilter basket.
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