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Made In Australia
Default base size is 58mm
Not sure which size tamper you need? Click HERE for a reference list.
Pullman Tampers are engineered to provide optimal results for a lifetime.
Grinding and Dosing
To achieve an equal distribution of coffee, it is recommended to fill the basket with freshly ground coffee until it is over full with coffee. Gently tap the portafilter on a solid surface to settle the ground coffee (collapsing the coffee), then level off with the back of a knife or a dosing tool to yield a flat coffee surface.
Using the Tamper
Most people can quickly find a comfortable grip - whatever grip is chosen, make sure it is comfortable and that the tamper can be easily controlled. Once the right grip is attained, rest the portafilter on a tamping mat, tamping stand, or with its edge on the edge of a bench and position your body as close to the tamper as possible. Rest the tamper in the filter basket and, using the True Tamp rings on the outside of the tamper as a guide, adjust the angle of the tamper as required so it is exactly level. Then, keeping the wrist straight, apply firm even pressure from the shoulder through the elbow and into the tamper to compress the coffee. Watch the rings to ensure that the tamper stays level. Ideally, a force of 10-15kg should be used (can be practiced on a scale to gauge initially).
Once the tamp is complete, release the pressure on the tamper and spin it about 90 degrees. This 'polish' helps give the puck a clean and smooth surface. It also dislodges any coffee grounds that have stuck to the tamper. If the tamper doesn't spin freely and scrapes on the side of the basket, it means the tamp wasn't level. It is not recommended to knock the side of the portafilter with the tamper, as this may fracture the coffee puck and cause channelling.
Now the portafilter can be loaded and brewed. To begin, 30ml of espresso per cup should be sought - with a brewing time of about 25 seconds. If it takes longer, the grind is too fine, if it's any quicker the grind is too course.
Acetal plastic handles can be washed or wiped as required. They should never be dishwasher cleaned or cleaned with any harsh or caustic chemicals (bleach or caustic soda). Wooden handles should be kept dry and only wiped clean with a slightly damp cloth. Wooden handles are pre-treated with Danish oil and will absorb skin oils during normal use, so shouldn't need re-oiling. The base can be unscrewed for cleaning if desired, however a wipe with a damp cloth should be all it takes to remove any dried coffee residue or particles.
* Rural and remote areas may attract longer shipping times but we make every effort to ensure we provide the fastest delivery times possible.
* 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.
International Shipping Terms and Conditions – Customs & Duty Charges
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.
Authority to Leave Terms and Conditions
By ticking the Authority to Leave box at the checkout page on the website when placing an order, Alternative Brewing’s agent/delivery partner will leave your parcel at your unattended premises in accordance with your instructions.
By providing Authority to Leave you agree that the parcel is deemed to have been received when left at your premises.
Alternative Brewing, and its agents/delivery partners associated with the delivery of your parcel, do not accept responsibility for any loss or damage that may result from you providing Authority to Leave for your delivery. You agree to release Alternative Brewing from and against any and all claims, demands, liabilities, losses, costs and expenses, including financial and other consequential losses, made, suffered or incurred by you or any other person or entity as a result of your election to choose Authority to Leave for your delivery.
If you do not provide Alternative Brewing Authority to Leave for your delivery, you will have to be at your premises in order for the delivery to occur.
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.