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Review of the Black Mamba coffee tamper

Normally preferring a 58mm convex coffee tamper over a flat based one.

Initially I was a little reluctant to review this barista tool.

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

First impressions

First of all the packaging and coffee tamper itself is very impressive.

This is a product designed and manufactured in Italy,

I have a lot of time for equipment made in Italy as it is usually top notch.

This tamper certainly reinforces that opinion.

The entire coffee tamper is made purely from metal.

Ditching the trend apparent in recent years to have a metal base and a wooden handle.

The Black Mamba is Teflon coated, the quality of manufacture is extremely good.

The tamper comes in a decent inner box with a custom cut foam insert to protect the Mamba in transit.

The outer of the box slides over the inner, this really is a nice touch.

It would therefore make a lovely Christmas, Birthday or fun present for anyone who loves their coffee.

Tamping test

Here’s a photo of the tamper in the upside down position, not something you see every day !

In use it’s very good, it weighs in excess of 420 Grams and that weight in your hand almost gives you a sense of focus.

When you are tamping your grounds in the filter basket the feedback is very good.

It feels sturdy and you get the feel that you are using a professional Barista tool.

The handle offers an assured steady grip to the user.

Those who like to use the thumb and two fingers tamping technique on the base will find the Black Mamba lends itself well to this.


Stylish Barista coffee tamper

The gold writing on the black background give this Barista tool an air of importance.

Those who have opted for a black colour scheme on and around their coffee machine will simply love this.

Merrily tamping along

The results I have been getting are excellent.

I am currently playing around with a new coffee blend.

Consequently the 58mm flat based has certainly helped me in my experimentation.

The Mamba has given me better and more consistent, accurate results than any other 58mm flat I have used.

Although I do sometimes wonder if tamping is in part, a psychological thing.

Review conclusion

Barsistas in the market for a 58mm flat based coffee tamper of high quality could do a lot worse than to buy this one.

The Black Mamba serves as a lovely bit of coffee machine jewellery.

I am certain this will bring a lot of pleasure to those who own one.

This tamper is excellent and  readers can now buy this in the store here: Buy it now

Flat bottomed tampers work best with flat bottom baskets. Marzocco doubles and most treble filter baskets benefit from this style of tamper.