Pullman Barista Big Step Tamper

Pullman Big Step Barista Tamper: The Last Coffee Tamper You’ll Ever Need

The Pullman Big Step tamper is the ultimate Barista tool and may well be the last tamper you ever need to buy. 

Made with high-quality materials and built to honour the Barista craft, the Pullman Big Step tamper combines comfort and ergonomics and offers a great blend of style and durability. Useful for both commercial and home use.

Product Features

  • 58.55mm, stepped -edge ensuring maximum surface coverage, without suction
  • High-grade Stainless Steel
  • Adjustable height spacers for comfort and support
  • Ergonomically shaped handle
  • High-Grade Stainless Steel Flat Base
  • Compression Cone
  • Balanced-weight
  • Lifetime warranty

Product Specifications

  • 58.55mm stepped base constructed of 440c hardened stainless steel
  • Soft-touch rubber grip
  • Black-coloured compression cone
  • Supplied with three interchangeable spacers –offers 15mm of height adjustments to suit any hand
  • Manufactured in Australia

Why you need to invest in a Pullman Barista Tamper

Making great espresso requires precision and attention to detail, and the Pullman Barista Tamper is an essential tool for achieving that perfection. Here are all the reasons why getting this tamper is a wise decision for anyone serious about making great espresso:

You'll get better-tasting espresso

For perfectionists who demand the best possible tasting espresso shot - our calibrated tamper ensures you get a 100% PERFECT TAMP EVERY TIME. The tamper's 58.55mm stepped flat base provides an even, consistent tamp,  with greater coverage ensuring even extraction of the coffee grounds. The adjustable height rings along with, the ergonomic handle and non-slip material provide a comfortable and secure grip, reducing the risk of injury or strain. With the Pullman Barista Tamper, you can enjoy better-tasting espresso with a smoother, richer flavour and crema.

It's made of high quality food-safe stainless steel

One of the most important features of the Pullman Barista Tamper is that it is made of food-safe stainless steel. This means that the tamper is completely safe to use with food and will not react with the coffee or alter its taste in any way. Stainless steel is a durable, long-lasting material that is easy to clean and maintain, making it the perfect choice for a coffee tamper. The high-quality stainless steel used in the Pullman Barista Tamper is also resistant to rust and corrosion, ensuring that your tamper will last for years to come. 

It can save you time and money

Investing in the Pullman tamper can actually save you time and money in the long run. With the tamper’s 58.55mm stepped edge you can ensure maximum coverage and consistent tamping with every shot, reducing the need for re-tamping or re-brewing, which can be both time-consuming and wasteful. Additionally, the tamper's durability means it will last for years, saving you money in the long run compared to cheaper, less durable tampers that may need to be replaced frequently. The Pullman Barista Tamper also reduces the risk of injury or strain with its ergonomic handle and non-slip material, which can prevent costly accidents in the workplace.

It's from a brand trusted by expert Baristas

The Pullman brand is dedicated to producing high-quality products that meet the needs of baristas at every level, from home baristas to professional coffee shops. Pullman uses only the highest quality materials in their products, such as food-safe stainless steel, ensuring durability, and safety. Additionally, Pullman is known for their attention to detail, with every product undergoing rigorous testing and quality control checks to ensure that it meets the company's high standards. The Pullman Barista Tamper, for example, has adjustable depth gauges, customisable bases, and a range of sizes to fit any portafilter basket. Overall, Pullman's commitment to quality, precision, and customisation has made them a reputable and trusted brand among baristas worldwide.

How to use the Pullman Barista Tamper

To use the Pullman Tamper properly, it's crucial to follow the correct tamping technique to ensure a purely vertical movement. To begin the tamping process, stand side on to the countertop and hold the tamper with a straight wrist and elbow at a right angle. Placing the tamper straight over the coffee in the portafilter, push the tamper down ensuring to lean your body weight on the tamper to apply an even and level amount of pressure. No need to twist or tap the tamper on the side of the basket as this can cause cracks in the puck and lead to uneven extraction. 

Pay attention to your foot spacing, the distance from the countertop, and the speed at which you tamp and remove the tamper from the basket, as these factors can affect your technique. 

Achieving consistency may require some practice, but if you keep all these steps in mind, you can achieve a level tamp every time.

How to keep your Pullman Barista Tamper in top condition

  • Your tamper is a very important tool for extraction, so you must treat it accordingly.
  • Always keep your tamper on rubber, cloth or a soft surface as hard knocks or scratches can damage the base surface and compromise its precision by providing a perfect tamping
  • Pullman can re-polish or resurface the base from minor surface scratches if needed.
  • Clean your tamper by wiping it with a dampened cloth. Do not submerge or clean with any commercial or harsh cleaners.
  • Wood handles are treated with Danish Oil which can be reapplied if the tamper is drying out due to heavy use, but make sure it is done in stages, always wiping any excess oil off during the process to ensure an even application.

Frequently Asked Questions

A tamper is a tool used to compress coffee grounds into a compact puck inside the espresso machine's portafilter basket. Tamping is an essential step in making espresso, as it ensures that the coffee is evenly extracted, producing a smooth and consistent shot of espresso. A properly tamped espresso puck will have an even density, ensuring that water flows evenly through the ground coffee, extracting flavours and aromas from the beans. If the coffee is not tamped properly, the water may not flow evenly, leading to over-extraction, under-extraction, or channelling, which can result in a shot of espresso that is sour, bitter, or unbalanced in flavour. In summary, the tamping style plays a crucial role in ensuring that the coffee is evenly extracted and produces a high-quality shot of espresso.

The Pullman tamper is definitely worth the investment due to its exceptional craftsmanship and durability. Unlike cheaper, inferior tampers that often require frequent replacement, the Pullman tamper is built to last and withstand daily use. In addition to its durability, the tamper also offers customisable options, such as metal spacers that can be used to increase weight and height to accommodate larger hands. These features not only make the Pullman tamper a practical and reliable tool for baristas but also a smart investment in the long run.

Pullman tampers are made in Australia. The company takes pride in using premium-grade materials to manufacture their barista accessories, including the Pullman Barista Tamper. As a result, customers can be confident that they are purchasing a product of the highest quality and durability. Pullman's commitment to sourcing and manufacturing materials in Australia also speaks to their dedication to supporting local industries and businesses.