Cafelat Espresso Tamper is our new very high quality basic and economical espresso tamper. To keep things simple and costs down we only offer this in one size 58mm Flat, and with one type of wood handle for the time being. The handle is made from Rubber Wood, which is commonly used for a lot of wooden children’s toys and other kitchen utensils. It is then given a durable lacquer finish. We also chose rubber wood because it is made from sustainable rubber trees.
The base is a different shape to our other tampers and made from a different grade of stainless steel.
ABOUT CAFELAT. Cafelat is a revolutionary new range of products, designed exclusively with today’s specialty coffee market in mind. Each and every product has been developed from the ground up with no compromises, exquisite design and meticulous attention to detail. This ensures they function as fabulous as they look.
The Cafelat advantage:
Professionally designed new and innovative products
Complete range of items with new products being added each year
Superior quality materials, production techniques and quality control
Premium retail-ready packaging with EAN13 barcodes
Cafelat is much more than a set of high-end accessories for the niche coffee market. With worldwide appeal and the finest products you can find that’s why Cafelat is the World’s Cup.
The founder of Cafelat is Paul Pratt, he has been involved in many aspects of the industry since 1995 where he started out as a barista. He then became an entrepreneur opening retail stores in 1997 aged just 23. A year later he began his long-standing close relationship with La Marzocco when he started importing and reselling them in Hong Kong and Macau. In 2003 Paul’s company sold their retail stores and established a roasting facility.
Paul is probably most well-known through his work with espresso machines, in particular maintenance and technician training for the La Marzocco brand. He currently owns around 30 espresso machines dating from the 1950’s up to the present day, most are La Marzocco.
Paul says “Towards the end of summer 2007 the bumper barista tools were doing very well, so much so that the revenue from this side project had become a major source of income for the company. I really wanted to take it to the next level and was looking at overhauling the packaging, but by the end of 2007 it became clear that merely changing the packaging was not enough. In early 2008 I had the good fortune to meet with some like-minded people who shared my vision of creating a range of coffee related products with both professional and household appeal that were the best they could possibly be in terms of function and design. Within just a few short weeks we had the concept of Cafelat done.
It has taken well over a year of extremely hard work to get where we are today. That year was spent on developing new products with our designer, pushing new manufacturing techniques and of course months of testing. What I have tried to do is pull together the most respected professionals from around the world, each experts in their field be it packaging design or product design with no compromises to function. I am extremely proud of what we have put together and look forward to developing future products.”