This ceramic tamper creates the perfect espresso, or caffè lungo. It is used for packing the coffee grinds in the ‘puck’ so that the hot water evenly seeps through the grinds and produces the best coffee taste possible. The ceramic material provides a nice and heavy grip. The tampers are slightly convex around the edges, which makes that the hot water will run through the grinds rather than flowing down the side of the puck. Due to its handmade nature, none of our coffee tampers are completely symmetrical. For example: a coffee tamper of 58mm may not be perfectly round, but will always fit in a 58mm puck with a very small clearance.