The key difference between a coffee, and a great coffee, is all in the details. You want to make a statement with your coffee, so first impressions are everything. From your cafè’s style and atmosphere, to the tools you use to create the perfect coffee.
Consistency and quality of the products you use create your reputation. So make sure you provide yourself and your staff with the best coffee accessories, to ensure a positive first encounter with every new and returning customer.
Consider the following barista tools and how choosing the right style will increase the quality of every cup of coffee.
Tampers and Portafilters
We choose to use Pesado precision tampers to make our coffee. One of the final steps in ensuring you make a great cup of coffee, is knowing how and why your tamper is important.
There are three main points:
You need the right amount of pressure to allow the water to flow through your coffee puck evenly and at the right speed. Too hard, and your coffee will burn and pour slowly. Too soft, and water will flow too quickly, not collecting all of the delicious oils and flavours as it passes.
You should tamp straight, creating an even surface on the puck. An angle inside your basket will encourage water to flow down the slope, thus unevenly coating the coffee and channelling through the weakest points.
Our depth adjuster accessory ensures that both of these points can be measured and repeated easily and accurately, regardless of the barista.
Pesado tampers are 58.5mm in diameter, maximising the surface area that is covered when tamping. The 90-degree edge makes for the sharpest and closest connection with the side of the basket, maximising coverage right to the edge. A curved edge tamper misses a small portion at the edge of the basket, allowing water to flow through quicker here than in the centre.
Pesado have created a stainless steel portafilter, designed to be as universal as possible. Although we cannot fit all machines yet, we have the basics covered. La Marzocco, Synesso, Slayer, E61, Wega etc.
The Stainless Steel body, can be fitted onto any of our hand crafted wooden handles or our colourful anodized aluminium handles.
Choose a style that will fit the theme and system of your café or home set up. From simple and clean stainless steel; to sleek and vibrantly coloured or functional non-stick coatings. These accessories are ideal for consistent temperature control and easy latte art.
Coffee Knock Tube
Knock Tubes are an essential in a busy café. They need to be sturdy, and stable to take a beating during busy coffee service when delicate handling is not a priority. Our knock bins can handle the pressure, with a food grade silicone bar to take the force of dislodging espresso pucks. A rubber lining on the base provides noise insulation and a non slip surface. Fit with waste bags for easy cleaning, or simply rinse with hot soapy water regularly.
Pick from our versatile range of scales to suit your needs. From a standard measuring scale with 0.01 accuracy, to a water-resistant, multimodal scale, designed to fit differing scenarios. Our scales are great for, espresso, pour over, filter and dosing accuracy.
Barista Kits & Combos
Looking to upgrade your whole set? Try our premium Barista kits! Designed to upgrade your standard kit or great for those starting out. Get your basics right with our Pesado Tamper and tamping mat, or increase your consistency with our precision shower screen and competition baskets.
We also cater for home enthusiasts, allowing you to try our pour over systems and get a head start with all of the right gear. Ceramic cones, stands, and precision filter upgrades, allowing you to maximise the flavour of your brew.
Impress your friends when you show of your Aeropress kit, with matching hand grinder or stainless steel filter.