To tamp your espresso correctly, you'll need to put about 35 pounds of pressure on the puck in the portafilter to make sure that your
extracts espresso optimally. While the portafilter is built to take this, your counter or table - the one on which you've put your
will likely get gouged and/or damaged by the tamping of espresso in your portafilter over time. So you should get this elegant, hard-rubber tamping mat to complement your
Do your espresso tamping on the mat, then lock it in and extract!
It keeps the work area around your
neat, and it keeps your countertop from being gouged. This is a worthwhile investment.