Espresso drinks are a favorite among folks who need caffeine fixes morning, noon and night. To make an espresso shot you need a machine and a grinder, but there are several very important smaller tools that help to make each espresso shot or latte drink come out perfectly. The Espresso coffee supplies in this section make easy work of handling grounds and preparing a great shot of espresso. Choose from our extensive selection of bell or espresso brew pitchers to brew and serve the perfect cup.
This section also contains essential coffee supplies such as steam thermometers, espresso shot glasses and coffee shop timers so that all of your espresso drinks are measured and created to your high standards. Other items like Espresso tampers and packing mats are also found in this section. Sometimes all it takes to brew that perfect cup is a good espresso tamper. Keep your workspace clean with a new packing mat, these are also great for protecting countertops from damage when tamping espresso portafilters.
To make the perfect espresso, you have to have the right tools and that starts with a good portafilter. The portafilter holds the ground coffee beans and is locked into the espresso machine where water is pushed through the basket. Adding beans to the portafilter is only the first step, next comes tamping. The tamper is flat and round on one end and has a handle on the other end for the user to grip as they press the coffee grounds into the portafilter and tightly pack them down. If grounds are not properly tamped, the espresso shot does not extract fully and you will end up with a bitter, watery beverage that is unfit for drinking.