Since the original bumper stand was launched in 2006, tamping stands have grown more and more popular. Once they were seen as quirky training tools to help promote level tamping with single spouts or bottomless portafilters, but now they are gaining acceptance in full-time use in cafes and homes around the world.
The Cafelat tamping stand builds upon the original bumper stand and organizes it into a single compact unit. The frame inside is stainless steel and then coated with a food grade rubber. You may tamp from the front with a regular single or double portafilter or use a bottomless portafilter by turning it around. The non-slip base provides a very stable tamping platform. Aside from promoting level tamping the other major benefit is that it elevates the spouts so that they do not pick up stray coffee grounds or dirt that may end up in a cup. Ensure that the only thing your coffee touches after it leaves the portafilter are the spouts!