Buying Guide - Accessories
Quality accessories are important if you are looking to get the best results from your Italian coffee machine.
I know the importance of great accessories so I really don’t like to see anyone leave my showroom without them. To make sure that this rarely happens I have put together some kits at great prices.
The Bronze Kit includes:
Kaldi Precision Tamper These 400g tampers have 58.5mm flat stainless steel bases to ensure a tight fit to to any precision basket. Kaldi Precision tampers are absolutely beautiful. The handles are crafted from santos rosewood and each one is a a work of art.
Coffee Machine Cleaner This cleaner dissolves coffee oils with ease so it is perfect for cleaning your portafilters, baskets, shower screens and for back-flushing your coffee machine’s group.
Knock Box This high quality knock box stands out from the crowd for it's clean design and high gloss finish.
The Silver Kit includes all of the above plus:
Barista Jug This 350ml barista jug is the best milk jug that I know of. It's thick, heavy (215 g) and solid, it's shape is great for milk texturing, and it's spout is perfect for pouring latte art.
Barista Cloth This microfiber cloth will keep your coffee station and your coffee machine nice and clean.
IMS Precision Basket These baskets are a great upgrade to any coffee machine with a 58mm group. Standard double baskets hold 16g and they have pressed out holes. IMS Precison Baskets hold 20g and they have precision cut holes finished with electropolishing.
The Gold Kit includes all of the above plus:
Coffee Scales Compact scales with 0.1 g readings, quick response time, and a tray to hold your PF flat during weighing.
Tamping Mat I store my tamper and grind distribution tool on this to protect the bottom of these precision tools. That's because I'm obsessive about looking after my gear. Most use the mat to tamp on, to protect the kitchen bench.
Coffee Distribution Tool This adjustable tool improves the quality and repeatability of espresso extractions by distributing grinds evenly from the center to the edges of the basket and also, by creating a flat puck to tamp onto. This one is rock solid and weighs in at a staggering 480g.
The Platinum Kit includes all of the above plus:
Kaldi Precision Bottomless Portafilter Bottomless portafilters are the tool of choice for seasoned espresso enthusiasts. There’s some real magic in a bottomless portafilter extraction. Kaldi Precision portafilters are absolutely beautiful, with santos rosewood handles and smooth, polished curves.
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