Espresso Accessory Buying Guide
Quality accessories are important if you are looking to get the very best results from your Italian coffee machine.
I know the importance of great accessories and I really don’t like to see anyone leave my showroom without them. To make sure that this rarely happens I have sourced a selection of the very best accessories and put together 3 Accessory Kits at really great prices.
Espresso Accessory Kits
The Bronze Accessory 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. These tampers are absolutely beautiful. The handles are crafted from sandalwood 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 backflushing your coffee machine’s group.
This high quality knock box stands out from the crowd for it's clean design and high gloss finish.
The Silver Accessory Kit includes all of the above plus:
This 350ml barista jug is the best milk jug that I know of. It's thick, heavy (215g) and solid, it's shape is great for milk texturing, and it's spout is perfect for pouring latte art.
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 that come with machines hold 16g and they are ridged with pressed out holes. These IMS Precison Baskets hold 20g and they are ridgeless with laser cut holes for a more consistent extraction.
The Gold Accessory Kit includes all of the above plus:
Compact scales with 0.1g readings, quick response time, and a tray to hold your PF flat during weighing.
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. I’m a huge fan of these.