Espresso Accessory Buying Guide

Quality accessories are important if you are looking to get the very best results from your Italian coffee machine.

I really believe in great accessories and I don’t like to see aMaine leave my showroom without them. To make sure that this rarely happens I have sourced a selection of the very best accessories and listed them at great prices.

 
 

Espresso Accessory Kits

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. These tampers are absolutely beautiful. The handles are crafted from sandalwood and each one is a a work of art. 

  • Barista Jug 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. 

  • Barista Cloth This microfiber cloth will keep your coffee station and your coffee machine nice and clean.  

  • Coffee Machine Cleaner This cleaner dissolves coffee oils with ease so it is perfect for cleaning your PFs, baskets shower screens and for backflushing your coffee machine’s group.

The Silver Kit includes all of the above plus:

  • Knock Box This knock box stands out from the crowd for it's clean design and high gloss finish. 

  • IMS Precision Basket These 20g baskets are a great upgrade and they are suited to any coffee machine with a 58mm group. They are ridgeless with laser cut holes for a more consistent extraction.

The Gold Kit includes all of the above plus:

  • Coffee Scales Compact scales with 0.1g 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. I’m a huge fan of these.