After grind quality, the most important factors in brewing good espresso are distribution and tamping. Good tamping technique can get you most of the way, but the right tools will make a world of difference, removing the margin for error and insuring every shot of espresso is perfectly distributed before tamping.
Motta Metallurgica is an Italian stainless steelworks company that focuses completely on accessories for coffee. This distributor tool by Motta is designed for a standard 58mm portafilter basket and should work with all standard espresso machines. The tool has a stylish black and white pattern on it that make it a perfect partner to the Motta Black And White Tamper.
NB: This tool is designed for a 58mm portafilter and as such, will not work with the popular Sage/Breville machines. Please check your machine's specs before purchasing.
Motta Espresso Distribution Tool features & specifications
- Diameter: 58mm
- Weight: ~0.5kg
- 3 angled fins for distribution
- Helps ensure even distribution in coffee puck before tamping
- Adjustable height
- Made of stainless steel
- Manufactured in Italy