It's the Saint Anthony Industries' The New Levy!
The New Levy Tamping tool brings unparalleled consistency to espresso production. Simply determine the ideal weight of ground coffee in your portafilter and spin the Levy’s center spacer to achieve the perfect tamp depth. The New Levy makes consistency and quality possible with every shot. Unlike traditional tampers, The New Levy is adjustable by depth not weight. The goal of most tampers is to produce an exact 30 pounds of pressure to the puck. A goal that, usually due to the inconsistency of each barista, is hard to achieve. With the New Levy, there is no need to exert the perfect 30 pounds of pressure. Rather the tool can be adjusted to the desired depth resulting in an even, level, and consistently packed puck no matter the change in barista.
Further, The New Levy is easily adjustable. If shots are choked due to a too tightly compressed puck, the barista can easily twist in, shortening the depth and leaving more room for a looser puck. If shots are pulling fast due to a loosely tamped puck, the barista can twist out to lengthen the depth, increasing the compression of the grinds. This is a easy and convenient way to adjust without hassle or complexity.
But The New Levy is not alone! Meet the BT Wedge Distribution Tool!
The BT Wedge was designed with two main goals in mind:
1. To minimize the pre-tamping of the coffee prior to proper ground distribution.
2. To eliminate ground retention on the distribution tool itself, which is the cause of unwanted waste and clean-up.
Success! This is an amazing tool that cuts down on both coffee grind waste, and the inconsistencies introduced when baristas over-pre-tamp. (Meaning they play with the grinds too much when evening them out in the portafilter prior to tamping.) With the BT wedge, this inconsistent variable is eliminated.
With the help of both the BT Wedge and New Levy, it's easy to produce evenly distributed and perfectly packed pucks every time! Thank you Saint Anthonies Industries!
Come see these tools in action and taste the perfected results first hand at Coffee Theorem!