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-Knock Out Box
-Cappuccino Duster
-Refillable Pods and Caddy
-Espresso Maker Cleaner

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Espresso & Cappuccino Accessories

Espresso tamping is very important with most espresso/cappuccino makers.

Proper tamping allows the hot water to bathe the coffee grounds thoroughly before escaping into the cup. With improper tamping, the water makes a quick channel to its escape route, producing a watery cup. (CoffeeResearch.Org has a good tutorial on tamping.)

The coffee must be ground correctly for your particular espresso maker. Tamping won't help very coarse coffee grounds, and will only clog the porta-filter (handled filter holder) if the grounds are too fine

Tamping is not recommended with stovetop espresso makers, as the amount of pressure produced may not be adequate to go through tamped grounds.

After filling the coffee grounds and before tamping, tap the porta-filter gently against a flat surface, to even the coffee.

Buying Tip: Measure the inside edge of your coffeemaker filter, and choose a tamper that fits snugly inside.

Knocking out the coffee grinds is made easy with a knock-out box. Gently tap the porta-filter against it to remove the grounds from the filter.

By the way, if you're making multiple cups, leave the porta-filter in place on the espresso maker, and knock out the grinds when you're ready to make the next cup. This will keep the porta-filter hotter and your dose of espresso will also stay hotter longer.

Stainless Steel Milk Frothing PitchersFrothing pitchers used for cappuccino have curved bodies that help the milk to swirl better when frothing from the steam wand of an espresso and cappuccino maker. We have several frothing pitchers available. Or use one of the many pump type frothers on that page.

Cleaning your espresso maker on a regular basis insures not only a consistently good cup, but also a longer life for your machine. Check the unit's instructions and get help with our cleaning brush and solution.


Espresso Tampers

Gourmet Espresso Tamper Gourmet Espresso Tamper

1-3/8" long,
2-1/8" diameter tamp on one side,
1-15/16" diameter tamp on other side,
Concave surfaces creates a round coffee crown,
Dark space-age metal alloy weighs almost 1/4 Lb,
Austrian Swarovski® crystal in center of both tamps
Made in USA Crafted in the US
Dual Metal Espresso Tamper Dual Metal Tamper

2" tamp,
2.25" tamp,
2-7/8" high,
Flat surfaces,
Aluminum alloy
Italian express coffee tamper Italian Espress™ Tamper

1-7/8" (49 mm) tamp end,
3-1/2" long,
Weighs .46 lb,
18/10 stainless steel,
Blue acrylic accent top,
Dishwasher safe
Made in China


Espresso Knock-Out Boxes

Tall stainless knockout box Tall Knock Out Box for Espresso Grounds

4.75" square rubber base,
6" high,
Removable 5/16" thick metal bar is rubber coated,
Stainless box has a sealed welded bottom and is removable from the rubber base,
Dishwasher safe
Made in China
Grindenstein coffee grind waste bin Black
Grindenstein Coffee Grind Waste Bin & Recycling Station

4" high,
4.1" diameter,
5" wide at knock-bar,
Durable acrylic construction,
Santoprene® rubber-covered steel knock-bar,
Slip-resistant rubberized base,
Designed in Australia, made in China
-Durable, handy size for easily dumping grounds from your espresso machine porta-filter handle.
-Designed to be stored on the espresso machine's drip tray when not in use.


Coffee Stencils

set of 4 coffee stencils Coffee Stencils, Set of 4

3-1/2" round discs,
Washable plastic,
Hold over cup and sprinkle confectioners sugar, cocoa, or cinnamon to decorate
Made in China


Refillable Coffee Pod & Pod Caddy

refillable coffee pods Refillable Coffee Pods, 2Pk

Currently unavailable
2-3/8" diameter,
2-5/8" with side nubs,
1/2" thick,
5/16" long center knob,
Extra fine nylon mesh,
Heat resistant nylon body,
For Senseo and other similar espresso makers
Made in Germany
espresso coffee pod caddy Espresso Coffee Pod Caddy

(Reg $10.99)
While supplies last
Holds about 18 pods,
7-1/2" tall,
3-1/2" diameter,
18/10 stainless steel tube with acrylic window,
Stainless steel retrieving wire,
Snug-fitting stainless steel lid,
Hand wash
Made in China


Durgol espresso machine decalcifier Durgol Espresso Machine Decalcifier

2 single-portion bottles,
4.2 fl oz each,
For use in all brands and types of espresso makers,
Made in Switzerland
Leaves no residue, taste or odor after decalcification and rinsing.
Click for PDF Durgol Decalcifier Instructions
Click for PDF Durgol Decalcifier Manual



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