Listen up, coffee folks. You are special. You are beautiful & unique snowflakes.
We know you want a tamp that is special just like you! Espresso Parts offers a bevy of custom options. We’ve done pistol grips, shop logos, and custom art on handles. The base of the tamp is also customizable. The only real restrictions we have are your imagination and real estate on the tamp. If you’d like your tamp to be as good looking as you are, email firstname.lastname@example.org for a custom quote. In the meantime check out these tamps we’ve made for customers in Russia, Japan, and the U.S.A.
Custom Tamp Project Showcase
Step into our time machine and check out some of the custom tamp projects we’ve worked on.
Soyuz Coffee Roasting – St. Petersburg, Russia
Project Date: 09/2013
Soyuz came to us wanting something really special to present to their visiting International Barista champions during the Specialty Coffee Show in Red Square.
We designed this tamper from the ground up using their logo and stylings. The only requirement we had was that they we used their logo and engrave each tamper with each individual barista’s first and last name. We started with a stylized grip pattern adorned with Soyuz styled boxes containing the first name on the front and last name on the back. We then engraved the SCR logo mark on the tamper tops, followed by laser marking the tamper base with “Soyuz Coffee Roasting” and the Soyuz mark between each word, and fitted it with a brass bezel. Lots of work but one of the funnest and most unique tamper projects we have ever been asked to design and work on.
Streamer Coffee Company – Tokyo, Japan
Project Date: 09/2010
On this project we anodized aluminum handles in black and laser etched a logo on the top and a full wrap combination of stripes with Streamer Coffee’s logotype on the front and Espresso Parts logotype fitted within the stripes on the back. This tamper was also fitted with a high polish brass bezel for added bling.
#TNTJP 2013 @ Streamer Coffee Co. – Tokyo, Japan
Project Date: 09/2013
These Espresso Parts EP5 handles were laser engraved with a triple panel wrap around design branded with a logo for each sponsor and a custom #TNTJP 2013 logo design. All the design work for this project besides the Hirsohi and Streamer logo were executed by Espresso Parts. After these tampers are engraved we darken the engravings and re-polish and wax each handle. These gorgeous tampers were presented to the top 3 TNT finalists.
Counter Culture Tamp – Atlanta, GA
Project Date: 02/2011
High polished stainless steel tamp handle with laser marked branding on the side and top and a high polish brass bezel separating the handle and base.
Intelligentsia Coffee (Intellivenice) – Venice Beach, CA
Project Date: 09/2009
Intelligentsia Coffee commissioned Espresso Parts to create some unique tamps for their staff to commemorate the opening of the Intelligentsia Venice Beach shop.
For this project we powder coated each stainless steel handle first in orange and then again in black. Next we hand “distressed” each handle individually so that parts of the black coat was worn away just enough to let the orange and even parts of the metal handle showed through creating a one of a kind piece while displaying the group’s cohesiveness as a team. From there we engraved each base with the owner’s choice of name/nickname.
Intelligentsia Coffee Black Cat Project – Los Angeles, CA
Project Date: 2009-2012
Intelligentsia approached us to produce a trimmed down version of the staff BCP tamps for Resale. We took stock anodized aluminum handles, laser marked the BCP logo on top and slapped it all together with a shiny brass bezel and stainless steel piston.
Do you see a customized tamper in your future?
If you would like to inquire about a custom tamper or custom tamp design for your company please contact our customer service team and we’ll get you started. Please note that depending on our production schedule, quantity, and the complexity of your design custom tamp projects can take anywhere from 2-4 weeks and even longer for custom handle finishes and colors.
Contact us by email or call us at 1(800) 459-5594 today!
The Big Eastern Regional Coffee Competition kicked off yesterday morning in Durham NC. There are two competitions that take place during BERCC; The Brewers Cup & Barista Championship. Baristas from the NE & SE have all gathered to prove their skills and take the top spot in their region. Espresso Parts is proud to be one of the many sponsors that keep these competitions going.
The venue for this weekend’s event is The Cotton Room in the heart of Durham. This space is pretty much amazing with all the natural light and exposed brick wall. The openness of the venue really encouraged the crowd to mingle and added to the communal feel of the event. Our hosts Counter Culture Coffee and Dallis Bros. Coffee have done a fantastic job!
The awesome folks at Bunn & Curtis are doing a great job at keeping attendees caffeinated! If espresso is more you’re thing you can grab a ‘spro from the BGA’s fourth bar. Downstairs from the competition Carrboro Coffee had an excellent pop up case that was open to the public. Not only can you get free drinks but you can also step behind the bar to prepare your own drinks under the guidance of professional baristas. Did we mention that the drinks are served in Espresso Parts porcelain?
Day one was a huge success! If we had to pick a favorite performance it has to be Jonathan Liu of Gimme! Coffee. His signature beverage was espresso prepared into custom cherry wood vessels. He charred the rim of the vessels too to add a smoky aspect to the beverage. There’s a party bus going to Joule Coffee with our name on it so it’s time for us to go. Be sure to check in tomorrow for another update!
We had the pleasure of customizing 2 La Marzocco Strada MPs for Whole Foods Market’s new Domain store in Austin, TX which had it’s grand opening Wednesday, Jan. 15th.
This is the 4th and 5th Strada we’ve customized for Whole Foods with our glass slat and black walnut trimmed design. Each of the glass slats were etched by a local glass artist we work with and we replaced the stock metal side panels with laser engraved, clear acrylic panels. We also powder coated the sides and steam boiler of the Stradas.
These machines have a “Dazed & Confused” theme which we believe is a nod to the classic 1993 movie of the same name which is set in and around Austin.
There are a TON of activities happening in conjuncture with the opening including the following donations to nonprofits.
The following nonprofit organizations will receive one percent of sales on the below dates, and will join the store in opening events:
Wednesday, January 15 — Jewish Community Center of Austin
Thursday, January 16 — Emancipet
Friday, January 17 — Austin Creative Reuse
Saturday, January 18 — Girlstart
Sunday, January 19 — Back on my Feet
We are honored to contribute to another amazing WFM store!
You’ve decided to celebrate the holidays with us so we’re going to give away some awesome prizes! Over $800 worth! Here’s the deal:
Starting December 5th and ending on the 20th we will be giving away one item from our Holiday Gift Guide daily (business days only). This promotion will be run on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. To enter, hashtag a picture of you with your favorite Espresso Parts gear all decked out for the Holidays! Be sure to tag posts with #eplife and the merrier the post the better! At the end of each day our team will pick their favorite picture and the winner will be announced the next morning.
*You can only win one time during the duration of the 12 Days of Giveaway promotion. Enter between 8am – 4pm PST each day of the promotion by tagging your post with #eplife.
Be sure to participate each day and you could win one of these amazing prizes plus much much more!