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Bairro Alto – Tampers

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Introducing Bairro Alto…

The guys at Bairro Alto have combined their passion for product design with their love of coffee. In a small workshop in Bristol, they have hand crafted a tamper from raw materials. Inspired by a trip to Lisbon many years ago they have since been pursuing 2 things they enjoy most in life – making coffee and designing products.

The materials used are utilitarian – concrete, stainless steel and brass. They have used concrete because of it’s tactile nature, it ages wonderfully and it has great strength under compression. Precision machined stainless steel was the obvious choice for the tamp base due to its durability and safety for contact with food. The billet of brass adds warmth and a classic feel.

Once each tamper is cast, it is individually hand finished. A protective coating is applied to seal the surface and protect from moisture & staining. Further hand finishing & polishing creates a unique patina which will continue to grow with age, so no two tampers are the same.

Bairro Alto is a husband and wife team. With 12 years of industrial design experience, Matt is constantly thinking about new approaches to products. Most of his time is spent in the workshop, where he tests processes and develops new product ideas. When he discovered a taste for coffee many years ago he invested in his own equipment. It didn’t take long before he was drawing designs and ideas for coffee equipment, whilst honing his coffee making skills.

The tampers have been tested here at Extract Roastery, so we know they withstand heavy usage and are perfect for the home barista.

Bairro Alto Classico Tamper

The Classico tamper is crafted from concrete, stainless steel and brass. Concrete is strong and durable and is sealed to prevent staining and protect from moisture. Hand finished, the tampers have a unique patina, which will continue to grow with age.

The base is flat bottomed and precision machined from 304 Stainless Steel. Available in 2 sizes (58mm and 52mm).

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Bairro Alto Escuro Tamper

A black version of the Classico, the Escuro tamper is crafted from concrete, stainless steel and brass. Concrete is strong and durable, sealed to prevent staining and protect from moisture. Hand finished, the tampers have a unique patina, which will continue to grow with age. Small blemishes and minor surface holes are a normal result of the casting process, so no two are the same.

The base is flat bottomed and precision machined from 304 Stainless Steel. Available in 2 sizes (58mm and 52mm).

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