FRANCISFRANCIS X1 - two part tamper for 2ND GENERATION GROUND portafilter handle.
This replacement two part tamper is identical to the original tamper that was supplied with your machine.
The tamper is an essential item if you have a 2nd generation machine, as the base (dispersion screen) remains in place in the portafilter handle as you extract your espresso shot. With the tamper in complete form, you tamp down the coffee in the basket (one flat scoop for the single basket, two flat scoops for the double basket), then the stem handle section is twisted off leaving the base (screen) in place on top of the coffee within the portafilter handle. The portafilter is then placed in position in the group head. Without the base (screen) the process does not operate properly and the coffee results are greatly compromised.
As an alternative to the 2 part tamper - if you ONLY ever use ground coffee, we have an all new adapter that fits to your machine that means you don't need to use the 2 part tamper at all - view it at this link FrancisFrancis X1 2G Adapter (craystoneshop.co.uk)
Please note if you own a X1 machine, this only replaces the tamper from the 2nd generation. If you need help confirming which machine you have, please follow the link below.
Also compatible with X3, X4 and X5 machines - they have the identical boiler, group head, pod handle and ground coffee handle.
Not for use with TRIO pod machines, Classic Aluminium (1st Gen) or 3rd generation ground coffee versions.
Please send an EMAIL if you need any further information.
See also the 2nd generation metal screw on spout HERE.
What you get:
- Two part plastic tamper (stem handle plus dispersion screen).