Tamper BigStep | Burnt Orange

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The BigStep: Patented accuracy of fit, the best materials and high-quality craftsmanship make the high-end tamper from Pullman the most popular tool among professional baristas around the world.

The BigStep is the non-plus-ultra among tampers and has not won countless titles at barista and latte art championships for nothing. But the BigStep is also very popular in the home sector.

Thanks to the patented step, which enables a diameter of 58.55 mm with extremely low tolerances of +/- 0.02 mm, the big step fits exactly into the precision screens specially made for the Pullman system and thus prevents any channeling from the outset .

The result is an extremely even puck that is optimally compressed even at the edges of the basketes. Only the patented 'Step' enables this maximum surface coverage, it ensures that despite the extreme fit of the tamper base to the basket, no vacuum is created when lifting after tamping.

This makes the BigStep the tamper with the largest diameter and the largest surface coverage on the market.

Extremely high-quality 440C stainless steel ensures freedom from wear and the best material properties.

Pullman cannot control the wide range of different inner diameters in many brands and weight ratings of precision screens. 
Therefore, we cannot guarantee that the BigStep is compatible with third-party baskets.
We therefore strongly recommend purchasing Pullman Filtration Baskets. These are perfectly adapted to the BigStep base and checked by hand.


Pullman Barista Grip - Anodized - Burnt Orange

Robust, classic, straight forward - the handle made of anodised aluminium.

The electrolytic oxidation of aluminum makes the material harder, tougher and more resistant to corrosion.

Anodized handles are also largely insensitive to impact damage because no color is applied during anodization, but the top aluminum layer is converted into an oxide.

The resulting insensitivity to water and the low weight make the handle the perfect companion for the professional barista.

Spacer - spacer for individually adapting Barista and BigStep tampers to the anatomy of the hand.

Color aluminum: the 5mm spacer is installed.

In addition, the spacers 2mm & 8mm in aluminum are included!

Die Reinigung & Pflege deines Pullman Tampers ist denkbar einfach. Einige einfache Maßnahmen verlängern die Lebensdauer deines Pullman-Produktes erheblich:

- dein Tamper ist ein wichtiges Werkzeug für die perfekte Extraktion, das gerne pfleglich behandelt wird :-)

- es empfiehlt sich, den Tamper immer auf einem Tuch, besser noch einer Tampermatte aus Gummi abzustellen, um Kratzer und Beschädigungen auf der Tamperunterseite zu vermeiden

- die Kante des Tampers ist messerscharf. Sie ist ein wichtiges Element für die optimale Funktionalität des Tampers. Stöße auf harte Oberflächen oder Stürze auf harten Fussboden zerstören die scharfe Kante

- Reinigung nur mit einem weichen, feuchten Tuch. Keine scharfen oder schleifenden Haushalts- oder Gastroreiniger verwenden. Nicht in der Spülmaschine reinigen

- Holzgriffe sind mit einem dänischen Öl behandelt und absorbieren bei normaler Nutzung Hautöle und Schweiß

- bei intensiver Nutzung kann mit dänischem Öl nachbehandelt werden. Überschüssiges Öl immer sofort abwischen, um eine gleichmäßige Verteilung zu gewährleisten

- Kleine Kratzer auf der Unterseite der Base beeinträchtigen die Funktionalität Deines Tampers nicht, können aber auf eigenes Risiko mittels feinem Sandpapier auf dem Schleifteller einer Bohrmaschine oder eines Akkuschraubers herauspoliert werden

Für Schäden, die auf unsachgemäße Behandlung zurückzuführen sind, übernimmt Pullman keine Haftung

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Questions and answers about Tamper BigStep | Burnt Orange

The most important parameters of correct tamping are horizontal accuracy and consistency, or to put it another way: the tamping must be straight and even. There are recommendations circulating in various publications that you should tampe with 12kg (or more or less) contact pressure. Such a value is wrong - or at least misleading: it is much more important than maintaining a certain absolute pressure that you tamp consistently, i.e. always the same way. Whether that happens at 4, 6 or 8 kg is irrelevant. The tamping should only remove the air pockets that are still present after the distribution (chiselling). Incidentally, coffee cannot be compressed infinitely anyway. When the air pockets (air pockets) are gone, the coffee no longer condenses, even with the maximum contact pressure. There is also a nice video by Adam about this. The horizontal accuracy is already 'preset' by the previous chiselling, so to speak, and the BigStep's accuracy of fit largely prevents you from tamping crookedly. However, it is helpful to hold the tamper in such a way that you touch the upper edge of the portafilter with your thumb and forefinger as a reference point when tamping. Then you can basically no longer tamping wrong.

A clear 'YES' with two small caveats:

the Colours, which we use for tampers, chisels, portafilters, spacers etc. are identical.

However, they work anodized Chisel looks a little different than the anodized tampers and portafilters. This is because we hand blast the surface of the chisel for a better feel - therefore the refraction of light is slightly different and anodized chisels appear slightly different than anodized tampers of the same colour.

This effect occurs powder coated Products not on, here the colors are identical.

Both Wooden Basically, the same wood is used, but it should be remembered that wood is a natural product and different batches of the same wood are always slightly different in terms of grain, color intensity, structure, etc. If you order a set (e.g. tamper and chisel) from us, we always make sure that the blades match each other or come from the same batch. Of course, if you buy a chisel or a portafilter after your tamper or vice versa, we cannot guarantee that. However, it has turned out that the differences are marginal and almost never bothersome, especially since woods tend to adjust in terms of color over time anyway.

Of the BigStep LITTLE is a further development of the BigStep; and in two ways:

1: the A little is significantly easier. Contrary to the widespread opinion that a high-quality tamper should have a certain weight, a low weight is always an advantage. You simply have more control when tamping. This is particularly interesting for those who tampe many hundreds to thousands of shots a day, as the lower weight causes less fatigue. But it's also definitely a plus for private users or 'normal' baristas with a few dozen shots a day.

2: the second advantage is the narrower sidewall. This is particularly relevant if you like to fill your sieve very full - then you have more control when tamping with the narrower sidewall because the tamper edge does not protrude so far over the edge of the sieve.

In terms of further functionality, both are exactly the same. The main feature of the BigStep, the maximum coverage of the screen cross-section, is identical for both.

Of the BigStep MK III offers the same dimensions as the normal BigStep, but comes with a gold Titanium Nitride coating. Surface finishing with TitanNitrid is common in areas where the highest level of precision and robustness is required, e.g. in medical technology. This makes the tamper even more resistant - and it also looks good.

The BigStep is actually a small revolution - it's not the only one for nothing patented Tampers on the market. The step achieves an unprecedented increase in surface area without the formation of a vacuum. This reduces the channeling significantly. For physical reasons, no other tamper on the market can achieve this level of accuracy. Nicely explained here: