The AeroTamper allows to brew espresso-style coffee right from the AeroPress coffee maker

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There are some tutorials in YouTube about how to make espresso-style coffee with the AeroPress, using day-to-day products to tamp ground coffee. I devised an extended tamper that can be stored within the AeroPress, together with a filter cover.
Even when we cannot compare the pressure and controls of an electric coffee maker, this is a fun, inexpensive way to find different flavors in your cup of joe.

PLA is preferred to ABS as you do not have to deal with nasty plastic smells. If this is used with a second filter, the plastic is never in touch with the coffee, nor with high temperature water.


The tamper component

Standard Tesselated Geometry - 3.33 MB - 01/16/2017 at 02:48



The Cover component

Standard Tesselated Geometry - 1.88 MB - 01/16/2017 at 02:48


  • 1 × Extended Tamper 3D Printed. PLA Plastic. 35 gram.
  • 1 × Cover 3D Printed. PLA Plastic. 13 gram.
  • 1 × Aluminum or Stainless Steel Disc Laser cut

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Krzysztof wrote 10/14/2020 at 11:32 point

Why do you need it? When I make coffee, most of grounds settle at bottom already. Does it really change flavour?

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Giovanni wrote 10/14/2020 at 23:19 point

With this tamper you can get a little crema, and the flavor does change a little bit. But that said, coffee made with the Aeropress is delicious already! This is just to add some variety and experimentation. 

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Krzysztof wrote 10/19/2020 at 11:29 point

Thanks! You should write this in project description :)

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morgan wrote 10/13/2020 at 15:33 point

Neat, I've been using an aeropress for the better part of a decade and never thought to compress the grounds first. Wonder if it will work with stainless steel filter...

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Giovanni wrote 10/13/2020 at 16:36 point

That would be an interesting thing to try!!  However, you would still need a paper filter on top to prevent the ground beans from floating around when pressure is applied. 

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morgan wrote 10/13/2020 at 16:45 point

Ah! And there is the trick. I think one of these turned on a lathe would be really nice. Will report results.

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Giovanni wrote 10/13/2020 at 16:52 point

That would be awesome!!  I've been meaning to do that for years but just never got to it!  I'd love to see the results!

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Sophi Kravitz wrote 10/13/2020 at 13:05 point

nice work Gio!

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Giovanni wrote 10/13/2020 at 16:35 point

Thank you!

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