The Midori handle was invented for baristas with small hands. Reg has a friend in Victoria BC that had mentioned her hands were just too small for the tall model but she loved the shape of the tall model. Her name was Midori. Reg Barber makes the tampers himself with aluminum and it is turned on a CNC lathe. It is then coated with a dry powder applied electro-statically, cured under heat, and when completed has a beautiful smooth finish. We use powder coating because it is tougher than conventional paint and looks stunning! Custom engraving looks brilliant with all the Reg Barber coffee tampers!
Reg Barber offers four different base materials for you to choose from.
Stainless steel resists rust and corrosion and is a heavier metal. It is the recommended base material at RB.
Aluminum is a softer metal which possesses the ability to resist corrosion.
Brass is a durable metal that is relatively resistant to tarnishing. It is used for decorative purposes due to it's bright gold appearance. It is not as dense as stainless but minutely heavier.
Copper is the heaviest metal we offer for bases. It is aesthetically pleasing.It requires the most maintenance to care for and is a very soft metal.