Over 20 years ago, Reg Barber was inspired to create a better coffee tamper after using a flimsy, plastic tamper. Today, he is known as the man who revolutionized the coffee tamper into a modern, must-have piece of equipment for every barista.
Reg Barbers journey began in 1995 when he decided to open his own café, and went to Seattle, Washington for training. During his training, he was introduced to the existing tools for tamping coffee, but they were either poorly designed, awkward or uncomfortable to use. Reg knew he could design a great hand tamper so he returned home to his workshop in Victoria, British Columbia, and the Reg Barber Coffee Tamper was created.
Reg’s commitment to innovation and understanding the needs of baristas has helped him to constantly evolve his designs and offer a wide range of Reg Barber coffee tampers.