One annoying thing about espresso machines is that they all seem to come with a silly little plastic tamper. Sure, it sort of works, but with the amount that you just spent on that espresso machine, it feels awfully flimsy. Don't suffer that plastic tamper any longer. This beautiful natural wood handle tamper from Motta will perform so much better. It's a great value, feels wonderful to hold, and it's made in Italy. Tamp away my friend, tamp away.