For my little La Pavonis I had only flat tampers. Searching for a company to order convex tamper bases from, I found DiRossi, a small father-and-son business here in the Netherlands. I mailed them to ask about the tamper I was looking for and promptly the father, Gerard van Rooijen, called me up even though it was 9.30 in the evening.
From the website, I selected a classic design tamper handle from rosewood and one from olive wood and asked if they could skip the high-gloss polish as I like to see the 'naked' wood with just a little wax rubbed over it.
To be sure that they would fit perfectly, I sent them a parcel with the filter baskets of my Millennium and pre-millennium Pavonis.
This morning both arrived and I think they look terrific! For the price of just two bases from a premium brand, I now have the two complete tampers made locally according to my special requests. And it feels good to support another small business to grow and thrive.
Check them out: http://www.dirossi.nl
|Rose wood left, Olive on the right|