O.C.D Distribution Tool
O.C.D Coffee Distribution Tool
The O.C.D coffee distribution tool is cool.
I got onto them after doing hours of research on different tamping methods, channeling and a bunch of other light reading topics related to espresso making.
The short and sweet of this is that the OCD tool does all the wizardry for you. If you want to ensure you have the coffee distributed correctly within the basket and you want to try reduce the opportunities for channeling this tool is the go.
Save yourself the hours of research and experimental tamping methods and just go with this…
Here is the gist of the OCD from the horses mouth – ie stolen from the OCD website:
The OCD has four angled slopes that consistently, efficiently and evenly glides the coffee around in a circle to create a puck of even density. No more inconsistencies between baristas’ distribution or lack of distribution in the café.
The OCD creates a perfectly flat surface to tamp upon, creating more consistent puck density. No human has a perfectly straight finger, some baristas leave a slight mound or divot in the coffee, which means they tamp down inconsistencies in the puck density.
The OCD can be adjusted to suit a range of doses, depending on specific roasting styles. This tool can even suit those using very low doses or larger baskets.
No more dirty, cracked coffee fingers after a day of service on the espresso machine.
No need to collapse the dose. After extensive taste testing with multiple coffees and different roasting styles, we have found any form of collapsing to stratify grinds, creating very inconsistent extraction & qualities of taste (separate to yield). Each barista will also collapse differently, creating yet another inconsistency in the café. The OCD takes the same time to create a more even & consistent puck, giving more consistent & delicious extractions.
Less channelling & micro-channelling, improper or rushed distribution, is more likely to channel which is disastrous to taste. Micro-channelling is also difficult to visually identify & is more likely to happen with inconsistent or no distribution – the OCD will remove this variable.
Jayc @ Botero