Reg Barber introduced this coffee tamper tool primarily for comfort. This barista tool is made from a dense rosewood from Africa with a deep red color accentuated by a dark grain. After it is turned on a wood lathe it is hand sanded and polished for a beautiful finish. The process itself can take up to four days. Reg originally added the inlayed crown to prevent damage to your equipment from tapping the sides of the porta-filter.