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Chris King Espresso Tamper

chris king espresso tamper   Chris King Espresso Tamper

For cyclists who love making their own coffee, Chris King presents to you the Espresso Tamper. Made from stainless steel, the espresso tamper was created through a partnership between Chris King Precision Components and the America Barista & Coffee School from Portland, Oregon.

Since the company already had other kitchen items like the salt and pepper shakers from anodized hubshells, the Espresso Tamper is another novelty item Chris King decided to venture in since it also matches its own coffee, Chris King Precision Blend Machinist’s Brew and Rocket Brew.

The Espresso Tamper comes in three sizes (53 mm, 56 mm,and 58 mm) and in four colors (pretty and strong pink, brown, gold and red). It has an aluminum handle, a base depth of 10mm and stack height of 83.5mm. It weighs 446 grams and retails for $75.

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Pretty and Strong Calendar by Chris King

pretty and strong calendar by chris king   Pretty and Strong Calendar by Chris King

Chris King, and Oregon component company, have been supporting the Oregon chapter of Komen for the Cure for seven years now. This year, they have teamed up with PDXCross.com for a 2010 “Pretty and Strong” calendar, featuring photos of female cyclists, to produce awareness and raise funds. “It was just a few months ago in a lunch meeting with the Oregon and SW Washington affiliate for Komen for the Cure that we learned of an interesting statistic related to rates of early detection of breast cancer in our region. Joining me for that lunch was Diane Chalmers, our VP of Operations, and Cristina Moore, Development Manager for the Komen affiliate. Cristina informed us that the demographic with the lowest rate of early detection was the one we knew included the women we saw at races every weekend. Seems that the distraction of ‘being fit’ keeps these women…

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