The Cafelat one piece tamping stand is an alternative to those who want all the components in 1 tidy package.
Once tamping stands were seen as being unnecessary and a bit silly, but now since the introduction of the old Bumper Classic Stand in 2006 tamping stands are seen as a must have accessory for home and professional use. They keep the portafilter steady for tamping and keep the spouts from ever touching the table top, which in turn keeps coffee grounds from ever touching the spouts and from accidently ending up in the cup.
The stand is especially useful for when using a single spout on your portafilter or when using a bottomless portafilter.
The stand consists of a brushed stainless steel frame covered entirely by a durable rubber coating.