traditionally Handmade, unsurpassed Quality

We specialise in producing the highest quality handmade custom coffee parts for customers world-wide using figured natural Australian hardwood's.

Every component is traditionally hand turned, cut and finished in our Perth workshop using unique and detailed designs. Read more....

Metal Accents

Our hand fitted stainless steel and brass end caps add a touch of bling to the handmade hardwood sets. All of the fittings are custom made, either in the workshop or locally in Perth.

We produce a variety of hardwood fittings including; lever handle, knobs, tampers and portafilter handle for the Gruppo Izzo espresso machine range.

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Expobar

We have a range of parts available for the Expobar Minore and Elen series of coffee machines in Australian Jarrah, Sheoak, Blackwood & more. Click here to enquire! or click here to purchase.

Metal Accents

Our hand fitted stainless steel and brass end caps add a touch og bling to the handmade hardwood sets. All of the fittings are custom made, either in the workshop or locally in Perth.

Hardwood Focus

We utilize only sustainable or reclaimed natural Australian hardwood's and do not use any type of staining.

The following woods are currently available - Tasmanian Blackwood, Marri, Sheoak, Old Growth Jarrah, Australian Olivewood and Mulga. Other hardwood's can be sourced via request.

Please hover the mouse over the photos on this page to reveal the types of wood used.

Here are some pictures of the handmade process used for the Profitec Pro 500, 700 & 800 espresso machines. Click here to enquire! or click here to purchase.

Here are some pictures of a custom handmade parts set for a Vibiemme Domobar Junior. Click here to enquire! or click here to purchase.

La Pavoni

Here are some pictures of a handmade La Pavoni Stradivari set. Click here to enquire! or click here to purchase.

 

We make a variety of parts for Le San Marco machines including the steam and portafilter handles.

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Rocket

We make Australian Hardwood parts for the Rocket R58, Rocket Giotto Evoluzione and Premium Plus and others!

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ECM

We make Australian Hardwood parts for a variety of ECM Coffee Machines including the ECM Technika IV Profi.

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La Marzocco

We make handmade parts sets for the La marzocco GS3 and also a range of La Marzocco portafilter handle styles.

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Lelit

We produce a wide variety of Lelit espresso machine part sets, including the PL62S, PL62, Anita & Anna series. Enquire now! or click here to purchase.

Global Shipping

We make and ship our handmade coffee parts to customers from all corners of the coffee drinking world. Please choose your region below.

Faema

We produce a variety of bespoke handmade hardwood options for Faema espresso Machines.

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Bezzera

We produce a variety of handmade parts for the Stega, Magica, Bezzera Domus Galatea and Bezzera DZ Series. Click here to enquire! or click here to purchase.

Slayer

We produce a wide variety of Slayer style portafilter handles.

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Services

All of our coffee parts are handmade in Western Australia and shipped worldwide.

 

How it's Made

This short video shows the handmade process involved in producing a La Marzocco portafilter handle.

What we Offer

We produce a variety of hardwood parts including; lever handle, knobs, tampers and portafilter handle for the Gruppo Izzo espresso machine range.

Enquire now! or click here to purchase.

What we Offer

Bespoke

Custom made hardwood coffee parts made in accordance to the customers specifications.

Current Line

A collection of barista tampers, portafilter,knobs, levers and kegulator handles to fit a variety of coffee machines and tastes. 

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What we do

We specialise in traditionally handmade and finished bespoke hardwood coffee parts designed to replace the black plastic parts on home and commercial espresso machines.

Our goal is to create the most extensive catalog of handmade hardwood coffee parts available. As such, we thoroughly investigate the feasibility of every bespoke request put to us, regardless of the size.

Breville Parts

We specialise in making hardwood portafilter handles for Breville coffee machines! Read More...


portafilter handles

We receive a wide variety of design requests for our handmade portafilter handles. Above is a short video outlining the handmade process.

Beer Tap Handles

Our bespoke handmade Kegulator handles are made from Australian hardwood's. Above is a short video outlining the production process.

Our Team

We are a family owned Australian business. Leon Wilcox who has over 20 years experience makes the coffee parts by hand. He is assisted by Judy and Juanita who oversee the design, production and marketing.

Traditional workmanship

Leon Wilcox has a background in antique restoration and has carried through his knowledge of hardwood's, finishes and traditional techniques into making the coffee parts.

Each piece is hand turned and cut individually without the aid of duplicator tools or modern copy equipment. Likewise, the finishing and robust fittings are all performed by hand.

Removing Existing Plastic Handles

Most coffee machine manufacturers use a thread locking glue on the PF handle bolts to prevent movement. This glue can be softened with heat which will then allow them to be unscrewed. We recommend pointing a hair dryer or heat gun at the section the handle joins the head. They can then be turned off by hand with a damp towel on the group head or in a vice for better grip if they are stubborn.

breville Parts

We specialise in a veriety of hardwood parts to fit Breville espresso machines.

Click here to enquire! or click here to purchase.

breville Portafilter Handles

We specialise in fitting hardwood portafilter handles for Breville coffee machines. Breville sometimes glues the portafilter handle to the head rather than using a standard screw on bolt to accommodate replacement handles. For glued handles, we can provide ready made Breville portafilters with hardwood handles. Conversely, some customers like to post in their own to us to fit the handles.

 

portafilter Bolt sizes & removal

The metal screw that holds the portrait or tamper handle to the head or base is made of either marine or construction grade stainless steel. Currently I mainly make the handles using 8mm (M8), 10mm (M10) and 12mm (M12) which fit the majority of coffee machines and tamper bases.

Unscrewing the portafilter bolts: Generally the coffee machine manufacturers will add a thread lock glue to the bolts to ensure they don't become loose over time. As such, sometimes they can be a bit stubborn to get off. However, if the area where the handle joins to the head is heated with a hair dryer or heat gun the glue will soften and make it easier to screw off.

 

Review Stories From Our Customers

We have now had customers from over 30 countries come to us for thier handmade hardwood part sets and bespoke designs.

Hi Leon

All arrived ok, fits perfectly and the look exceeds my best dreams. The bronze end cap is a perfect match and works in with the timber beautifully. A true pleasure to have done business with you and look forward to more..

Alastair - Sydney, Australia

Hi Leon

As promised, here's a few photos.
The handle looks absolutely beautiful.

Thank you once again.

Moe
NSW, Australia

 

Hello Leon,

I picked up the parts yesterday. Absolutely beautiful! I almost wish I ordered the tamper as well now.

Again, beautiful work. Well worth the wait!

Wayne
Toronto, Canada

Hey Leon, got the parcel today, they're amazing, I'm so stoked with them :-D

You've done a ripper job!!!

Thanks again

Adam
Tasmania, Australia

 

Leon,

The ordered arrived thank you and I am impressed with the workmanship. They look great!

Thanks again.

Dale
Singapore

 

Hi Leon !

Even the coffee taste better! ;-) I’m, still trying to figure out how you did the ‘star’ handles .. they look machine perfect. Well, thanks again Leon.

Graeme
Queensland, Australia

 

Hi Leon,

How are things?

I swear that my Lambro makes better coffee with the Wilcox additions!

Paul
Sydney, Australia

 

Hi Leon,

The parts look amazing! They look and feel like premium-quality and the package you made was cushioned perfectly.

One again-thank you very much.

Peter
Niedersachsen, Germany

 

Managed to get the original portafilter off with application of a heat gun, it looks absolutely stunning. Thanks once again Leon!

Derrick
Sydney, Australia

 

Hi Leon, parts have just arrived! you are an artist!. They look fabulous, can’t wait to get them cleared and onto my machine, will send some images when all done, thank you again. J

Steve
Victoria, Australia

 

Hi Leon

Yes, just arrived back from overseas yesterday to find your beautifully crafted sheoak R58 "bits" had been delivered and I am very happy with your excellent craftsmanship.

Paul
NSW, Australia

Hi Leon,

Quick note to say I received the handles this morning. Thanks so much, they look and feel absolutely fantastic as expected!!

Vaughan
Victoria, Australia

Hi Leon,

I received the packages this morning. I am so excited when I open the box. It is really a surprise gift. I love it very much. Thank you Leon.

Wenjie
Shangai, China

 

Hi Leon,

Just received them and I'm very happy with them.

Hans
Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

Hi Leon!

Got the parts today and have to say I absolutely love them and my Fiancé now understands what I was talking about??

Thanks again for your time on these I really appreciate it.

Josh
Launceston, Tasmania

Hello Leon

I just wanted to say thank-you for the beautiful handmade parts you made, they are just beautiful and a lovely addition to our kitchen.

Regards

Lorna
Brisbane, Australia

 

Hi Leon!

The handle arrived at the end of the month (just in time for the New Year)! It actually received the day after I returned from a ski trip, so perfect timing. Btw, it looks beautiful. Thank you so much!

Thaddeus
Dallas, Texas, USA

Hi Leon,

My wife ordered me some of your parts for Christmas - thanks again! I’m loving them.

Cheers

Craig
Victoria, Australia

 

Leon,

Received the work today - thank you so much They are beautiful - thank you kindly for getting that second batch olive wood supply. I'd love a tamper or 2 from that batch!

Adrian
Sydney, Australia

Hi Leon,

The pieces are just beautiful, love the grain and the warmth of them. We only had one portafilter, handle is so beautiful to hold, I must order a second one.

Thanks so much
Rochelle
Victoria, Australia

Hi Leon, I have received the parts and fitted them. They all fit perfectly and the feel of them is amazing compared to the plastic originals. Thank you very much!

Roy, Sydney, Australia

Leon,

The package arrived in the post late yesterday, thanks. The handle is an excellent piece of work, well done! It fits quite firmly on the existing portafilter.

David
Victoria, Australia

G'day mate.

I must say your workmanship is very impressive and I'm gonna fit them on my machine tomorrow and I'll take some pictures for ya!

Cheers,

Jason
Singapore

Hi, Leon.

Couldn't be happier with the final product. Excellent craftsmanship!

I will be in touch in the near future to buy a new tamper :)

Best regards,
Andres
Iceland

Hi Leon,

I just received the package today. They look fantastic I can’t wait to get them onto the machine. I am also planning to get the machine powder coated in a matt black.

Again, thanks so much for this.

Sam
Victoria, Australia

Hey Leon,

The parts are absolutely brilliant!! It is just a joy to have them on the machine they just give such a feeling of warmth! And the tamper is just great, really the right fit for my baskets and the feel is fantastic.

Dave - Victoria, Australia

Hi Leon,

I received the handles and they are great. Andrew loved them.

Thank you

Donna
Perth, Australia

 

Sensational stuff Leon

Beautiful grain.

Thankyou very much.

Roy
NSW, Australia

 

The wood is beautiful and the craftsmanship is high quality!! This is a custom handle for an unconventional size Portafilter. Leon went above and beyond to make sure he could accomplish what I was looking for.

Kiera
Alabama, USA

Hey Leon, package arrived. They look great!!!!!! I love the grain in the sheoak.

Best Nick,
New York, USA

 

I got them this morning and they look great. The tamper is so much easier to use than the one from Breville to and fits my portafilter even better than the original. Thanks, and thanks for the awesome work!

Kim
Texas, USA

 

Hi Leon, I have received the parts and fitted them. They all fit perfectly and the feel of them is amazing compared to the plastic originals. Thank you very much!

Roy
Sydney, Australia

 

Good grip, soft to the touch. I love it!

Regine
London, UK

 

Hi, received the tamper today. Great finishing and workmanship. Thanks

KC,
Malaysia

 

Leon has good workmanship and very friendly/helpful! The handle looks and feel great! Highly recommend.

Scott
ACT, Australia

 

It's really awesome!!!!! I'm very like it Slayer Style Portafilter Handle

C.T.U
Hualien City, Taiwan

 

Hi Leon, The handles have arrived and they are excellent. I am very pleased with the work you have done for me. Thanks again, your products speak for themselves.

B.J
South Australia

 

Hi Leon The handles arrived today. Beautiful pieces .Thanks for everything. Cheers

Scott
ACT, Australia

 

Great looking portafilter handle.

Bertie,
Germany

 

Really good quality, really happy with the beer tap handles.

Nick
Perth, Australia

 

 

hardwood laminates

We offer a choice of colourful laminates made from cross laminated layers of hardwoods, known as lamellas which are glued together with the grain alternating at 90 degree angles for each layer. They are then bonded under heat and pressure with durable, moisture-resistant adhesives. Aside from being visually appealing, cross-laminating layers of wood veneer improves the structural properties of wood by distributing along-the-grain strength of wood in both directions which makes each handle extremely durable.

 

maintenance

All of our coffee parts have ergonomics in mind and are extremely robust to cope with the rigours of coffee environments. We stand behind our products, thus each piece comes with a lifetime guarantee for workmanship and refinishing. 

For both the oil and beeswax and shellac finishes keep the wooden part of the portafilter clear when washing in water or cleaner fluid. Thus, do not plunge the wooden handle into any liquid as the surface will be affected and dull over time. In the event that this occurs with the oiled and wax finish we recommend applying a coat of linseed oil, teak oil or wooden furniture polish, buffing to shine. Should it occur with the shellac finish then we are happy to refinish the parts free of charge.

 

REMOVING EXISTING PLASTIC HANDLES

Most coffee machine manufacturers use a thread locking glue on the PF handle bolts to prevent movement. This glue can be softened with heat which will then allow them to be unscrewed. We recommend pointing a hair dryer or heat gun at the section the handle joins the head. They can then be turned off by hand with a damp towel on the group head or in a vice for better grip if they are stubborn.

 

types of wood finishes

Oil and beeswax: 4 different natural oils are individually dried over a 5 day period and then given a bees wax finish. This age old natural and traditional method is a more environmentally friendly alternative to modern wood finishing products. The finish protects the wood and helps to bring out its true beauty by forming a rich, glossy patina that embellishes rather than distorts the natural beauty of the wood.

Hard Shellac: we use a specially formulated high gloss hard shellac as a base which gives a hard, durable finish, with resistance to marks and blemishes from water, alcohol and heat. The hardener in the polish is activated by the heat generated during the application.. As soon as the surface is dry a cross-linking begins in the finish. It is this cross-linking process which creates the hard surface. It takes around 3 weeks for the entire process to complete. However, in the mean time the work can be handled and used without fear of upsetting the process.

 

Stages of our handmade process

The below video shows the making of a La Marzocco Portafilter handle. All of our brewing parts are individually hand turned without the aid of modern copy equipment. Likewise, the finishing and fittings are all traditionally performed by hand.

The making of a portafilter handle

This video shows the making of a La Marzocco Portafilter handle using Australian Sheoak.

Making a Breville portafilter Handle

This video shows the fitting of an olivewood handle to fit a Breville coffee machine.

Making Valve handles

This video shows the making of a pair of Sheoak Espresso Machine Valve Handles.

Constructing a Tamper Station

This video shows the making of an olivewood tamper station.

Beer Tap Handles

A matching pair of translucent Blackwood and Old Growth Jarrah Kegulator handles.

More Videos coming soon!

 

 

 

 

hardwood laminates

We offer a choice of colourful laminates made from cross laminated layers of hardwoods, known as lamellas which are glued together with the grain alternating at 90 degree angles for each layer. They are then bonded under heat and pressure with durable, moisture-resistant adhesives. Aside from being visually appealing, cross-laminating layers of wood veneer improves the structural properties of wood by distributing along-the-grain strength of wood in both directions which makes each handle extremely durable.

Sydney Coffee Roasters

We closely support and proudly endorse Sydney Coffee Roasters, who like us, established their business in the old-school way. ​

In a world of mass-produced, throw-away consumerism, Sydney Coffee Roasters have brought back the old-fashioned way of doing things. They personally hand select each variety of their 100% Arabica green beans, through to roasting and rigorously taste testing to ensure only the very best of the best leaves the roasters.

Their coffees come mainly from Ethiopia and Kenya in Africa, and Costa Rica, and with some specialty beans from South America and Asia. They are typically grown in high altitudes with rich, well-draining soils, and by families that have been growing sustainably for a number of generations. ​

All of their coffee are roasted on a hand-built heavy-duty "Has Garanti" roaster, the old-school way. No fancy computerised systems here!   

They personally attend to your roast. Your roast is not part of a mass-produced batch which will be sold to many customers. It is for you alone. You can even tell them what type of roast you would prefer- light/medium/dark.

Click here to go to Sydney Coffee Roasters website:

 


Le San Marco Hardwood Parts

Australian Sheoak

Australian Jarrah

Australian Sheoak

Australian Sheoak

Australian Olivewood

Old Growth Jarrah

Vibiemme Domobar Junior

Vibiemme Domobar Junior

Rocket Giotto

Rocket R58 in Old Growth Sheoak/span>

Australian Sheoak

Australian Sheoak

Old Growth Jarrah

Australian Sheoak

Australian Sheoak

Australian Sheoak

Faema Lambro Handmade Parts

Curly Jarrah (Dark Sections)

Australian Sheoak

Hardwood La Marzocco Parts

Australian Sheoak

Goldfields Timber

Old Growth Jarrah

Sheoak

Goldfields Hardwood

Old Growth Jarrah

Old Growth Jarrah

Tasmanian Blackwood

Tasmanian Blackwood

Australian Sheoak

Australian Sheoak

Australian Sheoak

Australian Sheoak

Australian Sheoak

Australian Sheoak

Australian Sheoak

Australian Sheoak

Australian Sheoak

Australian Sheoak

Australian Sheoak

Global Shipping

Brewing Levers

Other Coffee Machines

We regularly take orders for a wide variety of coffee machine models and are always happy to work with new fittings. If you have a coffee machine that we haven't listed, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will make the custom hardwood fittings for you.

Enquire now!

Contact us

Wilcox Coffee Parts
North Beach , Perth, Australia, 6020

leon@lwilcoxcoffeeparts.com.au
Phone: +61 473 449 019

Drop us a Line

Leon Wilcox

in the workshop

Faema

Custom End Caps

Leon Wilcox

in the workshop

Australian Olivewood

Tamper and Stations