12gr. "The Single" Portafilter Basket - Standard
Finally! A SINGLE portafilter basket that ACTUALLY WORKS. When this design was first presented to us we didn't believe it either, but tested it on our Linea and it worked great. Designed to obtain the best coffee extraction, its rounded shape ensures a uniform brewing from the coffee puck. Fits all "standard" portafilters: Faema, Marzocco, Nuova Simonelli and Rancilio, etc.
I have a Vibiemme Double Domobar. It is a fantastic machine but I have never been able to get CONSISTENTLY good single shots. I have had problems with channeling among other issues. I decided to spring for this basket and could not be happier! I can now get consistently great shots very day! This was a very "well worth it" purchase!
I have a Gaggia Baby and Rocky Rancilio at home. I find that using the "The Single" with 11-12g consistently gives me a good shot. My other single baskets, including a La Marzzoco, do not. As important, when I want a double, I use the standard double basket supplied by Gaggia with 18-20g without changing my grind setting from what works for the single shots. Not having to change the grind going between single and double is a real benefit as I only have one grinder and one espresso machine. I roast small (300g) batches with a Behmor 1600+ which last me four days.