Espresso Parts HQ 14g Ridgeless Style Double Portafilter Basket
- Product description
This 14 gram portafilter basket, while not an original OEM part, is quite popular amongst those who have realized it's benefits. Compatible with most "standard" sized commercial espresso machine portafilters, it will accept a 58 mm or smaller tamper base (measures 58.5 inside diameter at about the middle).
This actually is a higher quality reproduction of the infamous double basket without a retaining ridge. So what's the big deal with this basket size and shape? Why is it without a retaining ridge and why is it so popular?
A handful of years ago, a little mistake was made at the original manufacturer and the ridge was not stamped into the basket. Turns out that this was one of those happy accidents of advantageous mistakes that has been beneficial to those who enjoy making perfect espresso. The lack of a retaining ridge allows the use of a 58mm hand tamp and the the pattern and hole aperture of the basket proves to be beneficial to espresso preparation. Perfect for commercial use or with prosumer machines. Back in the day we requested another round of mistakes, and another, and so on. We've recently had them manufactured to our updated specs and using more precise updated manufacturing techniques with a post production clean up and deburring. Hold it up to the light and witness the glory or the perfectly formed holes with zero blockage left behind from misshapen or unpunched holes.
These baskets at these prices are the future of precision espresso machine parts. Stayed tuned and see what we do next.
More on our new HQ Precision Filter Baskets:
The creation of perfect espresso doesn't stop at the group head. That was the stance we took when heading down the path looking for better portafilter baskets. As a result of testing a lot of baskets, we found that there was a particular basket in the bunch that performed better than the others. Now all we had to do was find the people behind the work. All we can say from here is that as luck would have it, it seems we were looking for each other. The result are these awesome portafilter baskets with a micro-fine finish, created utilizing a technique developed by the manufacturer.
The final process used in the creation of the baskets may be the most important. Not only does it leave a distinct sunburst pattern, the inside bottom of the baskets receive a final cleaning using a laser to remove any jagged edges from the perforation process. The result is that every hole in the basket is clear of metal debris and the holes are of even size and shape, allowing for a more even distribution of water through the extraction.
We are offering four different baskets at this time. The idea was to create four baskets based upon our most popular selling baskets.
We are excited to offer these quality created baskets, and we think you will agree that the results are in the cup!
- ratings & reviews
- much higher quality than stock Gaggia Classic double basket Review by Boris
It fits the Gaggia Classic PF and group head perfectly. It looks and feels smoother to the touch. First shot required a slightly coarser grind and came out perfect. However, seemed more revealing of the beans that I ended up not liking and tossing out.
(Posted on 2/10/2017)
- pretty good! Review by Sergiu
was in the market for an exchange for the stock Rancilio Silvia double basket. after a lot of research this basket won hands down by price/value ratio and glad it did. does the work flawlessly, tested on a naked PF. for the cost, it's a win! congrats, Espresso Parts, for this one!
(Posted on 2/6/2017)
- Great quality and extraction Review by Mike L
Bought this for my Wega mininova machine. Struggled with uneven extraction with a few different standard baskets; this one works the best, more even and more consistent extraction, can't beat the price either.
(Posted on 2/1/2017)
- 1 Month Update Review by John A
I failed to mention the reason I like this basket. It has straight, untapered sides. That means more coffee per extraction. Love that design aspect of it. The basket still sticks to the group head when I remove the pf holder in the morning. Other than that, works great. To be clear, the basket always comes down with the pf holder after extraction for dumping the puck.
(Posted on 10/29/2016)
- 14g Ridgeless Basket with Gaggia Classic Review by krissully
Love the basket. Glad someone made the mistake and I get the benefit. Took a bit to figure out grind and pack but great results. Thanks
(Posted on 10/19/2016)
- Good but flawed Review by John A
Well made and like that it is a true double basket. Looked forward to not having a ridge. Unfortunately, without the ridge, the basket often stays with the grouphead on my Rancilio S27. Sometimes it comes down with the extracted coffee or not. Sometimes it comes down and leaves the coffee in the grouphead and the basket is half out of the pf holder. When it's empty, such as when I go to make coffee in the morning, the basket will stay behind. Without the ridge, there is no means to secure it to the pf holder.
(Posted on 9/30/2016)
- Impressive improvement over stock Rancilio Silvia basket Review by SilviaOwner
A great improvement over my stock Rancilio Silvia doulbe basket. I have a PID'ed machine and wasn't producing rich/flavorful shots. After purchasing this basket and being able to updose to around 17g - 18g, the quality of my shots have improved tremendously!
The stock Silvia basket simply doesn't hold enough ground coffee.
(Posted on 5/31/2016)
- Doesn't fit early model Silvia portafilter Review by Rachel
It does not fit my early model Silvia portafilter. It's too wide at the bottom.
(Posted on 4/14/2016)
- Great Double Ridgeless Review by Ed
My new favorite. Well made.
(Posted on 2/23/2016)
- Awesome improvement in Silvia espresso quality Review by Mark
Shockingly huge difference in espresso quality over stock Rancilio basket in a PIDed Silvia. Much richer, more nuanced flavor profile, and at a huge discount to VST basket pricing. Best price-to-reward ratio imaginable.
(Posted on 9/18/2015)