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    Any benefits in getting Synesso double basket?

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    Ive got an Isomac Zaffiro and am using both the double basket that came with it as well as a leftover Gaggia double from a previous, now RIP, Carezza.

    Im looking to get a double basket that is bigger than the Isomac one (similar in volume to the Gaggia). The issue with the Gaggia is that the bottom of the basket curves in quite a bit and seems to be affecting the pour. I notice this when I compare both double baskets during a naked pour and the taste is just different (Im no good at describing taste!).

    Anyway, will it be worth getting the synesso double basket that many seem very keen about?*

    (Isomac on left, Gaggia on right)


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    Re: Any benefits in getting Synesso double basket?

    For me, the question depends entirely on your palette. I like my coffee on the strong side and always have double shots. I found the doubles on the Silvia were not quiet the strength I wanted so I bought a Synesso and I am now happy with the flavour depth. To understand the differences, I bought some micro-scales from eBay ($12.99 inc postage) and compared the weight of beans that can be held in both baskets (full to the top and lightly flatten out with a credit card). The Silvia holds 17 grams and the Synesso holds 20.5 grams. Do the math, but thats around 20% more beans so the $39 I paid for the Synesso was a great buy. My boys like their shots not as strong, so the Silvia basket goes back on for them. Horses for courses. :D :D

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    Re: Any benefits in getting Synesso double basket?

    Postscript: I also got a naked portafilter and its used all the time now. Ive watched the pour characteristics from both Silvia and Synesso and cant see any difference.

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    Re: Any benefits in getting Synesso double basket?

    Thanks for the reply Richard.

    I definitely prefer a stronger coffee.

    When I was using my Silvia, I never used the stock double basket. I had been using the Gaggia one, which is substantially bigger.

    The Isomac one sits in between the two in terms of size. I guess I should get a Synesso one just to try it out!

    By the way, if you dont mind me asking, how come you paid $39 for the Synesso basket? They seem to go for around $22 from some of the sponsors... is yours a different one (that you know about...)

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    Re: Any benefits in getting Synesso double basket?

    I stand corrected thanks: I paid the list price of $21.90 from JetBlack Expresso. Interestlingly, when I bought the naked portafilter it actually came with a Silvia triple basket for the one price. Good for big mugs of latte or cap for those times when you want it to last.

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    Re: Any benefits in getting Synesso double basket?

    Yeah! The triple that came with the naked sure is a bigun! Ive used it once or twice, but its a bit too much for me!

    Good to hear you paid the standard price :)



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