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    JR
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    Filter Baskets

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    I have owed the Rocky & Silvia duo for a month now and have read recommendations to ditch the standard Rancilio filter basket for other brands. What are other peoples experiences with this?

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    Dan

    Last Celebrate The Bean in Melb, I purchased a La Marzocco double (with ridge). Ive had great success using this basket and have been using it ever since. The best thing about the Marzocco basket is that you can fit more coffee therefore producing a richer tasting espresso. The only problem is that a 58mm tamper fits very tightly, and its a fine line between not having enough coffee in the basket and having too much. Not enough and the tamper doesnt go down far enough, too much and you cant lock the portafilter in place. But, with a little perseverance, youll get great results.

    Cheers
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    Re: Filter Baskets

    I went to the bean festival last year aswell and almost ODed, as I found out there is a limit to expresso consumption. Did you purchase the basket from the machine stand?

    Do all filter baskets fit the Rancilio portafilter for just the La Marzocco?

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    Dan

    I purchased it from the coffeeparts stall. Not sure if it will be there this year.

    Im not sure if all baskets fit the Rancillio - the Marzocco and Marzocco knock off do. Although the Marzocco triple doesnt fit too well....unless youve got a naked portafilter.

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    Re: Filter Baskets

    Fellas,

    as Ed wrote, if you opt to replace the standard Silvia filters for bigger ones "...you can fit more coffee therefore producing a richer tasting espresso..." Thats just about it!

    To this end, most generic commercial espresso machine filters will fit, and all you have to do is make sure you are asking for the ***deepest*** commercial filters available (because there are various sizes available depending on the market).

    The only problem you will strike is, if you are using a rocky doser grinder to actually dose up your filters. The doser mechanism is not adjustable and only drops the correct dose for the factory Sivia filters. In which case if you wish to go with the larger filters, dont expect the doser mechanism to drop the metered dose, use it simply to "sweep out" coffee unitl you have dosed up your filters by eye.

    Also please note if you buy a pair deep filters ("double" and "single") you will quickly find that the "single" is not half of the double...it is 2/3 of the double and therefore will produce an even richer / stronger single espresso, than if you divide the flow from the double filter, into two!

    Regardez,
    FC.

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    Re: Filter Baskets

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    I had a laugh.... a double basket used as a single in our household works a treat...... Still cant figure out why I cant sleep though. Our visitors rekon were crazy at the strength we have our shots.

    I suppose with the advent of the Bottomless PF one could basically get a basket as deep as one desired though couldnt one?

    FB



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