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    Im a bit confused about pour times with a double basket. If I am doing 2 cups, it should be 25-30 seconds right? or should it be doubled to 50-60 seconds as I am filling 2 cups? And if the former, then a single shot in a single glass with the double basket should come through in about 15 seconds?

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  • #2
    Re: Pour times for a double basket

    The pour time should measure the 25 seconds reguardless of whether its a single or double shot.

    Java "Uuummm...oozing brown gold" phile
    Toys! I must have new toys!!!

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    • #3
      Re: Pour times for a double basket

      yeah, at first it didnt make sense to me either (double the water, double the amount of ground coffee, but the same extraction time???).

      But when you taste a double shot that has taken 50-60 seconds to extract ... it makes sense!

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      • #4
        Re: Pour times for a double basket

        Well, it does *sorta* make sense. Its a ratio that produces a value. Not that I have it right yet of course

        Grant

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        • #5
          Re: Pour times for a double basket

          While the double basket holds twice the amount of coffee as a single, it also has twice as many holes in it for the espresso to pass through so a pull will take the same amount of time in both of them.

          Also keep in mind that the 25 seconds is just a general rule and should be adjusted according to your equipment, beans, and tastes.

          Java "Loves the double" phile
          Toys! I must have new toys!!!

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          • #6
            Re: Pour times for a double basket

            Ok, thats the way Ive been doing it. It just made me think this morning when I was just doing a single shot for myself, and so I only used the first 15 seconds or so of the coffee. In that situation, do you think its better to use the first 30 ml like I did, or pour into 2 cups, get the full 25 sec pour and discard the extra coffee. It uses no more / less coffee, just creates a bit of extra washing up

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            • #7
              Re: Pour times for a double basket

              Read a quote yesterday - I think it may have been on here.

              "Taste is the only morality". Try both methods and then drink whatever tastes best to you.

              Grant

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              • #8
                Re: Pour times for a double basket

                Occasionally I deliberately overload the double basket, then do a very leisurely 60 ml extraction which take 40 or so seconds. The coffee emerges as a very thin trickle, but the crema is dark and tastes superb.

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