Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Question about baskets

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010

    Question about baskets

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    I recently bought a Synesso double basket to use with my Rancilio having read the reviews and wanting to try a cheap(ish) upgrade. It seems to hold more coffee than the Rancilio original. If Im assuming that to make a double then I want 2 ounces of coffee in say, 27 seconds, doesnt it follow that I would have to grind slightly coarser for the Synesso than for the Rancilio?
    Obviously if the water has to get through more coffee grounds to make the same volume espresso shot in the same amount of time then I would have to grind coarser?
    I know a simple experiment of my own would solve this but Im interested to know if this is the right course of action, or am I meant to tamp more lightly or am I meant to allow more time for the shot to produce 2 ounces?
    I hope this makes sense.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008

    Re: Question about baskets

    You are meant to use the grind/dose that gives the right amount of espresso in the time that you like :P.

    No... If you are wanting 25-30 second doubles you will probably have to adjust your grind with the new basket.

  3. #3
    Senior Member askthecoffeeguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Preston, victoria, 3072

    Re: Question about baskets

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    likewise the new basket may have finer holes in it than what you are currently using. Also my experience is that each Rancilio has its own personality - what works for one machine might not work so well for another

    you are better off experimenting with one variable, such as tamp or grind, at a time - and then measuring the results

    also the golden rule (subject to variation) is 30ml from 30 sec - try aiming for this benchmark and see where it takes you (yes even from a double pour into a single cup(/\//\/Cheers,


Similar Threads

  1. VST Baskets under dosing
    By brendogs in forum Brewing Equipment (non-machine specific)
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: 13th November 2013, 12:14 PM
  2. Quick question about filter baskets.
    By ezralimm in forum Brewing Equipment (non-machine specific)
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 31st March 2010, 07:35 AM
  3. Synesso baskets vs VBM baskets
    By garbage in forum Brewing Equipment (non-machine specific)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 25th October 2008, 11:12 PM
  4. [m]: blown baskets
    By Dimal in forum Milk Froth and Bubbles
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 17th August 2008, 12:38 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts