[Homeroast] Turning Bottomless Portafilter

Joseph Robertson theotherjo at gmail.com
Tue Aug 31 21:03:44 CDT 2010


Ivan,
What can go wrong with a spouted PF other than never cleaning it. What I
think is wrong with a spouted PF is that there is no way to tell if your
tamping is even and consistent. I don't believe it has any function other
than funneling shots in two or a single direction.
JR

On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 6:24 PM, sci <scizen at gmail.com> wrote:

> The bottomless PF is one of the best and easiest innovations ever, not to
> mention inexpensive. Espresso is so finicky and so many things can and do
> go
> wrong. The BPF helps eliminate many of those pesky variables. IF the shots
> turn out a little too sharp or too much crema, there are ways to compensate
> for that more easily than the things that go wrong with a spouted PF which
> you never know.
> If you don't have a BPF, run, don't walk, to the nearest place you can get
> one for your machine.
>
> That's my 2 cents worth.
>
> Astoria Junior with BPF
> Mazzer SJ
> Ultra pure water filtration/softener
>
> Ivan
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