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Topic: 53mm flat bottomed espresso filter/basket (2 msgs / 43 lines)
1) From: Dana Kaempen
Can anyone recommend a good source for a 53mm, straight-sided, flat 
bottomed espresso filter/basket?  The aluminum portafilter I'm using (from 
a Buon Caffe Model 330) will easily accept a flat bottomed filter, but 
$tarbucks, in their infinite wisdom, included both single and double 
espresso baskets that have sides which angle in towards the center, 
shrinking the surface area where the output holes are.  The angled sides 
lead down to a filter area that's probably 40-50% smaller than it needs to be.
I compared this to my Saeco's basket, which is also 53mm and has completely 
vertical sides, yielding the same amount of surface area on the bottom as 
there is on the top, where the water comes out.  I figured that since the 
Saeco does a top notch job with a grind that is 4 Rocky clicks finer than I 
can use in the Buon Caffe (and I can tamp it harder), maybe I need to use a 
different basket to drive out better performance from the $tarbucks machine.
Thoughts?  Recommendations?  Thank you!
Dana
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2) From: Jim Schulman
I know this is probably a dumb question, but does 
the Saeco basket fit? Those are easy to order. Or 
is that the one with the notch?
Jim
On 20 Feb 2003 at 10:21, Dana Kaempen wrote:
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