This Bottomless E61 portafilter is made of stainless steel and has a beautiful black Rosewood handle. It includes a Caffewerks BaristaFLO Ridgeless Portafilter basket in either 18gram or 20gram sizes.
The BaristaFLO baskets are made of 304 stainless steel. A high-quality espresso machine portafilter basket is an essential component in producing consistently excellent espresso shots.
A bottomless portafilter, also known as a naked portafilter, is a specialized tool used in espresso machines. It differs from a standard portafilter in that it lacks a spout and exposes the bottom of the filter basket. Using a bottomless portafilter offers several benefits for espresso enthusiasts and baristas:
Improved shot quality: Bottomless portafilters allow you to observe the entire extraction process. This visibility can help you identify issues such as uneven tamping, channeling, or inconsistent distribution of the coffee grounds. By addressing these problems, you can improve the overall quality and consistency of your espresso shots.
Enhanced crema and flavor: A bottomless portafilter can lead to a more even and uniform extraction, resulting in a richer and thicker crema on your espresso. Additionally, by identifying and addressing issues like channeling, you can ensure that the water flows through the coffee grounds evenly, extracting more balanced and flavorful espresso.
Training tool: For baristas and home baristas looking to improve their skills, a bottomless portafilter is an excellent training tool. It provides immediate feedback, helping you refine your espresso preparation technique, including dosing, distribution, and tamping.
Aesthetic appeal: Many coffee enthusiasts appreciate the visual appeal of using a bottomless portafilter. It can make the coffee-making process feel more artisanal and showcase the beauty of espresso extraction.
Customization: Some bottomless portafilters are designed to fit various sizes of filter baskets, which allows you to experiment with different basket sizes and doses to find the extraction that suits your taste preferences best.
It's worth noting that using a bottomless portafilter does require a good understanding of espresso preparation, as it can be less forgiving of mistakes. However, with practice and attention to detail, it can be a valuable tool for improving your espresso-making skills and the quality of your espresso shots.
Fits Most E61 Based espresso machines including but not limited to: