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Product Description

Get that rich, velvety shot of espresso right out of your machine with the customized 53mm Bottomless Portafilter. Suitable for most Saeco or Starbucks Espresso Machines, you'll be able to watch the luscious crema pouring out of this portafilter in one fluid stream. This portafilter handle is compatible with the following espresso machines:

  • Saeco Aroma
  • Starbucks Barista
  • Saeco Via Venezia
  • Estro Profi
  • Saeco Magic Cappuccino
  • Saeco Gran Crema
  • Saeco Via Veneto
  • Saeco Classico

The 53mm Bottomless Portafilter does not include filter baskets. Use one of the filter baskets that came with your espresso machine.

Additional Information

Width 53mm
Product Weight (lbs.) 1.0000
Size 53mm
Manufacturer Seattle Coffee Gear

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Has anyone ever tried (or know anyone who's tried) using this portafilter in a DeLonghi EC702? They're both 53mm units, and I'm told they both use the same (or vary similar) group heads.

Thanks,

-Chris
Chris W on May 27, 2012
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Does anyone know if this 53mm portafilter will fit my Solis SL70? The handle has separated, and I am trying to decide on whether not to mess with refitting it with a new handle or just acquiring a whole new portafilter assembly.
Bill P on Dec 8, 2012
Best Answer: Hmm... Well, I love this bottomless portafilter on my Saeco - it's a big improvement over the stock pressurized PF. But I'm not familiar with the Solis. If you buy it, and it doesn't fit, you should have no trouble selling it on ebay. Sorry I couldn't help more.

Best,
Bill
Reply · Report · Bill R on Dec 12, 2012
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What is the different between this one with the other Non-Pressurized Portafilter from this size? I want to upgrade my portafilter, but don't know which I should choose.
A shopper on Feb 7, 2014
Bottomless Portafilter 53mm for Saeco and Starbucks Espresso Machines
Bottomless Portafilter 53mm for Saeco and Starbucks Espresso Machines
Non-Pressurized Portafilter Upgrade for Saeco and Starbucks Espresso Machines
Non-Pressurized Portafilter Upgrade for Saeco and Starbucks Espresso Machines
Best Answer: Either the Bottomless Portafilter or the Non Pressurized Portafilter for Saeco 53mm Machines will yield similar results. The differences are that the bottomless allows you to see your extraction better, as the stream of espresso should come from one point in the center and shows that your tamp was even. The downside to the bottomless is that sometimes it can spray a bit and create a little mess, while the spouted version retains overspray. Finally, some argue that the bottomless results in better flavor, as there is less metal for the espresso to travel through. Either version will require a very good quality grinder, fresh beans, and a 53mm tamper. Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Feb 7, 2014
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What causes the bottomless pf to spray instead of a single stream??
A shopper on Mar 3, 2013
Best Answer: As others have mentioned, this is called channeling. The water will take the path of least resistance, and if the grind is uneven or too large you will get the channeling.

I was using a "cheap" electric grinder ($30) when I first got this portafilter, and as soon as I saw the channeling, I knew I needed a better grinder. That plus my shots were pulling too fast and I couldn't grind any finer with the grinder I had. Unfortunately, getting a grinder for espresso can cost almost as the Saeco.

I purchased a hand grinder ($40)
http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/hario-skeleton-skerton-coffee-mill?SID=o5eq3o6kku23m78sp3kh2ft3u6

I was able to stop the channeling and get the shot to time out 20 to 30 seconds. For the price, this is an excellent grinder. It has stops to adjust the grind and unfortunately you can't choose in-between the stops... unless you get a lock nut. You can get them at a hardware store for a quarter. You'll need the Nylon M8-1.25 and will need to adjust the grind with a wrench. But it gives me absolute control for adjusting the grind.

This only issue with the grinder is on less oily beans it becomes hard to grind. However, most beans will grind smoothly.

Still not able to pull a God shot though. I'm not sure it can be done with the Saeco. But I keep trying, and the shots have improved.
Reply · Report · Stephen Z on Mar 9, 2013
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Is't work on my machine (PHILIPS SAECO HD 8327)? And if i got this, Should i change the filter baskets? Thanks~~~
A shopper on Mar 27, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, this Bottomless Portafilter 53mm for Saeco Machines works with the Poemia, and since it does not come with baskets, you can simply use the single or double basket that came with your machine. You do not need another basket, but you do need a 53mm tamper and a good quality grinder for good results with this bottomless. Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Mar 27, 2014
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Will this fit on the Isomac Giada?
kimsy on Oct 14, 2014
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I use this SCG bottomless portafilter for Saeco machines with Saeco Poemia and I have a question about using it.

During extraction, I see main stream of coffee that falls from the bottom of the portafilter into the cup by gravity, but I also see tiny streams, probably by the machine's pressure, that defy gravity and shoot out from portafilter to everywhere near the machine. They usually fly diagonally downward.

I guess I'm doing something wrong, since my Poemia is shooting out coffee as if it were water pistol or something, but I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.
When I tamp, I press and turn, and don't knock.
I use 52mm tamper (because when I purchased the tamper, I didn't know the exact diameter of the basket)

Does anyone have any idea? If so, please share with me.
Thank you in advance
A shopper on Jul 1, 2014
Best Answer: I've definitely experienced the issue you're having. I've also gotten very good results with the bottomless portafilter on the Saeco Poemia. There are a few factors that can contribute to the issue you're talking about. It could be any one, combination, or all of these.

1. The tamp could be too light. If you have a bathroom scale, try tamping on that to ensure you're getting 30-40lbs of downward pressure.

2. The grind could be too coarse. I used a Porlex ceramic burr hand grinder, which grinds fine enough for espresso. A lot of grinders can't get fine enough.

3. The beans could be too old, too dry or too lightly roasted. A few roasters have beans that are roasted perfectly for the Poemia: Stumptown, Ritual and Toby's Estate. I get great results with any of their espresso blends.

I've had some bad luck with a lot of their single origins, often because the lighter roast on the beans.

Fresh beans always work better than old beans. For example, Intelligentsia discards unused beans just a few days after roasting because they get stale.

4. You could be using too much or too little coffee. With the Poemia, I've found between 18 and 20 grams works quite well. Closer to 18g with fresher beans, closer to 20g with older beans.

Hope this is helpful!
Reply · Report · Apirat I on Jul 3, 2014
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has anyone tested this?
A shopper on Jul 10, 2013
Best Answer: I bought this bottomless portafilter for my Saeco 6 months ago, and use it daily. (it replaced the orig equipment portafilter with the built in the pressure system). It's pretty expensive for what it delivers- but being a passionate espresso guy, I wanted to try it out.

Overall, its well built and functions well. I prefer it slightly to the orig equipment, but it's hasn't been a compelling upgrade for me. For me, it doesn't simplify the process of making a good espresso, but it has helped refine my grinding and tamping skills.

The biggest advantage it offers me is that It's very easy to keep clean and it doesn't accumulate old stale coffee oils and residues- which the original portafilter does.

Regarding the quality of the coffee- when I use really freshly roasted beans - this portafilter doesn't really make a big difference for me compared to the orig one. (Perhaps because I always carefully tamped my coffee in the old style portafilter too?) The crema and character of the ristrettos that I make with either "handle" are pretty similar. If I use older roasts though, the bottomless portafilter is less likely to get any real creama developed.
Reply · Report · Phil V on Jul 11, 2013
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I was hoping to get a larger shot out of my Saeco Via Venezia. But the instructions for using this bottomless portafilter - to use one of the (single or double) filter baskets that came with the unit - indicate that this item might not accomplish that. I was intending to use this Bottomless Portafilter with a larger capacity (triple?) filter basket. Does one of the proper size exist? Would I be disappointed in a larger-capacity filter basket?
IraSeigel on Jun 3, 2013
Best Answer: I think you might be disappointed with a larger basket. I would not ever use a single basket either. The double basket that came with my Saeco Aroma, probably the same as what came with the Venezia, is perfect for this portafitler. I would suggest tweaking your tamping, volume, and grind size if you're not happy with your shots, and if you need more than a "dopio" just pull another shot.

One of the problems you may run into is pulling so much water out of your boiler that you are getting low-temperature water coming out of the boiler by the time you're finishing the shot. Another potential problem is over-extracting the grinds.
Reply · Report · Thomas Y on Jun 4, 2013
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This work with Saeco Via Veneto De Luxe?

Thanks
A shopper on Mar 19, 2014
Best Answer: I wish I could give you a conclusive answer, but I can't. It looks like it will work. If you can "buy and try it" I would suggest you do so. I am very happy with mine. It does take more work to get the grind and tamp correct. So make sure you're using a good burr grinder that can be used to grind fine enough for espresso. Also, a good tamper (53 mm) is needed to apply the requisite 30 lbs of pressure to the coffee. Have fun!
Reply · Report · Neil S on Mar 20, 2014
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Will this work on my La Pavoni Espresso Inn (Pisa)?
A shopper on Jul 28, 2013
Best Answer: I am sorry but I would not feel confident answering your question. I assume your La Pavoni is a hand drawn pull. I would guess that it should work, but I must admit that I am having only marginal success with it on my pump machine although I have not invested that much effort. Again, I regret that I cannot give you any solid advice.
Reply · Report · John L on Jul 30, 2013
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Would you know tell me if this item fits a Gaggia Cubika Plus? thanks
A shopper on Jan 22, 2014
Best Answer: I don't know for sure as I haven't owned a Gaggia machine before. From what I have seen, the design of these portafilters differs quite a bit from what I have seen on Gaggias. Therefore I would hunt for something known to be made for those machines.
Reply · Report · Andrew S on Jan 23, 2014
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Hey there, what is the height of the portafilter? I'm trying to figure out if it will fit in the space my Gaggia MDF Grinder Doser has for portafilters. No biggie if it doesn't, just curious.
Andrew D on Jun 3, 2014
Best Answer: I haven't worked with this piece of equipment in a while, but the height is just shy of 1 inch exactly. If you can find the height of a 53mm portafilter basket, this portafilter is 3-5mm taller than that.
Reply · Report · Andrew S on Jun 4, 2014
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Will this work with a Nemox Caffe Junior machine?
A shopper on Jul 19, 2013
Best Answer: Unfortunately we don't have any Nemox machines here to test and so I can't say if this Portafilter for Saeco and Starbucks machines will fit. Keep in mind portafilters are pretty specific, as size and tabs will vary based on manufacturers, so giving it a try is the best way to know for sure. If you're local in the Seattle area, you can always bring in your machine to try!
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Jul 22, 2013
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Will this fit on a Saeco Poemia?
Richard I on Dec 2, 2012
Best Answer: Does it fit on my Saeco via venezia ? and which baskets are provided for it
Reply (1) · Report · Katia F on Sep 4, 2013
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Does this PF work in the Breville BES820?
ricardo e on Jul 8, 2012
Best Answer: I have only tried it in the Saeco Aroma. It works nice and there is a very noticeable gain in shot quality over the stock pressurized portafilter once you get the hang of tamping.
Reply · Report · cameron d on Jul 20, 2012
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Hello from Germany.
Would this portafilter fit to a Isomac Giada?
Thanks a lot, Frank
Sport B on Aug 28, 2015
Best Answer: I couldn't tell you for sure as we do not have that machine. Most likely it would not.
Reply · Report · Randee SStaff on Aug 28, 2015
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the shape of the basket is a little curved, do i need a curved tamper?

Tanks
A shopper on Jul 9, 2015
Best Answer: No. The shape of your tamper is entirely up to you.
Reply · Report · Randee SStaff on Jul 9, 2015
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Will this work with the breville barista express 870?
Eric R on Jun 28, 2015
Best Answer: While the Breville Barista Express is also 53mm, the tabs that lock in are different, so this will not work.
Reply · Report · Randee SStaff on Aug 3, 2015
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Any idea of postage to Australia?
Mark1981 on May 12, 2015
Best Answer: We do not ship internationally
Reply · Report · Randee SStaff on May 26, 2015
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Does this portafilter fit in the groove head of the Starbucks Barista Home espresso machine? And if it does what should I do if the creme comes out too watery of too fast. My coffee grinder is set to the maximum fine setting and I'm afraid that I might need a new grinder that grinds even finer.
A shopper on Apr 26, 2015
Best Answer: Yes it does. If it's coming out too fast, you definitely need to go finer.
Reply · Report · Randee SStaff on May 26, 2015
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What is the metal material? Stainless steel or Aluminum?
johnnie'scoffee on Dec 31, 2014
Best Answer: These have a plastic handle and a chrome-plated brass portafilter.
Reply · Report · Stephanie AStaff on Jan 1, 2015
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how long will the extraction time be roughly for a normal shot with this filter? i'm using a Poemia. =)
hiya999 on Dec 28, 2014
Best Answer: It really all depends on the grinder you're using, and making sure that you're dialing in the grinder for the timing that you need. If you're using this portafilter, you will definitely need a nice, high quality burr grinder, with enough settings and consistency so that you can find the right setting for the beans and machine combination. You ideally will be looking for your shots to come out between 20-30 seconds. If your shots are quicker than that, you will need a finer setting with your grinder, and slower than 30 seconds, you will need a coarser setting.
Reply · Report · Stephanie AStaff on Jan 1, 2015
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Will the Bottomless Portafilter 53mm work with an Olympia Cremina piston espresso machine?
A shopper on Nov 14, 2014
Best Answer: No, this portafilter will not fit your machine. Olympia Cremina machines use a 49mm portafilter which is significantly smaller than this one. I do not believe Seattle Coffee Gear sells a bottomless PF that is compatible with your machine at this time.
Reply · Report · Josh B on Nov 14, 2014
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Can you ship this products to Canada? I was not able to source from any store or online stores.
A shopper on Nov 4, 2014
Best Answer: No, unfortunately we don't ship to Canada or internationally and would only be able to ship this Bottomless Portafilter for Saeco machines to a US address.
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Nov 5, 2014
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hi, i'm just wondering if this one possibly fit in my Breville 870? if it doesn't is there one for it?
David H on Oct 27, 2014
Best Answer: No, unfortunately this Bottomless Portafilter for Saeco machines is not compatible with the Breville 870. We do not offer a bottomless portafilter for that model.
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Oct 27, 2014
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Can you make the bottomless porta-filter a duel spigot? is that possible?
A shopper on Sep 18, 2014
Best Answer: No, a bottomless is literally a Bottomless Portafilter with nothing exposed under the bottom except your basket. If you are looking for a double spout portafilter instead of a bottomless, check out the basic Non Pressurized Portafilter Upgrade at the link below.

http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/non-pressurized-portafilter-upgrade-for-saeco-and-starbucks-espresso-machines
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Sep 18, 2014
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I'm trying to figure out if this portafiliter will work with my Cuisinart EM-200? I believe the existing one is 53mm, but not sure if everything would line up correctly and secure. Thanks in advance.
Tom T. on Apr 14, 2014
Best Answer: Unfortunately portafilters are brand and machine specific, and so I do not think that this Bottomless Portafilter 53mm for Saeco machines will work for your Cuisinart. Without one to test, I can't say for certain, however it is very unlikely that this will work for your machine since the size of the portafilter and size and placement of the tabs on the portafilter are very specific. I am sorry I can't be of better assistance on this for you!
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Apr 15, 2014
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Will it be fit Delonghi Eco310?
Reinold on Apr 13, 2014
Best Answer: Unfortunately portafilters are brand and machine specific, and so I do not think that this Bottomless Portafilter 53mm for Saeco machines will work for your DeLonghi. Most DeLonghi machines are between 49-52mm, but also have different tab placement than the Saeco 53mm machines offer. Without one to test, I can't say for certain, however it is very unlikely that this will work for your machine. I am sorry I can't be of better assistance on this for you!
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Apr 15, 2014
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Is this compatible with Faema Amica 2 by any chance? Thanks!
A shopper on Jan 14, 2014
Best Answer: Unfortunately we do not offer Faema machines and so I am not sure that this portafilter will work with your machine. Generally portafilters are machine and brand specific, and so without giving it a try I can't say for certain that this one will work for you. Sorry I can't be of better assistance!
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Jan 15, 2014
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Is this compatible with the Breville BES860XL Barista Express? Thanks
Johnnyp on Dec 27, 2013
Best Answer: No, unfortunatley this Bottomless Portafilter for the Saeco 53mm machines is not compatible with the Breville machines such as the Barista BES860XL.
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Dec 28, 2013
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Hi, does this PF work with Krups XP2010 model?
thanks
Andrian G on May 11, 2013
Best Answer: Hi Andrian,

I am fairly certain that the answer to your question is: no. The bottomless portafilter for the saeco units has two tabs that lock it into place in the brewhead. The Krups unit has three tabs.

Hope this helps.
Reply · Report · Neil S on May 13, 2013
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Will this work on the DeLonghi EC 155?
Caleb W on Oct 26, 2012
Best Answer: No, unfortunately this portafilter is 53mm and designed to fit the Saeco machines, while the DeLonghi EC155 is 52 mm and would be a different fit.
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Oct 30, 2012
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worthy upgradeReview by Edward
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I'm a fairly new espresso maker, yet I still found this bottomless portafilter to be both easy to use and a great improvement over the pressurized portafilter. I did use a good 53mm tamp and I weighed my (fresh) beans carefully. I used the Baratza encore grinder at a very fine setting. Despite my worries, the espresso came out in one nice stream and delivered two oz. of espresso in about 25-30 seconds. The texture was thicker, with more crema, and a much more nuanced flavor than with the pressurized portafllter. I wish I had made this upgrade (though pricey) sooner. (Posted on 3/11/2015)
Great upgrade for Starbucks machineReview by pip
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I was a little bummed this piece was a little more expensive than the standard portafilter, but it has been a great upgrade to my machine. I had been using my pressurized portafilter without the pressure mechanism and I've been able to make significantly better espresso within a couple days. I would choke the machine before with my grind, but with this I can get the grind fine enough to make much better espresso. It can be messy at first and really pushes you to refine the grind/tamp. (Posted on 1/16/2015)
Great upgradeReview by Dave
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This bottomless portafilter was essential for me to understand and troubleshoot the espresso brewing process. Combined with the Hario Skeleton manual grinder (adjusted using lock washers to get a usable grind) my espresso is vastly better than using the pressurized portafilter. Plus it's just plain fun to watch what is actually happening. It's so elemental.

I will never voluntarily go back to a pressurized portafilter and I also wouldn't want to use a non-pressurized portafilter with spout(s).

Estro Vapore espresso maker (the Starbucks machine before it was branded as Starbucks). Over 15 years old and still going strong. Rebuilt once using standard online instructions and gasket. Simple and does everything I need. The best single food-related purchase ($250 new) I have ever made in terms of return on investment but not until I started using this bottomless portafilter. (Posted on 6/2/2014)
good upgradeReview by Paul
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I use Saeco Poemia

When I first tried the bottomless portafilter, the shot was extracted way way too fast, even with the super hard tamping. So I needed about 30 minutes to hack my entry level grinder. I am still in the process of varying tamp pressure for my subjective taste preference, but even considering that, I can distinctly notice the better tasting espresso.

If you get used to your machine, and one day you just want better coffee out of your machine with relatively low cost, this is your solution. (Posted on 3/20/2014)
Better espresso, but not for beginnersReview by Rick
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The bottomless portafilter is an upgrade over my pressurized one. However, considering I'm a beginner, I wish I would have opted for the standard non-pressurized with the dual spouts. It's a VERY messy process learning to use the bottomless. Bottom line...espresso tastes better but counters get messier. (Posted on 2/16/2014)
Great upgrade for my Via VeneziaReview by Michel
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I have waited quite a while to make this upgrade to my Via Venezia and now I regret not doing it sooner! Great build if a little expensive, but so much more satisfying to see your shot come through this rather than the plastic base of the original portafilter. (Posted on 2/6/2014)
noticeably better espressoReview by Mike
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I have the the starbucks barista aka via vanecia and the vario preciso. I took the pressurizing thing out of the original portafilter. So, I was doing pretty decent already...

Compared to that, this bottomless one make noticeably better coffee. Is it way better? No, but it's noticeable. IMO worth the 60 bucks. (Posted on 4/14/2013)
Very Nice upgrade!Review by SalSpresso
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Nice portafilter, well made. Takes a little practice with the grind and tamping. Looks very cool seeing the espresso stream into the cup. Compared with the unpressurized two spout portatfilter, the bottomless one leaks a little water at the bottom of filter but that could be my machine. Otherwise a nice product. (Posted on 12/9/2012)
Exposes Grind QualityReview by Stephen
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When I first used this portafilter I had coffee spurting out the sides. I found out this was called channelling caused by a large uneven grind. I purchased the Skeleton grinder:
http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/hario-skeleton-skerton-coffee-mill
and am now getting much better shots. This is a great tool to learn about making espresso. Search around on the web about using a bottomless or naked portafilter and you'll find ways to look at the shot to help make a better shot.
http://www.ineedcoffee.com/07/naked-portafilter/
I'm still tweaking the shot, but with this portafilter and the Skeleton grinder, I have the tools to improve the espresso. (Posted on 9/4/2012)
Great bottomless portafilter for a cup of good coffeeReview by Chris A
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Glad that I saw this on you tube, it's worth buying even if I had to pay for expensive shipping to Australia (Posted on 8/24/2012)
Excellent ProductReview by MrAlligam
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I have had this since February 2012 and I am very happy with it. The build quality (chromed plated brass) is better than the portafilter that came with the machine in the first place. I have had to seat the portafilter more firmly to prevent water from leaking and it will take some time and patience to adjust to -- but the results have been exceptional. (Posted on 7/21/2012)
A great upgradeReview by Ray the Polak
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A definite improvement over the pressurized portafilter.

Pros:
Easy To Clean, Easy To Use

Cons:
None (Posted on 5/28/2012)
Should Have Purchased A Long Time AgoReview by Max
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Previously I used a non-pressurized portafilter for quite some time, but this product really taught me how to make good espresso. Every mistake and achievement can be easily seen. Also it is of better quality then my previous portafilter. If you don't get the tamping correct, the espresso splatters or streams. When you hit it dead on, you know.

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(Posted on 5/15/2012)
Best Upgrade For My MachineReview by ATVer
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I've had a regular non-pressurized portafilter for a while. Bought the bottomless because I wanted to see the extraction - for training purposes. Not only is the extraction beautiful to watch but now I know when I'm pulling an excellent shot and what to do when I'm dialing in a new coffee.

The only negative is that the machining process has left a fairly sharp edge on the underside and inside the portafilter. Suppose it doesn't matter much because there isn't much cleaning associated with it like a spouted portafilter. Just something to be aware of and why I gave 4 stars instead of 5.

Other than that, I am very pleased with it.

Pros:
Easy To Clean, Easy To Use

Cons:
Machining left sharp edge (Posted on 5/4/2012)
Love this portafilterReview by Jan
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I bought this portafilter to ues with the Saeco Via Venezia. The coffee is so much better with this portafilter. I tried the non-pressurizedand it was o k but the results with the bottomless are unbelievable. Well worth the money.

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Great Taste, Easy To Clean, Easy To Use

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(Posted on 4/3/2012)
Unbelievable tasteReview by craig
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So much better than the pressurized portafilter that comes with the machine. I was tired of taking the portafilter apart to clean the gunk buildup. This bottomless is simple to use and once you find the right grind and tamping, it is picture perfect and tastes awesome. Wish I got one of these years ago.

Pros:
Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Great Taste

Cons:
None (Posted on 3/19/2012)
Bottomless PF - Great upgradeReview by TCook
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I wanted to jump into the home espresso scene but didnt want to drop 1000.00 for a first attempt. I instead got a used Starbucks Barista for 60.00 but the rapporto filter always kind of left me feeling cheap and dirty :). I saw a youtube video of Kat and Gale with a bottomless so I found it on the site and coudlnt be happier. I have more control over my espresso, can play with my technique, see how the extraction is going, and watch the creme ooze out of my PFilter. Excellent upgrade.

Pros:
Good quality, Perfect fit, Easy To Clean, Easy To Use

Cons:
None (Posted on 3/19/2012)
Well built, works flawlesslyReview by schlazor
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A few years ago I broke the handle off the original pressurized portafilter that came with my Starbucks/Saeco Barista. At that time I rigged up a terribly ghetto solution of a putty knife with a big hole in the middle attached to the old portafilter with all the pressurization stuff removed. It sort of worked, but not enough to keep me using the machine. I waited for this thing to get back in stock for ages and I'm very excited to be making espresso again.

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Easy To Use, Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 3/18/2012)

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