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Product Description

Upgrade your Saeco or Starbucks espresso machine by swapping out your 53mm pressurized portafilter handle with this 53mm non-pressurized version made of chrome-plated brass. Using the same baskets that came originally with your espresso machine and a good grinder, you can easily brew traditional shots of espresso with a beautiful crema!

This portafilter handle is compatible with the following espresso machines:

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

How the Non-Pressurized Portafilter for the Saeco and Starbucks Espresso Machines Works

  • Pop in either the single or double filter basket that was included with your machine.
  • Fill the basket to the top with fresh, finely ground espresso that is as uniform in consistency as possible.
  • Apply 30lbs of pressure when you tamp your coffee...not sure how much 30lbs is? Easily calibrate this by testing your tamp pressure on a bathroom scale.
  • Insert the portafilter into the group head on your espresso machine.
  • Place your cup or shot glasses underneath the spouts and activate the brew switch.
  • It should take about 25 seconds to extract 2 ounces of espresso using the double basket. If the espresso is coming out too quickly, it's because either your grind is too coarse or your tamp too light; if it's coming out too slowly, your grind is too fine or your tamp too tight.
  • Take a sip and enjoy your rich and delicious espresso!
Pros
  • Tasty! - You know what you want your espresso shot to taste like-and you can have it your way.
  • Durable - Components are made of chrome plated brass, a longer lasting material.
  • Multi-tasker - This handle uses the same baskets that came with your Saeco espresso machine. Pop one in and you are good to go!
Cons
  • Mad Tamping Skills - You are now the barista in charge of tamping with 30 pounds of pressure, a job the pressurized portafilter did for you.
How Does it Compare? Pressurized Portafilters can be messy and once you learn the ins and outs of a Non-pressurized Portafilter you will appreciate a better shot quality of espresso pulled.
Tips and Tricks Try the Non-pressurized portafilter with an Espro Calibrated Tamper to help hone your tamping skills!

Additional Information

Width 53mm
Depth Handle 4.375 inches | Overall 7.375 inches
Height 2.375 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 0.7500
Size 53mm
Material Metal and Plastic
Manufacturer Seattle Coffee Gear

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Videos Featuring the Non-Pressurized Portafilter Upgrade for the Saeco and Starbucks Espresso Machines

How Do I Select a Tamper for My Portafilter?

Crew Review: Non-Pressurized and Bottomless Portafilters for Saeco

Reviews

Beautiful PortafilterReview by Mike
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I bought this for my Saeco Classico. I actually had purchased the Saeco unpressurized portafilter but never liked it and the latch finally broke, so everytime I dumped it out the filter fell out. This portafilter is just beautiful and its a custom tight fit so the filter never falls out. It makes my Saeco Classico look so sexy!! For anyone trying to get good results with an unpressurized portafilter its all about the coffee. The beans must be fresh and ground and tamped correctly to get crema. It takes time to achieve but it's well worth the effort. (Posted on 1/11/2016)
Poor resultsReview by Frustrated
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After reading all the positive reviews I couldn't wait to get my hands on this. The look and feel of this portafilter is a big upgrade from the Starbucks Barista one but that (unfortunately) has been the only positive comment I can make. So far I have pulled a dozen to 15 shots, varying weight, grind and tamping pressure with poor results. I started with the exact same measurements (I have been tamping my pressurized shots) as previous filter and the consistency, amount of crema and taste were not nearly as good. I have held off giving this review in hopes I was doing something wrong but so far it seems to be the filter.
(Posted on 12/4/2015)
Well worth itReview by BDill
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This portafilter is commercial grade and worth buying even if you've already gutted your pressurized portafilter into a non-pressurized. Shots are more consistent and predictable with this upgrade. (Posted on 2/16/2015)
Perfect upgradeReview by Douglas Helms
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I have 3 children attending college and bought each a Saeco espresso maker. All three wanted to move beyond the pressurized portafilter and this was the perfect upgrade. The price was very good for a niche market item. They are all very happy with this portafilter and Seattle Coffee Gear was the only vender that carried it. Thank you so much. (Posted on 10/22/2014)
Dramatically increases quality of shotReview by BC
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I have been using the Saeco Via Venezia for about 5 years now and recently purchased the portafilter upgrade. I am using a rocky grinder which is somewhat inconsistent but the shot quality out of this portfiler vs the pressurized one is definitely worth the money. Great value for the money. Makes the espresso taste so much better. (Posted on 10/21/2014)
Finally! A proper portafilter for these machines.Review by Karl H
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Finally! A proper portafilter for these machines. Thank you to whom ever brought this to the market I've been waiting for years. (Posted on 10/19/2014)
Learning experienceReview by Alchik
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I got this for my Barista. The existing pressurized does fairly well but I wanted to learn to do great shots. Not there yet but they taste far better than the pressurized portafilter. Great quality too! (Posted on 10/17/2014)
Great addition!Review by Dave in Chicago
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I purchased this non-pressurized portafilter with the Saeco Aroma (as a birthday present to myself). If you’re interested in making a superior shot of espresso this is an addition that I would whole-heartily recommend if the 53mm size is right for your machine. I use it 2 – 3 times per day and I’ve never been happier with anything that cost this little. For the small price you’re making a huge upgrade to a pressurized portafilter machine. (Posted on 7/19/2014)
Decent upgrade for Starbucks BaristaReview by Som
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Beautifully crafted and feel hefty like the other good portafilter. Produce much better result of espresso (not so blond) than the pressurized one. Good value to upgrade this relatively inexpensive machine to produce much better result.

Just couple of nit picking thing. Do not try to use this thing in your machine without the filter basket. I did that trying to warm up the portafilter and end up spraying hot water on both side of the sprouts. Also the exit holes at the sprouts were not fully at the bottom of the portafilter tube (may be 1/16 inch above) so there will be some espresso left on the bottom if I don't tilt it well while temporary cleaning without removing the basket.. (Posted on 5/16/2014)
Good upgradeReview by Rick
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While the bottomless portafilter allows for constant observation, I felt this was the better choice for a beginner like myself. The bottomless helped me to understand what happens when the ground or tamp isn't perfect, but this one gets more espresso in my cup and less on my counter. As a beginner, this were not perfect more often than not which led to many messy shots and lots of cleanup. The item is very solid and feels better quality than the included pressurized portafilter included with the machine. (Posted on 4/12/2014)
Nice upgradeReview by Tom
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Great improvement in taste over the pressurized portafilter. The basket from the original fits perfect. I get a much better crema. (Posted on 3/2/2014)
wowReview by Rodbc
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Just received the non-pressurized Porta filter..and it has totally produced amazing results on my Saeco Aroma.At first I did not preheat the porta filter to the degree I should have..little crema produced and so so thin taste. I then preheated the unit thoroughly and the richness and abundant crema just blew my mind. The Quality of the filter overshadows the original equipment as well. Im impressed!! I never ever expected such espresso quality to come from an entry level machine.
(Posted on 2/26/2014)
Nice improvement!Review by Doug
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Purchased a Via Venezia used not long ago, and picked this up to get a better, more accurate espresso out of it. It works great, but it could use a cover over the outlets. If you run water through to heat up the portafilter, water goes everywhere. The handle is not NEARLY as nice as the one that came with the Via either.

But, at the end of the day, I've stopped using the pressurized filter altogether, because this gives me a challenge, and makes me happy when I get the brew perfect. (Posted on 2/18/2014)
Great product, but you need skills and a good grinderReview by Ben
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I recently upgraded to this non-pressurized portafilter and its great. Very good quality. It was also good motivation to upgrade my grinder. As they do mention in the review of this product, it takes a bit to figure out the grind and tamping pressure, since I was new to this. The first few baskets I tamped water wouldn't even go through! But once you figure it out, you'll appreciate the real crema not faux crema produced by the pressurized portafilter. Its much silkier...you know the little things! Flavor is also much improved. If you like hands on, get it. You won't be disappointed. (Posted on 2/14/2014)
Functional and very pretty!Review by Wheeler
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Definitely a great heavy feeling as compared to the stock Saeco Poemia pressurized portafilter. As the brew basket comes out much easier, I find this much easier to clean, and I finally get some real crema out of my shots!

However, I am noticing that my shots are coming out crooked. I believe this to be my machine's fault. I have to tamp purposefully crooked to somewhat compensate for this. (I determined this by just putting water in the portafilter, and having it drip into two shot glasses, both glasses have the same volume of water). (Posted on 2/4/2014)
great quality..Review by Anthony N.
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moving up to an non pressurized portafilter was the best thing i've done in my pursuit for great coffee . this component adds a great deal of quality and class to my saeco aroma.
haven't used pressurized portafilter since and i've been getting great results . taste and crema. an occasional sour shot here and there.
still a great product..

(Posted on 10/29/2013)
Great shots!Review by eljefe829
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I gutted the stock pressurized portafilter a long time ago, and had gotten pretty good a pulling shots with it. Still it was hard to get the grind and tamp dialed in for a 23 second pull without it clogging up. So far with this new portafilter every shot has been right in the sweet spot. I had not idea it would make that much difference. Yes it's a little pricey but well worth it if you're in general happy with your little Saeco as I am. (Posted on 9/12/2013)
Great Value, But the Start of a Slippery SlopeReview by Heyref
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I bought a Starbucks Barista on a super sale and then got my daughter's partner discount on top of it. After getting tired of soggy pucks and inconsistent pulls, I decided to order the non-pressurized portafilter. It is a major improvement. After a bit of experimentation with grind adjustment and tamping pressure, I am now pulling better, consistent shots. Also, it leaves dry pucks, so much less mess.

The one problem is that I am now eyeballing grinder upgrades. This is how it starts. (Posted on 9/1/2013)
Can you love something more? why yes you can!Review by John
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I have always loved my Saeco Aroma, the pressurized portafilter worked fine... got great cups of espresso... but after watching the videos... I decided to go for the gusto... I got the unpressurized portafilter... and the results were amazing... once you work out the tamp pressure... it pulls a great cup! Now I solely use my pressurized portafilter for ESE pods (when I'm super lazy, or in a rush) ..

(Posted on 7/8/2013)
Love it.Review by KC
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I had started noticing an odd taste/smell to my coffee, especially if I made iced coffee. (?) Can't quite describe it. "Rancid" is closest I can come up with. From fresh bought, fresh ground coffee. I suppose I was becoming sensitive to the difference between pressurized and non-pressurized. I bought the non-pressurized just to see and it's a world of difference once you actually pull a good shot.

I'm struggling with consistency because I'm trying to find a reasonably priced substitute for my local roaster's delicious but expensive beans. Cycling through different coffees. When I do get a nice 25-30 second shot, it's heaven in a cup. My "Americanos" are especially amazing. Never had coffee like that in my life. Now to find the coffee of my dreams that doesn't wipe out our retirement savings.

I thought I'd use the pressurized filter now and then just to save time and bought an extra basket. Got up one morning and made an Americano with the old pressurized. Bleah! A few months ago you could not have convinced me that there was that much difference and I'd have told you that coffee fanatics were exaggerating.

If you like what you've got, and the pressurized is good for you, stick with it. It's faster and it uses less coffee. But if you find it isn't quite right like I did... (Posted on 4/21/2013)
Huge improvementReview by Tom
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After several years of debating whether to hack my pressurized PF, I caved in and bought this, along with the Vario Preciso grinder (after my decades-old Braun grinder croaked). The two make a terrific enhancement to our humble Craigslist Starbucks Barista. We are buying good fresh roasted beans again as they make a huge difference with the better grinder and PF. It was fairly easy to learn the proper grind and tamp. Friends are amazed!

I unscrewed the double spout from the upgraded PF making it easier to hit the shot glass. (But I just ordered a Rattleware 3 oz pitcher anyway). (Posted on 3/27/2013)
Great Piece, with one issue for meReview by Tony
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As everyone else seems to be testifying to: this is a great portafilter, and I'm pretty much thrilled to have it--in what appears at the inner workings of it, one solid cast piece that won't break as my original Starbuck's Barista one did in my hand upon snugging it up to the machine.

However, I have to report that the original basket that we're told will fit / work with this is "mostly" correct. It fits in nicely--fairly snug. This issue is, is that it's too darn snug of a fit. Once I got it in, seated properly and made a cappuccino, I could not get the little basket filter out of the portafilter for cleaning. It was even very tough to pry it out with a delicate screwdriver tip--bending the edge of that inner (original) basket. So my answer was to leave it intact and only deal with prying it apart every now and then for a more thorough cleaning.

Happy with the portafilter. Not happy with that situation. So that's why I could only give it 4 stars for "Value" instead of 5. Otherwise it's great. (Posted on 3/7/2013)
Great quality for competitive price!Review by Jared
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When I needed to replace my original portafilter, because the plastic handle eventually broke, I began looking for a replacement. I was pleased to find this portafilter. I had modified my original to be unpressurized, and this looked like a good replacement. The metal build, especially at the handle joint is of great quality and the most sturdy replacement I could find. The price of this was also lower than other replacements I had researched! Thanks!!! (Posted on 10/9/2012)
nice upgrade to a good little machineReview by Kevin
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This portafilter handle is great. Looks much nicer than the stock pressurized portafilter and also performs well. Looks like a smaller version of the typical 58mm double spout commercial portafilter.

Despite what one of the pictures show there is a double spout on this unit. There are other non pressurized portafilters for this machine around the net and I assure you they are not nearly as nice as this, they appear to be cheap aluminum. This one seems to be chrome plated brass.

A steal at $60. Thanks SCG! (Posted on 8/31/2012)
Way Better Than Pressurized!Review by Rockin' Oldie
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This is way better than the pressurized portafilter that came with my Saeco Aroma but it was 1/4 of the price of the entire espresso machine! Huh? Holy Smoke! Only the finest and made in Italy. I have to say, it works very well. (Posted on 8/30/2012)
Excellent upgrade to the stock pfReview by Hoosierlawyer
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Looking to get the most out of my barista, I'd tried hacking the pressurized portafilter, and while it got the job done, it was sloppy and sometimes leaked. This is a great replacement and is very well built. It is very well constructed and has a solid feel to it like that of a commercial portafilter. If you're not quite ready to make the jump to a silvia, matching this with a saeco machine is a great starter set up for the in home barista (Posted on 6/29/2012)
excellent upgradeReview by Ldog
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This is a terrific upgrade. Worth every penny if you have a Saeco. Get a Baratza Encore and 53 mm Tamp and you're set for very little. Thanks! (Posted on 6/28/2012)
Solid productReview by Bill the Barista
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I purchased two of these. One I left original and the other I cut out the bottom for a naked portafilter. Both lock into the machine nicely. Both have a heavy commercial feel. The chrome finish was/is gorgeous and they hold the filter basket very well. Nice upgrade to a decent little machine.

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Easy To Use, Easy To Clean

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None (Posted on 4/25/2012)
LovelyReview by RBS
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A real portafilter, for your Aroma Saeco. Works just as described.

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Easy To Use, Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 4/5/2012)
beautiful ss pieceReview by Boneman
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fantastic quality compared to the original Saeco pressurized portafilter, but getting the shot right is not easy

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Easy To Use, Commercial Grade, Great Taste, Easy To Clean

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Not for the lazy (Posted on 4/2/2012)
Good to GreatReview by no nickname
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As long as the correct grind is used, this portafilter makes a great cup of espresso using my Via Venezia machine. Superior taste to pressurized portafilter, although the latter does well for beginners. Truly a great attachment to a good machine.

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Great Taste, Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Makes a great cup of espr

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(Posted on 3/25/2012)
Gets the job done.Review by coffee aficionado
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Far better to replace with this than with the cheap aluminum junk
that is actually more expensive!

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Commercial Grade

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(Posted on 3/18/2012)
Beautiful Crema, At Last!Review by Todd
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"This is the portafilter you've been looking for..."

I've always been happy with my Saeco Aroma. I looks fantastic in stainless steel and I was able to pull a good shot but as I grew more experienced I grew the less satisfied I was with the stock, pressurized portafilter. Yes, it was easy to get a shot but it didn't look quite right.

Eventually I hacked the stock, pressurized portafilter to function as a non-pressurized one by taking out the springs, gaskets and plastic bits inside. It worked well but, man, was it ugly and virtually impossible to keep clean.

Once I saw the new non-pressurized portafilter from Saeco I knew I had to have it. It fits perfectly, unlike other aftermarket filters and looks great with a nice black handle and shiny chromed steel. It's super easy to clean, to boot!

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Professional Look, Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 2/8/2012)
Works fine, but has a problem...Review by Peter
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Sturdy, well-made device. Filter baskets fit too loosely in portafilter, and fall out during cleaning. Item should be shipped with its own filter baskets.

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Great Taste, Easy To Clean, Easy To Use

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Messy (Posted on 1/29/2012)
Good product with learning curveReview by Rob
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To use this product be prepared to grind and pack a lot of coffee before you get to a point were you are satisfied with the final product

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Commercial Grade, Easy To Clean

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Not easy to use, Learning curve required (Posted on 1/25/2012)
Well worth the moneyReview by Coffee For Health
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I own two espresso systems - Rancilio Silvia and Rocky at home, and a 15-year old Starbucks Barista with a Gaggia MDF at my weekend cottage. When the rubber ring in the Barista pressurized portafilter started to wear down, I was debating whether to get a new machine or replace it with a nonpressurized filter. Aside from the coffee not tasting as good as the Siliva, the pressurized filter would not fit in the MDF doser so I had to grind into a pinch bowl to transfer to the filter. The filter was also messy to clean.

I am glad I bought the nonpressurized filter. It fits under the MDF doser. My spent coffee knocks out as a puck instead of a sloshy mess. Best of all, my coffee from the Barista now tastes as good as the one from the Silvia. And I spent only a fraction of what it would have cost for a new espresso maker.

The construction quality is very good as well.

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Easy To Use, Great Taste, Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 1/13/2012)
The golden ticket to Crema!Review by An Actual Food Process Engineer
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Combination of a good grinder and this portafilter, you'll be making espresso coffee houses dream of. After 30 minutes of fiddling with my grinder, tamp pressure and pulling shots, one can find the sweet spot. Don't be afraid of the big step to a non-pressureized portafilter, its worth every penny. Be pro!

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Easy To Clean, Great Taste

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(Posted on 1/2/2012)
Big improvement over the older designReview by Laslo
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This portafilter is a big improvement over the pressurized one the machine comes with and the original non-pressurized one with the scalloped internal edges. This is how the SAECO should have been equipped with from the beginning. I had to wait a while for the new one to be stocked but it was worth the wait. As with all non-pressurized portafilters there ia a small learning curve in learning how fine to grind and tamping pressure. Suggest getting a good quality tamper to keep this baby company.

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Easy To Use, Commercial Grade, Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 12/30/2011)
Naked portafilter on your Saeco!Review by jeffreymolsen
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This portafilter is very easily converted to bottomless with a Dremel and about a half hour of work. Since brass is a relatively soft metal, you will not have a lot of trouble cutting the bottom out. I have removed the plastic handle, as it is very cheaply made, but I can get enough leverage onto the brew head from the metal extension the plastic handle connects to. With a little bit of experimenting with the boiler (I fully purge immediately before brewing), a very fine and uniform grind (I use the finest setting on a Capresso Infinity - saving for that Virtuoso Preciso...), about a 20g dose (a little heavy but if you can't grind any finer, this will slow your pull down a bit), and a proper tamp, you can pull some seriously tasty and beautiful shots out of your Saeco (photo: [@]). Spend $50 on a new portafilter before you even think about upgrading your machine. Your grind should be top notch before your machine anyways :)

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Great Taste, Easy To Clean, Easy To Use

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Handle is very "cheap" (Posted on 4/14/2011)
Would I purchase it over again?Review by Airstreamer Jim
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With practice, the non-pressurized portafilter upgrade performs as this website professes. It is entirely compatible with our 10 year old Starbucks Barista and our new Saeco Via Venezia Espresso Makers. The non-pressurized portafilter requires a finer grind (#7); whereas the pressurized does best with a coarser grind (#10) with our burr grinder. In all honestly, the Saeco machines do justice to our morning Caf (Posted on 4/6/2011)
It works well enoughReview by Jason @ Blac Coffee Roasters
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I was thrilled to get the non-pressurized portafilter upgrade for my Starbucks Barista machine. A couple of things I want to note--1.The handle was black, though the one pictured online was grey. I was happy about this, because my machine is black. So, it matches better. 2. The handle doesn't feel very sturdy. I'm a little concerned that if I jarred it on a particularly hard tamp, it might snap the handle off. [...]By the way, it pulls fantastic shots! It's so worth it to use the non-pressurized filter.

Pros:
Pulls excellent shots

Cons:
Handle could be sturdier (Posted on 2/22/2011)
Very Nice UpgradeReview by flyerdavid
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I purchased this excellent product upgrade, as soon as I found the Saeco Via Venezia available at an irresistible promotion at a nearby retailer. I used the machine the first week with the pressurized portafilter and found the product to be consistent and very acceptable. After the SCG np portafilter came, I've never looked back. It provides me with pull after pull of excellent espresso! The only (very minor, more for my partner's aesthetic demands) issue I have with it is that the handle shape and color (grey) don't match the Saeco unit's scheme (black, SS and brushed aluminum trim).

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Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Commercial Grade, Good Upgrade

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Handle Color Doesn't Matc (Posted on 1/12/2011)
Requires Practice to UseReview by Michael P
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I get mixed results using this non-pressurized portafilter. Yes, I realize that it takes practice and I am working on it. Overall, I would recommend this but I would caution that it will take practice. I have the Virtuoso Grinder set all the way to the finest setting and I'm not certain if that is the issue but I get mediocre crema results that are inconsistent.

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Great Taste, Quick Brewing

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Unreliable (Posted on 11/17/2010)
Making coffee when the pressure is off!Review by Lance
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You have to get the grind, amount of coffee, and the manually applied pressure right. When you do, the shot is very good. I have already had several compliments on how the coffee tastes better than before (using the pressurized portafilter).

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Easy To Use, Great Taste, Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 11/12/2010)
Big differenceReview by Todd
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I read some good things about the non-pressurized portafilter for my Barista (Saeco) machine but was still skeptical. I finally decided to buy one. The extraction on my first shot was too fast so I ground a little finer and tamped a tad harder. The second shot extraction was the best I have ever had from this machine in over 5 years of using the pressurized portafilter. I was happily surprised by the difference. This has breathed new life into this machine. Highly recommended.

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Easy To Use, Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 8/11/2010)
Great PortafilterReview by Never again
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Great Portafilter [...]

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Better Espresso and More FunReview by Robert
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I was a little skeptical about whether using a non-pressurized portafilter would make any difference in the end product. I am so happy that I decided to try the NPP. It's fun to use and it makes better espresso.

I used the pressurized portafilter that came with my Saeco Aroma for several weeks and I found the results to be very good. No tamping and no problems. So why change? Pursuit of the perfect cup of espresso, that's why. Plus I wanted to tamp with the big kids.

I got the NPP and a Rattleware stainless steel tamper (53mm). I love the espresso and I love the whole procedure. The espresso is stronger and more syrupy and the crema is finer. The experience is more fun for the tamping! It's not hard to do, so give it a try.

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Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Great Taste

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(Posted on 6/18/2010)

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