If you have never seen the crema that comes off of a bottomless portafilter, allow us to express just how perfect it is, both in taste and in aesthetics. La Marzocco has created this Bottomless Portafilter for its wonderfully designed GS/3 machines.
This well crafted portafilter does not include a basket.
How the La Marzocco GS/3 Bottomless Portafilter Works
Fill it up just like you would a standard portafilter.
Lightly fill the portafilter basket to the top.
Use your finger to gently even out the grounds.
Lightly press the tamper into the grounds and find a good center point.
Evenly apply approximately 30 pounds of pressure to the grounds.
Tap the side of the portafilter to reveal loose grounds.
Sit back and enjoy one of the coolest-looking effects in espresso extraction.
To me (?) when using the bottomless portafilter, I have to either use a coarser grind or very very light tamp compared to their other portafilter. This is with my gs3. If You could reply and perhaps direct me to a helpful resource, I would be great full ?
A shopper on Dec 6, 2016
Best Answer:I didn't find i needed to adjust the grind or tamping. But the novelty wore off after a week and I did find it was more messy. Its would sometimes spray before forming a cone into the cup. I switched back to my old portafilter.
Best Answer:Unfortunately, that is not a manufacturer that we've ever carried, so have been unable to test it. However, portafilters tend to be brand specific, so it likely would not fit properly. This could be due to a variety of reasons, from the tabs being the wrong length, height, or simply in the wrong orientation on the portafilter. Sorry!
Does this LM Bottomless Portafilter also fit the Rocket Espresso Giotto Premium Plus with PID?
A shopper on Oct 21, 2014
Best Answer:Unfortunately, it does not fit on a Rocket. The tabs on the sides of the portafilter are too tall, so it is very difficult to even get it locked into the brew head. If you did manage to get it into place, it would take a lot of effort, and if the machine was hot, would be impossible. Sorry!
A seriously good addition to a LM GS/3Review by Marshal
If you want/need to see what happens before the extracted coffee falls into your cup or shot glass, this is the way to go. Channeling and under- or over-extraction can be seen as it happens. IMHO: this portafilter base, particularly when used with the Strada double or tripple, laser-drilled baskets, completes the already terrific La Marzocco GS/3. It is so good that I believe that LM does itself a disservice by not providing it as one of their standard issues.
Easy To Use, Commercial Grade, Great Taste, Can see extraction output, Easy To Clean
None (Posted on 12/13/2011)
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