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Bottomless or spouted? What's your #portafilter of choice? We explore both:

Bottomless or spouted? What's your #portafilter of choice? We explore both:

If you are perplexed by the existence of bottomless portafilters , don’t worry, you’re not alone. This is a relatively new addition to the espresso scene, spurred on by the passions of world class baristas who live only to extract the absolute best out of every coffee bean. By essentially chopping the bottom off a portafilter you are exposed to the good, the bad and the ugly of espresso shots. The traditional spouted portafilters nicely gather the coffee into a clean, neat flow of extracted coffee into your cup. Any imperfections in the grinding, dosing and tamping technique can be easily masked by using a spouted portafilter. The bottomless portafilter will tell all. And it does so in a ruthless way. An underdosed, overdosed, unevenly dosed or badly tamped puck of coffee will result in your espresso spluttering out all over the place. This is known as channelling. The wat...

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