The best portafilter basket will help you make excellent espresso

It is the 3rd most important piece of technology in making great coffee.

Even keeled under pressure

If the holes in your basket are not exactly the same size, high pressure water during espresso making will rush toward the bigger holes, causing channeling and side extraction. Your coffee will taste weak and bitter.

A neglected component

You'd be surprised to find out that even expensive espresso machines have neglected this little piece of metal, and manufacture it using cheap, inexact methods.

The perfect hole size

If you get the hole size just right, you get a gorgeous, full mouthfeel. You'll also see a kind of chocolate-powder top to your shot, from the right amount of smaller particles, called "fines", making their way into your drink.

Calibrated for espresso

Holes that are too big cause coffee particles to flow out of the basket into your cup, making it feel muddy on the tongue. Holes that are too small cause clogging.

Microscopically inspected

We confirm that every basket is perfect before we send it to you, by using software that coffee/computer scientist John Weiss wrote for us.

Made for precision tampers

We recommend you use a tamper with a 58.5mm base, because that will eliminate the untamped ring that a less close-fitting tamper produces.

Standard sized

Fits most 58mm portafilters. Known to work with machines from Breville, Sage, La Marzocco, Nuova Simonelli, Slayer, Synesso, Faema, La Cimbali, Rancilio.

Guaranteed for life

If you ever have any problems with our basket, send us a photo and we'll replace it free of charge.

Happiness guaranteed

If our basket doesn't fit your machine or you are unhappy for any reason, we'll make it right or refund your money.

Available as part of a kit or individually:

Four portafilter baskets

Set of all four basket sizes

Buy all four sizes and save 20%.

Tamping Kit

Tamping Kit

Everything you need to tamp espresso perfectly. Includes all four basket sizes.
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Barista Kit

Our best-selling products in one suitcase. Designed by coffee guru Scott Rao and 23 top baristas. Everything for amazing espresso.

15 gram portafilter basket

15 grams

For single espresso shots, using coffee ground doses between 12 and 18 grams.

18 gram portafilter basket

18 grams

The most common size. Used to make double espresso shots with coffee ground doses between 15 and 21 grams.

20 gram portafilter basket

20 grams

Uncertain what size to get? This is the most popular multi-purpose choice. Makes double and triple shots with coffee ground doses between 16 and 23 grams.

22 gram portafilter basket

22 grams

For double and triple shots using coffee ground doses between 20 and 24 grams. This large size generally requires a bottomless portafilter, though spouted portafilters from La Marzocco, Synesso, and Nuova Simonelli usually work.

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