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.

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Available as part of a kit or individually:

Four portafilter baskets

All seven sizes: 7g, 10g, 15g, 18g, 20g, 22g, 24g

Buy them all and save 32%.

Four portafilter baskets

Four popular sizes: 15g, 18g, 20g, 22g

Buy 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

7 grams

For Italian-style single espresso shots, using coffee ground doses between 5 and 8 grams.

15 gram portafilter basket

10 grams

For Italian-style single espresso shots, using coffee ground doses between 8 and 12 grams.

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.

24 gram portafilter basket

24 grams

For double and triple shots using coffee ground doses between 23 and 26 grams. This very large size generally requires a bottomless portafilter.

Portafilter basket for making pour overs

This portafilter basket transforms your espresso machine into a device for making pour-overs.

The pattern, holes and spacing have been designed by Scott Rao. This basket shoots calibrated water streams, which create circular vortex in your coffee grounds. The streams have been calibrated to dive far into the coffee grounds, but not so far as to channel through the filter.

The end result is low-channeling/high-extraction-rate pour over coffees, totally automated and dependable. With an espresso machine.

You can use this basket on any espresso machine, as long as you can use 58mm standard baskets.

The Decent Espresso Machine includes a Scott Rao authored pour-over program, which has been optimized for this basket. With other espresso machines, you will have to program your pour over program on your own.

Portafilter basket for pour-overs

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