Portafilters & Filter Baskets
The portafilter is a pretty essential component of an espresso machine. It's the part that holds the coffee, after all. It's also the part of your machine that you will probably interact with the most, pulling it out, dosing, tamping, possibly distributing, and locking it into place for that perfect espresso.
The portafilter doesn't house the coffee directly either; that's done in a filter basket, and you have many options to choose from when it comes to baskets; most portafilters will fit many different types. The basket influences both the size of the dose and extraction dynamics based on its engineering.
You then have a choice about whether to direct your espresso to a single glass or split the shot, by means of spouts. You can even opt to go bottomless, and get a clearer view of the quality of your tamp and distribution.
Whatever your preferences, on this page, you're sure to find a portafilter to suit your machine and your needs, as well as filter baskets and other important portafilter accessories. Take your time to choose the right portafilter for your situation and don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need any guidance.