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Bottomless or 'naked' portafilters were originally designed as a training tool. Without the obstruction of a spout, it becomes much easier to see what's happening as the water passes through the tamped coffee. This is particularly helpful for spotting channelling - a frequent culprit when it comes to suboptimal extractions.
This bottomless portafilter is an original La Marzocco part, with the iconic lion emblem. It should make the perfect companion to any home or commercial La Marzocco espresso machine, whether it's as a training tool, or simply for the beautiful look!
Available with the standard rubberised easy-grip handle or, if you are looking for something with a little more pizzazz, it also comes with maple wood and or walnut wood handles
La Marzocco Naked Portafilter features & specifications
- Designed for La Marzocco 58mm grouphead
- Made of chrome-plated steel
- Bottomless design (no spouts)
- Makes cleaning filter baskets easier
- Length: ~24cm
- Available with easy-grip rubber, walnut wood or maple wood handles
Note: this portafilter does not come with a filter basket
A note on distribution, channelling & spraying
Using a bottomless or naked portafilter can be a humbling experience. If your tamp and distribution aren't exactly right, not only can you get a wonky extraction, you may even experience some spray. That doesn't mean anything is wrong with your portafilter. It, unfortunately, means that there's something wrong with your puck preparation.
Those good old spouts that your original portafilter came with mask those issues, for better or for worse, but now that you've upgraded, you're seeing the naked truth, and sometimes it ain't pretty.
How do you fix it, you may be wondering? Well, it's all about even distribution and an even tamp. You can achieve this without any extra accessories, but we have some tools that might help with the distribution part at least. These will help you make your extraction Instagram-video-worthy and your espresso exceptionally tasty:
For even tamping, there's nothing quite like a Puqpress!