S1 for Xmas - newbie questions

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S1 for Xmas - newbie questions

Post by mls64 » Sat Dec 24, 2005 11:11 pm

Got my new S1 set up yesterday, and have been making lots of espresso. This is a wonderful machine, and spot-on with all the reviews I read here and at the other usual sites. Waiting for my new grinder to arrive, for now I am relegated to running to the local shop to have espresso ground for a couple of days use, and the shots are still impressive, though could be a lot better.

Couple of questions: Anyone know where I could get a triple basket for it? I have replaced the stainless steel screw for the screens with a lower profile hex button-head screw, but am still seeing an impression in the puck, and think I need a slight bit more coffee in the basket.

How do you easily get the basket out of the portafilter? [edit] I just ordered La Marzocco clips from Espresso Parts.com after searching the forums. Multiple baskets would also allow easier use for producing coffee for a group of people, another reason to pick up a triple, if I can get one. Also, best place to get a bottomless pf if I don't want to give one of mine up as a donor?

Thanks and Merry Christmas!


Post by daerider » Sun Dec 25, 2005 2:48 pm

For the bottomless PF, I would check out http://www.chriscoffee.com/products/hom ... ortafilter. He carries an S1 PF that has been beautifully machined by Lino Verna for ~ $55.00

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Post by rhinoevans » Sun Dec 25, 2005 3:08 pm

Not sure if there is a triple, since the basket size for the S1 is an off size. Oh, by the way, my S1 is 2 years old today


Post by HooHaw » Sun Dec 25, 2005 7:25 pm

Yes there exist a custom made triple basket for the S1: http://www.rimpo.org/wforum/viewtopic.php?t=110

But to those of us who missed the first & second rounds, we have to wait if Lino's willing to do a third.

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