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Triple Shots

Post by rhinoevans » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:36 am

Just got my new Portafilter with a new triple basket. I am currently in Saudi Arabia, and will not be home for 2 weeks.

Wife is trying to use the triple basket. What are the rules? Just push the double button, or reprogram for a longer pull???

The first one she did with the triple was to push single, then double. I am sure this is wrong. Just looking for some advice.

She said it was good, and a much better espresso tast??? Thanks

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Re: Triple Shots

Post by chas » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:20 am

As a rule triple baskets are NOT used to make triple shots. You're just looking for a richer tasting double and also giving yourself a bit more headroom between the top of the coffee and the shower screen.

However, the real rule is that there are no rules. Experiment and go with whatever tastes good.
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Re: Triple Shots

Post by richardcoffee » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:08 am

But, doing it the way your wife did it is probably not what most people do. I expect, the way to do it it program one of the buttons for the amount of volume you want in the finished shot.

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Re: Triple Shots

Post by chas » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:58 am

Richard is correct. The normal way is to pull the same volume you currently do with a double basket. However, you will have to reprogram the volumetic dosing to accomplish this. With more coffee in the triple filter, more water will get absorbed and stay in the coffee, so you will end up with less in the cup until you reprogram.

It kind of ends up being a 2oz Ristretto.
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Re: Triple Shots

Post by rhinoevans » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:46 am

Wife pull a triple with the standard double button. She said very good, and said that same volume as with a double basket. She is not into the scientific aspects of espresso, so now she doesnt weight the beans, doesnt time her shots, doesnt measure her volume, but is she said it was good and better than a double, whose to argue. Sounds like a worthy investment. I will be home in 10 days and cant wait to try.

Also just ordered the precision group screens and mechanical pre infusion.

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Re: Triple Shots

Post by richardcoffee » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:18 am

rhinoevans wrote:
A few toys for a 10 year old faithful friend S1V1.
As I was making my morning Americanos, I was reflecting on how good this machine is. I'm knocking on wood, but, it's hard for me to imagine a machine that makes a better shot. I do entertain myself from time to time with thoughts of a GS3 or a Londinium, but then I ask myself, why bother?

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Re: Triple Shots

Post by Pryz » Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:13 am

I have the same thoughts. Then I wonder if I'll taste the difference. I doubt it.
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Re: Triple Shots

Post by rhinoevans » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:40 pm

Sad to announce the retirement of the truly faithful Double basket. Long live the Triple!!!

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