CCS New precision screens and baskets

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CCS New precision screens and baskets

Post by goodboyr » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:57 pm

Now available for pre-order from CCS.

https://www.chriscoffee.com/New_Items_s/7823.htm
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Re: CCS New precision screens and baskets

Post by KatKat » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:11 am

Which of the two would have a greater impact on the shot? The screens or the basket?
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Re: CCS New precision screens and baskets

Post by chas » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:03 pm

I think the basket would make the bigger difference.
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Re: CCS New precision screens and baskets

Post by michael » Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:12 pm

Baskets are in stock at cc; screens are still a few weeks away I think; I'm going to try my new baskets when I get back from the weekend; hopefully the new baskets produce the results reported for the vst models 8)

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Re: CCS New precision screens and baskets

Post by jfrescki » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:39 pm

Can't wait to hear how they work out. Been waiting on someone to be a guinea pig :bounce:
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Re: CCS New precision screens and baskets

Post by slovan » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:25 pm

My bottomless PF with the new triple basket and shower screen will be here tomorrow. Can't wait to try it out! Has anyone got theirs yet?
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Re: CCS New precision screens and baskets

Post by LDT » Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:19 pm

Mine are on the way as well. I hope their worth the $70+ I paid. Time permitting, I'll share photos and observations..

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Re: CCS New precision screens and baskets

Post by MonkeyK » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:50 pm

I got the set as a birthday present last week. While I am proud to have them as part of my setup, I find no discernible difference in quality of my coffee. This is pretty much as expected (although I would not have minded a pleasant surprise). My V2 already makes great lattes, I am not the most meticulous barista, and even if it were marginally better, I am not sure that I could taste a 5% improvement.
These are nice tools and it feels nice to use them. I like seeing the basket with even holes centered in the basket. And the dispersion screen has a much more even pattern of water streaming; where it used to come out in 2-3 streams, it now comes out in 5 evenly spaced nearly uniform streams.

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Re: CCS New precision screens and baskets

Post by chas » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:02 pm

From a water dispersion perspective, I wonder if there would be a greater difference/improvement with a different hole pattern in the brass difussion disk. The original thick disks that shipped with the V1 had the holes is a star pattern. Whereas, the thinner ones that CCS has been shipped for a number of years but have all the holes in a circle.

Someone previously posted a place in Germany that sells the thinner disks that have the hole in a star pattern. Has anyone tried one, especially someone that had previously used a disk with the circular pattern?
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Re: CCS New precision screens and baskets

Post by michael » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:27 am

i get better looking shots with the new basket; found i need to grind just a touch less fine with the new baskets which seem to clean up easier; going to try the new screen set up later today; like the recess in the larger screen for the screw; now all we need is a new screw that sprays water as well

do the shots taste beter; too soon for me to tell

do other people think the shots taste better 8)

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Re: CCS New precision screens and baskets

Post by innermusic » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:02 pm

My machine has the circular hole pattern.
So... Has anyone found an improvement in TASTE using the basket? If so, can you describe the difference?
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Re: CCS New precision screens and baskets

Post by LDT » Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:47 pm

In an earlier post I mentioned I would post photos. I opted not to, because only the screens appear to be noticeably different. To the naked eye, the basket appear to be the same as what I have. To those who are interested, the Chris Coffee website has an illustration that does a better job of showing and explaining the differences than any photo I would post. I do see a different pattern of water flow from the group with the new screens, but that's about all. Regarding taste, I do not notice a difference, but I need to add that we drink mostly lattes - not straight shots. Oh well, I can say I have the latest and greatest! :lol:
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