triple baskets

The extended drought is over. LaSpaziale triple baskets are now available from Chris Coffee!
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michael

triple baskets

Post by michael » Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:14 am

any updates on the triple baskets

Fred

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Post by Fred » Sat Dec 22, 2007 11:42 am

Latest word from Lino suggests January timing for 4 or 5 baskets, then February for the bigger batch from my bulk purchase of baskets from Chris. Tom will be handling distribution of both sets and may have more information.

Thanks to everyone for their patience!

Fred

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Post by coffeeowl » Sun Dec 23, 2007 2:24 pm

Is the list in the triples-polls on our forum an official one?

Niko

Post by Niko » Sun Dec 23, 2007 7:03 pm

Kind of (sort of)...
There was something like 3 lists going so there's no real official one. They all have the same thing and that is the names of the interested parties but things change. Some people will drop out of the deal so the ones at the bottom move up.
In the end, I think everyone who is still interested will eventually get one.

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Post by mdreuben » Tue Dec 25, 2007 8:18 am

Please add me to the list for a triple basket.

Thanks,

Martin Reuben

gdahl

Post by gdahl » Tue Dec 25, 2007 3:34 pm

I received my triple basket a few days ago and am very pleased! Thanks to all who worked to make these available...you guys rock!

Gary Dahl

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Post by NewEnglandCliff » Tue Dec 25, 2007 8:36 pm

You did? How did it turn out? Was it $45?
Dolce Vita,

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Post by gdahl » Wed Dec 26, 2007 1:26 am

It was $50, including shipping. The outside of the basket shows some heat discoloration from the welding, but the inside looks nice. Once mounted in the portafilter, the welding isn't very noticeable. Lino does nice work!

My tamper fits snugly but can't go in much deeper than it is supposed to, so I can tell right away if the dose is too small.

My wife and I drink mostly cappuccinos and lattes, and have found that the shots we make with the triple basket result in nicer-tasting drinks. The typical problem has been that the flavor of ristretto shots gets lost in the milk, but longer shots don't taste as good. My volume right now is about 2.5 oz, going by the output of a blank shot into the measuring cup.

Gary Dahl

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Post by NewEnglandCliff » Wed Dec 26, 2007 11:35 am

gdahl wrote:My tamper fits snugly but can't go in much deeper than it is supposed to...

Gary Dahl
That's perfect! The tighter the fit, the less channeling you'll get. Scott Rao of Esselon Cafe in North Hadley, Mass first demonstrated this for me on his Kees Van Der Westen Mirage.
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Post by italyhound » Thu Dec 27, 2007 6:02 pm

Hoping all who wanted can receive a belated holiday gift. Hopefully Lino has the energy - fingers crossed. :D

Niko

Post by Niko » Thu Dec 27, 2007 6:23 pm

Good to see you again, Evan.
Are you getting one too?

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Post by mdreuben » Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:23 pm

Is there a place to officially request a triple basket or pre-pay for one?

Niko

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Niko

Post by Niko » Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:48 pm

I just got my triple basket.
Shots will be fired tonight 8)

UPDATE:
it measures 53.42mm to the inside ridge.

This is what it does with 21 grams of coffee:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21BNXXeZAf0
A really nice tight Ristretto to die for :wink:

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Post by Weska » Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:11 am

Good news, Niko. Thanks for taking the measurement and showing the results to us.

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Post by coffeeowl » Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:29 pm

yea, very nice... I'm dreaming of a big big big americano made of it :coffee2:
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Post by woodchuck » Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:28 pm

Coffeeowl, you will definately get a big Americano. I got a triple off of Lino awhile ago. 22grams of coffee is alot of coffee. My CoffeeLab tamper fits down to just below the retainer recess rim. I don't use it much. I prefer the double myself. My wife likes the big full flavored caps I get from it. I have tried less coffee in it just to see if the extra headspace helped my shots but I find the double works just as well.

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Post by italyhound » Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:01 am

Niko wrote:Good to see you again, Evan.
Are you getting one too?
Hey Niko

Happy New Year

I am indeed on the list - past the 25 mark likely but I think under the 50 mark. I am sending mental waves of motivation out to Lino :shock:

michael

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Post by michael » Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:56 pm

am i current in assuming that i will receive an e mail when my number comes up on the list and then i send my payment and an address for shipping 8)

Niko

Post by Niko » Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:40 pm

That sounds right, Michael.
Tom will probably contact you when your turn comes up.

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Post by Cafesp » Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:58 pm

Fred and Tom,
Thank you very much.
I'm number 49. Confirmation number 49SF

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Martin

Post by Martin » Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:58 pm

Hi. It's probably obvious in the thread, but I can't seem to "catch up" on the recent tamper events. I'm signed up (under 25). Is that batch two? Batch I-wasn't-paying-attention? Maybe point me to the "summary"? I hate writing posts where there's a better that 80% chance I should have figured it out on my own :oops:

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Post by italyhound » Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:52 pm

Thanks for the updated list. :D

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