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  1. #1
    Junior Member
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    May 2020

    Basket Type

    Hi everyone,

    Have been told that I should think about getting a basket for my coffee machine with a crema valve instead of the unpressurized basket, are they better?


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  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Kansas City
    It's somewhat machine-specific.... if your machine has enough pressure to pull good shots with a standard portafilter stick with it. If its a lower-end machine that can't generate enough pressure go with a pressurized portafilter.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Central North Carolina
    Other than the machine being capable, what's quite important is the coffee/grind quality being used. If the grinder is barely adequate and the coffee not the freshest then a pressurized basket will help hide those 'flaws' and give something drinkable for the most part. If you use a capable grinder and very fresh coffee then a standard (non-pressurized) basket will allow the maximum effect of what you have to work with, but of course will require more effort/skill on your part as it's less forgiving. Simple way to put it is the pressurized system is like training wheels on a bike.
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  4. #4
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    Jun 2020
    coffee/grind quality?



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