In our espresso bar here at the coffee roastery we certainly don't use a single shot basket to make coffee. No, never!
Here Luke will talk you through exactly what's going to happen with your extraction and what results you should expect when you try using a single shot basket in your machine at home.
If you're using a single shot basket you should watch this video then go out and get yourself a new larger straight walled basket and experience the difference.
Hopefully this video helps you out and gets you closer to brewing the perfect coffee. If you want to learn a little more about baskets you could also watch
In your ESPRESSO MACHINE which PORTAFILTER BASKET should you use?
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