BES900 + 22 gram Synesso basket = yum

26 Nov

After some questions from people on Coffeesnobs about using the Synesso and VST baskets I thought I would take a video and some photos of my result using a 22 gram Synesso basket.

Below is a photo showing the slight imprint from the shower screen. I’m working on making this not happen.

I use 22 grams of coffee, weighed before grinding, I’m thinking that I might not have enough strength the way I tamp that doesn’t leave enough clearance. You’ll also notice though that the tamper doesn’t actually completely fit the portafilter, it always leaves a small amount on the sides no matter how careful I am with my tamping. I have to add that this is a photo of using the Breville tamper with a Synesso basket. I will one day get a Pullman Tamper πŸ™‚

Right, I’ve been told I’m overdosing πŸ˜€ who would have thought 22 grams in a 22 gram basket was overdosing πŸ˜€Β  I’m being serious and not poking fun at the people that said it, learn something new every day with a coffee journey πŸ˜€

Photos also of the result of the shot after it has been rested for about a minute, and no I’m not saying anyone should ‘rest’ their shots, it happened because I needed to take video so had to steam milk after I had taken the video, not while the shot was being pulled πŸ™‚


Posted by on November 26, 2011 in coffee


12 Responses to BES900 + 22 gram Synesso basket = yum

  1. rusty

    November 27, 2011 at 8:58 AM

    when the pour twist in a drilling motion it as around the 20 second mark of the video it often means the grind is slightly to fine… perhaps loosen the grind by a poofteenth and tamp ever so slightly harder. otherwise a pretty good if long pour.

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      November 27, 2011 at 6:55 PM

      …because everyone else aren’t me πŸ™‚

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