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