Synesso or Breville basket?

27 Dec

In preparation of the naked arriving I’ve started using the Synesso basket again, I thought it was about time since I’ve got the Smart Grinder working as well.  I felt that I just couldn’t get the right sort of grind out of the Spong, it was always a little off where it needed to be.

Soooooo I left the grind the same as what I was doing for the Breville basket, just increasing the amount.  I’m trying 21 grams in the 22 gram Synesso basket.

The difference in the taste is worlds apart, well to me anyway.

I am drinking mycuppa’s Tanzania AA Estate roasted, now this is a bean that works better with milk but I do like to try everything, every way I can, so this first shot I did as an espresso.  55ml in 30 seconds.  It was only hitting 8.5 bar on the BES900 with a small flutter to 9 bar.

The result, well it’s something I can drink 🙂 It definitely has a sweetness to it that doesn’t appear with the Breville basket.

I will leave more espresso drinking for tomorrow but I’m going to be trying all the other roasted coffees I have from Vinitasse.  I have tried them as an espresso and they haven’t hit the spot, will be interesting to see the difference in them as well 😀


Posted by on December 27, 2011 in coffee


2 Responses to Synesso or Breville basket?

  1. Peter

    January 4, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    As for quality of the baskets, a bloke over on coffegeek reported examined the breville baskets up close, with a jewellers loupe, and found that hole sizes, distribution, and cleanliness of the punches was top notch. As good or better than the class-leading, vst baskets. I attribute this to breville’s ability as a large company, to put in place expensive manufacturing techniques.


    • Nic

      January 4, 2012 at 1:48 PM

      I must have missed that, good to hear, I have to admit I have used the Breville double basket the most so far, I find it’s also more forgiving than the Synesso.


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