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Creating an even surface in the portafilter

Dec 01, 2020


Creating an even surface inside the portafilter is key to a perfect extraction.

If the coffee cake isn’t well levelled, water will find a less resistant way within the coffee puck and channel through it without extracting all potential aromas.

To make the puck even and compact, hold the portafilter on a flat surface while pressing with the tamper and make sure that there are no cracks.

To make things easier, we have thought of a tailor-made solution for any barista: all Dalla Corte portafilters are specifically designed to be perfectly level when placed on a flat surface.

If you want to know more about consistency at every extraction, follow us at @dallacorte_espresso and as always, #makeitbetter

Creating an even surface in the portafilter