jfcrowejr Senior Member Joined: 21 Oct 2012 Posts: 4 Location: Richmond, Virginia Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Starbucks Barista Athena Grinder: Braun Vac Pot: French Press
Posted Sun Nov 11, 2012, 9:46am Subject: PortaFilter groundpack
I am new to all of this and have a question about how the grounds should look after brewing in the portafilter. I am using a Starbuck Barista Athena and the grounds have to be cut out with a small sharp knife after I pull the 2 shots. Is this normal or should they pop out when struck in the trash? If they should pop out, what could be causing them to be so solid? Thanks for your help.
Coffeenoobie Senior Member Joined: 11 Dec 2011 Posts: 3,073 Location: PNW Expertise: I like coffee
Espresso: N S Oscar Grinder: K30 & Vario W
Posted Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:55am Subject: Re: PortaFilter groundpack
Let us know how you are doing. I would not pull two shots of coffee on the same set of grinds. A knock box is nice to have. I got a pro one off craigslist for little of nothing with some extra pitchers and a thermometer.
Buying advice: GRINDER GRINDER GRINDER. Don't cheap out on the grinder.
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