Posted Sun Jul 6, 2003, 3:02pm Subject: Grounds in cup.. filter basket or grinder?
I'm getting good quality shots with my current level of grind and tamp, however the amount grounds in my cup is irritating.
I have a commercial, automatic Faema grinder, ( huge) but I'm already grinding at third to last setting..
25 second extraction, good deep brown hues, striping, etc.. ( best shots I've ever made)..Using black cat, 14 gram brasilia filter basket..single group 1 litre brass boiler.
I'm already tamping pretty heavily as it is.. I could grind one step coarser, fill the basket a little more, I guess, and get the screw impression against the puck.. ( btw.. i use my shotglass as a rough measure, one heaping starbucks white ceramic shotglass full of beans is just about right.. +/- a few beans)
I wanted to try NOT tamping, but dropping the grind would just introduce more grounds..
I am curious as to how much ground infiltration you have into your cups.. It's not much, just like a good pinch of pepper sprinkled on the bottom..
And, do you think it's a problem with the pores in my basket filter, or problems with the burr of my grinder, or just something everyone lives with..
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