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germantownrob
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Posted Fri Feb 22, 2013, 5:28am
Subject: Re: Alex Duetto 3.0 on its way to me (arrived)
 

cuznvin Said:

Does the small distance between the portafilter and drip try cause any problems when brewing into a cup?

Posted February 21, 2013 link

There is 2 3/4" from the tray to the spout. The first week or so this took some getting used to but now I don't think about it anymore, even tilting my 4oz shot glass to get it under the double spout has stopped being anything but routine.
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Posted Fri Feb 22, 2013, 5:57am
Subject: Re: Alex Duetto 3.0 on its way to me (arrived)
 

jwoodyu Said:

Sorry for butting in but I can speak for the DII and it's not been an issue for me at all. 95 percent of what I make goes straight into 2oz  or  6oz cap cups no problem. More height would just mean more splashing. There is  always a shot glass on top for the occasional long black.

Posted February 21, 2013 link

What about for caps and lattes?
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germantownrob
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Posted Fri Feb 22, 2013, 6:25am
Subject: Re: Alex Duetto 3.0 on its way to me (arrived)
 

cuznvin Said:

What about for caps and lattes?

Posted February 22, 2013 link

I have 8oz cap/latte cups and they are 2.5" tall, no problem. As John mentioned the less splash from the fall is nice.
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germantownrob
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Posted Fri Feb 22, 2013, 6:29am
Subject: Re: Alex Duetto 3.0 on its way to me (arrived)
 

Funny how sometimes it takes a while for a simple solution to a problem. I just realized I could pull the drip tray out 1.5" for my PF wash and blind PF wiggle and avoid the mess.
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Posted Fri Feb 22, 2013, 7:08am
Subject: Re: Alex Duetto 3.0 on its way to me (arrived)
 

cuznvin Said:

What about for caps and lattes?

Posted February 22, 2013 link

The 6oz is a cappuccino cup to allow for 1/3, 1/3, 1/3. My latte cups are 10oz and macchiato  are 2oz. They are all classic shaped ACF cups.

I believe the wife's Corel coffee cups will fit also but a big honking mugs or anything with a stem would not.

 
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Posted Fri Feb 22, 2013, 7:32am
Subject: Re: Alex Duetto 3.0 on its way to me (arrived)
 

jwoodyu Said:

The 6oz is a cappuccino cup to allow for 1/3, 1/3, 1/3. My latte cups are 10oz and macchiato  are 2oz. They are all classic shaped ACF cups.

I believe the wife's Corel coffee cups will fit also but a big honking mugs or anything with a stem would not.

Posted February 22, 2013 link


I guess a bottomless portafilter will help
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germantownrob
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Posted Fri Feb 22, 2013, 7:47am
Subject: Re: Alex Duetto 3.0 on its way to me (arrived)
 

cuznvin Said:

I guess a bottomless portafilter will help

Posted February 22, 2013 link

Removing the spout from the PF would give aprroximately 3 1/4" and a bottomless 4 1/8" clearance. My coffee mugs are 4 3/4" tall, they fit under the Oscar with the drip tray in the lowest position and the spout removed or a naked PF but it was easier to use a shot glass anyway. The only problem I see will the Duetto and larger cups is if one weighs their shots but even this is solved with the proper scale and cup size.
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Posted Fri Feb 22, 2013, 9:04am
Subject: Re: Alex Duetto 3.0 on its way to me (arrived)
 

I know it is a different machine but get enough for large cups "about 5"" , by using a naked pf and removing the screen from the drip tray.

Edit, man I hate the need to edit my posts because the auto correct "corrects" my "mistakes" , such as changing pf to "of"
AARRRRRRG!

 
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Posted Fri Feb 22, 2013, 9:13am
Subject: Re: Alex Duetto 3.0 on its way to me (arrived)
 

germantownrob Said:

The only problem I see will the Duetto and larger cups is if one weighs their shots but even this is solved with the proper scale and cup size.

Posted February 22, 2013 link

I snagged a couple of these scales last year when Mark posted in the Christmas gift article and they work really well. They are thin, can handle tare on most cups/shot glasses, accurate (enough)  and pretty darn cheap. Scale and spouts do get a little tricky you can kind of see it in a picture on this thread. Here

 
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Posted Fri Feb 22, 2013, 9:26am
Subject: Re: Alex Duetto 3.0 on its way to me (arrived)
 

cups pretty much covered already, but I'll chime in anyways :)  I use the double walled stainless Frabosk ones offered on 1st-line (all three sizes).  The cap cups just fit under the spouts on my DII with a spouted pf, and the latte cups fit nicely under the bottomless pf, but you have to tilt them to get them under spouts.

 
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