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Coffeenoobie
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Posted Sun May 26, 2013, 3:31pm
Subject: Re: Should I buy a non-pressurized basket for this machine?
 

Coffeenoobie Said:

"Please read before you post New Machine buying question."

Have a look at this and answer the questions so we have more info to go on.

Posted May 26, 2013 link


I know you own the machine but I don't believe you read my post, I was referring you to the questions in that post that we need answered to help you.  I also believe reading that post will help you understand some of what we are saying to you.

The answer to your question is:

Based on your unwillingness to read a post that will give you the basics and questions we need to you to answer to be able give you advice based on your drinking habits I would say no, don't ever get the "unpressurized/ non-pressurized/depressurized" basket.  You are unwilling to do the work needed to pull a good shot.

 
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Posted Sun May 26, 2013, 3:41pm
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Thank you one and all.

Mickey
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Posted Sun May 26, 2013, 3:44pm
Subject: Re: Should I buy a non-pressurized basket for this machine?
 

Those "percolators" are called moka pots. They don't make espresso. What you've been drinking is Cuban coffee. the reason it's as cloyingly sweet as it's made is to cover up the flavor or over-roasted stale coffee (Bustelo, La Llave, or whatever other brand you're getting).

To give you a straight answer, no, a non-pressurized basket will do you absolutely no good. Stick with what your doing, if you're happy with how it tastes (isn't that, after all, the important thing?).

If you ever decide to explore real espresso, then you'll want to start paying attention to all the "technicals," as you call them. Until that time, drink what you like to drink. Just realize that, to coffee aficianados, what you're drinking isn't espresso, in the same way that to beer aficianados Budweiser isn't beer and to rum aficinados, Cap'n Morgan isn't rum.
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Posted Mon May 27, 2013, 12:57pm
Subject: Re: Should I buy a non-pressurized basket for this machine?
 

What's the deal with all the disrespectful people coming to these forums as of late?

We are trying to help but you don't appreciate it.

So to sum it up, leave your pressurized basket in the machine.
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Posted Mon May 27, 2013, 1:31pm
Subject: Re: Should I buy a non-pressurized basket for this machine?
 

I think there was just a misunderstanding based on his lack of experience.    When confronted with a link with that title, that appears to have no relevance to the original question, I can understand the frustration when entering one of these esoteric forums.  

That said, that link did have all the answers and I think the OP just wasn't interested in reading all of that for a seemingly simple question.  

So just some quick statements that might illuminate the OP
- Pressurized portafilters were made for people without grinders and still try to get something that looks like crema
- There is a very limited quality you can get without a grinder.  Changing portafilters won't help.
- 15 bar is a meaningless marketing number that places like BedBathandBeyond uses because its a number that sounds big for some reason.

If you are satisfied, stick with what you have.  If not, get a grinder.  

Also, never a reason to be rude.  Especially when you are the new guy.
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Posted Mon May 27, 2013, 3:38pm
Subject: Re: Should I buy a non-pressurized basket for this machine?
 

+1 Shawndo

 
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