Naked and Bottomless Portafilters for Sale
Coffee begins with espresso – an understandable and, at the same time, intricate liquid, on which the taste of several drinks and cocktails depends. The better you prepare it, the more aromatic and attractive the products based on it will be. High-quality coffee beans and proper tempering account for 75% success, allowing you to get the most of further processing. Bottomless coffee portafilter, in this case, is your primary weapon that will help to preserve all the properties of coffee in the cup.
Blue Star Coffee knows everything about the correct coffee preparation, so here you can find a wide range of top-notch bottomless portafilters. High-quality polished metal seats for coffee pucks, ergonomic handles in various sizes, a wide selection of contemporary models from top manufacturers – we offer the entire set of tools to help you make perfect coffee and enjoy your workflow. Introduce coffee aesthetics to your customers, and Blue Star Coffee will make sure you create masterpieces with the best coffee equipment!
Bottomless Portafilter vs Regular
The regular portafilter bottom has a double metal base with spouts from which coffee flows into the cup through a metal funnel. Bottomless portafilters without baskets are metal rings, so the espresso channel through the puck does not collide with additional obstacles and goes straight into the cup. An unobstructed view of the fluid flow is the main advantage of choosing this accessory, allowing you to trace the entire water flow cycle. In this way, you can improve your espresso technique.
Moreover, the bottomless naked portafilter allows you to get a more vivid taste, colour, and aroma of your espresso, thanks to the more coffee you can pour into it. Bottomless portafilters provide a syrup-like liquid texture and more crema, retaining more coffee puck substances.
Are Bottomless Portafilters Better?
A bottomless portafilter is an innovation that helps to create coffee masterpieces. The pinnacle of excellence in espresso techniques is a drink that not only looks good but tastes perfect as well. Correct grind, ideal dosage, excellent tempering, coffee beans' roasting, water pressure, and temperature help create a high-quality working material for bottomless portafilters.
The magic of the naked bottomless portafilter comes as water passes through the puck, turning into a smooth coffee. The espresso is channelling into a single stream and flows into the cup, forming "tiger stripes" at the bottom of the holder. Using a regular portafilter does not allow you to trace these nuances. In turn, the bottomless holder demonstrates the creamy and firmness of the espresso. So it is not only a significant accessory for training and testing baristas but also a great way to enjoy the sight of a new coffee.
How to Use Bottomless Portafilters?
If you think that the bottomless portafilter will be more challenging in use, it is the right time to change your mind as utilising the naked holder is no different from regular. While many beginners are confused by the abundance of nuances of espresso colour and texture, gaining a valuable skill comes with experience. We encourage checking out thematic coffee blog articles where experts go into the extraction and channelling processes in detail and offer helpful advice on how to improve barista’s technique. For example, espresso bottomless portafilter for Gaggia Classic is an indispensable skill-building tool. Although the lack of spouts makes it possible to make only one coffee cup, cleaning the naked portafilter is much easier than the regular one.
Benefits of Bottomless Naked Portafilters
Professionals suggest four reasons for choosing bottomless portafilter instead of a regular one. Try it yourself, and we're sure you'll discover even more advantages of this coffee accessory!
Quality control capability – the bottomless portafilter allows you to see the process of converting water and coffee puck into a single drink and adjust it later.
The increased cup gap is incredibly convenient for preparing coffee, which expands the range of used containers.
The concentration of flavour due to improved crema is the undeniable advantage of naked portafilters over regular.
Aesthetic pleasure – you will be captivated by the beauty of the flowing stream, falling in love with your work many times.
High-Quality Bottomless Coffee Portafilters
Thanks to the remote bottom of the naked portafilters, you can monitor the coffee extraction process. The accessory allows you to determine precisely where you might have made a mistake in preparing the coffee puck. What's more, the bottomless portafilter design prevents the coffee extract from touching the holder's bottom and spouts, allowing the espresso to channel into the container directly. It minimises the liquid's contact with the metal, preventing various impurities that affect the taste.
High-quality bottomless portafilters should be ideally matched to the diameter of your coffee equipment, and that is why experts recommend choosing only original models from trusted suppliers. Blue Star Coffee has collected here the most common and best models from La Marzocco, Rancilio, La Pavoni, and other famous manufacturers. Explore them all to find the most suitable espresso bottomless portafilter!
Buy Naked Portafilters Online
Getting a bottomless portafilter is much easier than learning how to brew the perfect coffee. You can try to recreate the accessory yourself by removing the regular holder's bottom or purchasing a ready-to-use tool. The second solution is objectively preferable and more practical since contemporary manufacturers create naked portafilters from high-quality materials, carefully processing every detail. You can also purchase a naked holder with a regular one to test your technique and save time cleaning the basket. In any case, Blue Star Coffee is a #1 place to buy high-quality bottomless portafilters and other coffee accessories, where the results of innovations from leading coffee equipment manufacturers are collected!
The Bottomless Naked Portafilter, has become an essential addition for any budding barista.
Why a Bottomless Portafilter?
Espresso Extraction TroubleshootingTrouble Shooting. Bottomless naked coffee portafilters allow the barista to deduce if a proper tamping technique has been used instantly. If the pour is only coming out of one spout, an improper angle was used when tamping, the incorrect amount of coffee, or it was tamped unevenly.
Consistency. With the ability to troubleshoot espresso shots gives you that much-needed edge over the competition.
Crema. In the hands of an experienced barista with fresh espresso beans, a bottomless portafilter will yield 50% or more of Crema. Why? Well, the answer is simple. Your espresso shot will come in contact with no other surface than the bottom of you portafilter basket - no portafilter bottoms and no spouts. This keeps the tiny Crema bubbles we all look for in a perfect shot intact and unharmed. Furthermore, the lack of a spout will give the user more cup clearance and allows espresso extraction directly into the cup for serving in most cases. Of course, in most cases for to-go cups larger than 12oz, brew vessels of some kind will still need to be used.
Taste. More Crema means more flavour. As it is easier to clean, there will be less contamination from dirty spouts and a dirty portafilter. And if there is a build-up of coffee oils on the bottom of the portafilter basket - it can easily be spotted and cleaned.
Training. For all the reasons above, naked portafilters have become a valuable tool for espresso training. Novice Barista and pros alike can now instantly and visibly determine if the grind, dosing and/or technique is on or off.
Naked Portafilter troubleshooting
Problem: Coffee spray - when extracting, coffee sprays all over.
This makes an unholy mess.
Solution: Best cured with even tamping - make sure when tamping that the tamper is at 90-degree angle to the filter basket and correct and even pressure is applied to the tamping. Tampers with 58.5mm are ideal for this as they prevent uneven tamping. Low grind may also be the cause of spray, so make sure that grind is fine.
Problem: Channelling. Water runs too quickly through some parts of the puck and will struggle to run through others. And this can result in spray or coffee running down the portafilter handle.
Solution: Make sure tamping was at 90-degree angle to the filter basket.
Adjust grind to make it more delicate and check time as it should take approximately 18-23 sec for 14g to fill 60ml. In case of coming out fast, consider altering the grind.
Problem: Lack of coffee cream
Solution: Grind may not be fine enough; not enough coffee in the portafilter basket or tamp pressure was too light. Usually, it is a combination of grind and quantity of coffee.
Bottomless portafilters for most brands:
Astra, Ascaso, Aurora, Brugnetti, Bianchi, Bfc-Royal, Bezzera, Brasilia B61,Casadio,Cogeco, Crem Ducale, Expobar,Ecm, Elektra,Futurmat, Faema, Gaggia, Fiorenzato, Fracino, Futura, Grimac, La Nuova Era/Gruppo Argentini, La Scala/Nord Est, Rocket, Sanremo, Sv Sab Italia, Vibiemme,Wega
Lever models made before 2000
Lever models made after 2000