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I purchased this basket and I used with the suggested quantity of about 7 grams. The problem is that using the 58mm tamper it seems that I don't tamp properly in the center. Do I have to use a smaller tamper?
Answer by techkathy
Stefano - we have many tampers available in different sizes. Click on the link below: http://www.wholelattelove.com/accessories.cfm?cid=5&bid=0&vid=0&prid=0&crid=0&clid=0&ulcid=0&ulmid=0&ultid=0&ulsid=0&query=&ptid=0&&scid=12
Answer by Brian
I also purchased the single basket and my 58mm tamper bottoms out. I think I read that you need to step down to a smaller size on one of the message boards. BTW, I have found that I don't even want to use the single any more after I got used to caps and lattes made the right way with a...
Answer by Stephen
Are you using and convex or flat tamper? I wonder if a convex would work better for a single shot basket.
I assume that this particular item is a traditional (i.e. non-pressurized) single shot basket. Do traditional filter baskets generally produce better brew than pressurized ones?
Answer by mjackson
Good question. This is a non pressurized basket. If you have the correct grind a traditional basket like this can give you a better shot. You do need to make sure you have a grinder that will give you the ability to follow the golden rule (...