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Espresso Shots Compared Using Standard and Pressurized Filter Baskets

by Marc Buckman Updated: August 26, 2019 1 min read

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See the popular entry-level Gaggia Classic espresso machine and MDF grinder in action. Marc from WholeLatteLove.com pulls espresso shots using a standard non-pressurized basket and compares it to a shot made with a pressurized basket. The Gaggia Classic and MDF grinder are a solid choice for those looking for a capable entry-level home espresso setup that will grow with their skill. It's a step up in quality from less capable espresso appliances. Marc pulls the shots using Maromas Orphea coffee. It's a delicious, easy-to-work-with Italian style coffee known for producing lots of crema and chocolate flavor with smooth mouth feel.

Marc Buckman
Marc Buckman

Marc is one of Whole Latte Love's resident experts on everything coffee. He built our YouTube channel from the ground up in 2009, demystifying the world of coffee for upwards of 100k subscribers by producing over 1000 in-depth videos. Marc enjoys hiking, scuba diving, and saving the lives of his coworkers when the kitchen runs out of coffee by sharing some of his own.