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Posted Sat Jun 1, 2013, 10:49am
Subject: Single cup from double portafilter? This might be a dumb question.
 

I have a CC1 and pretty much have always used the naked portafilter, but I was wondering:
The standard portafilter that comes with it has two spouts for making two single shots.
Does that mean it's useless for making one double shot?
Seems odd to me as I'd think people usually consume one double shot.
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Posted Sat Jun 1, 2013, 12:37pm
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No you can use it for a normal double lol, just put your shot glass under it, but have to make sure your grind is right as it could pour just around or on the edges of the glass lol. Thats the only thing I didn't care for was that style of spouts which is normal style on most machines until you start spending into the thousands and get the ones that are more rounded to pour smoother, You can also just buy a nicer set of spouts and screw on.
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Posted Sun Jun 2, 2013, 4:55pm
Subject: Re: Single cup from double portafilter? This might be a dumb question.
 

CMIN Said:

No you can use it for a normal double lol, just put your shot glass under it, but have to make sure your grind is right as it could pour just around or on the edges of the glass lol. Thats the only thing I didn't care for was that style of spouts which is normal style on most machines until you start spending into the thousands and get the ones that are more rounded to pour smoother, You can also just buy a nicer set of spouts and screw on.

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Silly me. I'd tried it without any coffee just to see if it would work but it didn't occur to me that the flow would be slower and therefore have less of a horizontal trajectory with coffee in it.

I tried it, and of course, it works fine with a standard espresso cup.
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Posted Mon Jun 3, 2013, 1:59am
Subject: Re: Single cup from double portafilter? This might be a dumb question.
 

I use a Jim Beam Old Fashioned glass.  It's wide mouthed, thick so it holds heat well and the flutes on the lower half come up to exactly the 2 oz. mark.
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Posted Mon Jun 3, 2013, 3:19pm
Subject: Re: Single cup from double portafilter? This might be a dumb question.
 

I went to Bed Bath and Beyond and found a 2-1/2 oz measuring cup, it is plastic but wide lipped. It works well with a double spout.
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Posted Wed Jun 5, 2013, 12:46pm
Subject: Re: Single cup from double portafilter? This might be a dumb question.
 

Or you could just change it to one of these
http://www.espressoparts.com/F_362
or one of these,
http://www.espressoparts.com/F_364

 
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Posted Wed Jun 5, 2013, 1:06pm
Subject: Re: Single cup from double portafilter? This might be a dumb question.
 

calblacksmith Said:

Or you could just change it to one of these
http://www.espressoparts.com/F_362
or one of these,
http://www.espressoparts.com/F_364

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Although either of those will make tamping a little bit more annoying if you don't have a tamping stand.  I switched to a wider mouthed cup and double spout after trying a single offset spout for a while.
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Posted Tue Jun 11, 2013, 8:45am
Subject: Re: Single cup from double portafilter? This might be a dumb question.
 

I have the single straight down one and there are no tamping issues, it is in the center of the PF. Then again, I have not used it for years, I use a bottomless only. No problem getting a small stream into a single cup with the bottomless and a correctly pulled shot.

 
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Posted Wed Jun 12, 2013, 2:16pm
Subject: Re: Single cup from double portafilter? This might be a dumb question.
 

Nope it is common for a double spouted shot put into one cup.
Stay with your naked! I have the same triple naked shot into one, no milk no sugar!

 
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