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astralreb
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Posted Sun May 11, 2014, 3:52am
Subject: Ascaso Dream Versatile Question
 

Hello to all!

I am a newbie home barista and i recently bought an Ascaso Dream (Versatile version).

I am a little bit confused with the double pressurised filter basket. I tried to fill the basket with 17 grams of coffee to make a double shot but i noticed that the basket takes no more than 12-13 grams. This has a result of making a light double espresso. Has anyone experienced the same?
My question is: can i buy a larger basket for this portafilter?
After searching i noticed that the filter basket for the ground-only version of Ascaso Dream seems a little big larger than mine (versatile version). Will this basket fit my portafilter?

Thanks in advance!
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sambogoat
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Posted Tue Nov 18, 2014, 1:47am
Subject: Re: Ascaso Dream Versatile Question
 

Hi

I have the same 'issue' with my Dream Ascaso - I find the double basket doesn't easily take a dose of 16/17grams and i'm sure i'm packing the coffee with too much pressure when i try to do so.
 
Did you find a suitable triple-shot basket for your machine?

Cheers
Steve
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Posted Tue Nov 18, 2014, 4:25am
Subject: Re: Ascaso Dream Versatile Question
 

A shortcoming of the small machines with small portafilters and small portafilter baskets is the reduces capacity. On small SBDU machines I find the single basket nearly useless and tend to use the double  basket if I'm going to brew a luongo of more than a single ounce.
If you want to make two espressos that aren't quite short, maybe brew two singles, one after the other.
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