A chopped (naked, crotchless, whatever lol) portafilter is almost a must these days for the serious CoffeeGeek, since it allows an unprecedented ability to evaluate the process of making espresso and the ability to diagnose problems.
The most popular upscale home consumer espresso machine is the Rancilio Silvia, and Espresso Parts makes a nicely finished chopped portafilter specifically for that machine, using Rancilio stock 58mm portafilters.
The finish on these chopped portafilters is very nice and they maintain most of the portafilter's structural integrity which is important for long term use. This product barely squeezes into our Under $75 category at $74.95, but is highly recommended as an ultimate gift for any Rancilio fan.
Column Description Whether it's up to the minute, happening this day, this week, or in the recent past, this column's goal is to present coffee and attempts to make the experience truly culinary. You'll find short reviews about past events, interesting coffees coming on the market, new and different ways to enjoy espresso and other brewing methods, and give an insight into efforts around the globe to make coffee a truly culinary thing. Column written by Mark Prince.