This review is for 58mm Bottomless (Naked) Portafilter By Breville.
|Item Name||Breville BES058NP 58mm Naked Portafilter|
|Item Type||58mm Naked Portafilter|
|Material||Material Stainless Steel|
|Item Dimensions||LxWxH 2.6 x 3.2 x 0.2 inches|
- 58mm Bottomless (Naked) Portafilter is only compatible with the Breville BES900XL Dual Boiler Espresso Machine and with the Breville BES980XL and BES920XL.
- 58mm Naked Portafilter has a bottomless base.
- Best for troubleshooting dosage.
- It is stainless steel portafilter.
- Best for troubleshooting grind distribution.
Note: The product is designed with electrical plugs, best for use in the US. The outlets and voltage may differ internationally, and you may require an adapter or converter for use in your destination. Please check its electrical compatibility with your destination before purchasing.
Benefits of 58mm Bottomless Portafilter (Naked Portafilter)
58mm Bottomless portafilter, also called naked portafilter, means bottomless – there is no barrier between your coffee cup and the basket. Using a 58mm bottomless portafilter makes it possible to see if your coffee beans for your espresso are either evenly ground or coarsely. Some of the espresso’s misbehavior during brewing will tell you that some channeling occurs. The 58mm bottomless portafilter will also give you a better idea of when you are over-brewing your coffee, as over-brewing turns the cocoa brown to blonde. And these details can help you make better espresso. And when you see these details with your own eyes, it’s enjoyable to look at them.
What are the Drawbacks of a 58mm Bottomless Portafilter? How to Use It?
58mm Bottomless portafilter has a couple of drawbacks. The first drawback is the price. But as for as concerned its price, this little gadget will set you back a hundred bucks. And if you already have a fancy espresso machine and grinder, then it might be a relatively small cost. Its second drawback is the rim. Because the edge around the bottom of the portafilter is sharp enough to cut you, you’ll want to be careful when cleaning. Previously, I gave myself a pretty good gash as I was wiping it down. Not pretty! Be careful!
58mm Bottomless Portafilter Vs. Spouted Portafilter
Taking aside its drawbacks, I get that much more satisfying when I put my old spouted portafilter away and use the 58mm Bottomless portafilter exclusively. And it also takes a little extra care and sometimes a little extra cleanup if I compare it with my old spouted portafilter. Above all things, I get much more satisfaction when I pull an excellent shot of espresso.
Is 58mm Naked Portafilter for You?
As for considered coffee drinkers, there are two kinds of espresso lovers. The first kind of those who want a low-maintenance, one-touch solution are fond of Nespresso, Keurig, Tassimo, Dolce Gusto, or other single-serve brewing systems. And the second kind is those who geek out, dabbling with all the little nuances it takes to pull the perfect shot. The second type of coffee lovers prefers a been-to-cup coffee machine with an integrated grinder or a separate grinder because they like to grind their coffee beans. If you fall into the latter category, you get to go the 58mm Breville Naked Portafilter.