Mario Igrec from Mandeville, LA United States
If you've always limited yourself to one cup = single basket; two cups = double, know that there's more to be had. Not just more coffee, more flavor. Simply brew doubles or triples with as much water as for a single. The amount of flavor you get this way is amazing. When I tried this the first time, I thought "this can't be legal."
Then there are these super-smooth baskets that add, well, smoothness to the cup, moving the dial even farther away from bitter into the pure bliss territory. Body is richer, spices more readily identifiable, brassy overtones clearer. I also switched to the performance brew group screens on my LaSpaziale Vivaldi II, and they make a difference too. Be sure to run a quick backflush after each session to keep the grouphead screen free of the grinds.
Highly recommended--these baskets will give you a maximum espresso experience.