A single bottomless portafilter for the Vesuvius by M&V. The portafilter originally started out as a spouted portafilter. Included with the portafilter is a triple insert basket 20 grams will not fit anything larger. The ear height of the largest side on the Vesuvius portafilter is 6mm and is compatible with standard E61 groups as well as the Vesuvius espresso machine.
What is a bottomless portafilter and what is it used for?
Bottomless portafilters are used as a training tool. It will provide you with immediate feedback and can see if channeling occurs right away. Channeling is the rapid passage of water through fractures in the coffee puck, which produces a thinner, under-extracted espresso. When it occurs, you'll often see sudden appearances of blond streaks in the stream of espresso; sometimes the puck will even have pencil lead-sized holes where channeling occurred.