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VST Precision Espresso Baskets

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$29.00
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SKU: PFB-STD-18
4.7 stars, based on 28 reviews
 

Kick your old baskets to the curb and take control of your espresso with these precision baskets by VST. At the forefront of precision espresso tech, VST created their baskets to address the all-too-common problems of baskets with off-center hole patterns, inconsistent hole sizes, and the issue of no two baskets being alike enough - all of which affect espresso extraction. In order to make espresso more controllable and predictable, VST created a basket and a manufacturing process to ensure that each basket is alike and as consistent as possible.

The baskets feature precisely engineered hole patterns that take advantage of the entire bottom surface for full extraction and finely-tuned hole sizes to optimize extraction time, and all this is evaluated before packaging to ensure the quality is up to par. Each basket comes with an individualized insert with its own testing data, your assurance that every single basket is analyzed for approval before being sent out for use. All this effort comes together to make a product that is consistent and predictable, so all of your group heads and machines can perform the same way when fitted with VST baskets. If repeatable quality is your game, then these are the baskets you need.

Baskets are available in 18 gram and 20 gram sizes, in both ridged and ridgeless designs. Select the options you want from the drop-down menu after clicking Add to Cart.

What's in the box:

  • VST precision espresso filter basket
  • Individualized filter info sheet

Features:

  • Precision engineered espresso filter basket
  • Ridged or ridgeless designs
  • Full-surface hole pattern for optimum extractions
  • Each basket is evaluated and graded after production
  • Hole sizes are optically measured to ensure consistency
  • Basket-to-basket precision ensures shot consistency across groups and machines
  • Dimensions:
    • Ridgeless inner diameter: 58.65 mm (measured 8 mm from top)
    • Ridged inner diameter: 58.5 mm (measured at the rim, thinnest point)
    • 18 gram: 24 mm H x 70 mm OD
    • 20 gram: 26 mm H x 70 mm OD

VST

Established in 1988, VST inc is a technology development and consulting firm that is well known in the specialty coffee community, especially for their refractometers and precision portafilter baskets.

Verified Buyer

2018-04-24T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Great tool!

Very impressed with the performance of these baskets. Great consistency and better espresso. I really like that my tamper doesn't hit a ridge anymore which helps fine tune my grind and weight. With the newer grinders, the on demand grinding can make very fluffy espresso. This basket helps cut back on waste along with a more uniform shot.

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2018-04-06T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

very good

very good

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2018-03-11T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

VST 18G Precision Basket ( ridgeless )

Nice quality, you will need to fine tune grind from original basket - I am using the Rocket Apartamento bottomless PF, shots are better looking and tasting when dialed in, spent pucks soupy but still able to release, wish basket was held a bit tighter in PF, IMO should come with upgraded heavier gauge basket wire spring. Happy with purchase. Give it a try !!

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2018-02-11T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Flawless

The VST basket completely changed the game when it came to my espresso! I absolutely love it and would buy it again in a heart beat.

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2018-02-08T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Ridgeless for the win

Made a big difference on my bottomless portafilter in my Linea Mini. The baskets are taller than the stock basket so the coffee doesn‰Ûªt touch the screen, and the screw doesn‰Ûªt indent the puck, also making the screen less messy.

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2018-01-16T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Awesome

Really helped my shots. Nice construction, works well in my Rocket bottomless.

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2017-12-13T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Vst 20gram basket

Best baskets ive ever had, fast shipping and perfect shots everytime!

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2017-12-11T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Vst 18g

Very accurate, improved my shots dramatically

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2017-11-24T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

VST baskets

Been using the these VST baskets for almost two weeks now and they are great. I use the 18g and 20g versions and can easily updose by 1g.

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2017-11-14T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

VST "precision"

The basket is great but does require a little greater attention to your dosing and grind to get a good extraction.

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2017-10-26T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Love it!

So much better than the stock baskets that came with our Nuova Simonelli! We thought we were just terrible with the new machine... turns out the baskets were clearly the problem. New baskets ‰ÛÓ crema all day

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2017-10-11T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Great basket for Appartamento

The VST replaced the basket that came with my Rocket Appartamento and has made my pulls super consistent.

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2017-08-23T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Amazing product love the quality.

Amazing product love the quality.

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2017-06-17T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Works as advertised

Just put these baskets in my Linea at the shop after using other brands' "precision" baskets. There was marked improvement in consistency and quality of flavor. I don't think we'll be going back to any of the other brands we tried.

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2017-05-25T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Love it!!

Love it!!

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2017-04-15T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Big difference between Vst vs

Big difference between Vst vs regular cheap basket. Im loving it!

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Verified Buyer

2017-04-11T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Awesome

Awesome

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2017-02-06T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

The best

Guys like Matt Perger and other industry leaders have wrote extensive reviews on these, so go read their reviews.

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Verified Buyer

2016-11-29T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

These are the best

These are absolutely the best thing I have used recently to improve espresso. I wrote in to the Cat and Cloud Podcast for suggestions and this was one of the first things they suggested trying. Prima was quick on delivery as always. I will be buying more in the future.

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2016-10-30T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Makes a big difference

Shots are great, E61 portafilter

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