VST Precision Espresso Baskets

Product Code
pfb-std-18
$29.00

Measurements

Weight
0.11 lbs
Length
3 in
Width
1.5 in
Height
3 in

Details

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.

 

Features

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
4.68965 stars, based on 29 reviews

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9/4/2018 11:37:24 PM

5 / 5 stars

Believe the Hype

For those who are skeptical as to whether or not a filter basket will improve your extractions—yes. Yes it will. Took a bit to dial in my grinder to account for the new basket, but I’m getting perfect extractions almost every time. Cheap and easy upgrade. Go for it!

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4/24/2018 12:00:00 AM

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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4/6/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

very good

very good

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3/11/2018 12:00:00 AM

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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2/11/2018 12:00:00 AM

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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2/8/2018 12:00:00 AM

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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1/16/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Awesome

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

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12/13/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Vst 20gram basket

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

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12/11/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Vst 18g

Very accurate, improved my shots dramatically

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11/24/2017 12:00:00 AM

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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Verified Buyer

11/14/2017 12:00:00 AM

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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Verified Buyer

10/26/2017 12:00:00 AM

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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Verified Buyer

10/11/2017 12:00:00 AM

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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8/23/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Amazing product love the quality.

Amazing product love the quality.

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6/17/2017 12:00:00 AM

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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5/25/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Love it!!

Love it!!

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4/15/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Big difference between Vst vs

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

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4/11/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Awesome

Awesome

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2/6/2017 12:00:00 AM

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

11/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

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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10/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Makes a big difference

Shots are great, E61 portafilter

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9/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Very Basket. Many Holes. Good

Very Basket. Many Holes. Good time.

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9/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Professional standard

Great basket to get the most from your espresso extractions. Unforgiving to open basket poor technique but makes you get better and therefore so goes your espresso.

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Verified Buyer

5/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Vst basket

Love it, definitely noticing changes in my espresso

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12/8/2017 12:00:00 AM

4 / 5 stars

Huge upgrade over Rocket basket!

This is a huge upgrade over the stock Rocket basket in that it mates perfectly with the Pullman Big Step Tamper. My only complaint is that the sizes aren‰Ûªt accurate. I ordered the 20g basket because I typically dose 19.5g-20.5g, but the basket was too large to accomodate that dosage with a Pullman Palm Tamper. The dose wouldn‰Ûªt fill the basket enough to get enough of a tamp before the palm tamper was resting on the rim of the basket. Swapped it for an 18g and it works better but still needs a minimum of 19.5g to work with the Pullman. I use a Pullman Chisel distribution tool then the Pullman Big Step Palm Tamper and it is damn near idiot proof at this point. Perfect repeatable shots through a bottomless portafilter with zero messy spouting.

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8/11/2017 12:00:00 AM

4 / 5 stars

Good product, but not better result

The shipping was fast and the product is exactly as advertised. I haven't seen any improvement in my shots, and it doesn't fit into the group head properly. There are more holes than the original which results in a faster pour unless you adjust the grind. The basket is high quality, and well made. I just can't see any gain. Different, not better.

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Verified Buyer

11/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

4 / 5 stars

VST Portafilter Basket

Shipping was quick and pain-free. Price was reasonable, would buy again.

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5/31/2017 12:00:00 AM

3 / 5 stars

VST Precision baskets

The baskets are working well. Fit could be a little more snug to prevent users from having to occasionally dig them out of the trash can while expelling used pucks.

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10/7/2017 12:00:00 AM

1 / 5 stars

Didn‰Ûªt work

I sent an email asking if the VST basket would work in my Rancilio. I was told it ‰ÛÏprobably would‰Û�. However it was too deep. I had to pay to send it back. Disappointing.

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