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The Rundown on Portafilters 0
Espresso machines of all types including manual, semi-automatic and commercial use a little thing called a portafilter. The portafilter is the device that successfully brews coffee or tea. Successfully brewing a cup of coffee/tea thru a portafilter consists of hot water running through the grounds and or tea bag, which is extracted to the bottom of the portafilter.
The portafilter has a simple construction with only a few non-mechanical parts, which makes it easier to use and clean. The handle offers a tight grip while fastening and removing from the espresso machine. Also the filter basket which fits neatly inside the interior of the portafilter. The basket consists of many tiny holes on the bottom that acts as a filter that allows the water and the extracted coffee/tea to run freely to the bottom.