We recommend using the Red Crema Plus (RCP) basket for best results. The RCP basket is our custom-made portafilter basket that we specifically designed to work withred espresso®. It delivers a perfectred espresso®shot – thick, rich crema, stronger taste and better extraction. The science is simple, the RCP basket has fewer holes than a typical coffee portafilter basket. This helps slow the extraction to produce a richer, tastier shot ofred espresso®more consistently.
However, you can also makered espresso®using your standard double filter basket and manually pre-infusing(start expressing and stop when the pour starts, wait 10 seconds, then express a double shot (60ml/2oz). Or using an AeroPress.
Pros of the RCP basket
✓ Consistent shots every time ✓ Better, thicker crema ✓ Strong intense flavour ✓ Convenient: no need to manually pre-infuse
✓ Made of stainless steel ✓ 57mm in diameter ✓ Extremely easy to use ✓ Fits on most models of the following commercial machines: - La Marzocco - Synesso - Slayer - Kees Van Der Westen - Nuova Simonelli - Victoria Arduino - Astoria - Rancilio - Wega - Brasilia - Expobar - Rocket - Faema
✓ Please note that the RCP Basket does not fit the following machines: - Conti - Unic - La San Marco - La Pavoni - La Scala - Other 53mm group heads
If you have one of these machines, we suggest using a standard double filter basket forred espresso®and pre-infusing for best results. Or try using an AeroPress.