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Perfect extraction every time

Custom-made portafilter basket

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 with red espresso. It delivers a perfect red 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 of red espresso more consistently.

However, you can also make red 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

Products specifications

✓  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 for red espresso and pre-infusing for best results. Or try using an Aeropress.

Step 1: Place the RCP basket in your porta handle
Ideally have a dedicated porta handle for red espresso.

Step 2: Dose
Scoop 14g red espresso (1 red scoop) into the RCP basket.

Step 3: Level
Ensure red espresso is at an even level in the basket. Do not tamp.

Step 4: Bless
Using your palm, wipe away any excess red espresso from the rim of the filter basket.

Step 5: Extract
Pull a double shot (60ml). Wipe basket with a damp cloth afterwards if necessary.

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RCP filter

Works just fine, fits the 58 mm portafilter nicely, and cleans easily.