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Date: 15 Jun 2007 09:33:24
From: Sportflyer
Subject: latte cups
Where can I find 10oz 3 1/2 in high Latte cups so it fits under the PF ?
Most of the regular coffee cups are too high . Tks






 
Date: 19 Jun 2007 21:04:08
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: latte cups
On Jun 19, 9:50 pm, "Sportflyer" <mode1flyerNOS...@netzero.net > wrote:
> This is a Gaggia PF so its quite hefty. These are very hard to find used so
> I might just have to spring for a new one :(
>

Probably $60 together w/handle and another $30 to have them drill and
grind it out. Or, not too bad - $30 for the portafilter body only.
Get all your gaskets or whatever else while you're at it. Shipping
will be around the same. Life's little luxuries.

http://espressoparts.com/category/03.025.portafilters/



 
Date: 19 Jun 2007 14:05:46
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: latte cups
On Jun 16, 11:59 am, "Sportflyer" <mode1flyerNOS...@netzero.net >
wrote:
> I stopped using the plastic flow splitter . It works fine without it. Flow
> is uniform . I am now wondering whether I should take the next step and
> modify the PF into a naked PF. I would prefer to mess around if I had a
> spare PF.

With a spare and as a test/confidence device - but a lot of work
grinding if it's a big heavy one. Sort of a gimmicky reception by
many accounts. I enjoy the bigness - pulling a blank if needed, up to
nice and hot before extracting. My last one was aluminum casing
halfway up, where a couple screws secured a plastic bottom. Small
too. I doubt 58mm all copper is really that huge a container, but
sure is hefty (5 lbs.). Had to add a small plastic cutting board to
smack it down and settle the grounds before tamping. Wouldn't have a
kitchen coutertop left by now without it.



  
Date: 19 Jun 2007 18:50:35
From: Sportflyer
Subject: Re: latte cups
This is a Gaggia PF so its quite hefty. These are very hard to find used so
I might just have to spring for a new one :(


"Flasherly" <gjerrell@ij.net > wrote in message
news:1182287146.975262.84330@p77g2000hsh.googlegroups.com...
> On Jun 16, 11:59 am, "Sportflyer" <mode1flyerNOS...@netzero.net>
> wrote:
>> I stopped using the plastic flow splitter . It works fine without it.
>> Flow
>> is uniform . I am now wondering whether I should take the next step and
>> modify the PF into a naked PF. I would prefer to mess around if I had a
>> spare PF.
>
> With a spare and as a test/confidence device - but a lot of work
> grinding if it's a big heavy one. Sort of a gimmicky reception by
> many accounts. I enjoy the bigness - pulling a blank if needed, up to
> nice and hot before extracting. My last one was aluminum casing
> halfway up, where a couple screws secured a plastic bottom. Small
> too. I doubt 58mm all copper is really that huge a container, but
> sure is hefty (5 lbs.). Had to add a small plastic cutting board to
> smack it down and settle the grounds before tamping. Wouldn't have a
> kitchen coutertop left by now without it.
>




 
Date: 16 Jun 2007 06:47:18
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: latte cups
On Jun 15, 7:34 pm, "Sportflyer" <mode1flyerNOS...@netzero.net > wrote:
> I never thought about removing the drip tray. In this case most normal cups
> should work , especially without the plastic flow splitter . Tks :)

Right. I forgot the splitter. A big one, too. Splitter also came off
when I got the machine. Maybe 3/8" tube is cast as part of the copper
PF, sticking out threaded for the splitter, but at least it's chromed.
All that's left is a couple rectangular slots drilled into the base
for anchoring the drip pan. I covered them with small pieces of duct
tape for now. Be prettier w/out the duct tape.



  
Date: 16 Jun 2007 08:59:13
From: Sportflyer
Subject: Re: latte cups
I stopped using the plastic flow splitter . It works fine without it. Flow
is uniform . I am now wondering whether I should take the next step and
modify the PF into a naked PF. I would prefer to mess around if I had a
spare PF.

"Flasherly" <gjerrell@ij.net > wrote in message
news:1182001638.849865.244130@w5g2000hsg.googlegroups.com...
> On Jun 15, 7:34 pm, "Sportflyer" <mode1flyerNOS...@netzero.net> wrote:
>> I never thought about removing the drip tray. In this case most normal
>> cups
>> should work , especially without the plastic flow splitter . Tks :)
>
> Right. I forgot the splitter. A big one, too. Splitter also came off
> when I got the machine. Maybe 3/8" tube is cast as part of the copper
> PF, sticking out threaded for the splitter, but at least it's chromed.
> All that's left is a couple rectangular slots drilled into the base
> for anchoring the drip pan. I covered them with small pieces of duct
> tape for now. Be prettier w/out the duct tape.
>




 
Date: 15 Jun 2007 15:59:37
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: latte cups
On Jun 15, 12:33 pm, "Sportflyer" <mode1flyerNOS...@netzero.net >
wrote:
> Where can I find 10oz 3 1/2 in high Latte cups so it fits under the PF ?
> Most of the regular coffee cups are too high . Tks

I picked up a couple Bodum insulated double-walls from Amazon. Forgot
the size, style name, 8 or 9oz maybe. $10 for the pair at the time
and free shipping on $25 (qualified by adding another qualified item,
min. $15). Work great for the purpose, wine goblet style (w/o a stem
of course), and fits OK once the drip pan is removed from a Gaggia.
Prefer working on top a dishrag and never kept drip pans, anyway.

It's basically close to a 1:1, doubleshot extracted to milk volume
ratio. Perfect. Someone looking for a little coffee to flavor a ton
of milk may not think so, tho.



  
Date: 15 Jun 2007 16:34:46
From: Sportflyer
Subject: Re: latte cups
I never thought about removing the drip tray. In this case most normal cups
should work , especially without the plastic flow splitter . Tks :)

"Flasherly" <gjerrell@ij.net > wrote in message
news:1181948377.231419.136740@p77g2000hsh.googlegroups.com...
> On Jun 15, 12:33 pm, "Sportflyer" <mode1flyerNOS...@netzero.net>
> wrote:
>> Where can I find 10oz 3 1/2 in high Latte cups so it fits under the PF
>> ?
>> Most of the regular coffee cups are too high . Tks
>
> I picked up a couple Bodum insulated double-walls from Amazon. Forgot
> the size, style name, 8 or 9oz maybe. $10 for the pair at the time
> and free shipping on $25 (qualified by adding another qualified item,
> min. $15). Work great for the purpose, wine goblet style (w/o a stem
> of course), and fits OK once the drip pan is removed from a Gaggia.
> Prefer working on top a dishrag and never kept drip pans, anyway.
>
> It's basically close to a 1:1, doubleshot extracted to milk volume
> ratio. Perfect. Someone looking for a little coffee to flavor a ton
> of milk may not think so, tho.
>