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katkat

#141: Post by katkat »

Has anybody been able to source a 53mm dosing cup or find a different solution for a 53mm portafilter?

John49

#142: Post by John49 »

The LWW blind tumbler (not shaker) has a stepped bottom ring and will fit both a 50mm and 58mm basket. Should work for 53mm, as well.

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#143: Post by Elliot »

katkat wrote:Has anybody been able to source a 53mm dosing cup or find a different solution for a 53mm portafilter?
I actually use the Niche with an Olympia Cremina (49mm) so had similar things to figure out.

I started by using the OE funnel and then doing a flip, starting with the Niche cup set under the funnel-to-basket. Hope that's making sense.

What I do now (and like much better) is actually grinding from the Niche directly into the Blind Tumbler from Lyn Weber. That sits on myriad range of portafilters comfortably. I use the Niche cup only to weight the whole beans before grinding now.
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nicfortin

#144: Post by nicfortin »

katkat wrote:Has anybody been able to source a 53mm dosing cup or find a different solution for a 53mm portafilter?
I ordered 3 of those 70ml size, (it has a mouth width of 52mm):
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32870393933.html
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Chriscoff

#145: Post by Chriscoff »

(I hope I'm not too late with my post.)
My NZ is ordered but not yet delivered and I consider to by a La Spaziale so I am also interested in finding a fitting dosing cup.

Did anyone try the Motta Sugar shaker/832 or the Chocolate shaker/380? According to the data I can find the diameter should be 5.5 cm. If the cap is removed that could give a perfect 53 mm diameter dosing cup.

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#146: Post by another_jim »

Ebay and Amazon sell 53mm dosing rings. Orphan espresso has a 53mm dosing funnel. I don't want to recommend or link to anything in particular; but searching on "53mm dosing ring espresso" will get you the various the items you want.
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Chriscoff

#147: Post by Chriscoff »

Ah, yes, thanks. I read there were some funnels around; just thought it would be great to have a dosing cup that fits without one.

Don Task

#148: Post by Don Task »

katkat wrote:Has anybody been able to source a 53mm dosing cup or find a different solution for a 53mm portafilter?
I've been searching for the same thing... Found a seller on Etsy who makes makes 3D printed custom funnels dosing ring adapters. It seems he can even mate a specific grinder to an individual portafilter. He's already designed one that mates a Niche Zero to 54mm Breville. I contacted him in regards to a 53mm funnel since the entire line of machines from La Spaziale from their 1 group prosumer units all the way up to their huge 4 group commercial machines all utilize 53mm portafilters. Just navigate over to Etsy.com and search on his store name: Rads3DPrintedParts to see some of his espresso accessories.
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jpreiser

#149: Post by jpreiser »

Orphan Espresso has 53.5mm dosing funnels. I am using an Ipanema with IMS baskets on my Vivaldi. The ID looks to be 58mm. I seem to recall reading that the NZ cup fits but I won't be able to verify it works until my grinder arrives next month.

They also sell a low profile funnel that might have a wider max opening but I don't have one of them to verify.

https://www.oehandgrinders.com/OE-Dosin ... _c_25.html

The one annoyance is that the funnel sits inside the basket so leaves a slight void that needs to be dealt with.

mgwolf

#150: Post by mgwolf »

Ah, yes, thanks. I read there were some funnels around; just thought it would be great to have a dosing cup that fits without one.
Hello Chris and welcome to HB. I would mention that if you use a dosing funnel (HIGHLY recommended), you can WDT (stir the grounds) easily without making a mess. Also, you don't need a 53 mm cup for the Niche. I just hold the 58 mm cup over the funnel and tap it with your finger. It comes clean with no mess. Then I can WDT in the funnel directly.

So, spend your money on a nice funnel (the nicest are the ones that go outside the PF basket and not inside).

I have tried using the cup directly on the basket, but it's always fairly messy. I'm sure others disagree, but they're probably more OCD :)