Today my bottomless/naked portafilter for my Sage dual boiler should be arriving. Although the basket Sage provides looks okay I thought as I had a couple of quid for my birthday recently I’d treat myself to a new 18-20g basket as I did for my Gaggia when I had it.
Of course, the likely contenders are VST or IMS although there may well be others out there I am unaware of. So, I looked to see if there were any comparison reviews and although I found a few, there didn’t seem to be a massive difference between them in what they produced flavour wise, well none that my taste buds would be able to distinguish. However, there was one very big difference… price! The VST baskets were often well over double compared to the IMS.
So, knowing there are many of you real coffee sages on here who know far better than me, I thought I’d ask you what you think.