Having trouble pulling consistent shots? Some running faster than others, even with the same coffee, dose, and grind? While it could be your coffee is too fresh (yes, this is a thing!), but more likely you need to do a better job evening out the distribution of coffee grounds across the basket before tamping.
The more evenly you distribute the grounds, the more evenly water will flow through the bed of coffee. As a result, your extractions will be more balanced, repeatable and most importantly, delicious.
When it comes to distribution tools, there is no better bang for your buck, and most would say, more effective, than the Weiss Distribution Technique, or WDT. Not all tools are created equal, however, and if you have tried this technique before and had disappointing results, it was probably the tool at fault. Needle thickness, stiffness, number, and array matter. Too much—even too few—of any and all of those, and you will struggle to have good results with the technique.
The Flair WDT Tool was designed with all of this in mind, as well as to be the perfect fit for all of our portafilters, from the NEO on up to the 58.
- (7) 0.25 mm diameter needles, extending 38 mm
- 9 degrees angle of peripheral needles to center needle
- 24 mm needle span
- 54.7 mm long hilt, 24 mm at widest and 17.4 mm at the waist
- Custom pedestal for storage and protection when traveling
- Tool + Pedestal 103.5 mm tall
For getting started with WDT, we suggest the following these video instructions, linked here >
Caution: Needles are delicate, and non-replaceable. Take care when placing tool back on pedestal to align needles with channels on pedestal