I have been testing the various prototypes of this basket as well as the new baskets from Espresso Parts.
I now have production versions and will continue to evaluate.
My first observations are:
- both produce noticeably better clarity in the cup,
- both enable FAR better consistency cup to cup
- the Strada baskets require slight changes to dose and grind size (reducing both) for optimal results
- the EP baskets seem to be better at handling coffees that respond best to updosing (while the Strada baskets seem better with coffees that require down-dosing)
I'm loving both - but am very glad that I have each.