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My single cup portofilter on my ECM Giotto suddendly is pouring more coffee then it should. I'm using the same grind I've been using forever. My other portofilter (2 cup) works fine and still produces the right amount of coffee. Nothing has changed except the single cup is now pouring a watery soup of 2 to 3 ounces instead of the measured 1 ounce in 24 seconds. I've not changed the grind, or the amount of coffee I normally put in the filter. The portofilter does not appear to be dammaged. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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How old is the coffee being used? Normally if you change baskets, the grind should be the same, because the single basket has finer and less holes in it than the double basket. The only difference would be the tamp then, since the coffee grinds works great with the double basket. You would also have to use a different volume of water to produce the coffee. To produce 2 ounces of espresso you need about 3 ozs of water,(about an ounces of water will remain in the coffee).

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