portafilter

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of portable +‎ filter

Noun[edit]

portafilter ‎(plural portafilters)

  1. A holder for ground espresso coffee that is attached to a group in an espresso machine to produce espresso.
  2. A similar-shaped device but without a bottom opening, used to backflush or clean an espresso machine.