Stainless steel puck screen or contact screen 58.5mm - 200 micron laser etched

Puck screen and portafilter

Stainless steel puck screen or contact screen 58.5mm - 200 micron laser etched

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  Single screen : Hundreds of them
  Pack of Two screens : Hundreds of them
  Pack of Three screens : Quite a lot of them


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Lower shower screen / puck screen / contact screen - stainless steel (58.5mm)

The Shades of Coffee 58.5mm laser etched puck screen is a new and exciting tool that we've been using recently and hope you also enjoy using it to help produce better quality extractions with any machine using 58mm sized basket.

It features:

  • 0.2mm thick 316 stainless steel with 0.2mm (200 micron) laser etched filtration holes
  • Each screen weighs approximately 3.5g and hence has it has a very low thermal mass
  • Laser etched Shades of Coffee branding

The puck screen, when placed directly on top of the tamped/prepared puck prior to extraction  helps with:

  • More even distribution of water across the puck
  • Less forceful water impact on the puck, which can often cause channelling.
  • Hugely reducing the amount of coffee that is left on or behind the showerscreen after extraction (making your cleaning routine significantly quicker and easier).

As many people will want multiple puck screens, we are offering discounts for multiple screens within the bundles listed.

These are packaged in a small white envelope.

This product includes:

  • 58.5mm stainless steel laser etched puck screen with Shades of Coffee branding
  • Packaged in a small paper envelope.

Bought this primarily to keep my group clean, but has its inherent advantages to increase puck compression and reduce channeling. I've been using it from day 1 on my GCP so can't really compare with and without, but have very consistent pulls with no indications of channeling and because it's thin it doesn't retain a ton of heat so can remove it and knock out the puck straight after the pull. Cleans up real easily. I've not used the thicker style screens but imagine both those things would be much harder. Fits perfectly with no perceptible gap in my IMS Big Bang basket. I keep mine on top of my GCP next to my PF on the cup-warmer so both are warm before dosing and means I don't have to do a short pull of an empty PF to achieve the same thing (which would necessitate drying too). Note mine did arrive as a very subtle hyperbolic paraboloid (Pringle shape) but gently teased it back toward flat, and with use in the GCP it has completely levelled out in a few days.


Perfect in my Gaggia.

Simon Byrne

Using this on my Profitec Pro 600, makes a noticeable difference to flow, especially towards the end of the shot. I'm getting much cleaner, brighter shots. Another plus is a clean shower screen afterwards


I have used these puck screens for a couple of days on my ACS Minima, although I have flow profiling I tested these on a constant 9 bar. The result was better than I thought, it produced a more intense flavour by allowing me to grind finer. Pucks knock out slightly wet but are well formed.

Ian Buck

Had used this stainless screen puck in my bottomless portafilter for Gaggia Classic, it had significantly improved my shot, without channeling .

Chris Ang

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from Colin

Your question:

Hi. Does this screen require a change in grind size or other variables? What do you suggest if so? Thanks Colin
Our answer:
Hi Colin - thanks for your question;  No - we typically use the screens with the same dose and grind size as normal - no adjustment necessary usually.  You may well find that it slows your pour slightly, as there is less chance of any channelling and the pressure above the screen allows the puck to be evenly compressed more (though the 50mciron screen does this more than the 200micron).  Hope this helps.

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from Felix

Your question:

What would the use case be for the 50 and the 200 micron?
Our answer:
In practical use there is marginal difference.  The filtration of the 50 micron obviously prevents even smaller particles from migrating upwards into the group and primary shower screen, and it also creates slightly more resistance to flow (and hence additional puck compression) when in use.  Downside of it, are that it is considerably thicker (1.7mm as opposed to 0.2mm) and it has greater mass - and hence thermal mass.  It'll take a little pre-heating and it remains quite hot after the shot - so you need asbestos fingers to remove them immediately afterwards. Personal preference really - though I tend to use the 50 micron / 1.7mm thick mesh one most of the time.

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from Chris

Your question:

How long will the screen last? Ie hundreds of uses or just a couple please?
Our answer:
Thanks for the question - it's made from 316 stainless steel, so unless you accidentally throw it away or abuse or break it I'd be surprised if it doesn't last for many thousands of shots.  We've been using the same screen daily for the last few months - probably a few hundred shots at least - and it's identical to a brand new one, so in theory these things will last indefinitely.  

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