How To Use Flair Espresso?

Flair is available in five distinct models:
The NEO, FLAIR Classic, FLAIR Signature. FLAIR Pro2, FLAIR 58.

From novices to specialists, Flair models are designed to meet the needs of all people who want to brew espresso, regardless of their level of expertise.

  • The NEO

Is an easy-to-use, low-cost way to brew great espresso right in your own home.

The Neo was designed to be simple, eco-friendly, cost-effective, and enjoyable, all while delivering a good cup of coffee. Flow-control 2 portafilters with removable spouts for cleaning and de-clogging.

These improved portafilters will make it easier to make espresso by controlling the flow of brewing water through your coffee grounds and ensuring proper espresso extraction. As a result, you can use any type of grinder to grind your beans, from pricey burr grinders to more affordable bladed grinders. That's all there is to it! Stunning shots of espresso with a generous coating of crema.


Classic comes with everything you need to brew café-quality espresso whenever and wherever you want it.

There's no better manual espresso maker than the Flair Classic. To brew cafe-quality espresso at home, you'll need a lever espresso press that can brew between 6 and 9 BAR pressure.

  • Bottomless Brewing

Every Classic comes with a Bottomless 2-in-1 Portafilter that lets you brew espresso either spouted or naked.

In order to minimize any potential mess, you can either brew with the spout in or remove it and brew bottomless so that you can monitor your extraction and fine-tune your grind.

Since you can wash the portafilter on both sides with the Bottomless 2-in-1 PF, cleaning is a breeze.

  • Brew Ratios

Understanding espresso brew ratios can be a bit of a challenge. Does the concept of a double shot still hold up? And what effect do they have on the flavor of my coffee?

When it comes to the amount of espresso you get from your coffee grinds, these questions are all relevant.

Making espresso with the Flair is a lot of fun. With this knowledge, you will be able to produce excellent coffee with your Flair Espresso machine and understand how each component works together.

  • How coarse or fine should your grounds be?

The coarseness of your grounds will be determined by a variety of factors, including the type of bean and dose used, as well as the quantity of preheating, brew water temperature, tamp force, and pressure applied.

Espresso Beans must be ground finer than beans used in a drip coffee maker. If you don't see much crema when brewing, try grinding your beans finer and/or dosing higher until you obtain the taste and characteristics you want.

  • Temperature

Temperature stability requires pre-heating the cylinder. Before brewing, fill the cylinder halfway with boiled water and pre-heat for at least 30-45 seconds. If you bought a stainless-steel piston, it should also be preheated. Finally, preheating your cup with hot water can help to keep your beverage warmer for longer!

  • How much espresso should I take?

The maximum dose is what fits in the portafilter with room for the dispersion screen.

The minimum dose depends on how low you can go while still generating enough resistance to develop system back-pressure (6-9 BAR).

The PRO and PRO 2 portafilters have a tapered lower part that needs you to fill the baskets with enough coffee grinds to create a firm tamp.

  • How do I attach the main component to the oval base?

The Flair could be used with or without the bolt. Only bolt the main component to the base if you do not want to travel with the Flair frequently.

If you leave the Flair permanently assembled and want to attach the base to the main piece, first make sure the main piece's bottom tab is all the way in the base. 

To ensure that the main component stays to the base, tap the top with something soft (rubber, plastic, wood). Then, flip it over and insert the bolt. It screws in a little skewed at first.

If you want to disassemble the Flair regularly, don't bother with the bolt.

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