Flair Pro 2 Manual Espresso Maker

Product Code
691034822357-fl-es-pp
$309.00 $329.00

Summary

The Flair Pro 2 is one of the most travel-friendly espresso makers we've ever used, and we're positive you'll love the shots you pull with it!

Measurements

Weight
7.5 lbs
Length
16 in
Width
10 in
Height
4 in

Details

Much like a traditional lever machine, the Flair Pro 2 is capable of true 9-bar espresso shots with fantastic flavor and crema. With the all-stainless brewing chamber and basket, and the pressure gauge attachment, the Pro 2 sets you up for great and consistent shots from the first time you take it out of the box. Plus, it easily comes apart and includes a custom padded carry case, making it an amazing travel companion. Pair it up with a high quality hand grinder and a compact kettle, and you can make cafe-quality espresso anywhere you wish!

The Flair Pro 2 packs a good deal of quality into its small size. Its lever arm is sturdy and comfortable to use, and the base is wide enough to accommodate an Acaia Lunar shot scale. Flair's accessories included in the box show great attention to detail; with a silicone cover that can be used for both pre-heating the brew chamber and for tamping in the basket, as well as a handy dosing funnel and dosing cup that fit snugly together for packing away. Inside you'll also find a Quick Start Guide with useful tips about using your Pro 2, plus information on the 5-year manufacturer warranty.

What's in the box:

  • Flair Pro 2 Espresso Maker
  • Steel Brewing Chamber with Piston
  • Steel Brewing Basket with Dispersion Screen
  • Pressure Gauge with Silicone Cover
  • Single Spout Attachment
  • Drip Tray with Cover
  • Steel Tamper
  • Dosing Funnel
  • Dosing Cup
  • Silicone Preheat Cap
  • Base Attachment Screw with Hex Wrench
  • Padded Carry Case
  • Quick Start Guide

Features

  • Convenient and portable espresso maker
  • High quality stainless steel brewing chamber and basket
  • Pressure gauge attachment
  • Pulls true 9 bar espresso
  • Basket holds about 16-18 gram doses
  • Pull bottomless or with the included single spout attachment
  • Custom padded carry case for storage and travel
  • Includes steel tamper, dosing funnel, dosing cup, and preheat cap
  • Padded handle for extra comfort
  • Removable two-piece drip tray
  • 5 year manufacturer warranty

Specifications

Model: Flair Pro 2
Operation: Manual Lever
Boiler Type: No boiler - requires source for hot water
Coffee basket capacity: About 16-18 g
Coffee basket diameter: 45.5 mm
Height: 10.5 in | 20 in with lever raised
Width: 6.2 in
Depth: 12.5 in
Weight: 2.3 lb
4.33333 stars, based on 6 reviews

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9/11/2020 3:33:16 PM

5 / 5 stars

Great quality espresso!

Preheating steps are not my favorite thing, but the quality of the espresso is excellent and matches or surpasses much more expensive automatic machines.

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8/20/2020 11:17:15 PM

5 / 5 stars

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8/18/2020 3:36:26 PM

4 / 5 stars

it's surprisingly great

This is TLDR but hopefully it will save you a little time if you're a person like me who wastes hours of times looking at reviews if they decide to buy anything! Starting with the stuff i don't love or made me hesitant to buy; if i had counter space or more income I would *happily* buy a gaggia classic pro/used rancillio rocky and baratza sette 270 instead, Flair is just not as quick as having a machine set up. it's a little fiddly, and while I don't mind a little manual labor the lever is harder to press than I imagined at certain pressures (more on this below). Plus flair's instagram and facebook presence is cringey and annoying, and buying some online influencer content start-up-capital invention versus a tried and true set up seems likely for disappointment. However—$ for $ a manual grinder and this thing is $100s less, you can easily store it when you're done, and there are absolutely no electronic parts to go buggy on you; rubber gaskets and the like are cheap to replace, and that is a relief to me. As for set up/brew time, once you get a workflow down and figure out your settings, it's comparable in time to a stovetop moka pot with immensely better results. If you include pre-heating time for a nicer home machine or the fact that a trip to a café is a absolute minimum of 10-15 minutes and realistically more if they're busy, I think roughly 15 minutes set up to tear down and put away for your flair espresso is pretty reasonable. The Pro2 is hilariously expensive compared to the Signature with pressure gauge, but the Pro's rubber preheat lid and the larger metal portafilter are great (easier to clean, and can make a doppio/doppio ristretto) I feel justify the cost if you want the nicest workflow, and want that 18in 36 out. Few tips-- DEFINITELY USE BOILING 212F WATER and preheat the brew head at least twice, I was using pourover temp and it was hard to heat enough. If you wanna brew for a +1 I would get a 2nd porta filter, the brew chamber gets pretty hot but you don't need a second chamber for a faster second shot. It takes a long time to get a single portafilter ready to brew a second time but maybe a minute more to load and clean two of the portafilters. Longer brew times seem to be totally acceptable and even encouraged on this (around a minute), however I also have tasty results around 35 seconds as well— regardless of your time I would recommend finding a recipe that doesn't exceed 6-7 bars, it's still very tasty in that range and getting it up to 9 bars makes it way more effort to push. Lastly, although you can let up/change the pressure on the lever as you brew, do NOT take your arm off it, because then the brew chamber starts pushing apart and shooting water everywhere.

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Verified Reviewer

7/29/2020 4:54:37 AM

5 / 5 stars

Well worth it

I've own a Flair for almost 3 years now. I've used the classic, signature, pro 1, and pro 2. Flair has done a great job of making a quality product that will last a long time. Well worth the investment and I am glad a got a Manual machine because of nothing can really go wrong with it and it doesnt need to be cleaned or descaled.

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Verified Reviewer

2/25/2020 4:50:54 PM

2 / 5 stars

Poor quality assurance

Received a brand new pressure gage with a .5 bar reading on it, and the portafilter carriage is not machined level, portafilter is leaning on one side.

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4/7/2020 5:37:59 AM

5 / 5 stars

The best espresso machine for the money

I recently acquired the Flair Signature with pressure gauge, and I've found it to produce a quality of espresso that at least matches and in most cases exceeds the quality of espresso I get from local baristas here in Dallas. The shots are smooth with great mouth feel, and the design of the device is very forgiving; even a miscalculation in dosage or tamping can still produce a really drinkable shot. The Flair is extremely well-made, beautifully designed and easy to use, making my morning espresso experience a source of joy!

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