Brew Guide

Brewing the perfect cup of espresso, to drink as a shot or as part of your favorite coffee drink, is a work of craftsmanship. We’ve compiled the best resources to help you get the most from your Flair. Our Brewing Guide features video tutorials, information on espresso beans and grinders, and FAQs.

Espresso 101

If you’re new to espresso, or just new to the Flair in general, we have a short introduction to the main characteristics of espresso and how to be successful with your Flair.


Not sure what the difference is between Espresso and coffee? Never heard of crema? Our Espresso 101 page will fill in all the details you need.

Before Brewing

Brewing espresso with the Flair Espresso Maker is just like cooking, you need the correct ingredients to be successful. In our Before Brewing section we’ll introduce you to the four major inputs that will impact the quality of your espresso and crema.


While this section is beneficial for espresso in general, it has been tailored specifically to the Flair.

Brewing with Flair

Classic & Signature Tutorial

PRO & PRO 2 Tutorial

Brewing espresso with the Flair is fun. We’ve also decided to make it as easy as possible by supplementing our Brewing Guide manual, shipped with every Flair, with video tutorials that show the exact process you’ll need to be successful. Follow the steps in our Before Brewing and Brewing section to be truly pleased with your espresso made right.

Advanced Brewing with Flair

If you feel you've moved beyond Espresso 101 and are looking for ways to improve your espresso game, check out our section on advanced brewing for detailed discussion and instructions on topics like brewing naked, using a pressure gauge to find your sweet spot, and pressure profiling to get to most out of every single pull.

This tips are great for everyone, pros and enthusiasts alike.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions, separately by whether you're using the Classic/Signature or the Signature PRO, so our espresso lovers can immediately get information that has been helpful to others. If you don’t find what you’re looking for you can also ask us.


We’re here to help!