Buyer's Guide

Flair Espresso Maker Buying Guide - Which Model Is For You?

There are four different Flair models. To understand the differences, we must first start with the brew heads.

Flair PRO 2 Brew Head

The PRO 2 Brew Head comes standard on all PRO 2 Flairs.

It is larger in terms of water capacity, larger in terms of dose range, and more capable in terms of managing different brew ratios. The PRO 2 comes standard with our custom pressure gauge, and features a removable spout for naked or bottomless brewing. The portafilter basket is 46mm in diameter, is constructed of stainless steel, and the basket replicates the design of cafe-style portafilters.

Most Classic and Signature Flairs can be upgraded to the PRO 2 Brew Head. To upgrade, models must have a black adaptor ring on their portafilter base.

The Standard Brew Head comes with The NEO, Classic and Signature models and can accept the Flow-Control Portafilter, as on the NEO or the Bottomless 2-in-1 Portafilter, as on the Classic and Signature. (The Flow-Control 2 Portafilter is easy to recognize with its red color.)

This brew head is smaller, and has less stainless steel than the PRO 2 Brew Head, with a 60ml reservoir and a dose range of 12-18 grams. The yield from the Standard Brew Head is roughly 45ml, or less than a volumetric double shot. However, the Standard Brew Head still has the capability to produce cafe-quality shots, just like the PRO 2.

Parts of the Standard and PRO 2 Brew Heads are not interchangeable.

Flair models at a glance


Simple, Affordable Espresso
  • Standard Brew Head
  • Flow-Control 2 Portafilter
  • Mono-chromatic Styling
  • No Carrying Case
  • Use Any Grinder
  • Upgrade to Gauge and BPF


The Original Flair
  • Standard Brew Head
  • Bottomless 2-in-1 Portafilter
  • Classic Gloss Black & Red Styling
  • Must Upgrade to Pressure Gauge
  • Compatible with PRO 2 Brew Head


A Signature Brewing Upgrade
  • Standard Brew Head
  • Bottomless 2-in-1 Portafilter
  • Copper-plated Portafilter Base
  • Pressure Gauge Included
  • Matte Black or White
  • Compatible with PRO 2 Brew Head
  • Stainless Steel Tamper


The Manual Espresso Flagship
  • PRO 2 Brew Head
  • Enhanced Portafilter
  • Stainless Steel Bottomless Portafilter
  • Removable Stainless Steel Spout
  • Pressure Gauge Included
  • Silicone Handle Grip
  • Stainless Steel Drip Tray
  • Stainless Steel Tamper

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