Espresso & Coffee While Camping
Flair Espresso Blog
by Jeff Walcott
1y ago
The Perfect Camping Coffee Maker for Espresso Outdoors There’s something truly magical about enjoying a perfect cup of coffee in the great outdoors. As the morning sun casts its warm glow on breathtaking landscapes, you can savor every sip of your camp coffee while immersing yourself in the peacefulness of nature. And, as the line at Starbucks suggests, more and more the perfect cup of coffee is made with a deliciously brewed shot of espresso. But, espresso is a difficult beverage to brew right? It includes lots of expensive equipment that’s impossible to bring while camping right? Not so f ..read more
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Espresso At Home for Under $100 Dollars
Flair Espresso Blog
by Jeff Walcott
1y ago
Introducing the Flair NEO Flex This is the NEO Flex, by Flair Espresso, and it’s a first of its kind manual espresso machine that is not only affordable, at less than $100, but also can brew real, café-quality espresso at home. But, before we dive more into the NEO Flex, let’s first make sure we’re all on the same page about what espresso actually is. Let's Talk About Espresso In the realm of coffee, few beverages can match the exquisite intensity and refined complexity of espresso. From its origins in Italy to becoming a global phenomenon, espresso has captured the hearts and palates o ..read more
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Espresso University: Guide to Coffee Grinders for Espresso
Flair Espresso Blog
by Jeff Walcott
2y ago
What grinder should I get for my espresso setup? How does the relationship work between the grinder and its burr set? Should I get a flat burr grinder or conical? In such a fast-growing industry with continuous innovation in technology and so many emerging options, it can be overwhelming to select the right coffee grinder. With this article, we want to help you think through these questions, so that you can make a thoughtful and informed decision that will take your espresso brewing to the next level. Let’s start by reviewing and discussing a few of the different options on the market for ..read more
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Roasting Coffee at Home: A Beginner’s Guide
Flair Espresso Blog
by Jeff Walcott
2y ago
Have you been curious about what it takes to be your own coffee roaster, and how to start roasting coffee at home? We’re going answer those questions and much more in this article! Let’s start by addressing the most basic question: Why roast your own coffee at home? There is certainly no shortage of delicious commercially roasted coffee available on the market. Well, you could be living in an area of the world where fresh roasted, specialty coffee is difficult to come by. Maybe you’re looking for a deeper connection to the coffee you brew. Or maybe you simply find the three times savings of ..read more
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Espresso University – Demystifying Dark Roasts
Flair Espresso Blog
by Jeff Walcott
2y ago
For this installment of Espresso University, Flair Espresso has teamed up with Raghunath from Ārāmse, an incredible coffee company from India, to take a trip “to the dark side” of coffee roasts. In this video and blog you’ll learn all about dark roasts, which still make up the majority of coffee that is consumed around the world. Watch below, or keep reading and as always, love what you brew. Introduction to Dark Roasts As Raghunath says, when it comes to specialty coffee, the emphasis always seems to be on medium and light roasts, with a focus on acidity and floral notes. But the truth i ..read more
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Espresso University – The Basics of Espresso
Flair Espresso Blog
by Jeff Walcott
2y ago
This installment of Espresso University features Martina Vigo, barista and co-founder of Flat & White coffee in Argentina, who has stopped by to drop some knowledge on the basics of espresso. And, as you all will come to see, there’s no better tool to learn espresso brewing than a Flair Espresso Maker. The Flair is perfect for those just getting started because the manual lever system allows users to truly understand the process, from bean to cup. But, before we get too deep, let’s start with the basics as Martina explains them and embark on a trip to “espresso land.” What is Espresso S ..read more
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Espresso University – Pressure Profiles for Espresso
Flair Espresso Blog
by Jeff Walcott
2y ago
In this installment of Espresso University by Flair Espresso, Lance Hedrick, the new darling of the espresso world, discusses pressure profiling (ahem flow profiling) on the Flair PRO 2. This episode is indeed a knowledge bomb – and the information that Lance provides will help any barista, from the beginner to the expert. Watch on and read below to learn more. As mentioned, Lance uses the Flair PRO 2 in this video to help demonstrate the concepts behind pressure in your espresso extractions. Because the Flair PRO 2 is completely manual, every aspect of the brewing process is under the cont ..read more
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Brewing Espresso Without Water on the Flair 58
Flair Espresso Blog
by Jeff Walcott
2y ago
Flair Espresso has teamed up with The Barista League in the latest installment of the Battle of the Beans, which has just released on Youtube. Initially created as a response to strict travel restrictions in March of 2020, the Battle of the Beans has developed into a 12-episode series of never-before-seen barista challenges that play out through episodes on YouTube. And the Flair 58 has been featured in the most recent episode, a challenge for baristas to brew espresso drinks without using water. Kimia's Indian Tonic Espresso INGREDIENTS 19 grams of coffee 55 grams Schweppe’s Indi ..read more
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Making Espresso At Home Without A Fancy Machine
Flair Espresso Blog
by Jeff Walcott
2y ago
Xris is a caffeinated content creator based in Boston documenting his journey into the world of specialty coffee through YouTube videos and Instagram Making espresso at home can look intimidating. If you’ve put in the research, you might be overwhelmed between all the different options. From sub-$500 single boilers to heat exchangers and dual boilers worth thousands of dollars, the options are plenty and pricey. Guess what? You don’t need any of that to make and enjoy delicious espresso right from your home. In fact, here’s everything you really need to pull some great tasting shots i ..read more
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Espresso University – Dial-in Light Roasted Coffee
Flair Espresso Blog
by Jeff Walcott
2y ago
In the freshest installment of Espresso University, Lance Hedrick, the Brewer’s Cup Champion extraordinaire, tackles the sometimes fickle process of dialing-in light roasted coffee on a Flair PRO 2. So first things first. What is the Flair PRO 2 and why is it a great tool for dialing espresso at home? In reality, it comes down to three factors: construction, control and price. First and foremost, the Flair PRO 2 is an all-manual lever espresso press that is capable of cafe-quality espresso extractions. The construction of the Flair is robust, featuring aluminum and stainless steel, especial ..read more
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