New: the Flair flow-control portafilter v2

New, the Flair flow-control 2 portafilter

Since the introduction of the NEO last year, a lot of people have discovered the wonderful world of manual espresso.

Thanks to the flow control portafilter, a “pressurized portafilter”, the first steps of making a real espresso become that much easier to do. Less than perfectly ground coffee can still give very good results.

The NEO is the ideal first step into the Flair-ecosystem, and expansion is easy, for instance by adding a Pressure gauge kit, bottomless portafilter, steel tamper or 1Zpresso JX-pro hand grinder.

And now there is an evolution from the original portafilter to the Flow-control 2 portafilter!

Version 2 of this pressurized portafilter has a spout you can remove to easily clean it.

But there is more! Are you ready to take the next step, and are you considering a bottomless portafilter, but you’re not sure if your grinder is suitable?

Then you can remove the spout of the flow control v2, grind finer, and see if the result is to your liking. Without the spout this portafilter doesn’t give extra counter pressure. It is still completely the same as a ‘real’ bottomless portafilter, but ideal to test if your grinder performs sufficiently.

What is a good grinder to use with a bottomless portafilter? Two things are important;

– can it grind fine enough?

– are the steps in between 2 settings small enough?

The first makes sense. If your grinds aren’t fine enough, there isn’t enough resistance after tamping and water can flow through the puck without building up enough pressure.

But the second aspect is more difficult to judge: what is the resolution of my grinder? What if at position X there is so much resistance that my espresso machine “choked”? And at position X + 1 the water runs through far too fast.

That’s why many brands that sell grinders with a very fine resolution, advertise a product as an “espresso grinder”. These often work with very small steps, for example 12.5 microns with the 1Zpresso JE-plus and JX-pro.

Flair Shot Mirror
20,00  incl. VAT (enter your address for your local VAT)
Shot mirror for all Flair models.
Flair Pressure Gauge Guard
7,00  incl. VAT (enter your address for your local VAT)
Protective cover for the Flair Pressure Gauge.
Flair Stainless Steel Dispersion Screen
16,00  incl. VAT (enter your address for your local VAT)
Replacement screen for the Flair NEO, Classic and Signature.
Flair Piston Stem for Pressure Gauge Kit
26,00  incl. VAT (enter your address for your local VAT)
Replacement stem for use with the standard pressure gauge.
Flair Plunger for Pressure Gauge Kit
33,00  incl. VAT (enter your address for your local VAT)
Replacement plunger to be used with the standard pressure gauge...
Flair Piston Standard
13,00  incl. VAT (enter your address for your local VAT)
Replacement piston for the Flair NEO en Classic.
Flair Dosing Cup and Tamper Standard
7,00  incl. VAT (enter your address for your local VAT)
This is the dosing cup that comes with the Flair...
Flair Filling Funnel Standard
7,00  incl. VAT (enter your address for your local VAT)
The 'Filling Funnel', made of polycarbonate, helps you fill the...
Flair Carrying Case
39,00  incl. VAT (enter your address for your local VAT)
Custom carrying case designed specifically for carrying your Flair Espresso...

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