Use 18-20 grams of coffee (espresso grind) and water heated to boiling (212 degrees Fahrenheit).

If using the Kruve Coffee Sifter, we recommend using the 200 micron and 600 micron sieves (the larger being on the top tier). Sift the grounds for 25 seconds. Use only the top two tiers of the sifter and discard the bottom. Remember, this will cause you to lose some weight in your grounds, so be sure to start out grinding a few grams extra. Your final weight you still want to be 18-20 grams.

  1. Prepare the Flair: Turn on Preheat System and set desired temperature. Insert portafilter for preheat by aligning it with the brew base and rotating the portafilter handle counterclockwise until it is firmly in place.
  2. Prepare the Portafilter: Boil water and grind 18-20 grams of freshly roasted beans with a burr grinder. Remove portafilter from brew base, add grounds and tamp. Add puck screen flat on top of tamped grounds and re-insert portafilter.
  3. Prepare the Brew Head: Start with the Flair 58 lever lowered and plunger valve at bottom of cylinder and pour enough water into the cylinder to cover the valve plunger. Prime the valve plunger by slightly moving the lever up and down to make sure water enters the valve. Fill brew cylinder with water raise lever slowly and water will pass through the valve into the brewing chamber.
  4. Brew your Espresso: Slowly lower lever to build pressure in the system and commence brewing. Aim for a duration of 30 – 35 seconds at 6-10 BARS. When desired shot weight/volume is reached, or lever is fully lowered, raise the lever back to starting position.
  5. Purge your System: Place an empty cup on drip tray to catch any remaining brew water. Expel remaining brew water by lowering lever all the way down to allow the remaining liquid to drain. To remove the portafilter for cleaning, simply rotate the portafilter clockwise to release.

Please Note: While the Flair 58 Lever Espresso Maker is a product that can make a nice shot of espresso, we DO NOT recommend purchasing it due to a couple of manufacturing issues. The manufacturer is aware of these issues and may come out with an updated version of the Flair 58 in the future.