Flair Buyers Guide
There are four different Flair models. To understand the differences, we must first start with the brew heads.
Standard Brew head
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 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.
PRO2 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.