I found a great deal for a Flair 58+ from Next Speciality Coffee after finding them on Flair's list of trusted and vetted distributors. I had queries regarding posting to Ireland which they quickly resolved and my Flair was delivered to me just over a week later in perfect condition. I would highly recommend them and will definitely use them going forward if I need accessories in the future.
Flair 58 Plus is a great deal when trying to upgrade from Flair Neo and similar espresso machines. With the standard portafilter head, longer lever, heating unit, and pressure gauge, it has way more than you need from a home espresso machine. My mornings are so much easier now.
I got her for about a week now and i am really impressed by the easy handling, the temp.-control and the difference in taste that is produced with every shoot. So many options for pressure-profiling for every kind of bean; so far the best achievement compared to my dual-boiler.
The built-quality is really nice and precise, i hope the electrical part will hold-up for many years since i dont think i will need to change to a different machine anymore since it is like meditation to pull a shot with this handlever-machine.
I can fully recommend the flair 58+ and THANKS TO MYNEXTCOFFEE for the round-up service and great deal!
I've been using an old, traditional lever machine for years and bought the Flair 58+ to improve the consistency and quality of my shots. Using the Flair is a genuine pleasure and has exceeded my expectations.
Next Specialty Coffee has been very responsive and helpful with the purchase and post-sales support.
If you are thinking of buying a Flair 58, then I would say go for it. If you are in Europe, Next is a great company to buy it from.
3-in-1 58mm Portafilter
Flair 58 Portafilter Funnel
The espresso is as expected - rich, creamy, flavour full.
We love this coffee! :)
It's my first manual machine, and I fell in love with it after the first use. The lever is not as hard to pull down as it seems (provided you don't grind too fine). By controlling the pressure, it's easy to get delicious coffee even if you're not 100% dialed in. Clean up is easy as well. The included heating element heats up to the target temp quite fast, but I like to leave it on stand by for a while after it beeps, in order to heat up the portafilter a bit. It only has 3 settings — low, medium and high — but it hasn't been a problem so far (especially if you have a kettle with temp control). The machine also pairs up really well with acaia lunar and the SE profiler app, although not necessary for having amazing espresso. Delivery time was quite fast: around 2 days after it was sent.
Flair 58 espresso machine
I've got my Flair 58 only for a week or so and, although, I'm still learning and experimenting a lot, I have to admit I'm really happy with the shots I was able to do so far. I love Flair simplicity and I can see its great potential. It's my first espresso maker in my coffee adventures and I've got a feeling there are many to come. So excited!
The best coffee I ever made.
Verry good coffee, everything went well with order... I'm happy.
Wonderful service by next specialty coffee and awesome coffee machine! Now I can enjoy coffee from home