What temperature should I be brewing at?

Water temperature is extremely important in brewing a well-balanced espresso. As a general rule, 200-204 degrees F, or 93-96 degrees C, is a good starting point for brewing. The darker the roast, the cooler the water can be, down to roughly 195 degrees F.

It is important to note that preheating the Flair brew head is critical to maintaining temperature stability throughout the extraction. Otherwise, the stainless steel will instantly reduce the temperature of your brew water once added.