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My (unqualified) thoughts about the Flair Espresso Maker

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Espresso is a special thing. It sometimes makes an otherwise bad day better, it can make business decisions clearer, and it helps give us those darn beautiful IG worthy latte art. I have been able to get decent coffee at home ever since lockdown started, I have been able to make espresso like drinks with an Aeropress, but proper espresso I thought I would only get when I venture out the house (and Cainta) again. Then Etica Lifestyle messaged me on Instagram and asked me if I wanted to try pulling shots of espresso at home with a Flair Epresso Maker. This isn’t a review, I am not qualified to do one, these are just my thoughts about it as a coffee consumer.

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Peep the bag of some Lakbay Brew beans I used to pull shots with the Flair Espresso Maker

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The Timemore C2, is it Fine for Espresso?

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There has always been something I wanted to try on my own ever since I got my Timemore Chestnut C2 grinder: grinding beans for espresso for an actual espresso maker. I have tried grinding beans for Aeropresso, going as fine as 10 clicks on the Timemore C2, but it’s different when you have to make proper espresso. Well, I was offered by Etica Lifetstyle to try out a Flair Signature for a week and now I can finally find out for myself if a Timemore C2 can actually  – well at least for a Flair Espresso Maker.

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I didn’t spill grinds to be artistic or anything, this was the first time I tried doing this. 10 clicks. It was a bad shot

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Special, specialty coffee

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You’ve probably heard before that smartphone cameras have gotten to a point that you can use it for professional purposes. Well, my friends, I can attest to this because I have actually used an iPhone 6’s (iPhone 6, not iPhone 6s just to be clear or unless you didn’t notice the apostrophe) camera to shoot a short film – an award winning short film in fact. (There will be something about coffee later).

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A couple samples of “super special” beans courtesy of Uggy Cafe with our favorite Cinnamon Rolls by Tenapay Pastries

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My (unqualified) thoughts about the Timemore Chestnut C2 grinder

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I think me posting that I was still satisfied with my Hario MM-2 small wooden grinder on April 24, 2020 and then ordering a Timemore Chestnut C2 grinder only weeks later – that sums up how quickly upgrades on home brewing gear has been during the Enhanced Community Quarantine for everyone. If you’ve been reading this blog, you already know I’m just a coffee consumer so take whatever my thoughts/opinions are about this grinder with a grain of salt, or coffee if you want to be cheeky about it.

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In case you were wondering, yes this does click when turning

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How to start your coffee journey? Figure out if you like coffee

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One day you’ll wake up, boil water for instant coffee, and then out of the blue say: “Hey! I want to begin my coffee journey!”. You then go to social media, join a coffee group, and ask: “Hey! I want to begin my coffee journey! Any suggestions?”. You’ll then get inundated by a plethora of suggestions that you probably won’t know what to start with. Here’s another one, whether you agree with it or not and decide to follow, that’s up to you. I just need to write content for this blog, so…

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Do you need a TDS meter for coffee at home? Not really, but they’re not too expensive anyway

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