Francis Francis Coffee Maker - Best Espresso Maker Review

Francis Francis Coffee Makers are designed with the express intention of creating the perfect espresso for the home brewer.

They are designed by Italian architect Luca Trazzi. The elegant Italian style fused with state of the art technology means that Illy has produced a visually stunning coffee maker that is as capable of creating the perfect espresso as it is divine to look at.

Francis Francis machines go best with Illy Coffee

Francis Francis Espresso Machines are a feast for the senses, they are truly a coffee experience. Indeed, the entire coffee experience is something that's at the very core of Illy coffee.

Francis Francis Coffee Machines are pump driven, which ensures the optimal pressure for espresso making, whilst the brass boilers make sure of excellent thermal stability allied to a sharp temperature curve.

The Francis Francis X1

Francis Francis! 201030 X1 Trio Espresso machine

Just Espresso - nothing else!

The Francis Francis X1 Trio Espresso machine is for the Espresso purist: it brews the finest Espresso Lungo, Espresso and Ristretto with the simplicity of merely turning a handle.

It consistently brews excellent coffee, regardless of your experience and ability. The Trio X1 is a nice and good looking coffee maker, and what I especially like is the wide range fun colors red, blue and orange, that fit perfectly into modern and colorful homes and kitchens.

Your visitors will constantly comment on how great your Francis Francis looks and -even more important- how great your espresso tastes. This is taken care of by the 18 bar pressure pump, which guarantees your espresso will taste just like an original Italian one !

With the 40 oz. removable water reservoir you can make plenty of delicious cups of coffee, before having to go and refill water (for the lazy ones like me or when the next water supply in the office is far away), and the removable drip tray and stainless steel grill make it a snap to clean your new Francis Francis X1 Trio.

A disadvantage in my opinion is, that the X1 uses pods only. Pods are great for comfort, but freshly grind beans just smell better !

Francis Francis X7

FrancisFrancis! X7 iperEspresso Machines

You want simple? Here it is!

Insert an Illy coffee capsule, press the button and your Francis Francis X7 iperEspresso machine takes care of the rest --no need to learn how to measure, grind, or tamp.

Capsules are super simple to use, clean, and you can chose between various tastes such as dark roast, medium roast, and decaf capsules.

Combining state-of-the-art technology with great looks, the Francis Francis X7 is an alround-talent: this espresso machine produces cafe-quality espresso, cappuccino, latte macchiato and other coffee drinks from the comfort of your home.

And you will definitely love the the user-friendly control panel with over sized back lit buttons and audible signals; a one-touch brewing cycle with an auto-stop function; and a steam wand for making cappuccino or for heating water to make tea, an Americano, or hot cocoa.

Both of the above Francis Francis machines are easy to use, allowing anyone to prepare a perfect espresso to barista standard. Because there is zero contact between the coffee inside the capsule and the machine, the purity of each cup is assured while cleaning your coffee maker is kept to a minimum.

Illy’s Hyper Espresso System

Illy has developed a unique two-phase extraction system. In the first phase, hyper-brewing, hot water under presure creates optimal uniform conditions that enhance the extraction of coffee flavor and aroma and increase its richness and complexity.

In the second phase, emulsification, coffee is forced through a special valve at the bottom of the capsule, mixing with air to produce a round, velvety, long-lasting crema.

Francis Francis Coffee machines are often described as retro-futuristic and they certainly are. But you will find that a Francis Francis Coffee maker is much more than a design statement; they are the pinnacle of home coffee brewing.

You can read more about the Francis Francis X8 iperEspresso, X3 and X6 coffee makers here.

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