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Francis Francis X1

The X1 became an icon in the world of coffee machines, and is no Read more

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Espresso with style

dfelfoldi, epinions.com
7 April 2008
  • Summary: If you have the disposable income, buy it and enjoy the work of art.
  • Pros: easy to use, makes a great espresso, steam wand a great plus
  • Cons: expensive,
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FrancisFrancis FabulousFabulous

spongiebob, epinions.com
30 January 2006
  • Excerpt: This machine is both gorgeous to look at and simple to use. It has three toggle switches: (left) pow
  • Pros: beautiful to look at; easy to use; fast heating times; perfect coffee.
  • Cons: expensive; tedious to clean (but no more so than others); no automatic shut-off.
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A machine for serious espresso fans

ymaike, epinions.com
23 June 2003
  • Summary: This is THE machine for serious coffee fans; if you are only going to use it to impress your dinner guests every few weeks, it's probably overkill.
  • Pros: Longevity of machine Retro Italian styling Steam pressure Fit and finish
  • Cons: Reservoir a chore to fill Electrical cord placement
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A good machine

jedwardsdelmar, epinions.com
13 March 2002
  • Summary: I would buy the machine again and recommend it to anyone who enjoys making espresso at home.
  • Pros: Comes with both ground and ESE pod portafilters for easy espresso making
  • Cons: Water reservoir is made of plastic and is a bit cumbersome to re-insert into machine.
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There are some pretty dim reviews on the X1

nigelhoward, Amazon
28 October 2014
  • Summary: There are some pretty dim reviews on the X1. In order to put them into perspective here goes! I've used an X1 for 5 years and it is still going strong. Makes great espresso as long as you follow the following (easy!) rules. 1. Use fine ground (espresso) coffee or grind it yourself to a fine grind. ( I use a £20 Turkish hand coffee ginder) 2. Use a measure so you put the correct quantity of coffee into the holder. 3.
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It is just over a year since I bought this and it is still GREAT!

Anna G, Amazon
14 May 2014
  • Summary: This is the best coffee machine I have ever had. Granted it is the only one I have had but it is so PERFECT. The coffees it makes are delicious. The only thing I would say about it is that it takes a while to get the hang of but there are plenty of youtube how to videos that help.
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The best espresso machine ever!

Glitzygirl75 , johnlewis.com
21 March 2014
  • Summary: I first bought this exact machine from John Lewis 10 years ago and just replaced it with the same again. I looked after the old girl, and I've worked out she's made around 20,000 espressos over that time, which I think is very good going!
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Perfect Italian espresso machine

Yassin Atassi, Amazon
22 December 2013
  • Summary: This is my forth espresso machine i have tried capsule and full automatic machine. But nothing like this. I would like suggest for all before start using manual machine watch and learn the technic of making espresso and frothing milk, there are many videos in the YouTube can halp. One more thing, having good coffee beans grinder will make big different.
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Great but needs knowledge

etorres , johnlewis.com
18 May 2013
  • Summary: The machine is great, it looks great and if you like the idea of playing 'barista', you'll enjoy it. If you want to press a button and have good coffee, go for the X7 or similar. This machine requires a bit of knowledge and patience. It doesn't mean you have to know beforehand, but you have to be aware that you'll take a while until you drink good coffee.
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Good coffee

Jari Kuokka, Amazon
11 January 2013
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