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Francis Francis X8 iperEspresso Machine
5.7 out of 10

Francis Francis X8 iperEspresso Machine

Designed to work exclusively with illy iperEspresso capsules, th Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Francis Francis X8 iperEspresso Machine

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Overall 6
6.0

Too slow brewing a cup

erik h vettergren, Amazon
18 June 2014
  • Summary: It is very slow ,tedious to brew. I think it is a little under powered. My prior machine simply started to drizzle only
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Overall 4
4.0

Not recommended

T. Burke, Amazon
1 April 2014
  • Summary: I purchased this at a promotion discount from Illy. For espresso fans this is going to disappoint but it does produce an easy, satisfactory coffee (overpriced when you figure the cost per capsule).
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Overall 8
8.0

For what it is, and what it cost, it works just fine!

Stephen Cook, Amazon
9 July 2013
  • Summary: I bought the X8 machine on promotion directly from Illy in 2009. It's outlived the Breville XL 900. Of course at this price($175.00) it's not perfection but it's paid for itself many times over. Never had a bad shot out of the machine it's always good... sometimes great!
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Overall 2
2.0

Good as long as it doesn't break

sleuth, Amazon
18 June 2013
  • Summary: I had purchased the machine approx. 2 years earlier. As noted by prior reviews, and seems to be a re-occuring theme, worked well and made great espresso until the machine stopped functioning. The wand on the machine no longer functions.
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Overall 6
6.0

Lid defects make it hard to close after a while

Emanuele, Amazon
16 March 2013
  • Summary: I love the simplicity with which you can make a good shot of espresso with minimum cleanup effort (great in the morning when you are in a rush to get to work). However, for a while now I've been experiencing problems with the lid of the machine not being able to close correctly, giving me the "red...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great espresso and easy to use

wesg, Amazon
3 May 2012
  • Summary: I have had my X8 for over 2.5 years and I run a lot of shots through it daily. I do feel a bit lucky that it is still working after seeing that others have had issues with their machines.
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Overall 2
2.0

Good for Office, Gaggia Classic at Home

Kieth Moon, Amazon
9 December 2011
  • Summary: I've been tweaking my espresso method and taste over several years using my Gaggia Classic and grinder where I have full flexibility over the beans, grind, tamping, and brew volume.
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Overall 10
10

Makes good espresso

B. S. Novida "Bruin TechGeek", Amazon
7 June 2011
  • Summary: The FrancisFrancis X8 makes really good espressos with thick long lasting crema. I've tried all 4 varieties of the capsule and the lungo is my favorite. It's not as good looking as the FrancisFrancis X7, but it gives you manual control over the amount of espresso to extract much easier than the X7.
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Overall 10
10

This machine makes me happy!

J. Bustillo "Julie B.", Amazon
12 May 2011
  • Summary: I purchased the machine direct from Illy for $175 last month by signing up for the home delivery service. I love this machine. It's a simple, neat way to enjoy a top-notch cappucino. I haven't had any major problems. My only regret is that I didn't get one a lot sooner.
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Overall 10
10

Love this machine

Les Porter, Amazon
20 April 2011
  • Summary: I bought this machine for my office but had it shipped to my home. I made the mistake of setting it up just to try it before I took it into my office. My wife tried it and after that, I had to buy a second machine for my office as she kept the first for our home.
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