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Posted Wed Oct 9, 2002, 1:00am
Subject: Francis! Francis! X3 First Look
 

Francis! Francis! X3 First Look

CoffeeGeek takes an initial evaluation of the Francis! Francis! X3 espresso machine. How does it stack up?
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Posted Thu Oct 10, 2002, 6:16am
Subject: Nice First Look..
 

Using some of the words quoted by one of MY favorite actors in "Analyze This", " You're Good...."

George W.
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Posted Thu Oct 17, 2002, 12:07pm
Subject: Fancis!X3 vs Rancilio Silva
 

Mark,

Which one is king of the hill?
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Posted Thu Oct 17, 2002, 7:32pm
Subject: X5
 

mark- will you be doing review on the X5?
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Posted Thu Oct 31, 2002, 2:43am
Subject: Answers
 

First, the X3 still can't really touch the Silvia, depending on the type of espresso-head you are. If you want convenience, then you shouldn't be buying a Silvia. The X3 is a possible machine for convenience seekers who want something that is beautiful.

Glenn, I don't think I'll be doing an X5 till at least next year,
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Posted Wed Jan 8, 2003, 1:20pm
Subject: Crema on the Francis Francis X-3
 

I read somewhere that if the coffee beans are not ground well the crema will be affected.  Is this true?  You state in the review that the X-3 yields espresso with good crema.
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Posted Wed Jan 8, 2003, 2:55pm
Subject: Crema on the X-3
 

Are you saying that when using the Solis Maestro the crema was pitiful - or that using the pods you had did not produce great crema?  I need a good grinder and will get the Solis Maestro if it will do the trick.  Please advise ASAP.  Thanx
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Posted Wed Nov 23, 2011, 10:56am
Subject: Re: Francis! Francis! X3 First Look
 

jost wondering, when did they start putting the X3 internals into the X1? what year?
also, what would be the better choice, the X1 or Ascaso Dream? can't seem to find any X3's in my country.

I am looking for convenience, so I already ruled out a Silvia
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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012, 3:02am
Subject: Re: Francis! Francis! X3 First Look
 

thanks for the update...
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