7.2, Based on 43 Reviews
pump, single boiler, pod, ground, artistic espresso machine, ese system
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Semi Automatic Dual Purpose Boiler
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The X1 is undeniably one of the more unique looking consumer espresso machines on the market today. Available in a wide range of colours, the machine has undergone some major improvements inside in recent years.
Bottom Line: The third-gen FF! X1 Professional is a feisty little machine both for its looks and operation. It's for ground coffee only, and it's a big step up from the both-pods-and-ground-coffee second-gen FF! machines.
Al E (quality: 5.4)
Bottom Line: Francis Francis brew me away with the X2 (get it? "Brew me away"?? Sorry.)
Antonio Appelli (quality: 4.5)
Bottom Line: this is an unbeatable machine for performance & looks
Ben Wickham (quality: 6.6)
Bottom Line: A fine machine that doesnt compromise on quality or style
Brenda XYZ (quality: 7.3)
Bottom Line: Form and function mesh beautifully.
Chris Aubry (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Don't even think about it! Imagine, one can get a Sylvia for less!
Cith Saum (quality: 4.0)
Bottom Line: Won't buy it again. Don't like the quality or the fact that FF tech support won't sell you parts (You have to send the whole machine to IL for repair)
Daniel Butterfield (quality: 4.0)
Bottom Line: Great machine. Wears out after 5 years (about 1500 Capucinnos w/ 3000 shots)
Daniel Cohen (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: dont let look be your guide :-)
Dennis Vogel (quality: 4.0)
Bottom Line: Great looking. Good shots. Nice foam. Makes me smile.
Douglas Peters (quality: 5.8)
Bottom Line: Slick, sleek, stylish...I love it.
Drew Giacobe (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Pretty, but in the end, it's a piece of junk.
Elliott Burrell (quality: 5.5)
Bottom Line: This machine was designed for use with pods!! The absolute best design!!
Eric Kraal (quality: 5.8)
Bottom Line: If you like good espresso... DON'T bye the francis francis.
Heather Snow (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Good machine until it stopped working. For about a year and a half I was happy with it. Two years later it's broken and I wish I'd bought quality over design.
J J (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Looks nice outside, cheap parts inside, machine-specific parts are not available. All beauty, with no brawn.
Jay (quality: 2.0)
Bottom Line: Don‘t waste your time unless you like looks more than function...
Jay Johnson (quality: 7.5)
Bottom Line: If you need parts, get ready to ship your machine. Using the steamer: for 12oz of milk to go from 40* to 160* takes over 3 min. FF customer service is juvenile at best.
Jennifer (quality: 3.0)
Bottom Line: It‘s sad but true, francis francis is all about looks
John Hudak (quality: 4.0)
Bottom Line: Beautifully designed espresso maker that should last years with proper care. Plus you can use pods for quick shots!
Jonas (quality: 1.0)
Bottom Line: you will not be dissapointed
Josh Alwitt (quality: 8.0)
Bottom Line: Great coffee and easy to use, but unreliable machine makes it not worth the trouble
Lars Wallin (quality: 6.8)
Bottom Line: All in all i am glad that i choose an X1 when i made my choice 3 years back. It has been a beautiful and taste full experience!
Lawrence Brunelle (quality: 3.0)
Bottom Line: Nice design good quality on the outside, but the inside mechanical components do not match same quality
Louise Cochran (quality: 6.5)
Bottom Line: Overall a beautiful and functional machine
Mark Shackelford (quality: 7.5)
Bottom Line: Attractive retro design offers exclusivity and conversation. Equal performance can be had for less $.
Bottom Line: I can highly recommend buying the Francis Francis X1
Name Blank (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: An eye-catching, effective espresso machine for people who want a quick, tasty shot of love.
Patrick Moss (quality: 8.0)
Bottom Line: Love it! Get one and you'll love it too.
Paul Cleary (quality: 3.0)
Bottom Line: A good looker but a poor performer.
Bottom Line: Twin the Francis with a Rancilio Rocky and you won't be disappointed - escape pod constraints!
Phil M (quality: 7.6)
Bottom Line: Design classic, Quality espresso.
Rex Bond (quality: 6.7)
Bottom Line: I LIKE IT!
Richard Bluestein (quality: 5.0)
Bottom Line: Get it it you‘re in love with the design.
Robert Bloom (quality: 4.3)
Bottom Line: £25 coffee in a £400 machine. Or, for U.S. readers, $50 coffee in an $800 machine.
Robert Perschmann (quality: 6.8)
Bottom Line: Can find no reason to rate less than a ten on all counts
Scott Smith (quality: 8.8)
Bottom Line: Great machine for the espresso fan
Steve Baker (quality: 2.0)
Bottom Line: Steer well clear of this baby its a nightmare!
Steve Caswell (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Great machine if you're into convenience and like the idea of switching between pods and traditional in an instance.
Steve Strawman (quality: 8.0)
Bottom Line: Probably more style than substance, but capable of making decent (not great) espresso; a high-maintenance trophy-wife.
Thomas Scheidegger (quality: 5.0)
Bottom Line: looks great but will only satisfy espresso-drinkers
X1 Owner (quality: 4.5)
Bottom Line: Great with an entry-level burr grinder.
Xerxes Lee (quality: 4.7)
Bottom Line: don't forget to empty driptray after EVERY shot.
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