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Product Details
Overall Rating 7.2, Based on 43 Reviews
Avg Price $799.00
Manufacturer Francis! Francis!
Machine Type pump, single boiler, pod, ground, artistic espresso machine, ese system
Colors All the Rainbow
Class Semi Automatic Dual Purpose Boiler
Pro Review No
First Look Yes
QuickShot No

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Consumer Espresso: Francis Francis X1
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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.

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Mikael Hansen 09.24.2002 Rating: 7.4
Bottom Line: I can highly recommend buying the Francis Francis X1
Peter Harraway 08.09.2006 Rating: 7.2
Bottom Line: Twin the Francis with a Rancilio Rocky and you won't be disappointed - escape pod constraints!
A Hart 01.29.2008 Rating: 7.6
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.
Jonas (quality: 1.0) 05.01.2001 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: you will not be dissapointed
Steve Baker (quality: 2.0) 02.04.2000 Rating: 4.0
Bottom Line: Steer well clear of this baby its a nightmare!
Jay (quality: 2.0) 03.09.2000 Rating: 5.2
Bottom Line: Don‘t waste your time unless you like looks more than function...
Lawrence Brunelle (quality: 3.0) 12.25.2003 Rating: 7.0
Bottom Line: Nice design good quality on the outside, but the inside mechanical components do not match same quality
Paul Cleary (quality: 3.0) 10.24.2000 Rating: 5.2
Bottom Line: A good looker but a poor performer.
Jennifer (quality: 3.0) 01.03.2001 Rating: 6.4
Bottom Line: It‘s sad but true, francis francis is all about looks
Daniel Butterfield (quality: 4.0) 05.15.2003 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: Great machine.  Wears out after 5 years (about 1500  Capucinnos w/ 3000 shots)
Dennis Vogel (quality: 4.0) 10.15.2005 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Great looking. Good shots. Nice foam. Makes me smile.
Cith Saum (quality: 4.0) 01.19.2006 Rating: 4.6
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)
John Hudak (quality: 4.0) 05.29.2007 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Beautifully designed espresso maker that should last years with proper care.  Plus you can use pods for quick shots!
Robert Bloom (quality: 4.3) 12.14.2007 Rating: 1.0
Bottom Line: £25 coffee in a £400 machine.  Or, for U.S. readers, $50 coffee in an $800 machine.
Antonio Appelli (quality: 4.5) 08.18.2001 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: this is an unbeatable machine for performance & looks
X1 Owner (quality: 4.5) 11.28.2007 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Great with an entry-level burr grinder.
Xerxes Lee (quality: 4.7) 03.18.2005 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: don't forget to empty driptray after EVERY shot.
Richard Bluestein (quality: 5.0) 10.01.2000 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Get it it you‘re in love with the design.
Thomas Scheidegger (quality: 5.0) 09.19.2000 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: looks great but will only satisfy espresso-drinkers
Al E (quality: 5.4) 06.08.2005 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Francis Francis brew me away with the X2 (get it?  "Brew me away"??  Sorry.)
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