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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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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.
Chris Aubry (quality: 7.0) 04.13.2000 Rating: 3.2
Bottom Line: Don't even think about it! Imagine, one can get a Sylvia for less!
Steve Baker (quality: 2.0) 02.04.2000 Rating: 4.0
Bottom Line: Steer well clear of this baby its a nightmare!
J J (quality: 7.0) 11.16.2009 Rating: 4.4
Bottom Line: Looks nice outside, cheap parts inside, machine-specific parts are not available.  All beauty, with no brawn.
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)
Jay Johnson (quality: 7.5) 07.27.2008 Rating: 4.6
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.
Josh Alwitt (quality: 8.0) 02.06.2012 Rating: 4.8
Bottom Line: Great coffee and easy to use, but unreliable machine makes it not worth the trouble
Paul Cleary (quality: 3.0) 10.24.2000 Rating: 5.2
Bottom Line: A good looker but a poor performer.
Jay (quality: 2.0) 03.09.2000 Rating: 5.2
Bottom Line: Dont waste your time unless you like looks more than function...
Steve Strawman (quality: 8.0) 02.04.2006 Rating: 5.4
Bottom Line: Probably more style than substance, but capable of making decent (not great) espresso; a high-maintenance trophy-wife.
Eric Kraal (quality: 5.8) 07.11.2002 Rating: 5.8
Bottom Line: If you like good espresso... DON'T bye the francis francis.
Drew Giacobe (quality: 7.0) 02.18.2004 Rating: 6.0
Bottom Line: Pretty, but in the end, it's a piece of junk.
Jennifer (quality: 3.0) 01.03.2001 Rating: 6.4
Bottom Line: Its sad but true, francis francis is all about looks
Heather Snow (quality: 6.0) 12.16.2006 Rating: 6.4
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.
Lars Wallin (quality: 6.8) 03.09.2002 Rating: 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) 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
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!
Mikael Hansen 09.24.2002 Rating: 7.4
Bottom Line: I can highly recommend buying the Francis Francis X1
Steve Caswell (quality: 7.0) 12.14.2007 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: Great machine if you're into convenience and like the idea of switching between pods and traditional in an instance.
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.
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