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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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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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Ben Wickham (quality: 6.6) 06.12.2003 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: A fine machine that doesnt compromise on quality or style
Robert Perschmann (quality: 6.8) 12.22.2003 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: Can find no reason to rate less than a ten on all counts
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
Drew Giacobe (quality: 7.0) 02.18.2004 Rating: 6.0
Bottom Line: Pretty, but in the end, it's a piece of junk.
Name Blank (quality: 7.0) 03.10.2004 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: An eye-catching, effective espresso machine for people who want a quick, tasty shot of love.
Xerxes Lee (quality: 4.7) 03.18.2005 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: don't forget to empty driptray after EVERY shot.
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.)
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)
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.
Scott Smith (quality: 8.8) 02.08.2006 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Great machine for the espresso fan
Patrick Moss (quality: 8.0) 02.10.2006 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Love it!  Get one and you'll love it too.
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!
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.
Daniel Cohen (quality: 6.0) 05.22.2007 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: dont let look be your guide :-)
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!
X1 Owner (quality: 4.5) 11.28.2007 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Great with an entry-level burr grinder.
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.
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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