This machine not only looks slick but makes the most amazing professional standard espresso faster than you can say cappucino!
Positive Product Points
Great quality espresso Super fast warm up Dead easy to use Cleaning is a breeze Looks great on the bench
Negative Product Points
Reservoir is a little small if you're making lots of coffee but it's perfect size for us
My partner and I love this machine for the superb rich espresso it produces every morning. We also have the legendary stove top "Atomic", which makes a better cup, but it's nowhere near as quick and easy to use as this machine. After turning it on, it's ready to use in about a minute - so fast. As long as you follow some of the basic rules of espresso making - buy good beans, freshly ground, don't let too much water through, tamp down the coffe nice and firm - you really can't go wrong. I wouldn't use pods with the Francis - or with any machine for that mattter - as the coffee is never as fresh. The water reservoir could be bigger, but, it's really not a problem unless you're really lazy.