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The X5 is the latest machine from Francis! Francis! It features the same innards as the X1 and X3, in a different body shape.
Theron Georges (quality: 8.2)
Bottom Line: The Francis!Francis! X5 is flexible and functional. A great buy!
Patrick S. (quality: 8.0)
Bottom Line: Solidly built, performs well when paired with quality fresh beans and appropriate grind. Slow on the steaming, but can produce with patience. Pick one up used and it's worth a try as an entry-level machine.
Diane Romano (quality: 7.5)
Bottom Line: Fun and interesting looking machine, produces a fine espresso, lovely cappuccinos, easy to use.
Robert Wheatley (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: A uniquely designed, well built machine with an attractive price tag that can make a great shot of espresso, once you take the time to learn how.
Jane Zeero (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Great Coffee if you use Great Coffee
Robert Petit (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Francis! X5 May be the best value available in a home machine if you are willing to accomodate some dripping from the lack of a 3 way solenoid valve. .
Shane Snyder (quality: 6.7)
Bottom Line: I have no doubt that I purchased the best machine for my demographic: coffee snob newbie.
Rudy Curatolo (quality: 6.6)
Bottom Line: Pick up one of the refurbs on Ebay, for ~300ish you definitely can't go wrong. Good potential with the right technique, fresh coffee, and GRINDER.
Kristin S. (quality: 6.5)
Bottom Line: The beauty of this X5 was about as deep as its red enamel. Not suitable for any level of espresso consumer.
AJ AJ (quality: 6.5)
Bottom Line: Good machine with it's quirks but overall quite pleasant to use and look at.
Ken Friberg (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: 2 for 2, both my machines failed, 2 thumbs down
Renee ....... (quality: 5.6)
Bottom Line: Francis Francis is espresso espresso.
Shane Laake (quality: 5.5)
Bottom Line: I've never drank more espresso, nor have I been happier with a machine
Dave K (quality: 5.5)
Bottom Line: it makes super tasty espresso
Gregory Ramirez (quality: 4.5)
Bottom Line: Excellent entree into the world of the home espresso machine!
Ken A (quality: 3.8)
Bottom Line: Beautiful and fun.
Robert Blinco (quality: 3.7)
Bottom Line: This machine not only looks slick but makes the most amazing professional standard espresso faster than you can say cappucino!
D D (quality: 3.5)
Bottom Line: pretty to some but looks can be deceiving
Jose Lopez (quality: 2.2)
Bottom Line: Good product, reccomended if you love coffee. Stylish.
Bottom Line: The X5 is a solid, stylish machine that is well built and pulls fantastic shots when coupled with a nice grinder and fresh roasted coffee.
Bottom Line: A best buy in this range. Pair with a good grinder and quality beans for a good experience.
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