Don't be fooled by this little machine's retro charm. The Francis Francis X7.1 utilizes illy's patented iperespresso capsule technology to extract delicious espresso with an easy to use interface and virtually no mess. Unlike conventional one-stage systems, the X7.1 pre-infuses high quality illy produced capsules before every extraction for full-bodied espresso and long lasting crema. No one will guess this is a capsule machine with the solidly crafted portafilter-style capsule holder that retains heat and brews a toasty beverage.
Features & Functionality of the Francis Francis X7.1 Ipersepresso Capsule Machine
- 15 BAR Pump:The steel thermoblock extracts shots at 15 BAR for maximum flavor.
- Easy to Use:Control brewing and steaming using only 2 buttons on the central display.
- Power Save Mode:This machine automatically shuts off after 30 minutes.
- Patented iper Capsules:illy's patented technology delivers high the quality espresso you've come to expect from illy with no mess.
- Panarello Steam Wand:Create frothy milk in a snap with the easy to use panarello.
- Descaling Indicator:The X7.1 prompts you to descale with a flashing yellow indicator light on the display.
|Ease of Use||5|
|Ease of Care and Maintenance||5|
|Overall Value for the Money||4|
|How Does it Compare?||
This little X7.1 has a traditional espresso machine shape and steam wand functionality. The Y.1.1 has a modernist design and no steam wand.
|Tips and Tricks||
Run water through the brew head before extracting your first beverage to make sure you're shot is steamy.
|Model Number||Francis Francis X7.1|
|Cup Clearance||3.50 inches|
|Reservoir Size||34 ounces|
|Steam Wand Type||Panarello Only|
|Warm Up: Brew Time||3 minutes|
|Warm Up: Steam Time||5 minutes|
|Auto Shut Off||Yes|
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Warranty Information for the Francis Francis X7.1 Iperespresso Capsule Machine
|What it Covers:||
Francis Francis Espresso Machines
|Who Supports the Warranty:||Illy Caffe North America|
|Warranty Contact Information:||800-872-4559|
|Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty?||Yes. Read more about our out-of-warranty repair services.|
Caring for the Francis Francis X7.1 Iperespresso Capsule Machine
Empty and wash the water tank weekly.
Empty and and rinse the dump every few days.