The Francis Francis Y1.1 Iperespresso Capsule Machine is like a Rubik's Cube of delicious espresso. The straight lines and sleek aluminum and tempered glass casing house illy's patented iper capsule technology which uses the 100% Arabica coffee you've grown to love. The brew process incorporates pre-infusion and 19 BAR pressure extraction from each capsule for full-bodied espressos or lungos. The Y1.1 is extremely easy to use - simply insert your favorite illy iperespresso capsule into the machine, touch the espresso or lungo icon, and in seconds you'll be enjoying a tasty shot.
Features & Functionality of the Francis Francis Y1.1 Touch Iperespresso Capsule Machine
- 19 BAR Pump:The steel thermoblock extracts shots at 19 BAR for maximum flavor.
- Touch Interface:Select from one of two programmable cup settings on the glass surface.
- Easy to Use:Insert the capsule and simply touch 1 of 2 voumetric icons to brew your espresso.
- Power Save Mode:This machine automatically shuts off after 60 minutes.
- Patented Iperespresso Capsules:illy's patented technology delivers high the quality espresso you've come to expect from illy with no mess.
- Cup Stand:The tempered glass surface is a perfect place to store cups.
|Ease of Use||5|
|Ease of Care and Maintenance||5|
|Overall Value for the Money||4|
|How Does it Compare?||
The Y.1.1 has a modernist design and no steam wand. The X7.1 has a traditional espresso machine shape and steam wand functionality.
|Tips and Tricks||
Run water through the brew head before extracting your first beverage (and to warm your cup!) to make sure your shot is steamy. This process gets pressurized water splattering everywhere but is still recommended, just keep a soft cloth nearby.
|Model Number||Francis Francis Y1.1|
|Case Material||Aluminum and Tempered Glass|
|Cup Clearance||3.5 - 5.5 inches|
|Reservoir Size||23.6 oz|
|Steam Wand Type||None|
|Warm Up: Brew Time||3 minutes|
|Auto Shut Off||Yes|
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Warranty Information for the Francis Francis Y1.1 Touch 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?||No|
Caring for the Francis Francis Y1.1 Touch Iperespresso Machine
Empty and wash the water tank weekly.
Empty and and rinse the dump every few days.
User Manuals for your Francis Francis Y1.1 Iperespresso Machine
Illy Francis Francis Y1Review by Bob
Price Value Quality
My wife and I love the y1. This is our first venture into the world of Espresso. We paired this machine with a Capresso FrothPro and the resulting Lattes and Cappuccinos are great. I think these are two of the best purchases I have ever made.
We are really big fans of Illy coffee. This model does not have the automatic shutoff or the programmable volume, but it is very easy to turn the switch on and off for each shot. Illy USA recommends turning the machine off when not in use, rather than leaving it on all day, like I was doing.
(Posted on 1/17/13)