Francis Francis X7.1 IperEspresso Capsule Machine


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  • – 15 BAR Pump
  • – Panarello Steam Wand
  • – Descaling Indicator
  • – Patented Iper Capsules

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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 and Functionality

  • 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.
  • Patented iper Capsules:illy's patented technology delivers high the quality espresso you've come to expect from illy with no mess.
  • Power Save Mode:This machine automatically shuts off after 30 minutes.
  • 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.
  • It's No Square - Retro styling sets this machine apart from other capsule machines on the market.
  • Heavy Duty Capsule Holder - The all metal design of the portafilter-esque holder retains heat and guarantees a steamy beverage.
  • Noisy - The X7.1 is pretty loud for a small capsule machine.
  • Tight Water Tank - It takes some some clever jiggling to slide out the water tank, but putting it back in is a breeze.
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
Manufacturer Francis Francis
Width 10.20 inches
Depth 11.40 inches
Height 12.60 inches
Watts 1200W
Volts 120V
Volume (Decibles) No
Programmability No
Case Material Plastic
Cup Clearance 3.50 inches
Reservoir Size 34 ounces
Solenoid Valve Yes
Cup Warmer Yes
Portafilter Size No
Warm Up: Brew Time 3 minutes
Warm Up: Steam Time 5 minutes
Boiler Design Thermoblock
NSF Certified No
Pod Friendly No
Water Sources Tank
Auto Shut Off Yes
Auto On No
Pre-Infusion/Aroma Yes
Material Plastic


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Is this machine made in China?
Sammie on Feb 24, 2017
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what is the pressure of the steam wand? can I do latte art with this? Can i replace the wand?
A shopper on May 2, 2015
Best Answer: This machine uses a 15 bar pump, which does translate into the steam wand having decent pressure. However, because it's a panarello, you won't have incredible control but you should be able to get good enough foam for latte art. You cannot replace the wand.
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on May 26, 2015
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I am torn between ordering this machine or the y 1.1. I'm wondering if the higher bar pressure of the y1.1 is the way to go?
A shopper on Dec 29, 2014
Best Answer: The bar pressure has been determined and set by Illy to be appropriate for each machine and what produces the best flavor using their capsules. Really, it's just a different configuration, but a fairly small difference in pressure like this (even if it was in the same machine) would not make much of a difference in the end result.
Reply · Report · Stephanie AStaff on Dec 31, 2014
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can you make a coffee only from capsules or can you brew coffee with coffee grounds as well?
yurga r on Oct 17, 2014
Best Answer: Unfortunately the Francis Francis X7.1 is an Iper Capsule machine only, and cannot use ground coffee.
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Oct 17, 2014
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My machine works perfect when I use the decafinated capsules but when I tried the medium roast iperespresso capsule the water for some reason didn't go through the capsule. It looks like the top part where the machine punches a hole in the capsule is a different size. If this is the case how can I fix this?
Petre T on Apr 12, 2016
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Great, but need a regular ground espresso coffee Portafilter!Review by Gebby
Very good machine, works well, but need a little more control of temperature and number of ounces being dispensed when making espresso for strength based on coffee intensity! (Posted on 9/29/2015)

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Warranty Information

What it Covers: Francis Francis Espresso Machines

Length: 1 Year

Who Supports the Warranty: Illy Caffe North America

Warranty Contact Information: 800-872-4559

Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? No

Care and Maintenance

Empty and wash the water tank weekly.

Empty and and rinse the dump every few days.

User Manual

Francis Francis x7.1 IperEspresso Machine User Manual

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