Francis Francis Y1.1 Touch Iperespresso Capsule Machine

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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.
  • Compact - This low-profile machine is perfect to tuck under low kitchen cabinets.
  • Easy to Clean - The tempered glass surface cleans up beautifully with a damp cloth.
  • Adjustable Height Drip Tray - You can fit up to a 5.5 inch cup below the brew head.
  • No Milk Steaming Functionality - You'll need to purchase a milk frother separately if you want to enjoy cappuccinos and lattes.
  • No Cup Warmer - While the glass surface is perfect for cup storage, we wish it also performed as a cup warmer.
  • Small Water Tank - At 23.6 ounces, you'll be filling up the water tank often.
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
Manufacturer Francis Francis
Width 9.45 inches
Depth 9.45 inches
Height 10.83 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 16.5000
Watts 1250W
Volts 120V
Volume (Decibles) No
Programmability No
Case Material Aluminum and Tempered Glass
Cup Clearance 3.5 - 5.5 inches
Reservoir Size 23.6 oz
Solenoid Valve Yes
Cup Warmer No
Portafilter Size No
Warm Up: Brew Time 3 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 Aluminum


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What is the difference between the Francis Francis Y1 and Y1:1?
Danielle M on Nov 27, 2013
Best Answer: The Y1.1 is a newer version of the Y1 and the major difference is that it has presets for a short or long pull - the Y1 does not have presets - you have to hold down the button until desired pull is obtained and then release the button.
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Great espresso machineReview by SNP
I am enjoying the Illy dark roast espresso. It has a lot of flavor and very little bitterness. I would [say] the Y1.1 is an improvement over the Nespresso machines in terms of taste and flavor.

I am very pleased with the purchase. (Posted on 1/14/2014)
Illy Francis Francis Y1Review by Bob
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 1/17/2013)

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Warranty Information for the Francis Francis Y1.1 Touch Iperespresso Capsule Machine

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

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.

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