Francis Francis for Illy X7.1 Coffee Machine, Red
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- Modern and appealing design
- No contact between the machine and coffee inside the capsule for a clean system
- 28cm W x 33.5cm D x 32cm H
- Works exclusivley with the illy iperEspresso capsules
- Includes 1 x 14 capsule can of classic illy coffee
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Francis Francis for Illy X7.1 Coffee Machine, Red
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|Dimensions||32 cm x 29 cm x 25.9 cm||30 cm x 25 cm x 26 cm||32 cm x 29 cm x 25.9 cm||32 cm x 29 cm x 25.9 cm|
|Item Weight||6 kg||9.1 kg||7 kg||6 kg|
|Material||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Plastic||Stainless Steel|
|Wattage||1200 Watts||1100 Watts||240 Watts||1050 Watts|
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The X7.1 is the evolution of the original X7 machine: Its mordern and appealing design by Luca Trazzi's creativity - mingles with even more advanced technology which make the preperations of an espresso and cappuccino easier and faster. Just insert an illy iperEspresso capsule and within one simple touch of a button the perfect illy espresso is brewed. The steam arm creates professional creamy, thick and velvety milk, making you look like an expert barista in your own home.
From the Manufacturer
IperEspresso: be your own barista
IperEspresso illy's exclusive and innovative capsule system that brings authentic espresso preparation into the home. One touch of a button sets in motion a 30 second process that yields pure pleasure into a cup. A level of quality similar to that demanded by the most experienced baristas at the finest cafes.
- Available in 10 varieties
illy Francis Francis X7.1 Coffee Machine
The optimal espresso at home
The X7.1 is the evolution of the original X7 machine: its modern and strong visual design - by architect Luca Trazzi - combines with advanced technology to make preparation of espresso, cappuccino and latte easier and faster.
Just insert an iperEspresso capsule. With one touch, the optimal illy espresso brews into the cup without any contact between the coffee and the machine. This one touch technology brews the ideal espresso with consistent quality every time. The patented steam wand allows you to achieve a creamy and velvety frothed milk.
- Uses the illy iperEspresso system
- An optimal illy espresso every time
- Patented steam wand for easy milk frothing
- Available in three colours (Red, Black and White)
Adjust the drink volume to your desired setting.
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|Coffee type||Ground Coffee||illy iperEspresso Capsules||illy iperEspresso Capsules||illy iperEspresso Capsules|
|Programmable Espresso Volume Settings||✓||✓||✓|
|Automatic Capsule Ejection||✓||✓|
|Dimensions||27.1cm (w) x 26.5cm (d) x 32.2cm (h)||28cm (w) x 33.5cm (d) x 32cm (h)||24cm (w) x 24cm (d) x 27.5cm (h||10cm (w) x 31cm (d) x 26.5cm (h)|
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Top Customer Reviews
A couple of friends have Nespresso machines, and while the coffee is ok, its not what I'd call quality compared to a decent fresh ground brew. I was, however impressed by the cleanness and simplicity of the pod system so when I saw illy were offering their own coffee pods, i was ecsatatic. So, without wanting to spend hundreds of pounds on a machine capable of doing my beloved fresh-ground illy coffee justice, I decided iperespresso (illy's pod system) might be worth a go.
Onto the X7.1;
So with excitement and trepidation, I took the plunge and ordered the black X7.1 and a few cans of Standard (Red) and Lungo (Blue) pods.
Machine is easy to set up. Instructions are simple. Fill the tank, Plug in, cycle some water through (just to flush out the dust!) and you're off.
Takes around 15 seconds to warm up and lets you know its ready with a blue light and a charming little chime. Load a pod, put you cup in place and press go. Tada! Espresso has never been easier. To steam milk, push the steamer button and once again when its ready, the steam icon wil flash blue and greet you with a friendly chime.Read more ›
I bought this to replace an existing coffee machine which used loose coffee as I found this gave inconsistent results, depended heavily on the brand and ground size of the coffee, and it's worst feature was a milk system with a plastic nozzle that cross threaded easily making cleaning a nightmare.
The Illy system is better in everyway, the machine is fast to heat up, creates the right amount of coffee at a single press of a button, the milk frother creates nice foam and there is no cleaning to talk of. For example the Illy nozzle simply pulls off, comes apart in to two pieces, and then you rinse through with warm soapy water.
The whole system is so fast and so easy to use that I haven't drunk instant coffee at home in months now.
The machine came with test pods for the Dark (Black) and normal (Red) blends, however after testing a few we found that the Longo (Blue) pods give probably the nicest coffee for a latte. We found the best deal for the coffee was to buy online from the local illy distributor as many of the other sources whilst looking cheaper charge a huge amount for postage making the price per pod overall higher.
I recommend the purchase of a small milk jug of less then 500ml, as the 500ml one I bought is a bit too deep for the nozzle, and a thermometer as judging milk heating by time gave patchy results where as the thermometer means the right temperature everytime.
I hope more and more people find and buy these machines, they are superb.
The problem was that it was impossible to predict how much espresso the machine was going to deliver. It varied by a huge amount between a typical espresso size and hardly any liquid at all. This was with a brand new machine and using identical pods each time.
The coffee was very nice when the correct amount was delivered. Something I hadn't considered when I bought the machine was the huge amount of plastic waste that the " iepresso" pods produce. I'm not a paid up member of the "Green" party but even I was feeling guilty. The pods are also expensive compared to the alternatives, especially compared to buying coffee beans or ground coffee.
I tried my best to get the machine to function properly for a week but gave up and returned it for a refund.
If you shop around the machine is available for £79 now which is excellent value if you get one that works properly. Even so, if you drink even an average amount of coffee you would be better off considering a more expensive machine which can use cheaper pods (ese) and ground coffee. Doing a bit of maths, four cups a day and save 25p a cup by using good quality ground beans (or about 20p a cup using good quality ese pods) and you save £365 in a year!! A good machine and grinder comes in at around £240. Think about it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Some of the reviews here say it might develop problems, but so far it's fantastic. I can really kid myself I'm making genuine Italian coffee by using a handle and group head,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Peter B. Siebler
The water (bottled) has a very bad taste and spoil the coffee every 1-2 coffee you make. We were changing the water every week otherwise but having to clean everything and let it... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Elodie B.
Initially we were very pleased with this machine, it produced excellent coffee. However after a few months it stopped producing any 'froth' from the steamer. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Simon M.
Great quality coffee, greta design and no fuss. Had a number of pod machines, best hand downPublished 6 months ago by Oliver
Makes lovely coffee - but the machine itself started shedding screws from under the main body after a month of use. Read morePublished 7 months ago by illy44
Lovely looking machine. Makes lovely Illy coffee, easy to clean. Arrived very quickly with free coffee capsules that are not out of date, as other people reported having. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Rattlesnake