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1. Francis!Francis!X5 - PARENT
2. FrancisFrancis! X5 Espresso Machine,

1. Francis!Francis!X5 - PARENT

Asin: B0000C7GE1
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: FrancisFrancis!
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2. FrancisFrancis! X5 Espresso Machine, Black
list price: $649.99
our price: $649.99
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Asin: B0000AFX4N
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: FrancisFrancis!
Sales Rank: 104250
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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FrancisFrancis! espresso machines aren't just a design dream aesthetically. They're also engineered to do much of the barista work for you, removing intimidation and trial-by-fire from the home espresso game. This fabulous-looking all-metal X5 model features a brass boiler and the Supercrema brewing system, pump-driven with 8-9 bars of dynamic pressure. The chrome-plated brass brewing handle maintains ideal temperatures for coffee, while the steam/hot water wand swivels for tidy storage. One of the friendliest aspects of the X5 is its ability to brew espresso with either pre-measured ESE (Easy Serving Espresso) coffee pods or with loose grounds from your favorite bean vendor. Two interchangeable handle baskets are included, one for each method. Three filters also come with the machine for pulling ristretto, regular, or lungo shots.

Measuring 10-1/4 by 8-1/4 by 11-1/4 inches, the X5 is a relatively compact machine, built with flat sides to save space on tight countertops. Keep in mind that it weighs 16 pounds, so you'll want to make a permanent spot for it, and that the 48-ounce water tank is accessed from the back, so you'll need room to work behind it. The sleek little battery-powered clock on the front of the machine pops out for setting and battery replacement. FrancisFrancis! includes a detailed instruction and tip guide, as well as a starter container of Illy Café espresso. --Emily Bedard ... Read more


  • Measures 10-1/4 by 8-1/4 by 11-1/4 inches
  • Pump-driven Supercrema brewing system with 18 bars of dynamic pressure
  • Chrome-plated brass brewing handles maintain ideal temperature
  • 48-ounce water tank with rear access; battery-powered clock on the front
  • Includes both ESE pods and ground coffee handles

Reviews (1)

3-0 out of 5 stars Looks great, works fair
We've been using the Francis X5 for six months with mostly good results.The styling and color choices seem to be the maker's priority. The instruction manual was nearly worthless; just a few pictures and symbols and no information about set up, troubleshooting, etc.It took us about 30 minutes to figure out what the (unmarked) switches and buttons were for.My complaint now is that the steam nozzle is very loose and is losing steam pressure where it connects to the boiler.After a close examination of the metal structure, it appears to be mostly riveted or welded together.I can find no way to open up the case and tighten the nozzle.The machine still makes fine espresso but steaming milk has become a problem.For the price, I would expect better documentation and reliabilty. ... Read more

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