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Francis Francis 207001 X7 iperEspresso Machine, Red

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  • Pump-driven espresso machine that exclusively uses Illy coffee capsules
  • 2-stage brewing process ensures full-bodied aromatic coffee with crema
  • User-friendly control panel offers oversized backlit buttons and helpful icons
  • 1-touch brewing with auto-stop; steam wand; 40-ounce removable water tank
  • Measures 11 by 11 by 12-1/2 inches; 1-year warranty
This item’s packaging will be visible when delivered and cannot be gift-wrapped.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 11 x 12.5 inches ; 22 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 21 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B00190J6XW
  • Item model number: 207001
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #299,670 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

The X7 machines uses the new revolutionary iperEspresso Method to prepare espresso. Hyper Espresso is a unique and innovative two-stage process. The first is hyper infusion. The is followed by emulsion, resulting in a thick, velvety crema and full-bodied espresso.

Customer Reviews

For steam, you push the steam button, wait a few seconds, then voila!
Eric J. Robertson
I then wrote them three times - and received a standard email saying that I could ship the machine to one of their authorized repair places.
D. R. L. F.
It is super easy to use, the espresso is perfect and it makes me happy.
Mr. Daddy Moneybags

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Eric J. Robertson on October 7, 2008
I'll try not to gush too much - first the basics:
The machine is a little bigger than a traditional drip machine. Not too big for small kitchens. It's very good looking even though the body is plastic. The metal accents, trim, and face look truly high end. Operation is a breeze. Fill the side reservoir, insert a capsule in the handle, and push the button. Less than 30 seconds later you have a perfect shot. PERFECT EVERY TIME. For steam, you push the steam button, wait a few seconds, then voila! If you want to switch back to coffee then you need to know a secret not published in the manual. Rather than switching back with the button and waiting for a few minutes, you push the button and then release the remaining steam by turning the knob. With this method it only takes about 45 seconds to go back to regular coffee making.
Cleanup is simple because there is no exposed coffee grounds. The capsule remains intact and you just throw it away. Too bad it's not recyclable without emptying out the coffee (which is a pain). We just throw ours away.
The buttons and knobs have a nice rubber coating and feel great to the touch. When turned on the machine makes a gentle "beep" to let you know it's up to temperature.
Prior to this machine, I've had a bigger Faema manual machine as well as a Gaggia. I always assumed that service such as replacing seals was a given. This machine does not require any regular servicing. Amazing!
So, when we first started shopping - I was ready to spend at least $1200 to get a super automatic machine. I even considered the Automatic / separate grinder combo. But after tasting the coffee in a Sur La Table store, we were sold on the simplicity of the Illy machine. A $1500 machine did not taste any better - and was HUGE on the counter.
So, if truly great coffee, simple use, minimal cleanup, low cost, no maintenance, and an attractive modern looking machine are in the cards for you - this machine is perfect!!!
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40 of 43 people found the following review helpful By T. Wilhelm on November 14, 2008
I've been a faithful FrancisFrancis user for years. I loved my X1, but it needed repairs. Since Francis Francis has been taken over by Illy, their customer service has become nonexistent, so I haven't been able to get the parts I need to fix it.

I was excited by the new iperespresso capsules, so I decided to go with the X7. The espresso is as good as advertised. But my wife and I each make a latte every morning. This machine, however, is very reluctant to switch modes between brewing and steaming. It's not uncommon to wait five minutes between pulling the shot and the machine deciding it's ready to steam the milk. This doesn't sound terrible, but the espresso is sitting out all this time, and I'm getting late for work.

The machine produces good results, especially the espresso. It's just frustrating to deal with the waiting. I've tried to contact the company to see if there was any sort of work around for this problem, but as stated above, FrancisFrancis's once wonderful customer service has dropped off the face of the Earth now that Illy runs things.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Martin on September 25, 2008
After living in Paris for 7 years, I have been searching for over 20 years for a machine that can duplicate the espresso served in bars in Italy & France. Needless to say, I have purchased many machines over the years, and they have all fallen short.
This machine arrived yesterday, and it produces espresso that in my opinion is identical to that served in a bar in Italy. I just returned from 2 months in Italy, so the "true" taste, aroma, crema and overall sensation of espresso served in Italy is fresh in my mind. Word of caution - I have never gotten such an extreme 'buzz' from a cup of espresso.
This is the greatest! Highly recommended.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Bill on June 30, 2008
This is by far the BEST espresso machine I've ever owned. Being originally from Europe, my favorite coffee drink is plain espresso. The X7 consistently makes espresso that beats by miles what I get from Starbucks and Caribou.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. R. L. F. on December 13, 2011
Color Name: Black
I have bought four FrancisFrancis machines and loved them. (Two for gifts).
Recently two of them have had problems. I brought them to our repairman (specializing in espresso machines). He needed, for one machine, a gasket. THREE TIMES they sent the wrong gasket. Two months later - still no gasket.

I then wrote them three times - and received a standard email saying that I could ship the machine to one of their authorized repair places.
Their authorized repair places charge $120 (plus shipping!) just to look at the machines!
No thank you. Just send me the parts.

No more FrancisFrancis. It's amazing how some companies keep clients happy and others don't seem to care.
Pity, because in the long haul caring would result in repeat business.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By R. Mclaine on September 17, 2009
I bought this in red last October and wanted to wait a while before writing a review to see if there were any problems. THERE AREN'T!!! I used to have an X5 and I hated it because the espresso was always lukewarm at best and the pods would frequently explode so I had reservations about purchasing another FrancisFrancis! machine. The thing is, you just can't beat the style. It's like art for your kitchen counter. Well, I'm extremely pleased with this machine. I've enrolled in the home delivery program from [...] and I never have to worry about running out because it's delivered automatically. Good thing, because I can't find these capsules anywhere. Anyway, the shots always come out perfect and by the time I pour the espresso into my mug and get the milk in the frothing pitcher, it's ready to steam. Also, they're really improved their manuals big time. If you've had an older model, you know what I mean. The older models came with "manuals" that were pamphlets with pictures that did absolutely nothing to troubleshoot and the troubleshooting tips were basically, make sure it's plugged in. I was very pleased to find an actual book when I got my machine. It's a full book with everything you ever needed to know. Thank goodness because the old manuals were a bad joke. If you're having trouble deciding between the X7 and the X8, just buy the X8 directly from their website for only $175. Can't really beat that. I've given them as gifts to people and they absolutely love them.
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