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Francis Francis X5 - Robert Blinco's Review
Posted: May 5, 2006, 12:35pm
review rating: 3.7
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Francis Francis X5
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Arrow The Francis Francis X5 has 21 Reviews
Arrow The Francis Francis X5 has been rated 8.20 overall by our member reviewers
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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.4
Manufacturer: Francis! Francis! Quality: 9
Average Price: $449.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $449.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Illy Online Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 3 months Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: This machine not only looks slick but makes the most amazing professional standard espresso faster than you can say cappucino!
Positive Product Points

Great quality espresso
Super fast warm up
Dead easy to use
Cleaning is a breeze
Looks great on the bench

Negative Product Points

Reservoir is a little small if you're making lots of coffee but it's perfect size for us

Detailed Commentary

My partner and I love this machine for the superb rich espresso it produces every morning. We also have the legendary stove top "Atomic", which makes a better cup, but it's nowhere near as quick and easy to use as this machine. After turning it on, it's ready to use in about a minute - so fast. As long as you follow some of the basic rules of espresso making - buy good beans, freshly ground, don't let too much water through, tamp down the coffe nice and firm -  you really can't go wrong. I wouldn't use pods with the Francis - or with any machine for that mattter - as the coffee is never as fresh. The water reservoir could be bigger, but, it's really not a problem unless you're really lazy.

Buying Experience

No problems at all via the Illy online

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