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Francis Francis X5
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Product Details
Overall Rating 8.2, Based on 21 Reviews
Avg Price $449.00
Manufacturer Francis! Francis!
Machine Type pump, single boiler, pod, ese, ground, espresso machine, consumer
Colors All the rainbow
Class Semi Automatic Dual Purpose Boiler
Pro Review No
First Look No
QuickShot No

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The X5 is the latest machine from Francis! Francis! It features the same innards as the X1 and X3, in a different body shape.

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AJ AJ (quality: 6.5) 09.15.2004 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Good machine with it's quirks but overall quite pleasant to use and look at.
D D (quality: 3.5) 05.19.2007 Rating: 5.2
Bottom Line: pretty to some but looks can be deceiving
Dave K (quality: 5.5) 02.26.2003 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: it makes super tasty espresso
Diane Romano (quality: 7.5) 01.18.2004 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Fun and interesting looking machine, produces a fine espresso, lovely cappuccinos, easy to use.
Gregory Ramirez (quality: 4.5) 02.09.2005 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Excellent entree into the world of the home espresso machine!
Jane Zeero (quality: 7.0) 12.06.2008 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Great Coffee if you use Great Coffee
Jose Lopez (quality: 2.2) 08.14.2007 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Good product, reccomended if you love coffee. Stylish.
Ken A (quality: 3.8) 01.17.2005 Rating: 9.8
Bottom Line: Beautiful and fun.
Ken Friberg (quality: 6.0) 05.07.2009 Rating: 4.8
Bottom Line: 2 for 2, both my machines failed, 2 thumbs down
Kristin S. (quality: 6.5) 09.19.2004 Rating: 6.0
Bottom Line: The beauty of this X5 was about as deep as its red enamel.  Not suitable for any level of espresso consumer.
Matt B 09.20.2006 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: A best buy in this range.  Pair with a good grinder and quality beans for a good experience.
Patrick S. (quality: 8.0) 01.30.2013 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: Solidly built, performs well when paired with quality fresh beans and appropriate grind. Slow on the steaming, but can produce with patience. Pick one up used and it's worth a try as an entry-level machine.
Renee ....... (quality: 5.6) 08.08.2004 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Francis Francis is espresso espresso.
Robert Blinco (quality: 3.7) 05.05.2006 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: This machine not only looks slick but makes the most amazing professional standard espresso faster than you can say cappucino!
Robert Petit (quality: 7.0) 02.06.2009 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Francis! X5 May be the best value available in a home machine if you are willing to accomodate some dripping from the lack of a 3 way solenoid valve. .
Robert Wheatley (quality: 7.0) 01.15.2004 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: A uniquely designed, well built machine with an attractive price tag  that can make a great shot of espresso, once you take the time to learn how.
Rudy Curatolo (quality: 6.6) 01.20.2005 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: Pick up one of the refurbs on Ebay, for ~300ish you definitely can't go wrong. Good potential with the right technique, fresh coffee, and GRINDER.
Shane Laake (quality: 5.5) 03.19.2007 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: I've never drank more espresso, nor have I been happier with a machine
Shane Snyder (quality: 6.7) 03.12.2007 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: I have no doubt that I purchased the best machine for my demographic: coffee snob newbie.
Steven Gulla 10.11.2007 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: The X5 is a solid, stylish machine that is well built and pulls fantastic shots when coupled with a nice grinder and fresh roasted coffee.
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