In the constant pursuit of excellence, illy hand selects all Espresso machines they offer. Each machine undergoes rigorous testing to ensure it meets exacting quality standards to produce high quality espresso. The metal body and design of the Francis Francis X1 espresso and cappuccino machine, described by Wired magazine as "retro futuristic", with soft lines and eye-catching original shapes, transforms the coffee into a unique aesthetic experience. As featured in Forbes.com as one of the "best luxury espresso machines" Available in black or red.
The secret is in the capsule… Each capsule contains just the right amount of espresso for a delicious coffee every time. illy’s iperEspresso System revolutionizes the preparation of espresso. A ground-breaking new two-stage extraction technology and patented coffee capsule create an extraordinarily smooth, full-bodied and intensely aromatic coffee with a velvety, long-lasting crema.The secret lies in the innovative coffee capsule which encloses a complete extraction group that replaces the traditional process of percolation with a two-stage extraction. The illy iperEspresso Capsule System lets you prepare extraordinary espresso and cappuccino at home with ease and simplicity. Each capsule contains approximately seven grams of perfectly roasted and expertly ground 100% sustainably-grown Arabica illy coffee with a smooth, rich and full-bodied taste. The result is an authentic Italian coffee that is flawlessly consistent, smooth, balanced, and never bitter.
Turning coffee into an opportunity for a better life. illy is dedicated to supporting the communities where the coffee is grown. Over the years they have built schools, donated resources and brought basic infrastructure to coffee growing villages around the world.
Features and Benefits:
- All-metal housing
- Automatic coffee shut off
- Programmable cup volume
- Brass boiler for optimal heat retention
- High-precision temperature control of coffee and steam temperatures
- Automatic boiler refill provides continuous steam for cappuccino and latte
- 15 bar pump
- Panarella steam wand for auto frothing
- 33.8 oz. removable water reservoir
- Removable drip tray and stainless steel grill
- Automatic descaling program
- Power save feature
- Cup warmer rail
- Measures 12.6"h x 10.6"w x 10.4"d 19.8 lbs