OverviewBack to Top
The FrancisFrancis! X7.1 iperEspresso, designed by Luca Trazzi, is a quintessential expression of the Italian ideal of style incorporating function. The iconic show-stopping visual appeal is not just eye candy, but the embodiment of a beautifully designed machine. It has a specific purpose; to brew great drinks using the Illy iperEspresso capsules, and it does it extremely well while looking great in any setting.
Protected by five international patents, the heart of Illy iperEspresso is its proprietary capsule with the unique iperChamber™ where Illy coffee extraction takes place in two stages. In the first stage, hyper-infusion, hot water under ultra-high pressure mixes with the coffee under optimal conditions to enhance extraction of precious flavors and aromas, creating a richly complex flavor. In the second stage, emulsification, coffee is forced through the patented e-valve™ at the bottom of the capsule, mixing the aromatic oils with air to produce a full-bodied espresso and a thick, long-lasting velvety créma.
Capsules contain approximately seven grams of perfectly roasted and expertly ground and tamped 100% Arabica Illy coffee. Available in medium roast for a sweet, balanced, pleasantly nuanced flavor, dark roast for a more intense and robust flavor and decaffeinated.
FeaturesBack to Top
- Compatible with all Illy iperEspresso single-serve capsules.
- Lighted central display and acoustic signals guide user.
- Patented Pannarello steam wand for a thick, frothy cappuccino and latte.
- Hot water function.
- Top cup warmer.
- One-touch brewing cycle for ease of use.
- No contact between machine and coffee inside the capsule for a clean system.
- Go from cappuccino to coffee in record time with automatic cooling process.
- Auto-stop feature controls cup volume.
- Automatic decalcification program.
- Automatic boiler refill for uninterrupted steaming capabilities.
- Dedicated brass boiler.
- 33.8oz. removable water reservoir.
- Programmable drink volume.
- Power saver mode
- All-Metal Exterior
- Dimensions: 10.2”W x 11.4”D x 12.6”H
- Weight: 11 lb
- Pump: 15 bars
SpecsBack to Top
|Dimension - Width (Inches)||10.6|
|Dimension - Height (Inches)||12.6|
|Dimension - Depth (Inches)||10.4|
|Housing Materials||ABS Plastic|
|Drip Tray Material||Plastic|
|Drip Tray Cover Material||Stainless Steel|
|Drip Tray Capacity (Oz)||16|
|Drain Line Adaptable||No|
|Power Cord Length (Inches)||48|
|One Touch cappuccino|
|One Touch Cappuccino Or Milk Carafe||No|
|Steam Wand Style||Commercial Style|
|Usable Length (Inches)||4.25|
|Height Off Counter (Inches)||4.25|
|No Burn Wand||Yes|
|Reservoir Or Plumbed||Reservoir|
|Reservoir Capacity (Oz)||40|
|Water Level Visible||Yes|
|Stand Alone Frother|
|Type Of Controls||Push Button|
|Display Type||Indicator Lights|
|Cup Volume Control||Yes|
|Material||Chrome Plated Brass|
|Commercial Filter Baskets Included||Yes|
|Pressurized Filter Baskets Included||No|
|Material||Chrome Plated Brass|
|Capsule / Pod Friendly||Capsule|
|Number Of Boilers||1|
|Brew And Steam Simultaneously||No|
|Brew Boiler Data|
|Brew Boiler Type||Small Volume|
|Brew Boiler Watts||1100|
|Brew Boiler Material||Brass|
|Brew Boiler Orientation||Vertical|
|Brew Boiler Heater Location||Internal|
|Brew Boiler Auto Fill||Yes|
|Maximum Pressure (Bar)||15|
|Self Priming Pump||Yes|
|Initial Heat Up (Seconds)||90|
|Descaler Used||Urnex Cleancaf|
|Country Of Manufacture||Italy|
|Recommended Applications||Home Use|
|Repairs By||Whole Latte Love|
Q & ABack to Top
How has the X7.1 been with reliability? Are there any of the other Illy capsule machines that perform better?
Answer by mjackson
People have been happy with the Francis Machine and they are a sister company of Illy. So it is hard to imagine of a better suited machine as it really is Illy doing all the design. I think you will be happy.