How has the X7.1 been with reliability? Are there any of the other Illy capsule machines that perform better?
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.
how is this different than the x7......? what do you get for the extra $100
mjackson ♦ Peter,
There are some differences. The X7 has more metal, a better steam wand as well as a brass boiler. The less expensive 7.1 has a thermal block boiler and is not as heavy or as heavy duty as its more expensive counter part. I hope this helps.
Can this machine be used with regular ground coffee (not capsules)?
Mike Russo ♦ Mary...Thank you for your interest in the Francis Francis! X7.1 iperEspresso machine. The X7 is designed to use only the Iper Illy capsules. The capsules come in Dark Roast, Medium Roast, Lingo and Decaf. I f you have anymore questions please feel free to contact us directly at 1-888-411-5282 option 1. Thanks.