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Refurbished FrancisFrancis! X1 Red with Brass Boiler and Pod Coffee Handle

Reg. $699.00
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The FrancisFrancis! X1 is the masterwork of designer Luca Trazzi who dreamed up the bold, retro styled machine back in 1995. The X1 is a semi-automatic machine that brews using a powerful brass boiler and a vibration pump. In addition to its vibrant color, you’ll be sure spot the oversized center mounted temperature gauge on the front of the machine and chromed cup rack on top. For easy removal and cleaning, the drip tray on the X1 slides out like drawer and also sports a removable stainless steel cover.
Unique among machines this size, the X1 brews using a brass boiler as opposed to stainless steel which is seen in many newer semi-automatics. The portafilter on this version of the X1 has been adapted to brew using ESE (easy serve espresso) pods for clean and convenient brewing. Brass is known for its heat retention and aids in maintaining temperature stability while brewing.The water reservoir hold 52oz and is located in back and out of sight so as not to detract from the unique style of the rest of machine. For preparation of milk drinks, the X1 has a unique steam wand similar to a Pannarello that features an intake hole to inject air into your milk while frothing. 

Dimensions: 19.5" H x 15.5" L x 13.5" W


Can this version also take a ground coffee adaptor or ground coffee arm?

Answer by Sanfam:

This version can use either portafilter, so long as the portafilter is designed for use with the Brass Boilered machines.

alpapa asked:

Hello, is this machine compatible with the ground coffee handle? Or just works for pods? In addition, I found a few Refurbished FrancisFrancis! X1 machines with different prices. I am wondering what makes them different. Thanks! 


Answer by Sanfam:

While this machine ships with the handle for ESE pods, it is completely compatible with the brass portafilter for the X1 ground coffee model line.  As far as different prices are concerned, this may be influenced by a refurbished product's availability, its overall popularity or other small differences in configuration.  

markw asked:

what is the warranty on this machine?


Answer by Sanfam:

Refurbished FrancisFrancis! X1 models sold through us carry a 6 month warranty covering the cost of parts and labor necessary to repair defects in the product.  

Ginger asked:

Does this machine use only the pods or can you use your own espresso coffee and grinder? I would like a machine that I'm not limited to pods only use. Thank you!

Answer by Sanfam:

For our Refurbished FrancisFrancis! models, we're able to offer them at such a low price by stocking them in two variants; One equipped with the Ground Coffee Portafilter kit, and another equipped with the ESE Pod Portafilter kit.  Out of the box, they are only equipped to make one or the other.  

However, the boilers of these machines are fully capable of using either filter type and have all of the necessary gaskets and seals to do the job--they only require the other style of portafilter to be used as such.  These portafilters can be purchased on our website and over the phone, and would allow you to upgrade your single-use Refurbished FrancisFrancis! X1 to a dual-role machine.


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