7.19.2016

Francis Francis Iperespresso Machine - Maybe the cutest little espresso machine on the market?


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Critics rave over the elegant design and one-touch convenience of the Francis Francis X7.1. Designed to work exclusively with illy iperEspresso capsules (Medium Roasted, Decaf, Lungo, Dark Roasted), the striking Francis Francis X7.1 gives you café quality espresso based drinks at the touch of a button. Unlike conventional one-stage systems, the iperEspresso method uses an innovative, patented two-stage process to create intensely aromatic, full-bodied espresso with rich, velvety crema that lasts and lasts. And because the extraction takes place entirely inside the capsule, the coffee and machine never come in contact making for easy clean up.

The auto-stop feature assures perfect volume in the cup, while the pannarello steam wand froths milk for thick and delicious cappuccino and latte. Designed by renowned Italian architect Luca Trazzi, this striking machine adds a strong visual statement to any kitchen.

Perhaps the cutest espresso machine - it reminds me of a little Disney Pixar character.  That's what caught my eye this morning when I was browsing around for espresso machines online.  The similarity to a little character with tiny little ears, big eyes and a round nose.  But... it's also a rather modern, sleek design and perhaps my penchant for seeing a cute little adorable critter in the design is just a byproduct of the oodles of strong, black coffee I've already partaken of all morning!

This particular image above is the Francis Francis X7.1 Iperespresso Machine in red.  But it also comes in black.

Features:
  • One-touch brewing cycle
  • Pannarello steam wand for easy frothing of milk
  • Auto-stop feature for programmable volume
  • Power save mode
  • Steel thermoblock with 15 bar pump
  • Unlike conventional one-stage systems, the iperEspresso capsule system uses an innovative, patented two-stage process to create intensely aromatic
  • Auto-stop feature assures perfect volume in the cup, while professional steam wand froths milk for thick and delicious cappuccino and latte
  • Designed by renowned Italian architect Luca Trazzi, this striking machine adds a strong visual statement to any kitchen
There are four (4) different variety of pods or 'capsules' if you will;


Medium Roast: a smooth balanced and pleasantly nuanced flavor that is both sweet and rich.
Dark Roast:
roasted at a higher temperature for a longer time this coffee is intense and robust full flavored coffee.
Decaffeinated:
same flavor profile as Medium Roast but without the caffeine.
Lungo:
Medium Roast capsules that have been specially formulated for more coffee volume to be savored in a larger cup, without having to make any adjustments to the machine. Providing you with even more of the same great illy flavor and aroma to enjoy. 




With the above pods you can make a variety of drinks (just like or really close to your local coffee house does but you can do it at home, in your pajamas).

Espresso
It's the purest way to enjoy coffee, highlighting its aroma and flavor at the maximum intensity; a tiny miracle of chemistry and physics that is as much art as it is science.

Cappuccino A favorite in coffee bars and cafés, cappuccino is easy to prepare at home once you master the finer points of steaming and frothing. A cup of cappuccino should contain one shot of espresso coffee and equal parts of steamed milk and froth.

Cafe Latte While holding back the milk froth, pour hot steamed milk over a shot of espresso (1oz) until the glass is filled. Top the drink with a rich layer of frothy milk.

Lungo For those who prefer more coffee (3oz) in their cup, lungo capsules provide a unique full bodied taste experience that differs from both traditional espresso and brewed coffee.









Related products available through Amazon;

illy iperEspresso Capsules Medium Roasted Coffee, 5-Ounce, 21-Count Capsules
Francis Francis X7.1 Iperespresso Machine, Red
Francis Francis for illy iperEspresso Machine
Illy Caffe Y1.1 216623 Touch Espresso Machine, Red