Francis Francis Espresso Machines

Designed by renowned Italian architect Luca Trazzi, the Francis Francis unique, sturdy home espresso machines, are a favorite among consumers who appreciate their stylish design and superior performance. The pumps guarantee the optimal pressure for espresso while brass boilers ensure excellent thermal stability and an ideal temperature curve.

FrancisFrancis! X7.1 (capsules)


With the demands of consumers in mind, illy caffè, the innovative Italian maker of espresso machines (and the top European exporter of coffee to North America), recently made an audacious claim.

They announced that the new Francis Francis X7 would consistently create a "perfect shot of espresso, simply, cleanly and with no fuss, complete with a thick layer of crema atop the espresso like the head of a draft Guiness."  The X7 certainly lives up to the claims and brews shots directly from capsules.

The Francis Francis X7 has a unique, two-stage process: hot water is injected into a chamber where it infuses the coffee grounds until the ideal pressure is reached, then a valve opens, and a jet of pure espresso flows out.  It tastes as good as it looks.

FrancisFrancis! X1 


The Francis Francis X1 espresso coffee machine is the ultimate style statement for your kitchen - it's sexy, cool looks have made it the choice for lifestyle and cookery shows, such as Will and Grace, The Naked Chef, Gary Rhodes New British Classics, Sex and the City, Minority Report, Property Ladder, 60 Minute Makeover and Colin and Justin's How Not To Decorate.

The X1 seems to pop up on many television shows, as well as magazine and newspaper supplements.  Once you own one you seem to see them everywhere!

The X1 was designed by Luca Trazzi in 1995 - his first coffee machine, and is now sold in 28 countries. The magazine WIRED described it's design as "retro-futuristic."

The X1 is the most photographed espresso machine in the world!

Now illy’s Iperespresso technology comes to the X1: the perfect marriage of form and function.  The result is nothing less than café-caliber espresso every time, at one touch of a button.  Simply insert an Iperespresso capsule into the X1’s handle, push start, and enjoy aromatic, full-bodied espresso topped with spectacular crema, nut brown in color, rich and long lasting.

Borne of steel and brass boiler, the X1 is fully outfitted with a professional steam wand for cappuccino, automatic shut-off and variable volume control, producing a long, regular or short espresso at the user’s command.  An automatic descaling feature makes maintenance minimal.  Choose the X1 that best fits your personal design, in redblack orstainless steel.

FrancisFrancis! X5


The Francis Francis X5 Espresso Machine features an angular, sloping body.  The X5 is the very latest espresso machine designed by Italian architect Lucca Trazzi for Francis Francis!  Designed to take up less counter-space, this state-of-the-art machine has a durable and easy to clean steel body with baked-on powdered epoxy finish.

The X5 is a pump-driven machine with a brass boiler to maintain the perfect temperature for making restaurant-like espresso and two quality brass brewing handles (portafilters) which can be used with Illy E.S.E. pods or ground coffee.

The ground handle for the ground coffee includes both one and two cup filters. The side arm with built-in milk frother delivers plenty of dry steam making the frothing process very easy.

The X5 is available in a range of beautiful colours including Black, Ferrari Red, Deep Blue, Pale Blue, Orange, Yellow and Almond. The X5 is ideally suited to small kitchens, as its size is kept to a minimum. An elegant, centrally mounted clock shows the exact time and is easy to set. The machine comes with one tin of Illy Pods and one year parts and labor warranty.

FrancisFrancis! X6


If you like your espresso simple, short, and with no mess and you've been researching ESE pod-only espresso machines then say hello to the Francis Francis X6.  The X6 is the latest collaboration between renowned Italian espresso machine maker Francis Francis and architect Luca Trazzi.

The X6 features an 18-bar pressure pump and unique Trio Technology that makes three espresso preparations: short (ristretto), normal (espresso) and long (espresso lungo).  Simply rotate the handle (filter holder) to choose your desired preparation.

The Francis Francis X6 comes with an all-brass boiler and brass brewing components, and is designed to work exclusively with E.S.E. Servings (pods).

It has easily identifiable symbols on the function buttons.  The automatic boiler refill provides continuous steam for authentic Italian cappuccinos and lattes and also protects the heating element from burning out or running dry.  Like all Francis Francis machines, it will also look beautiful in your kitchen.