Overview: the Coffee Lover’s Choice
Critics rave over the elegant design and one-touch convenience of the Francis Francis X7.1. Designed to work exclusively with illy iperEspresso capsules, 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.
Café Quality Coffee
Making café quality espresso drinks at home has never been easier. The Francis Francis X7.1 produces coffee that is full-bodied, rich and delicious with crema that blankets the espresso for up to thirty minutes. The pannarello steam wand froths milk easily for a thick and delicious cappuccino or latte.
Two Stage Espresso Extraction
Designed to work exclusively with illy iperEspresso capsules, the Francis Francis X7.1 makes extraordinary espresso with one-touch convenience. Unlike conventional one-stage systems, the iperEspresso Capsule system uses an innovative, patented two-stage process to create intensely aromatic, full-bodied espresso with rich, velvety crema that lasts and lasts. The first stage, called hyper-infusion, takes place in the capsule’s iperChamber where the coffee is infused with water under pressure, extracting more flavor and aromas than normal. In the second stage, called emulsification, pressure forces the coffee through the e-valve, where the aromatic oils are emulsified creating a dark, rich and full bodied espresso, with a crema that lasts and lasts.
One Touch Convenience
The Francis Francis X7.1 features the simplicity of a one-touch brewing system for ease of use. A user-friendly feature of this elegant machine is the central display which guides the user with the help of acoustic and lighted signals. The convenient auto-stop feature controls the volume of coffee in the cup, creating an effortless and perfect extraction. And because the extraction takes place entirely inside the capsule, the coffee and machine never come in contact, making for minimal cleanup.
Sleek Italian Design
Designed by renowned Italian architect Luca Trazzi, this striking machine adds a strong visual statement to any kitchen. Critics rave over the elegant design of this expertly engineered machine. Available in both red and black, the Francis Francis X7.1 has a stunning sinuous shape, sparkling lines and bright colors. Great attention is paid to even the smallest details that improve the quality of the material and components to enhance the performance of the machine.
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Quick and Easy
Prepare the perfect coffee in seconds thanks to the Francis Francis X7.1’s automatic stop feature. The iperEspresso capsule system not only produces delightful espresso quickly and easily but also insures minimal clean up. The extraction takes place within the capsule which means the coffee and the coffee oils stay in your cup and don’t come in contact with your machine. The pannarello steam wand is another time saving feature that can be removed for easy cleaning. The cool down function allows you to quickly switch from making cappuccino and latte to espresso by reducing the machine temperature. The machine features a power save mode for energy efficency and an automatic decalcification program that makes the maintenance of your machine as easy as making a cup of coffee.
More Than Just Espresso
The Francis Francis X7.1 features a Steam wand that heats and froths milk at the touch of a button, creating thick luscious cappuccinos or lattes.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
A Single Blend
For almost 80 years, the illy mission has been to delight consumers around the world with an inspiring coffee moment. Based in Trieste, Italy, the Illy family has pursued a continuous quest to produce the best coffee nature can provide with unparalleled selection, blending, roasting and freshness-preservation technology. The unmistakable illy taste is the result of the skillful blending of nine varieties of 100% sustainably-grown Arabica beans, meticulously selected and purchased directly from different growing regions around the world to create a consistent, distinctive and perfectly balanced flavor cup after cup.
Available in Four Varieties
No matter which one of the iperEspresso capsule varieties you select, you will always enjoy illy’s legendary blend of 100% Arabica coffee. The single blend insures that whether you prefer your coffee delectably smooth or pleasantly robust you can enjoy the same aromatic full bodied coffee that is perfectly balanced and never bitter with hints of chocolate and caramel. Drinking illy is a pleasurable experience that delights your senses and using iperEspresso capsules gives you the freedom to enjoy café quality espresso based drinks right in your own home, any time you like.
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.