FrancisFrancis X8 iperEspresso Machine
While you may be looking for an easier way to brew a good espresso everyday you should also take the time to check out the Francis Francis X8 iperEspresso (iperEspresso - like HyperEspresso). This capsule based machine is for illy lovers only as the only capsules that fit are illy capsules. They have several varieties (regular, dark and decaf), but you are locked into their coffee. Illy is a well regarded brand and well liked around the world. If you are considering an iperEspresso machine, also consider one of the Nespresso machines too - several design and a lot more varieties.
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Posted by Scott Martin at March 23, 2009 7:40 AM
I've heard that these Illy machines tastes batter than the Nespresso, but I couldn't find a place to try them. Also, they only come in few flavors (like 3?) compared to the nespresso. So, I bought the Nespresso machine because at lease I can at least taste it before I buy...
Illy does make good coffee but be very careful when joining their club. I made the mistake of doing this a year ago and soon found that I had more coffee than I could drink in a year at my door every month. On top of that the machine broke and when I asked to get it fixed they said they could not upon which I quit their club although it took several letters and calls
I'm not sure why you're covering this machine again without reporting what's changed -- the price. It has dropped in price by $50. I have this machine and a Nespresso. The Nespresso is very good and I still drink about three cups of Ristretto a week, but the Illy blows it away, especially the medium roast. The Illy cartridges cost more than the Nespresso cartridges. Now if I could only get my hands on a Modo Mio I'd be set.