Illy Francis Francis X7.1 Espresso Maker Review
Offers iconic design and simple brewing of good espresso shots, but the milk foam it produced wasn't so great.
These two devices, although they are very different in price, have a lot in common. They both make the process of making espresso simple (although the Accademia is much simpler: just push a button) and don't require much cleanup afterwards (although the X7.1 does require you to remove the portafilter to put in a new espresso pod). Overall, the Accademia is much simpler in operation, but the X7.1 is cheaper and is probably simple enough for most.
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