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Illy Francis Francis Y1 Espresso Maker Review

The illy Francis Francis Y1 won't lure Espresso connoisseurs, but it makes a decent brew.

December 09, 2011
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Comparison Overview

With the Capresso Café, you have to grind, load and tamp your own beans, which can be time consuming and difficult. With the Y1, you just pop a new iperEspresso capsule into the portafilter and you are ready to go. That’s the main advantage of the illy over the Capresso, and a little convenience can go a long way. We also found that the illy produces better quality espresso and was more consistent, although it does not have any way to steam and froth milk.

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Sections

  1. Page
  2. Design
  3. Performance
  4. Usability
  5. illy Francis Francis X7.1 Comparison
  6. Capresso Café Comparison
  7. Gaggia Accademia Comparison
  8. Conclusion
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