Best coffee machine brands Francis Francis coffee machines
Francis Francis coffee machines
The Francis Francis brand, which is owned by Italian coffee company Illy, offers a range of coffee machines in a variety of colours.
We’ve run extensive tests on five Francis Francis models in our test lab, including several X1 Ground coffee machines and the X6 Trio Trio system. To find out how each model scored, visit the Which? coffee machine reviews.
The Francis Francis X1 machines we’ve tested typically cost around £365, while the Francis Francis X6 normally costs around £125. You can use our compare coffee machines tool to find a model that suits your budget.
Francis Francis coffee machine reviews
The four Francis Francis X1 coffee machines we’ve tested can be used only with coffee grounds, while the Francis Francis X6 can be used only with coffee pods.
All the Francis Francis machines we’ve tested come with a removable water tank, cup warmer and steam pipe for heating and frothing milk. If you want a machine that’ll let you prepare cappuccinos quickly, make sure you check out our coffee machine test results and choose a model that scores well for speed of milk steaming.
As part of our coffee machine tests, we ask Giles Hilton, head buyer for Whittards and a member of the Speciality Coffee Association, to act as our expert taster. Find out how he rated the coffee produced by each of the Francis Francis models by visiting our coffee machine reviews.
Giles has a palate that can discern the difference between espressos produced by different machines using the same ground coffee, and though taste is a big part of this test, appearance, texture and aroma are also judged.
The scores for ease of use for Francis Francis coffee machines range from average to good. If you’re considering buying a specific Francis Francis model, check how well it scores against a variety of criteria by visiting our coffee machine test results.
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Read full reviews of Francis Francis coffee machines, and find out whether any models have been awarded Best Buy or Don’t Buy status, in the Which? coffee machines reviews.
Francis Francis contact details
Euro Food brands, which runs Espressocrazy.com, is the sole UK distributor of Francis Francis machines. You can contact it through its customer helpline on 01604 821 234.
If you’re thinking about buying a new coffee machine, our guide to choosing a coffee machine can help you decide what type might suit you.