Like the idea of making Illy espressos from the comfort of your own home? We’ve tracked down a great deal on a stylish coffee machine from Francis Francis, which works exclusively with Illy coffee capsules.
The Francis Francis coffee maker brand is owned by Italian coffee company Illy, and offers several colourful models – including the X7 coffee machine, which we’ve reviewed and rated in the Which? test lab.
It uses Illy’s ‘iperEspresso’ coffee capsules – pre-packaged ground coffee pots that offer a mess and hassle-free route to homemade espressos.
Francis Francis coffee machine deal
To find this week’s top deal, head to the company’s UK distribution arm, Espresso Crazy, where you can purchase reconditioned X7 coffee machines in black, red or white for £120 with free delivery. That’s £80 cheaper than the recommended selling price on a new X7 model.
‘Reconditioned’ typically refers products that have been previously used and then later cleaned up and restored, with worn or damaged parts replaced. These Francis Francis models come with a one-year warranty.
If you’d prefer a brand-new Francis Francis X7 coffee machine with a two-year warranty, don’t buy direct. Try Amazon or Comet instead – both are currently selling new X7 coffee machines for £159.99, with free delivery.
Coffee machines tried and tested
Read the full lab test review of the Francis Francis X7 to find out what our coffee expert – Whittard chief buyer Giles Hilton – made of the espresso this machine produced, and whether it was good enough to be a Which? Best Buy in our coffee machines review.
Not sure which type of coffee machine is right for you? Our coffee machine interactive tool takes you through the key features of bean-to-cup, capsule and espresso coffee makers.
Deal of the week
Spotted it for less elsewhere? Found a great bargain on a coffee machine? Let us know – email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details and we’ll update this page.
All prices correct as of 1pm, 12 July 2011.