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Product Spotlight: FrancisFrancis! X6 Semi-Automatic Espresso Maker
It is sleek, sophisticated, and will definitely be the envy of all your kitchen appliances. It is the FrancisFrancis! Trio X6. FrancisFrancis! is famous for creating espresso makers that are equal parts art and machine. Characterized by bold lines and colors, the Trio X6 is the latest model from FrancisFrancis!. The X6 carries on the company's tradition of unconventionally designed espresso makers made of the highest quality internal components. The result is an affordable semi-automatic espresso maker that looks fabulous in your kitchen as well as provides you with a delicious, authentic, Italian brew.
The FrancisFrancis! X6 Trio is so named because its "trio" extraction group allows you to select the espresso that you want either long, normal, or ristretto, with an intuitive rotation of the filter holder. To brew a "long" espresso, simply turn the X6"s portafilter handle to the left which is indicated on the brew group by a large cup symbol and you will enjoy a shot with a milder taste. A "normal" shot is marked by a medium size cup symbol which will result in a classic shot of espresso. The small cup symbol on the brew group is the farthest to the right and this setting will leave you with a short shot with a strong flavor characteristics. Or as the Italians call it, a "ristretto shot."
In addition to FrancisFrancis!' trademark trio settings, the X6 espresso maker is made of the highest quality steel and plastic allowing the machine rounder and more captivating curves than any of its predecessors. The faceplate of the FrancisFrancis! X6 is chrome rimmed and surrounds the espresso maker's three metallic buttons. One button is for power, the other for brewing, and the third for steaming. Not only does the front of the espresso maker look stunning, but the elegant and nostalgic temperature gauge is extremely easy to read and conveniently located. This feature comes in handy because it leaves no question as to when your espresso maker is ready to brew (an arm on the gauge will point points towards the mug range) or when it is ready to steam (the arm will point to a steaming cloud).
Currently available in red, white, and black the FrancisFrancis! X6 follows in the tradition of other FrancisFrancis! models and is made up of internal components that guarantee reliability. All of the espresso maker's valves are brass along with the portafilter, brew group, and boiler. While it may seem like a small detail, these brass components are extremely important because they retain maximum heat which helps insure the quality and taste of the espresso. Furthermore, a brass boiler is superior to boilers found in most espresso makers made of steel or aluminum because brass protects against corrosion insuring durability.
Additional proof that the X6 espresso maker by FrancisFrancis! is more than just pretty, is the fact that is has a cup warmer on top which holds six espresso cups. Easy and safe, the cup warmer relies on residual heat of the boil to warm the cups, however the feature is extremely convenient.
As you can see, the FrancisFrancis! has all the components necessary to brew excellent espresso. It has top of the line internal components, a powerful pump that guarantees the right pressure of 15 bar for brewing espresso is always met, and its brass portafilter and boil are the perfect vehicles to insure that the water and ground coffee which are the two necessary components for brewing espresso mix just right! To make things even easier on you, the FrancisFrancis! X6 is ESE compatible which means it works with all pods and capsules that are part of the Easy Serving Espresso system which ensure your shot of espresso is just right every time you brew it.
With the perfect espresso at your fingertips, this cute and efficient espresso maker allows you to spice up your shots with a little steam milk faster than you can say cappuccino! The X6 features an auto-refill function thanks to the espresso machines boiler. This enables you to froth and steam multiple espresso drinks one right after another. Like all of the machines components, the steam wand is maid of the highest quality stainless steel and moves a full 360 degrees on a horizontal plane.
From espresso to ristretto, from lattes to cappuccinos the FrancisFrancis! X6 can truly do it all and look darn good while doing it! This semi-automatic espresso maker's quality and design set it apart from its peers and will take your kitchens décor and espresso brewing to new levels of enjoyment.
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