Beautiful cappuccino machines are terms you would seldom, if not, never read about in any espresso machine reviews. But, I guess as society evolves, coffee lovers' demand for their coffee makers escalates into the "look and feel".
And it is not difficult to understand this insight, after having tens of thousands on designing your dinning and kitchen area, you have to get one among so many cappuccino machines that fit in the theme of your interior design.
Now, there are many espresso and cappuccino machines that boast of sleek and fine lines to match any contemporary look. However, if you have a retro settings, then only FrancisFrancis! can coffee machines can blend into your design.
These espresso machines comes with a "retro futuristic" design that only fits into a retro setting, it can blend well into a modern "look and feel" as well. Using e.s.e pods**, not only does it looks good, it is extremely easy to use.
**E.S.E pods the short form of easy serving espresso pods are coffee grounds packed inside a coffee disc with paper filter covering. It is convenient to use and produced very consistent results. It do away with all the grinding, dosing and clean up required for a normal brewing of espresso.
These methods are featured in our coffee courses.
Sexy FrancisFrancis X1
Under FrancisFrancis brand of cappuccino machines, are the X1 and X3. Both has a "retro-futuristic" design, with the X1 costing more at approximately $750 retailing price and the X3 costing lower at $499.
Personally, I think the higher pricing for FrancisFrancis X1 might be due to its extremely high quality material used. It comes with a 18 bar pump more than the required 15 bar, ensuring that your espresso extraction would be good.
Then, its full brass boiler ensures water quality while its entire body is powder coated with epoxy finish to really lengthen the lifespan of the coffee maker for decades. The X1 only uses the e.s.e coffee pods, if you are thinking of using coffee grounds, then you have to go for the FrancisFrancis X3.
The "cute" FrancisFrancis X3
While both FrancisFrancis espresso and cappuccino machines look good, X3 is more feasible with its added ability to brew coffee grounds other than e.s.e pods. It still comes with a sleek Italian design and its eye-popping colors.
In short, I am highlighting these espresso/cappuccino machines simply because of their great "look and feel". Maybe it is due to the maker of these coffee machines being Italian,so it is difficult for them to manufacture machines that brew lousy coffee, don't you think so?
More coffee makers to browse?
OCM (OnCoffeeMakers.com) was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link).
In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years:
OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM
OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM
Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with.
Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops:
OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more.
So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates:
For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube
For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG
For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN
PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).
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