Finally, after getting and returning a worthless Francis! Francis! X3 (pod only although it was sold as the pod and ground coffee version by lusso.se) I’ve now got a suitable replacement. Even though it’s quite a bit more expensive I found no other machines in the budget class that seemed good or stylish enough, so I re-evaluated the market and looked to the lever designs which are cheaper considering their materials and potential performance than the semi-automatic models.
Design Inspiration - February 26th, 2009