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Win a Francis Francis X7.1 coffee machine!!

To celebrate the arrival of the month long pop up Galleria illy in London, I am offering one lucky Food For Think reader the chance to win a gorgeous Francis Francis X7.1 coffee machine (worth £199), courtesy of Espressocrazy.


Now, I know that this is a good little piece of kit. I have recently been to a few photo shoots at Georgia Glynn Smith’s house and she has one in order to provide her guests with delicious coffee. It’s easy to operate, simply pop in an illy coffee iperEspresso capsule and press the button. The milk frother on the side is also very good, considering the size of the machine.

After runs in Berlin, New York, Milan and Istanbul, Galleria illy will run from 13 September – 16 October. It’s free to get in and you’ll be able to enjoy a programme of gastronomy, art, literature and design events.

I’m really looking forward to popping along and learning a trick or two from the Università del Caffè illy baristas. I’ll be there mid September so I’m sure I’ll be able to share what I learn with you afterwards! You can book a coffee masterclass, just go to Espressocrazy.

Four ways to enter the competition below:

1. Mandatory. Like the Food For Think Facebook page here and leave a comment on the wall to say that you have entered

2. Second chance to win. Tweet this text exactly as shown – #WIN Francis Francis X7.1 coffee machine #prize RRP £199 @foodforthink Pls RT

3. Third chance to win. Follow @foodforthink on Twitter and Tweet to say that you are entering the competition

4. Fourth chance to win. Leave a comment on this blog post telling us why you NEED the Francis Francis X7.1 coffee machine

Competition ends on Monday 5th September at midday. Open to UK residents only.

Good luck!!!


  1. Brita Bevis says

    I don’t just want this machine, I truly need it, as we are all coffee addicts in this house, and we like to entertain guests and serve them the very best coffee! Following on FB and Twitter: @muskrat16

  2. jazza1 says

    My name is Debbie and I have to confess I’m a coffeeholic. I need this Francis Francis X7.1 coffee machine as we only have instant (yuck!) coffee at home and I think its beginning to affect my brain.

    Liked you on Facebook and following and tweeting @jazza1

  3. I definitely NEED this machine! My old cafetiere is just not cutting it! Following on FB too. Thanks for the ace giveaway.

  4. Katie says

    I definitely NEED the machine. I currently have instant coffee – which I rely on 24/7 as I’m training to be a teacher. I’m up all hours planning and making resources, as well as running the house and doing all the usual chores. The instant stuff just isn’t enough, and I NEED this – to make coffee the enjoyable, beauty that it is once again, to bring back memories of my honeymoon in Cuba, and to provide the caffeine that I need to keep me awake all hours 🙂 xx


  5. This’d be a great kick-start to making my own flat whites!

    Incidentally, here are the Twitter accounts of my favourite Flat White ‘dealers’:


    • Food for Think says

      Ah Hurwundeki – I used to like going in the shop near Spitalfields Market. Didn’t realise there was a cafe. It’s sure to be my next stop, thanks!

  6. Let’s be Frank here: I need the Francis Francis because I’ve already anthropomorphised him and named him Frank and need to bring home to my home, love him, give him lots of attention…
    He can make friends with his soon-to-be sibling adoptees, who are waiting to welcome him – Robbie the blender, Intergalactic Unicorn the Kitchenaid and many more.
    I NEED HIM or I shall have sleepless nights worrying about whether whoever has him could possibly love him as much as I will!

  7. I want it, I need it, I love it. I have just had baby number 4, unexpected, well into my forties and it is coffee like this from a friend’s machine which is keeping me sane at the moment. I love love love proper coffee, plus I have never won anything before in my life, plus it’s my husband’s birthday in Sept and I was thinking how much he would love one of these beauties. I could lie to you and say my new son’s name is Francis; it isn’t. He’s Albert

  8. mr mark hill says

    I have been looking for great coffee machine for months after trauling the www and asking many friends and today watching a QVC slot on this machine I would really like own one of these x7.1 models

  9. Brita Bevis says

    Wow!!! Can’t begin to thank you enough… what a fabulous prize. I’m stunned to have won!

  10. I truly love this machine, I have just got one on line and beyond the fact that the design is pretty cool and retro, the coffee is awesome!

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