Francis Ford Coppola Loves His Illy Francis Francis

Francis Ford Coppola, directing legend, winemaker and owner of North Beach's Cafe Zoetrope reveals yet another one of his connoisseur's pursuits: the perfect espresso, and the perfect espresso machine. The New York Times says he's very fond the Illy Francis Francis X7, a retro contraption set for sale in April for $699, that despite the obvious connection, isn't named for Coppola, who happens to be friendly with Illy head honcho Andrea Illy. Go figure.

— Brian Bernbaum

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