Giveaway: illy Francis Francis X7 Espresso Machine

Getting caffeinated is a treasured part of our day here at the Beard Foundation. Whether it’s the routine morning espresso or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, we’re lucky to have illy espresso grace our cups. We want to share the rich, smooth flavor and balanced taste of illy with our readers, so we’ve teamed up with our sponsor for a very special giveaway: a brand-spanking-new Francis Francis X7! This vibrant, stylish, and innovative machine (which retails for nearly $400) allows you to make a perfect espresso every time with illy’s iperEspresso capsules. So how are we going to pick one lucky winner? With a latte art contest, of course. What better way to celebrate the craft of coffee than with an homage to the skills of professional and amateur baristas everywhere? Here’s how it works:

  • Take a picture of your latte, cappuccino, or other coffee and milk combo. Don’t worry if you don’t have the skills to create the art on your own—we’ll gladly accept an image of something created by your favorite neighborhood establishment.
  • Post your photo in the James Beard Foundation Flickr Pool. Make sure you add a description that lets us know where you took the photo and who created the art.
  • We’ll pick our favorites and put them to a vote right here on Delights & Prejudices.
  • The winner will be announced and will wait with eager anticipation for their special delivery from illy!
What are you waiting for? Send us your rosettas, leaves, and hearts. We want to see the most beautiful and creative combinations of milk and espresso you’ve ever seen!

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