Saeco HD8750/18 Intuita Bean-to-Cup Coffee Machine £174.95 @ John Lewis Online and Instore - HotUKDeals
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One of the cheapest bean to cup machines ever! 212 available online at the time of posting. I noticed this in store at John Lewis while browsing. It is very similar to the expired John Lewis Saeco HD8750 deal on here, but this one doesn't have the automatic frothing tube. It is also £10 cheaper. Reviews are quite good, I just wish I could try before buying to see if it suits my taste.
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#2
do which think it's any good?
1 Like #3
Silver for £187.

Good review @alphamusic.
1 Like #4
Ive got the HD8751/88 model which has a digital display, excellent machine for the price. I would defo go for this one if mine packed in.
#5
ash.connor
Silver for £187.

Good review @alphamusic.

Thanks, the silver one was posted 3 weeks ago and went out of stock in about a day. There is still a small chance there is one or two left in store. The silver one is also slightly different as it has a pipe to automatically steam milk:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/philips-saeco-intuita-bean-cup-coffee-machine-hd8750-88-187-50-john-lewis-1921125
#6
how does this compare to fine ground in a stove pot?
1 Like #7
scottg
how does this compare to fine ground in a stove pot?

Makes a different coffee. This machine will add some pressure that a stove pot cannot and produce some crema. However, I have a DeLonghi, aeropress, stove pot and various filter options and it depends on my mood how I prefer my coffee (but then I run a coffee business so I make it my excuse to have all the coffee toys).

If reviews are good then this is an excellent price for a bean to cup. I've voted hot.
1 Like #8
Which best buy:

Should I buy it?

Yes - it's a great chance if you're looking for a good bean-to-cup machine without breaking the bank.

Pros: Good espresso, quick and quiet milk frothing, easy to use

Cons: It's slow and drips
#9
I have this machine and I cannot fault it. Got it for xmas and make a cup a day, and three on the weekend.
banned#10
I've never really understood why there's bean to cup machines that don't also froth the milk, as if you're making a cappuccino etc the longest part of the manual process is still a manual process. On a non-bean-to-cup espresso machine all you need to do is quickly ground the beans in a grinder, put them into the handle and press the button for it start the water (after waiting for it to heat up). This doesn't seem like it would save that much effort and time over a non-bean-to-cup, unless I'm missing something
#11
sspurr
I've never really understood why there's bean to cup machines that don't also froth the milk, as if you're making a cappuccino etc the longest part of the manual process is still a manual process. On a non-bean-to-cup espresso machine all you need to do is quickly ground the beans in a grinder, put them into the handle and press the button for it start the water (after waiting for it to heat up). This doesn't seem like it would save that much effort and time over a non-bean-to-cup, unless I'm missing something

Don't know why you think it doesn't froth milk. It does - you can even see the frother tube on the left of the machine in the photo and clearly on John Lewis's website.
#12
sspurr
I've never really understood why there's bean to cup machines that don't also froth the milk, as if you're making a cappuccino etc the longest part of the manual process is still a manual process. On a non-bean-to-cup espresso machine all you need to do is quickly ground the beans in a grinder, put them into the handle and press the button for it start the water (after waiting for it to heat up). This doesn't seem like it would save that much effort and time over a non-bean-to-cup, unless I'm missing something

Agreed... I guess it's that little bit of convenience (like not spilling the beans) but I'd prefer a fully automatic if I had the cash.

crabby
#13
lochaber
sspurr
I've never really understood why there's bean to cup machines that don't also froth the milk, as if you're making a cappuccino etc the longest part of the manual process is still a manual process. On a non-bean-to-cup espresso machine all you need to do is quickly ground the beans in a grinder, put them into the handle and press the button for it start the water (after waiting for it to heat up). This doesn't seem like it would save that much effort and time over a non-bean-to-cup, unless I'm missing something

Don't know why you think it doesn't froth milk. It does - you can even see the frother tube on the left of the machine in the photo and clearly on John Lewis's website.

With this machine... You can't leave it to froth the milk itself.

crabby
#14
Very Hot. Purchased one of the silver ones last time it was listed, turned up there on a Sunday morning as they opened (sad I know).
If you can, get the silver one as it has the auto milk froth attachment.
#15
I have this machine. Got it for fathers day & it's really easy to use.

The hot water outlet is perfect for tea drinkers (the wife) as the time it takes to fill the cup means the tea has had nearly enough time to brew.

The coffee function couldn't be easier, turn the front knob for how strong you want it (3 options) press the large cup or small cup & it springs into action.


Few down sides.....

It does a pre clean when you turn it on and a post clean when you turn it off so you must remember to put a cup under the coffee outlet.

The drip tray isn't very big and even with a cup under it still fills up from somewhere....

it's quite noisy but not dramatically more than my Nespresso.

The water holder isn't very big so after 2 coffees and a tea its almost empty, so must remember to check water level before starting a coffee.



BUT as a coffee making machine its brilliant, very simple, clean and coffee tastes the same compared to others twice the price.
banned#16
Alternatively buy a jar of coffee for a quid, get a mug put some coffee in the mug. Then pour over boiling water and add milk and sugar to taste.

Saving you a huge wad of cash on a useless vanity toy.
#17
I love it, I had a bog standard pump espresso maker and a grinder and the pump went. It made a good cup of espresso but it was a faff cleaning the basket, griding etc. ( I am a lazy person who just wants a coffee) we have a tassimo at work and its convenient but makes a pretty crappy cup so I didnt want a capsule machine.

this bean to cup machine gives me the convenience of a quick cup and its pretty damn good. I would never have been able to persuade my wife to fork out 350 quid on one..but at only 20 or 30 quid more than a decent pump esperesso machine its a no brainer!
it steams quickly when you want a latte or cappuccino. I altered the grind to its finest setting and the pucks are popping into the bin still shaped and not sloppy, and in return I am getting a good strong cup. I like the fact you can do 2 shots with seperate grind and brew cycles.

very pleased with it. I am no coffee perfectionist which is why I like the convenience, but I still prefer the freshness of fresh ground without having to resort to capsules so this is perfect for me!

Edited By: MikeT on Jun 30, 2014 10:43
#18
trixabel
Alternatively buy a jar of coffee for a quid, get a mug put some coffee in the mug. Then pour over boiling water and add milk and sugar to taste.

If you're happy to add enough milk and sugar that you can't really taste the coffee, that approach works fine. If you want to actually taste the coffee, instant is pretty nasty.

I've never really understood why there's bean to cup machines that don't also froth the milk, as if you're making a cappuccino etc
I never use the frother on mine, but I don't make cappuccino or latte. I normally add a little cold milk, or else I drink it black. The steam nozzle, dual temperatures and extra controls must add significantly to the price and complexity, so I'd be happy if they sold a cheaper model without them.
#19
Idiotic, Trixabel.You stick to your nasty brown liquid and the rest of us will drink coffee.
#20
Newbold
Idiotic, Trixabel.You stick to your nasty brown liquid and the rest of us will drink coffee.

Bit harsh...
#21
Gingernick
I love it, I had a bog standard pump espresso maker and a grinder and the pump went. It made a good cup of espresso but it was a faff cleaning the basket, griding etc. ( I am a lazy person who just wants a coffee) we have a tassimo at work and its convenient but makes a pretty crappy cup so I didnt want a capsule machine.

this bean to cup machine gives me the convenience of a quick cup and its pretty damn good. I would never have been able to persuade my wife to fork out 350 quid on one..but at only 20 or 30 quid more than a decent pump esperesso machine its a no brainer!
it steams quickly when you want a latte or cappuccino. I altered the grind to its finest setting and the pucks are popping into the bin still shaped and not sloppy, and in return I am getting a good strong cup. I like the fact you can do 2 shots with seperate grind and brew cycles.

very pleased with it. I am no coffee perfectionist which is why I like the convenience, but I still prefer the freshness of fresh ground without having to resort to capsules so this is perfect for me!

you'd have been surprised by the quality of the AEG lavazza pod machine being sold for £39 by tesco plus free milk frother . gets very good reviews all round for the coffee.
#22
This has already been posted, been this price for a couple of weeks now. Hot price for a good machine.
#23
I like my coffee, but for me personally it's still a lot of cash.

>> I read of a kicktarter machine that I wish I signed up for:

A bit like a "bean to cup machine" butit actually roasts the coffee! Surely this must be the freshest way to have coffee?

- It would also allow you to get beans direct from suppliers at a better cost.

>>> I'll see if I can find the link >>>

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jimguldi/worlds-first-roast-grind-brew-coffee-machine

Edited By: rehydrated on Jun 30, 2014 13:09: cause I can
#24
trixabel
Alternatively buy a jar of coffee for a quid, get a mug put some coffee in the mug. Then pour over boiling water and add milk and sugar to taste.

Saving you a huge wad of cash on a useless vanity toy.
Value instant coffee is generally burnt to hell.
Do your taste buds a favour and invest in better instant coffee or better yet tools to make proper coffee.
Comparing instant coffee to fresh ground coffee is like comparing a packet of instant pasta meal to fresh pasta with homemade sauce. Yes technically they share a lot in common, but the result is massively different.
sspurr
I've never really understood why there's bean to cup machines that don't also froth the milk, as if you're making a cappuccino etc the longest part of the manual process is still a manual process. On a non-bean-to-cup espresso machine all you need to do is quickly ground the beans in a grinder, put them into the handle and press the button for it start the water (after waiting for it to heat up). This doesn't seem like it would save that much effort and time over a non-bean-to-cup, unless I'm missing something
You can get them which do that only they cost about x3 as much as a standard bean to cup coffee maker.
For a lot of people the foam is more of a nicety then anything, so the few seconds manually frothing the milk isn't a deal breaker.
These bean to cup machines save on clutter and mess. Instead of a storage tub, grinder, knockbox and espresso machine you have a bean to cup machine. The grounds and any coffee dust from the grinding all end up in one central area for cleaning and the machine does a lot of the cleaning for itself.


I'd love to get one of these, but I don't have the spare room to put one at the moment.
#25
mercman
Ive got the HD8751/88 model which has a digital display, excellent machine for the price. I would defo go for this one if mine packed in.
I have this too, got it 3 months ago from Amazon.DE warehouse deals for €190, brilliant machine,excellent coffee and no problems at all so far
#26
How long does this take from switch on to delivering an americano (what I'd be most likely to go for). Watching the video linked at the start it could be a long time, but they already have the machine warmed up. Are we talking a couple of minutes (comparable to boiling a kettle), or say five or ten minutes?
#27
Once its turned on& primed, its less than 1 minute for a cup of coffee
#28
natlor
mercman
Ive got the HD8751/88 model which has a digital display, excellent machine for the price. I would defo go for this one if mine packed in.

I have this too, got it 3 months ago from Amazon.DE warehouse deals for €190, brilliant machine,excellent coffee and no problems at all so far
The lcd went on mine after about 14 months, but replaced by Philips, looks like its a comon fault.
This machine doesn't have the lcd so this won't be a problem.
#29
Newbold
Idiotic, Trixabel.You stick to your nasty brown liquid and the rest of us will drink coffee.

On the contrary, I would prefer a cup of Nescafe than anything from a bean to cup machine. Neither of them are coffee.
#30
rborob
Newbold
Idiotic, Trixabel.You stick to your nasty brown liquid and the rest of us will drink coffee.

Bit harsh...

But fair..you cannot compare coffee out of a jar to what any decent coffee machine produces,providing you buy some decent beans of course
#31
natlor
rborob
Newbold
Idiotic, Trixabel.You stick to your nasty brown liquid and the rest of us will drink coffee.

Bit harsh...

But fair..you cannot compare coffee out of a jar to what any decent coffee machine produces,providing you buy some decent beans of course

All a question of taste I guess. Doesn't make them idiotic :|
#33
Can anyone weigh in on how much nicer bean-to-cup coffee is then my standard Tassimo made Kenco Caffe Crema?
#34
n1ck09
Can anyone weigh in on how much nicer bean-to-cup coffee is then my standard Tassimo made Kenco Caffe Crema?
Whether it's nicer will depend very much on the beans. But it will be a whole lot cheaper per cup. :)
1 Like #35
trixabel
Alternatively buy a jar of coffee for a quid, get a mug put some coffee in the mug. Then pour over boiling water and add milk and sugar to taste.

Saving you a huge wad of cash on a useless vanity toy.


Why stop there? Tap water is so much cheaper, more health benefits and costs next to nothing...and why enjoy your own life when you can get a huge rise by annoying the crap out of others for the life choices they make?
#36
Expired - up to £350 now, really was a true bargain! I saw this back when the silver one was posted and been contemplating buying ever since... Guess now my mind's definitely made up! Probably not worth £350, I went to see it in store and it is very cheap looking in comparison to all the other machines.
#37
Me too, I just did not see the need for "upgrade", even my 8 year old Saeco doen't look that much outdated
http://saeco-kavegepek.com/wp-content/uploads//2011/07/saeco-incanto-rondo-plus-001.gif

I'm grateful that HUKD serves not only to help falling for marketing hype but actually to restrain from obtaining "gas" (gear acquisition syndrome)
#38
Yep, it certainly looks like it is expired. The stock has gone down by 37 by since posting. If anyone missed it, it might be worth checking in store.
#39
trixabel
Alternatively buy a jar of coffee for a quid, get a mug put some coffee in the mug. Then pour over boiling water and add milk and sugar to taste.
I'm not a coffee snob and I drink cheapish instant all day long at work, but I do know that pouring boiling water straight over it makes it even worse. I appreciate good coffee, doesn't have to be from the excrement of some jungle creature or off a virgin's thigh (is that cigars?) but I know I have to add less or no sugar, the better the coffee is.
#40
1/2 price offer on both Saeco machines was only up until 30th June at John Lewis, hence the price increase from 1st July.

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