Saeco HD8753/88 Intelia Bean-to-Cup Coffee Machine £329.95 RRP £700  John Lewis
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Saeco HD8753/88 Intelia Bean-to-Cup Coffee Machine £329.95 RRP £700 John Lewis

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Found 9th Jan 2014
If you can afford it, this is a steal. We have the model below this in our office (minus the milk dispenser) and it is head and shoulders above the Tassimo I have at home. Coffee beans and fresh milk are cheaper than pods and discs, so in the long run it will be cheaper overall.

Grab this and some coffee beans from next day coffee and you'll never go to Costa / Starbucks / Cafe Nero again.

Cheapest I can find elsewhere is £420 + on Amazon.

Edit: made typo on price £329.95 not £322.25 sorry

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I'd hope it would be head and shoulders above Tassimo at several times the price?!

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therealslimkaty

I'd hope it would be head and shoulders above Tassimo at several times … I'd hope it would be head and shoulders above Tassimo at several times the price?!



I can't be bothered to do the maths, but I reckon after a year, this would probably work out cheaper for a big coffee drinker. Just a hunch mind based on how much cheaper coffee beans are, so don't quote me on it!

Plus, you get what you pay for and the milk from the Tassimo tastes blooming awful.
Edited by: "711324" 9th Jan 2014

looks great but the milk jug looks quite small...maybe 2 lattes at a time.....personally prefer my DELonghi but cant argue with it for the price...plus the JL warranty is second to none...have some geat OP

711324

I can't be bothered to do the maths, but I reckon after a year, this … I can't be bothered to do the maths, but I reckon after a year, this would probably work out cheaper for a big coffee drinker. Just a hunch mind based on how much cheaper coffee beans are, so don't quote me on it!Plus, you get what you pay for and the milk from the Tassimo tastes blooming awful.


I'm retired so have time to do the maths
I have the model below this and also a Tassimo. The tassimo produces sickly sweet costa latte at roughly 50 pence a go. For arguments sake lets say you pay £40 for your Tassimo - you'll have spent the price of this machine,£322, after 564 cups of latte. This on the other hand, produces delicious coffee at about 10 pence a go. I use Lavazza Espresso beans. After 564 cups it's cost a total of £378. The break even point comes at 700 cups. Tassimo + coffee = £390. This machine + coffee = £392. So, if you drink 2 coffees a day this machine pays for itself in the first year. If, like me, you drink more than that or you have friends who drink coffee the break even point is even sooner.

Just ordered one so hope it's good!
I need to get the cup to bean to get a decaf latte none of the pod ones do decaf lattes :-(

Supermod

therealslimkaty

I'd hope it would be head and shoulders above Tassimo at several times … I'd hope it would be head and shoulders above Tassimo at several times the price?!



Regardless of price, the two products aren't comparable in that sense. Someone wanting freshly ground coffee for a cappuccino or espresso would never consider a Tassimo and someone wanting hot chocolate or a powdered milk in their coffee wouldn't consider this Saeco.

rover176

I'm retired so have time to do the maths :)I have the model below this … I'm retired so have time to do the maths :)I have the model below this and also a Tassimo. The tassimo produces sickly sweet costa latte at roughly 50 pence a go. For arguments sake lets say you pay £40 for your Tassimo - you'll have spent the price of this machine,£322, after 564 cups of latte. This on the other hand, produces delicious coffee at about 10 pence a go. I use Lavazza Espresso beans. After 564 cups it's cost a total of £378. The break even point comes at 700 cups. Tassimo + coffee = £390. This machine + coffee = £392. So, if you drink 2 coffees a day this machine pays for itself in the first year. If, like me, you drink more than that or you have friends who drink coffee the break even point is even sooner.

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What is the voucher code to get the £322.95 price. Thanks.

edit: voted hot btw because £329.95 is still a bargain but as is natural I go for every penny you can off and all vouchers I've searched for are expired.
Edited by: "geeadamg" 9th Jan 2014

Supermod

jouster

looks great but the milk jug looks quite small...maybe 2 lattes at a … looks great but the milk jug looks quite small...maybe 2 lattes at a time.....personally prefer my DELonghi but cant argue with it for the price...plus the JL warranty is second to none...have some geat OP



Yeah - it is billed more as a cappuccino machine so thats probably why the milk jug wouldn't hold enough for more than about 2 lattes. This one though seems to have a bigger capacity for milk. Says expired but still available for Click & Collect.

magicjay1986

Regardless of price, the two products aren't comparable in that sense. … Regardless of price, the two products aren't comparable in that sense. Someone wanting freshly ground coffee for a cappuccino or espresso would never consider a Tassimo and someone wanting hot chocolate or a powdered milk in their coffee wouldn't consider this Saeco.



I replied assuming he simply meant the taste. I have a Tassimo, I can't afford the outlay for a bean to cup machine. But had I the choice of one over the other at the time of course I'd have gone for a bean to cup machine. That doesn't mean that I don't love my Tassimo drinks! Also, I mainly use fresh frothed milk for my Tassimo.

magicjay1986

Yeah - it is billed more as a cappuccino machine so thats probably why … Yeah - it is billed more as a cappuccino machine so thats probably why the milk jug wouldn't hold enough for more than about 2 lattes. This one though seems to have a bigger capacity for milk. Says expired but still available for Click & Collect.



I have the top of the range version of this and its awesome....can easily recommend this machine

Supermod

jouster

I have the top of the range version of this and its awesome....can easily … I have the top of the range version of this and its awesome....can easily recommend this machine



Which one? The Perfecta?

rover176

I'm retired so have time to do the maths :)I have the model below this … I'm retired so have time to do the maths :)I have the model below this and also a Tassimo. The tassimo produces sickly sweet costa latte at roughly 50 pence a go. For arguments sake lets say you pay £40 for your Tassimo - you'll have spent the price of this machine,£322, after 564 cups of latte. This on the other hand, produces delicious coffee at about 10 pence a go. I use Lavazza Espresso beans. After 564 cups it's cost a total of £378. The break even point comes at 700 cups. Tassimo + coffee = £390. This machine + coffee = £392. So, if you drink 2 coffees a day this machine pays for itself in the first year. If, like me, you drink more than that or you have friends who drink coffee the break even point is even sooner.



This is too simplistic to be a realistic comparison. You haven't factored in:
- equipment depreciation
- inflation for consumables
- electricity costs for the different units

The 10p a coffee sounds too low as well as I don't think the marginal difference between the two would be 40p per unit. Can you have a go a redoing your sums?

magicjay1986

Yeah - it is billed more as a cappuccino machine so thats probably why … Yeah - it is billed more as a cappuccino machine so thats probably why the milk jug wouldn't hold enough for more than about 2 lattes. This one though seems to have a bigger capacity for milk. Says expired but still available for Click & Collect.



I wish, oos everywhere I have tried for click and collect

Voted hot, even though I have a Delonghi Magnifica B2C machine. This is a good deal if you want a good machine at a reasonable (for the technology) price.

I'd love one but they are way out of my price league. If only I'd won the Euromillions....

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO....

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO........


I don't need another bloody coffee machine...DON'T MAKE ME DO IT!
Please sell out soon.
Edited by: "jukkie" 9th Jan 2014

When it comes to coffee beans-if you ever travel to france you can get beans in most supermarkets for around £3-4 a kilo. These are usually robusta, but if you pay a bit more you can get arabica. I find a (self made) mix is good. The cheapest-at auchan- were 3 euros a kilo.

magicjay1986

Which one? The Perfecta?



No, the De'Longhi Prima Donna Avant ESAM6700

Been waiting for a drop in price for a while on this very model!

I'd been tracking or on Amazon but this price is much, much better. By the looks of it, just have only just got this model in as I've been looking on their website and they didn't have it.

Thanks op!

Ok. I bought a lesser model Saeco from John Lewis a month a go

It's cracking but has far fewer features than this one and is currently priced at 350£

I'd buy this in a heartbeat. Heat added

Super hot buy!! Lovely!! Cheers for finding it!! Voted hot!

Can owners advise on cleaning ? Do you have to maintain and clean them regularly? I like that my Tassimo needs only a wipe now and again but that mean bean machine looks higher maintenance.

rover176

I'm retired so have time to do the maths :)I have the model below this … I'm retired so have time to do the maths :)I have the model below this and also a Tassimo. The tassimo produces sickly sweet costa latte at roughly 50 pence a go. For arguments sake lets say you pay £40 for your Tassimo - you'll have spent the price of this machine,£322, after 564 cups of latte. This on the other hand, produces delicious coffee at about 10 pence a go. I use Lavazza Espresso beans. After 564 cups it's cost a total of £378. The break even point comes at 700 cups. Tassimo + coffee = £390. This machine + coffee = £392. So, if you drink 2 coffees a day this machine pays for itself in the first year. If, like me, you drink more than that or you have friends who drink coffee the break even point is even sooner.



I have a similar machine and could not agree more, its well worth the initial outlay. and thanks for the breakdown.

Anyone advise on cleaning? I'm mega lazy!

DemonIT

Anyone advise on cleaning? I'm mega lazy!



Where dya live? I'll get a minion to pop over and sort that for you.

Ordered - thanks OP!

I've always wanted a bean to cup, but been waiting for the right price/model. How does this compare with the DeLonghi Bean-to-Cup machines that often come down to the same price as this?

Which is better? The Delonghi Esam 5500b (I picked one up last week) or this?

ordered - but coming up at £329. Any idea how i can save the additional £7. didn't see any code mentioned in the thread.

Chers OP good find.

l go for kettle to cup via a jar of instant, a lot less messing about and cheap. :-)

extonjoe

l go for kettle to cup via a jar of instant, a lot less messing about and … l go for kettle to cup via a jar of instant, a lot less messing about and cheap. :-)


Cheap, yes. Simple, certainly. But it doesn't taste remotely of coffee. A bit like comparing Hersheys chocolate with Belgian.

Just looked on their website....oooooo they have some expensive ones, this is cheap by comparison.
A similar price is this one Bosch TES50129RW VeroCafe Bean-to-Cup Espresso Machine, Black....anyone got one? Which one is better?

So can you different drinks (regular, latte, cappuccino) with varying volume ? And how do you do Decaf in a bean machine (today's sill question?!)

Excellent saving, heat! Can't justify buying this at the moment as my Delonghi is still going strong. I'd love a bean to cup though.

looks the business

jonhoggy

So can you different drinks (regular, latte, cappuccino) with varying … So can you different drinks (regular, latte, cappuccino) with varying volume ? And how do you do Decaf in a bean machine (today's sill question?!)


Buy decaf beans. They are available. Most, if not all of these machines allow varying volumes and strengths to be set.
Edited by: "compadre" 10th Jan 2014

Newbold

Cheap, yes. Simple, certainly. But it doesn't taste remotely of coffee. A … Cheap, yes. Simple, certainly. But it doesn't taste remotely of coffee. A bit like comparing Hersheys chocolate with Belgian.



More like comparing a small nugget of dog poop with Belgian chocolate.

FYI Saeco is the *same* as Gaggia - from recollection when I was researching buying one they pretty much only use the Gaggia name in the UK and Saeco everywhere else in Europe.

rockinron

This is too simplistic to be a realistic comparison. You haven't … This is too simplistic to be a realistic comparison. You haven't factored in:- equipment depreciation- inflation for consumables- electricity costs for the different unitsThe 10p a coffee sounds too low as well as I don't think the marginal difference between the two would be 40p per unit. Can you have a go a redoing your sums?



If you want to talk about equipment depreciation, this will count in the Saeco's favour. You could probably keep it for one year until you reach the the break even point compared to the Tassimo, then sell it for £100, and bring down the average coffee price by several pence. The Tassimo I assume is worth very little second hand by comparison.
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