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Coffee machine sales soar at John Lewis

A coffee machine is sold every 45 seconds

Francis Francis X6 Trio Trio System

Francis Francis X6 Trio Trio System

Coffee machines are proving to be very popular this Christmas, with a model being sold at John Lewis every 45 seconds, according to a John Lewis press release.

Paul Martin, buyer for small electricals at John Lewis, said: ‘Our coffee machines are selling extremely well, and with more people choosing to entertain at home, they are becoming a must have worktop appliance’.

Which? currently has 20 coffee machines on tests, with prices ranging from around £20 to £250. Featured brands include: Francis Francis, DeLonghi, Krups, Morphy Richards, Breville, Gaggia and Russell Hobbs.

Money saving advice

Carole Shepherdson, senior Which? researcher, said: ‘Making coffee at home can cost as little as 8p a cup (1p for water and electricity, and 7p for supermarket own-brand ground coffee), or £18.40 a year. If you buy an espresso each day from a high street coffee chain, you could spend around £345 a year. A saving of around £225 could be made by ditching the high-street treat and buying a £100 Which? Best Buy.’ Read our coffee machine reviews for further information.

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