Philips Seaco Intelia HD8753/83 Automatic Espresso Machine

I am fond of coffee and am happy with either a Cappuccino or an espresso depending on the mood and time. Like most, I also enjoy coffee at cafe joints and still do not have a coffee machine at home. So when someone managing Philips PR called to check if I would like to use Philips coffee machine for a week, I happily agreed.

The sleek looking coffee compact machine along with a pack of coffee beans was duly received at my home the next day. I started by calling the customer service for installation which was quick and courteous. The service personnel not only installed and demonstrated the machine but also got 0.5l of milk for the demo. Thoughtful!

The Philips Seaco Intelia HD8753/83 Automatic Espresso Machine which works on the principle on bean-to-cup does everything from grinding to frothing and can make 4-5 cups without requiring water refill.

Here is my experience with the machine:

Design: Sleek & compact. Parts are made of steel, ABS and looks durable.

Noise level: I had kept the coffee machine in drawing room and the noise levels were quite less, perhaps due to the ceramic grinder

Time to Coffee: It took approx. 2 min to get first cup of coffee and lesser for each subsequent cup, which is good

Ease of understanding: I could easily learn to operate the machine with help of manual, and the display icons

Froth: Dense and long lasting froth gave the coffee a better taste however the steamed water did fell outside the cup at times

Cleaning the machine: Machine cleans and descales every time it is switched on or before every first cup of coffee, ensuring auto cleansing

Overall Verdict: The machine is handy and easy to use, and I found the Philips machine to ensure perfect cup of coffee, mug after mug. However given the steep MRP of Rs75000 and market operative price of Rs 65000, is clearly a deterrent for me to get one for home.

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Food Critic and a Marketing Wizz who had a high profile career with leading MNC’s like HSBC, GE Capital etc, Pawan Soni comes across as a quintessential corporate employee. He left behind his successful career as the Vice President of a MNC... all for his love for food. He a WSET Level II wine connoisseur and a foodie who loves to eat anything under the sun. Besides being a food and travel writer for various food forums and magazines, he is the Founder and CEO of Indian Food Freak. As one of the initial bloggers who started his blog almost a decade ago, his website www.indianfoodfreak.com is currently one of the biggest food and travel blogs in. Pawan also conducts highly successful restaurant awards and recently concluded the fifth edition of The Big F restaurant awards. Apart from that he has recently launched a gourmet app that gets its members huge benefits in participating restaurants and hotels besides giving those venues a huge traction.

3 Comments
  1. Great looking machine and super convenient too. But as experienced that problem with that convenience is that these super automatic espresso machines is that they can be so expensive. If you want convenience at a more sensible price maybe a Nespresso machine is a better option.

  2. I bought this machine. Its LED panel is malfunctioning, but i am getting no response from philips. I am not sure they have the service support for this machine in India – its been a bad experience after spending a lot of money!!