Britons embracing coffee gadgets

Press Association
Double espresso cup of coffee against blended coffee beans and measure scoop background.
Double espresso cup of coffee against blended coffee beans and measure scoop background.

%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%Coffee pod machines are soaring in popularity in a sign of British consumers' "love affair" with the beverage, figures show.

Sales of hot beverage machines, mainly coffee makers, have increased by 67% over the past five years from £52 million in 2008 to £87 million last year, according to analyst Mintel.