Good Brewer But..
Until Tassimo introduces more options of T-disks, more availability of T-disks both online and in local stores and responds to what their future is going to be in the personal brewer coffee industry, I can't recommend any Tassimo brewer.
November 27, 2011
Great Brewer but ,,,,
I love my Tassimo but my my biggest complaint is that the discs are not easy to find. I have to go to either Target or Walmart to get discs and the selection is horrible. Keurig cups are plentiful with a great selection but not Tassimo. Also, I must have bought a bad batch of discs because I had to throw 1/2 of them in the trash because they would not brew....
November 4, 2011
We LOVE our T20 Bosch Tassimo!
My husband is from Germany, and it didn't take long to realize that to get coffee brands and beverages from "home" (such as Jacob's, Milka, Nabob etc.), as well as the brewer (Bosch) then one had to go with a Tassimo. Tassimo is by a large international company, Kraft Foods, while the other cup brewer is a monopoly from a USA coffee manufacturer, but that was secondary in our decision. So far, this little Bosch machine) has worked very well and has a small footprint on our limited counter space. It's a solid, well-made machine. Very sophisticated - has a bar code reader that reads the encoded discs and then engages programmed brewing automatically. Hit the button and "go". There is no reason to have a "wake up timer" on any of these brewers because your drink WILL be ready in about a minute. So why spend a lot of extra for a "morning wake up timer"?? Clean up is simple. An occasional 5-second wiping of the cup area, nozzle, and the scanner that reads the bar codes on the T-discs is all that is needed. This is a pressurized brewer - not a drip brew. Coffees, espressos, lattes, and cappuccinos are delicious and consistent! There is real milk/foamer in the T-discs (not powdered) that does not need refrigerated. It also makes a variety of hot teas AND hot chocolates. We like the Maxwell House Caramel Latte Machiotto better than the Gevalia version, because there is a slightly more noticeable coffee taste, AND it's cheaper. The Maxwell House blends are good, but of course the German in our family LOVES the European brands available for this machine, and showing it off to his coffee klatch. It's a pain that the T-discs are virtually no longer available retail (except for Maxwell House at Walmart) BUT Tassimo HAS set up auto delivery in a highly flexible, affordable way. If you order $30 worth of coffee at a time, shipping is free, and you have full availability of all international flavors and selections. There is a learning curve, trying to determine how much you will use in what time frame, but you can go online and adjust your shipment time and selections at any time. I receive my shipments within two days. Periodically Tassimo makes a very attractive offer to customers to join the mail order club. For instance, I held out for 3 months before joining auto delivery, and eventually got a T-disc rack ($30 for something similar at dept. store) 2 packs of coffee (@$18 value) plus a box of cleaner (to periodically clean and descale) for FREE! The cost of the Maxwell House discs is the same online as it is at Walmart, so with the free shipping, I can get EVERY flavor I want by using auto delivery.
I have one caveat - since Tassimo has a European flare to it, the beverages are more European-sized (smaller) than what the average American is used to (Maxwell House Morning Blend IS 12 oz., however) . . . . . at times certain brands of coffee may be stronger than one is used to (but extra water can be added with push of button) . . . . . and certain beverages (such as Milka hot chocolate) are distinctly international in that they are not nearly as sweet as the way Americans drink THEIR hot cocoa.
Overall, this makes an excellent choice of brewer for anyone who has lived or been stationed in Europe, as well as anyone wanting an excellent variety of international coffees, versus a huge selection of commercialized "cups",
October 12, 2011
Bosch T20 Home Brewing System
simplemente LOVE IT!!!!! reasonable price, excellent flavor..fast,make drinks in about a minute, space saving.. I recommend..
September 29, 2011