Tassimo Machine
The new and improved Tassimo is a beauty in the kitchen, and makes a great cup of coffee almost instantly. Bodum glass mug. Photography by Daniela Cuevas | THE NIBBLE.





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KAREN HOCHMAN is Editorial Director of THE NIBBLE.



January 2009

Appliance Review / Kitchenware / Appliances

Bosch Tassimo Coffee System

Page 4: A Machine With Smart Engineering


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Tassimo Engineering

Aside from making a good cup of coffee in a minute, there’s a lot to appreciate about the Bosch Tassimo’s engineering:

  • Smart Technology. Everything about this machine makes good sense. The non-biodegradable hard plastic cups with foil tops are needed because they actually brew the beverage inside, using a unique inverse flow action that can’t happen in a paper pod; the foil top contains the bar code technology that ensures the right brew temperature, time and amount of water. And it’s quiet, too—the loudest noise is the hissing steam.
  • Adjustable Size. Unlike some other single-serve units, the Tassimo accommodates any reasonable size cup or mug, including a travel mug (however, as this is a single-serve machine, you’ll need to brew two servings to fill it).
  • Easy To Fill. It’s easy to add more water to the top of the water tank. In fact, of all the systems we have tried, we like Tassimo the best for ease of filling the tank.
  • Great Water Filter. We love the water filter made by Mavea: Certainly, it’s one of the reasons why the coffee tastes so good. The machine comes with two filters; additional ones are $9.95.
  • No Water Spillover. We’ve tried other systems that generate a reasonable amount of spillover water that needs to be emptied from the drainage cup. We had no such problem with the Tassimo.
  • Handy Storage. The cleaning disc stores conveniently in the back of the unit, so you don’t have to wonder where you put it.
  • Size. The small footprint, 11 inches high by 8 inches wide by 13-1/4 inches deep, is narrower than the original machine, and of a Tassimo Disk Carousel Caddymore durable construction. The power button is conveniently on the front. We turn it off right after brewing, since it is instantly ready to brew when we turn it on—no “warm-up” required.
  • T Disc Carousel. There’s a nifty T disc carousel made by a third party, to let you organize the cups and make deciding what you’ll have even more fun.

    Keep your T-disks in a convenient
    disk carousel.


We tried a unit in a fetching dark red color—more dazzling, most people felt, than the basic black, and a color that contributed to the overall allure of the Tassimo experience.



Single-Serve Coffee Brewer

  • Tassimo
    List $139.99
    Buy On Amazon For
    1-Year Limited Warranty
  • T disc Carousel
    List $24.95
    Buy On Amazon For
    You get it free if you sign
    up for the “membership”
    automatic delivery program
    at TassimoDirect.com
  • T discs
    $4.49 To $10.99
    Free Shipping For
    Orders $30+ (Including
    All Brands Of Coffee, Tea
    & Hot Chocolate)
    At TassimoDirect.com

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The Tassimo brews six different beverages: coffee, cappuccino, espresso, latte, tea and hot chocolate.

Prices and availability are verified at publication but are subject to change.


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