tassimo vs keurig

Got Foam?TASSIMO makes lattes and cappuccinos with liquid milk and velvety, coffeehouse style foam.
Variety? Not so much.Keurig’s specialty drinks include only powdered milk chai lattes and café mochas.
Keurig Prefers Powder.Make foam from a powder? Keurig misses big on the true coffeehouse experience.

I think for COFFEE LOVERS (or coffee snobs! LOL), who like rich, intense, bold coffee flavor, the Tassimo is the best choice! If you are just a COFFEE DRINKER (not lover), and like a weaker cup of coffee or flavored coffees and teas, then you might prefer the Keurig.
Choosing between the Tassimo and Keurig single serve coffee brewers took me months of researching online opinions and reviews, weighing out the pros and the cons.
I love good coffee taste and Tassimo is quality versus Keurig quantity.
If you enjoy specialty coffee drinks like cappuccinos or lattes and want to make them at home, the Tassimo is your machine.
Keurig is way better than tassimo even though i think there ranged at around the same price but its all the coffee or tea so keurig is way better, the tea and coffee and all the flavors of coffee you can buy for keurig is the best.
In the last year, I noticed the local grocery stores have seriously reduced their selection of coffee beans and ground coffees and filled the space with Tassimo displays.
If you like specialty coffee drinks such as cappuccinos or lattes and want to make them at home, the Tassimo is the proper choice for you.
I was given a keurig for christmas from my husband and I wanted a machine for latte’s, cappucinos and the keurig was my husbands idea over the tassimo.
My thinking is that he can keep his old timey coffee maker and I can get the simple model Tassimo for my tea, which would eliminate the tea kettle and carafe that gets filled with hot water daily.
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What differs between single cup coffee maker reviews offers an insight into the joys of both brands of machines.  Someone once said to me that there are two types of coffee drinker, those who prefer to taste the roast and drink darker roasts and those who like to taste the bean and often drink lighter roasts.
Tassimo reviews and Keurig reviews both speak to single serving coffee’s ease, speed, convenience, and all of the other more cup experience oriented details that make single serving brewing such a pleasure.
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Tassimo reviews on our site show some who enjoy the convenience of single serving  brewing clearly prefer their Tassimo machine, and they have their reasons.
The Tassimo coffee is ok, but I’m very disappointed that it takes 2 weeks or more to get discs delivered through the tassimo site.
The t-discs are expensive but I recently purchased my Tassimo and I have been in coffee heaven.
Tell us what you love about your Tassimo or Keurig machine.
For lattes and other milk-based drinks, the Tassimo uses two T-discs, one with milk and another with coffee, while Keurig drinks include the necessary creamer in a single K-cup.
Both Keurig and Tassimo machines are capable of brewing single-cup servings of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cider, and many other drinks.
Keurig and Tassimo manufacture some of the most popular single-cup coffee makers, a.k.a., coffee pod machines.
Mechanism Keurig machines use a "K-cup," which has coffee and (sometimes) a creamer inside it, and brews partially according to user input.
The cleaning process for Tassimo machines varies somewhat by model but mainly relies on a special T-disc that runs the machines through a cleaning cycle; this process takes longer than Keurig’s but is much more automated.
If you are looking for a single cup coffee maker that has a control center where you can adjust the cup size and temperature of the drink, then Keurig is the choice for you.
Although Keurig is the leading single cup brewing system in North America, Bosch’s Tassimo has created a great reputation for itself.
Single cup coffee makers eliminate grinding beans, measuring coffee, handling filters and cleaning up.
PROS: CONS:  (more than we like) SUMMARY:  Since the wife got a better deal from Keurig Support under the threat of their death 🙂  we went back to the Keurig.  Third time’s a charm, as they say.  Keurig sent us a B75 Platinum unit which seems somewhat better designed.  The water reservoir is a bit larger, pumping is quieter (dog loves it), has a flip top reservoir lid, replaceable filter (option to use it or not) and so far it pumps the correct amount of water.  I still wish the water were hotter though.  We shall see how long it last, but at least we are back to great tasting coffee selections again.
While the wife was putting Keurig Customer Support’s feet to the fire about the failure of our 2nd brewer, I had already gone out and bought a different replacement brand.  I bought a Tassimo T55 brewer since there seemed to be generally good reviews about it.  By having bought a lot of great Bosch heavy duty, well-designed power tools in the past, this seemed like a great choice.  I was wrong.
This guide is based on our experience of using a Keurig Coffee brewer for over 3 years, and more recently a Tassimo brewer.  Hopefully this will help people gain more information to assist in their choice when comparing these two brewers.  There are many brands of single-cup brewers on the market, yet we only have long experience with these two.
A little over 3 years ago, we bought the model B-70 Platinum brewer.  It uses the "K-Cups" style of coffee pods whereas there are several brands of coffee available for it.  Each pod (one cup) ranges in price from 50 cents to 80 cents depending on the brand and where you buy the coffee.  We usually buy online for the best price, free shipping, and no tax.
First to say we don’t drink a lot of coffee.  In fact, one cup per day in the morning is typically my limit.  You might think that a brewer like this would be purchased by a person who drinks a lot of coffee, but not necessary correct.  I don’t want to take the time to brewer a pot of coffee and waste it.  I dislike instant coffee, so a single-cup brewer is an ideal choice to get a fast cup of coffee.
Just purchased a Keurig because my wife has complained for over a year about how long (1 to 2 minutes!) it takes our Braun Tassimo to brew coffee.
But in general, it probably does not do straight coffee quite as well as a Keurig, and there are certainly many fewer bean types, roast types, and flavors for the Tassimo.
Can’t believe a person who works in a coffee shop would prefer coffee brewed in the Keurig versus the Tassimo.
Even though it cannot produce lattes, capucinos, etc, like the Tassimo can- I do think the coffee in the Keurig is much better, and the specialty drinks in the Tassimo are nothing to write home about.
(I am a coffee nut) I have not had the Tassimo nearly as long as the Keurig (really I am still evaluating the Tassimo myself- and am still within the return policy period).
The Green Mountain and Tully are much weaker than either the Seattle or Strarbucks coffee brewed in the Tassimo.
The Tassimo, on the other hand, has far fewer varieties of coffee, but a much greater range of beverage TYPES.
I can’t find anything that tells me how many ounces the Tassimo makes its coffee.
Since both the Keurig and Tassimo brew a perfect cup of coffee, the essential difference between the two brewing machines is the extra cost for the ability to brew lattes and espressos.
Tassimo claims their bar-coded brewing system assures a perfect brew each time, but since the point of all single-serve brewers is the perfect cup of coffee, any advantages provided by the bar-coded brewing method are limited to the ability to brew lattes, espressos, etc.
Starbucks fans who want a branded cappuccino should check out the Tassimo models, while coffee fans looking to save a few dollars and aren’t interested in frothy coffee drinks will be happiest with a Keurig.
This wasn’t just a horrible smell it was a persistent horrible chemical taste (and we went through at least nine different packages of tea, coffee, hot chocolate before we insisted that Tassimo do something about our machine.
Both companies offer a whole host of popular coffee brands for their brewers, with Tassimo winning the battle for Starbucks fans as the Seattle brewer’s wares are available on T-Discs.
The following a comparison article between two popular brands of single-serve coffee makers — Keurig and Tassimo.
While their models are more expensive, the Tassimo brewers provide more functionality, since they brew lattes, cappuccinos and espressos in addition to the standard coffees, teas and cocoas provided by both machines.
At the core of both brewing systems is the single-serve container called a K-Cup for the Keurig models, and a T-Disc for the Tassimo models.
Although Keurig’s initial focus was on drip coffee, it has expanded their patented K-Cup line of beverages to include hot chocolate, cider, and even lemonade! Keurig has continued its dominance of the ‘office coffee’ market (if you work in an office there’s a good chance your current coffee machine is a Keurig brewer.
For this side by side comparison, we’re going to compare the two most popular models for each company: the Keurig B-60 K-Cup Brewer (priced at $129.99) and the Tassimo T45 Single Serve Coffee Maker (priced at $149).
Whereas Keurig has focused on single-serve drip coffee, Tassimo machines have instead focused on espresso beverages like lattes, cappucinos, and other beverages that include milk.
You can also get a reusable K-cup filter that enables you to brew any kind of coffee you like in your Keurig brewer, which is something that Tassimo can’t do.
Select a single cup coffee maker that’s perfect for solo usage, or choose a model that has a larger brewing capacity that suits the whole family.
A Tassimo coffee maker is the secret to expertly brewed coffee and tea at the touch of a button.
Macy’s is the destination for a Tassimo coffee maker that’s user-friendly and reliable.
I am going to have to give this round to the Tassimo, it runs a lot quieter, uses up almost all the water in the tank and even though it makes smaller cups, the shit tastes better and has more options ( lattes,espresso etc) than the Keurig.
Another thing, the Tassimo brews a lot of cups on a full tank of water, the Keurig only uses about half to 3/4 of the tank and then you have to fill the fuckin thing up again! Really fucking frustrating when you see half a tank of water and its telling you to fill up.
Wait a second Jim, the Keurig fights back with its ability to let you make your own K cups! All you have to do is buy a separate filter thing and fill it with the coffee of your choice! That is a huuuuuge deal, as it makes each coffee cheap as fucking hell.
Its smaller size, speed, quietness, cheaper discs, and its ability to brew different beverages other than just coffee put it ahead of the Keurig in my books.
Although the Keurig does have the cup size option and the ability to use your own coffee, I think that it just couldn’t compete with the Tassimo’s speed and ability to brew a variety of drinks other than just fancy coffee’s.
I’ve tried keurig a few times and I like tassimo WAAAY better! I love specialty coffee drinks so it wins hands down.
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Fucking Sweet review.. Loved the offensive humour..lol.. I enjoy getting a good review while banging the table laughing.. Anyways, We received both the Tassimo 47 and the Keurig and now I know which one to return.. I love the lattes and I didn’t realize the keurig didn’t have that function.
The more expensive machines also allow you to set the temperature of the water, a feature by manager, Lee enjoys, (he has a Keurig system at home too) as he likes his coffee extra hot but can turn down the temperature when making hot chocolate for the kids.
My favorite Tassimo brands are the Tim Horton’s (I am a huge Timmy’s fan), Second Cup Paradiso and the Great Canadian Coffee from President’s Choice.
Before Christmas our caffeine-fueled team at work, a little disgruntled as the floor’s coffee maker kept on breaking, decided to pitch in and buy our own Tassimo, the T20 (model pictured on the right).
Bryan, Lee and I all agree that it is the coffee selection which puts Keurig ahead of the Tassimo.
Keurig vs.
All SHAZAM coffee K-Cup packs will be marked with the Keurig Brewed seal indicating the product has passed rigorous testing, assuring the quality, taste and integrity consumers expect from the Keurig brand.
Keurig & Lavazza describe the coffee as having an aroma of dried fruits and while it may not have been evident at first, we did eventually start getting some mild notes after a while.
Are you thinking about getting a Keurig 2.0 single serve coffee maker? If so we have a comprehensive set of reviews to give you all the details you need to make your decision to enter the world of Keurig 2.0 or stay put with your 1.0 Keurig brewer.
announced a multi-year agreement to offer W.B. Mason’s SHAZAM coffee in K-Cup packs for the Keurig hot brewing system in away from home channels.
The green dot tells the Keurig 2.0 brewer you can use the Vue or K-Carafe pack with your new Keurig 2.0. SH had some fun recently getting the older Vue packs to work in the Keurig 2.0 brewer, and in the end had success when using a dot from the current K-Carafe cups to trick the brewer into thinking it was a new Vue pack.
Single Serve Coffee – K-Cup Reviews, Keurig, Nespresso, Tassimo, T-Discs, and Single Cup Coffee Pod Reviews.
The companies plan to launch the new SHAZAM coffee K-Cup packs later in the month of October 2014 with Light, Medium, and Dark Roast blends exclusively to W.B. Mason customers.
We reach the end of a long journey today with Part 3 of our 3-part Keurig 2.0 Mega Review where we discuss our main likes, dislikes & nitpicks about the new 2.0 brewers, our discovery of a hidden port under the machine (do we have your attention now?) & our final conclusion about the new 2.0 brewer series.
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Do you currently own a Keurig 2.0 brewer? Our reviews provide an overview of the various features like K-Carafe packs and the larger brewing options, along with navigating the various menus.
Brewing these K-Cups resulted in light aromas of smoky hickory tinged with very mild hints of dates & raisins as the coffee cools off.
Green Mountain Coffee Autumn Harvest Blend K-Cups are available in the US at Target and other online retailers like Amazon.
I ended up going with the Tassimo because of generally good online reviews, the variety of drinks you can make (latte, capp, coffee, hot chocolate), and the fact that they use real liquid milk and liquid chocolate instead of powders.
I've owned both! I started out with a Tassimo and really liked it for the same reason you do: real liquid milk (though shelf-stable milk kinda scares me) and the variety of drinks.
Then, sadnesses of all sadnesses: right before we moved to TO, we gave away the Tassimo, which we'd only had/used for about 3 months before buying the Keurig.
Plus, due to tummy sensitivities, I can only drink decaf coffee, so that really cut down on the variety for me — Tassimo doesn't seem to offer much by way of decaf for wussypantses like me.
I promptly boxed up the Tassimo, as soon as I could no longer get Starbucks T-Discs and bought the Keurig, which though does not have Starbucks as of yet, does have literally dozens of different brands of coffee available, along hundreds of different blends that would appeal to anyone.
Starbucks split from Kraft Foods, which launched the Tassimo in Canada in 2006 and saw it gain popularity in large part because of its partnership with the Seattle-based coffee house.
But this news is a loss for Tassimo users, many of whom bought the coffee machine out of loyalty to Starbucks, not Kraft.
So when Starbucks announced a few weeks ago that it will sell one-cup pods of its grinds exclusively fit for Keurig machines, caffeine addicts were further inflamed: Tassimo used to have an exclusive deal with Starbucks.
The Keurig single-cup model ensures that not only are you not tethered to any single roaster’s coffee selection, but you can also choose to brew your own coffee — from your neighborhood coffee roaster, or your own home-roast — with Keurig’s new single-cup insert.
The capabilities of the T-Disc make the Tassimo more than a coffee brewer — it’s a hot beverage delivery system.
And if you’re interested in supporting Fair Trade coffee farmers, or prefer organic coffee then I’m certain you’ll be happier with the Keurig — Kraft has made none of these available in a T-Disc.
Just when you thought it was safe to cast your lot and pick a single cup coffee brewer (be it a pod coffee machine, K-Cup, capsule or pouch) there arrives on the scene a spiffy new machine — the Tassimo.
The Tassimo reads a page off Keurig’s play book (and Nespresso’s before it) by encapsulating its coffee in its own sealed package — the T-Disc — which boasts a number of innovations.
The Tassimo offers a wide variety of beverage types — coffee, tea, espresso, cappuccino, latte and hot chocolate.
Unlike the Keurig, however, the Tassimo automatically adjusts brew volume, temperature — and, it would appear, some aspects of how its pump drives the brew cycle — to match the parameters of beverage you wish to brew.
No, if you like coffee — brewed coffee — and if you have any interest in exploring the depth of flavors and aromas that specialty coffee offers, I think you’ll be happier with the Keurig.
The brewed coffee varieties that I sampled with the Tassimo — Gevalia Signature Blend, and Signature Blend Crema — are another story, altogether.
That’s a substantial step forward in single-cup brewing capability, however you slice it — and if your goal is to create passably good espresso-based drinks at home with the simplicity of pushing a button (and doing so for a fraction of the cost of a super-auto espresso machine) then you may have found your match in the Tassimo.
I must remind you that the Tassimo’s coffee content is wholly in the hands of Kraft and its brands — the T-Disc technology is altogether proprietary, and altogether a lock-in to this particular coffee giant.
The Tassimo’s heating cycle from stand-by mode may take as long as 60 seconds, and its brew cycle another 60 seconds — twice as long as the Keurig brewer.
(The difference: quantity of dairy product, and a different spout — the cappuccino version aerates the milk more than the latte.) Finally, insert the cleaning disk (an empty T-Disc with its own special barcode) and run a rinse cycle.
i have a tassimo…….limited selection of coffee is my only beef.Overall…a cup of coffee costs about $1.00 for a starbucks brew….much less for the Nabob brand.This product doesn't take up much counter space.Check around this XMAS time for the best price…i've seen them at $90.00 – $189…depending on the model and features.
The problem with them is you will still have to make coffee a single cup at a time, and a pound of freshly ground coffee beans will NOT make as many cups of coffee as standard brewing methods, so you will still be paying around twice as much per pound, when "amortized", as you paid for the pound of coffee.
The method I recommended is one in which you "steep" the ground beans in hot water and allow them to settle in the bottom of the brewing container before pouring off a fine cup of coffee.
Unless you have a natural thermal spring nearby, you are going to be heating water for coffee, there's simply no argument that a single cup machine is any more an energy hog than your stove, microwave or hot pot.
Empty out the coffee server, add the appropriate amount of ground coffee for the number of cups you intend to make, then pour extremely hot but not fully boiling water over the beans, give it a stir, put the lid on the server and then let it sit for a few minutes while the coffee beans settle to the bottom of the pot.
I don't drink coffee religiously and I only have Tassimo, not Keurig.
They all have a reservoir for clean water and a catch tray for overflows and the rinse water when it washes itself, as well as a catcher-bin for the used "hockey pucks" of steamed and spent coffee ground after the electronic barrista brews a cup.
Her roommate had attempted to make coffee with a simple machine and a huge, warehouse size container of pre-ground coffee, which became as stale as mud in a few weeks, so it was really easy to see that the reason they didn't like to brew their own was because their coffee was stale.
Tassimo uses a pressurized water technology to brew the coffee.
Anyway, I have about sixty years of first hand coffee making experience under my belt, and I have always been in what people would call the "aficionado" class.
I like a good coffee blend of mocha, java and a little bit of French roast mixed together, then a 10 ounce mug of it instead of a demitasse of over-roasted "espresso" beans.
In the fifties I used an old fashioned crank-the-handle kind of coffee mill for "regular" coffee and a hand held brass mill that was a bugger to crank to pulverize beans for Turkish coffee.
Through the years I have found that the most critical step in making great coffee is never ever grind the beans more than five minutes before you make the coffee.
Roxlet, with a Jura Capresso (or any super-automatic espresso maker for that matter) you can make one cup at a time so the difference in when you and your husband want your coffee makes no difference.
And if it wasn't for the really stupid arthritis in my hands, I'd still be using this method to make coffee today instead of my Jura Capresso.
In the sixties I bought a Hobart/Kitchen Aid burr grinder with a hopper that held a pound of whole beans and would grind coffee to any texture I wanted.
For your kids (though it's probably too late) I would suggest one of those blade coffee mills for twenty bucks to grind their own beans.
When my Tassimo is not used (which I don't really use anyway since I am not a coffee drinker), it is not pulling any energy.
Most of the choices are fairly weak cups of coffee though we did find a couple varieties we like, typically the "bold" ones from Tully's or Paul Newman.
If coffee is important to you, I would suggest stay away from all these "pod" machines.
What ever the reason it may be, if you are to take away their single cup coffee machines, their next course of action may not to make coffee at home, but to drive to Starbuck and Dunkin Donuts.
You were only looking at single cup coffee markers vs pot coffee makers, but they are both more energy friendlier than driving to a local starbuck or dunkin donuts to get coffee.
Grind your coffee beans using the method of your choice.
Between the two…if you can find a variety of coffee you like for the Tassimo I think it makes the better cup of coffee.
I think the single cup coffee markers target people who are too stress/lazy to grind and brew their own coffee.
I would suggest you think about what kinds of coffee you want and how often and then see if the price of the machine that does that fully automatically matches well with your budget.
For me (and for most of Italy) "espresso" is a brewing method, not a coffee bean roast.
I know eventually the machine will wear out, and I’m intrigued by the features that Keurig offers that Tassimo does not – mainly that you can use your own coffee in the refillable basket which I would definitely do at home, but maybe not at work, as there is no sink nearby for rinsing.
Would love the occassional latte and capuccino the Tassimo offers but I’m mostly a regular coffee drinker who loves a good cafe mocha every now and then so it looks like the Platinum B70 Keurig is for me.
ive had my keurig now for 3 years and have not had a problem but i am finding that my coffees i like are getting harder and harder to find online and so my husband bought the tassimo for christmas for me as i need my fresh cup of coffee hourly for.
Tassimo has an advantage in terms of the flexibility of its brewing technology — its ability to brew espresso, cappuccino and the like — but that advantage comes at the cost of brew-cycle recovery time and diminished capacity to brew a regular cup of coffee.
Being the only coffee drinker in the house I have been thinking of buying a Keurig coffee mechean (I have had there coffee before at work, and other places and liked it) but when looking at the mecheans I also saw Tassimo, and was wondering which would be better for me.
Ultimately, I find the array of coffees — and coffee roasters — to be one of the most compelling feature of the Keurig brewing system.
As for myself, since I don’t drink it dark and enjoy all the varieties it offers, I have a Tassimo and love that I’m not restricted to coffee (I can have teas and hot chocolates whenever I wish, too)and most everything tastes fantastic.
If you like an espresso, latte or cappuccino then Tassimo gets the vote, but don’t expect a great cup of regular coffee with the exception of the Starbucks.
Keurig has now licensed its K-Cup packaging technology to nine different specialty coffee brands, which today offer more than 150 varieties of K-Cup 100% Arabica coffees and teas between them.
I received a Tassimo machine (Tass 1000UC/01) as a , and quickly bought myself a second machine for use at work so I could make coffee, tea, and even cup-a-soup or noodles(using the included water disc) for my lunches.
A Keurig brewer makes coffee — brewed coffee — and it does it well.
The Keurig line-up of coffee, tea and chocolate brands includes names you may find more familiar: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Tully’s, Caribou, Coffee People, Diedrich, Newman’s Own Organics, Celestial Seasonings, Gloria Jean’s, Timothy’s, Van Houtte, Bigelow, and Ghirardelli.
The Tassimo reads a page off Keurig’s play book2 (and perhaps Nespresso’s before it) by encapsulating its coffee in its own sealed package — the T-Disc — which boasts a number of innovations.
Offered in two models –the TA 1400, and the TA 1200 (which I can’t seem to find to link to) — the Tassimo fits the same kitchen counter as the Keurig (and the Senseo, and the Bunn Home Café — let’s face it, these machines are all of them fairly compact).
Designed and distributed by Braun1 , manufactured by Saeco, and with its coffee supply produced exclusively by Kraft and its army of licensed brands, when the Tassimo launched two years ago it painted itself as the smartest single serve coffee brewer yet.
Just tired of hearing Team Tassimo saying being able to brew Starbucks Coffee was the ultimate deal maker.
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Which is best? It”s a gift for my Mom, but I may get one too, although I swear by my french press.
For research to write this Keurig and Tassimo comparison article, I spent 4 days testing the two types of machines from my growing coffee maker inventory.
Tassimo: Tassimo built it’s reputation on being a full brewing system being able to brew coffee as well as most specialty coffees including cappuccino, espresso, latte and mocha drinks.
While Keurig machines work only with K-Cups, Keurig is NOT the only brand of coffee maker that works with K-Cups.
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It cost me $10 and a bag of $9 Van Houtte coffee yields me 45 cups of coffee — a price per cup of $0.20. The beauty of it is that it only makes one cup of coffee at a time and comes with a neat little scoop and permafilter so, aside from having to empty the permafilter (a task that takes the same amount of time as tossing away a t-disc), my coffee-making routine is identical to that of a Tassimo machine owner.
Remember when Tassimo (et al.) coffee machines came out? Remember how great everyone thought they were? You could get a cup of coffee in minutes — no fussing with filters, ground coffee or having to trouble yourself with a whole pot of coffee.
Very good point about coffee machines! As an avid Starbucks/Tims drinker, the keurig coffee maker I know own definitely saves me lots of money.
Keurig Single Serve Keurig Coffee Maker – Keurig’s most popular models today are the Keurig B40 (av.price $119.95) and Keurig B60 Platinum Brewing System (av.price $149.95). Keurig uses “K-Cups” instead of T-discs and the machine does not automatically adjust brewing time for different beverages but it will allow you to adjust brew temperature and beverage size.
Tassimo Single Serve Tassimo Coffee Maker – in late 2010, the most popular Tassimo Single-Cup Coffee Brewers are the Tassimo T65 and Tassimo Suprema model, which features a larger water reservoir.
I really like the Keurig.  The refillable filter k-cup saves us some money because we can buy large bags of Dunkins ground coffee from Costco and still use the machine.  We have an older one which is loud but the new ones are MUCH quieter.  This is definetly going on my registry lol.
I haven’t had any issues with our Keurig.  It’s great for what it’s supposed to do.  DH loves hot tea, it makes a great cup.  I like coffee, it does a great job.  My only wish is that it would make lattes, because although I now go to Starbucks less, I still go….

8 Delicious Beverage Types.TASSIMO makes 8 classic beverage types and a full range of world-class specialty drinks.
Got Foam?TASSIMO makes lattes and cappuccinos with liquid milk and velvety, coffeehouse style foam.
Variety? Not so much.Keurig’s specialty drinks include only powdered milk chai lattes and café mochas.
Keurig Prefers Powder.Make foam from a powder? Keurig misses big on the true coffeehouse experience.

I think for COFFEE LOVERS (or coffee snobs! LOL), who like rich, intense, bold coffee flavor, the Tassimo is the best choice! If you are just a COFFEE DRINKER (not lover), and like a weaker cup of coffee or love flavored coffees and teas, then you might prefer the Keurig.
Choosing between the Tassimo and Keurig single serve coffee brewers took me months of researching online opinions and reviews, weighing out the pros and the cons.
I love good coffee taste and Tassimo is quality versus Keurig quantity.
If you enjoy specialty coffee drinks like cappuccinos or lattes and want to make them at home, the Tassimo is your machine.
Keurig is way better than tassimo even though i think there ranged at around the same price but its all the coffee or tea so keurig is way better, the tea and coffee and all the flavors of coffee you can buy for keurig is the best.
In the last year, I noticed the local grocery stores have seriously reduced their selection of coffee beans and ground coffees and filled the space with Tassimo displays.
If you like specialty coffee drinks such as cappuccinos or lattes and want to make them at home, the Tassimo is the proper choice for you.
I was given a keurig for christmas from my husband and I wanted a machine for latte’s, cappucinos and the keurig was my husbands idea over the tassimo.
My thinking is that he can keep his old timey coffee maker and I can get the simple model Tassimo for my tea, which would eliminate the tea kettle and carafe that gets filled with hot water daily.

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If you are looking for a single cup coffee maker that has a control center where you can adjust the cup size and temperature of the drink, then Keurig is the choice for you.
Although Keurig is the leading single cup brewing system in North America, Bosch’s Tassimo has created a great reputation for itself.
Single cup coffee makers eliminate grinding beans, measuring coffee, handling filters and cleaning up.

What differs between single cup coffee maker reviews offers an insight into the joys of both brands of machines.  Someone once said to me that there are two types of coffee drinker, those who prefer to taste the roast and drink darker roasts and those who like to taste the bean and often drink lighter roasts.
Tassimo reviews and Keurig reviews both speak to single serving coffee’s ease, speed, convenience, and all of the other more cup experience oriented details that make single serving brewing such a pleasure.
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Tassimo reviews on our site show some who enjoy the convenience of single serving  brewing clearly prefer their Tassimo machine, and they have their reasons.
The Tassimo coffee is ok, but I’m very disappointed that it takes 2 weeks or more to get discs delivered through the tassimo site.
The t-discs are expensive but I recently purchased my Tassimo and I have been in coffee heaven.
Tell us what you love about your Tassimo or Keurig machine.

For lattes and other milk-based drinks, the Tassimo uses two T-discs, one with milk and another with coffee, while Keurig drinks include the necessary creamer in a single K-cup.
Both Keurig and Tassimo machines are capable of brewing single-cup servings of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cider, and many other drinks.
Keurig and Tassimo manufacture some of the most popular single-cup coffee makers, a.k.a., coffee pod machines.
Mechanism Keurig machines use a "K-cup," which has coffee and (sometimes) a creamer inside it, and brews partially according to user input.
The cleaning process for Tassimo machines varies somewhat by model but mainly relies on a special T-disc that runs the machines through a cleaning cycle; this process takes longer than Keurig’s but is much more automated.

PROS: CONS:  (more than we like) SUMMARY:  Since the wife got a better deal from Keurig Support under the threat of their death 🙂  we went back to the Keurig.  Third time’s a charm, as they say.  Keurig sent us a B75 Platinum unit which seems somewhat better designed.  The water reservoir is a bit larger, pumping is quieter (dog loves it), has a flip top reservoir lid, replaceable filter (option to use it or not) and so far it pumps the correct amount of water.  I still wish the water were hotter though.  We shall see how long it last, but at least we are back to great tasting coffee selections again.
While the wife was putting Keurig Customer Support’s feet to the fire about the failure of our 2nd brewer, I had already gone out and bought a different replacement brand.  I bought a Tassimo T55 brewer since there seemed to be generally good reviews about it.  By having bought a lot of great Bosch heavy duty, well-designed power tools in the past, this seemed like a great choice.  I was wrong.
This guide is based on our experience of using a Keurig Coffee brewer for over 3 years, and more recently a Tassimo brewer.  Hopefully this will help people gain more information to assist in their choice when comparing these two brewers.  There are many brands of single-cup brewers on the market, yet we only have long experience with these two.
A little over 3 years ago, we bought the model B-70 Platinum brewer.  It uses the "K-Cups" style of coffee pods whereas there are several brands of coffee available for it.  Each pod (one cup) ranges in price from 50 cents to 80 cents depending on the brand and where you buy the coffee.  We usually buy online for the best price, free shipping, and no tax.
First to say we don’t drink a lot of coffee.  In fact, one cup per day in the morning is typically my limit.  You might think that a brewer like this would be purchased by a person who drinks a lot of coffee, but not necessary correct.  I don’t want to take the time to brewer a pot of coffee and waste it.  I dislike instant coffee, so a single-cup brewer is an ideal choice to get a fast cup of coffee.

Although Keurig’s initial focus was on drip coffee, it has expanded their patented K-Cup line of beverages to include hot chocolate, cider, and even lemonade! Keurig has continued its dominance of the ‘office coffee’ market (if you work in an office there’s a good chance your current coffee machine is a Keurig brewer.
For this side by side comparison, we’re going to compare the two most popular models for each company: the Keurig B-60 K-Cup Brewer (priced at $129.99) and the Tassimo T45 Single Serve Coffee Maker (priced at $149).
Whereas Keurig has focused on single-serve drip coffee, Tassimo machines have instead focused on espresso beverages like lattes, cappucinos, and other beverages that include milk.
You can also get a reusable K-cup filter that enables you to brew any kind of coffee you like in your Keurig brewer, which is something that Tassimo can’t do.

Just purchased a Keurig because my wife has complained for over a year about how long (1 to 2 minutes!) it takes our Braun Tassimo to brew coffee.
But in general, it probably does not do straight coffee quite as well as a Keurig, and there are certainly many fewer bean types, roast types, and flavors for the Tassimo.
Can’t believe a person who works in a coffee shop would prefer coffee brewed in the Keurig versus the Tassimo.
Even though it cannot produce lattes, capucinos, etc, like the Tassimo can- I do think the coffee in the Keurig is much better, and the specialty drinks in the Tassimo are nothing to write home about.
(I am a coffee nut) I have not had the Tassimo nearly as long as the Keurig (really I am still evaluating the Tassimo myself- and am still within the return policy period).
The Green Mountain and Tully are much weaker than either the Seattle or Strarbucks coffee brewed in the Tassimo.
The Tassimo, on the other hand, has far fewer varieties of coffee, but a much greater range of beverage TYPES.
I can’t find anything that tells me how many ounces the Tassimo makes its coffee.

Since both the Keurig and Tassimo brew a perfect cup of coffee, the essential difference between the two brewing machines is the extra cost for the ability to brew lattes and espressos.
Tassimo claims their bar-coded brewing system assures a perfect brew each time, but since the point of all single-serve brewers is the perfect cup of coffee, any advantages provided by the bar-coded brewing method are limited to the ability to brew lattes, espressos, etc.
Starbucks fans who want a branded cappuccino should check out the Tassimo models, while coffee fans looking to save a few dollars and aren’t interested in frothy coffee drinks will be happiest with a Keurig.
This wasn’t just a horrible smell it was a persistent horrible chemical taste (and we went through at least nine different packages of tea, coffee, hot chocolate before we insisted that Tassimo do something about our machine.
Both companies offer a whole host of popular coffee brands for their brewers, with Tassimo winning the battle for Starbucks fans as the Seattle brewer’s wares are available on T-Discs.
The following a comparison article between two popular brands of single-serve coffee makers — Keurig and Tassimo.
While their models are more expensive, the Tassimo brewers provide more functionality, since they brew lattes, cappuccinos and espressos in addition to the standard coffees, teas and cocoas provided by both machines.
At the core of both brewing systems is the single-serve container called a K-Cup for the Keurig models, and a T-Disc for the Tassimo models.

All SHAZAM coffee K-Cup packs will be marked with the Keurig Brewed seal indicating the product has passed rigorous testing, assuring the quality, taste and integrity consumers expect from the Keurig brand.
Keurig & Lavazza describe the coffee as having an aroma of dried fruits and while it may not have been evident at first, we did eventually start getting some mild notes after a while.
Are you thinking about getting a Keurig 2.0 single serve coffee maker? If so we have a comprehensive set of reviews to give you all the details you need to make your decision to enter the world of Keurig 2.0 or stay put with your 1.0 Keurig brewer.
announced a multi-year agreement to offer W.B. Mason’s SHAZAM coffee in K-Cup packs for the Keurig hot brewing system in away from home channels.
The green dot tells the Keurig 2.0 brewer you can use the Vue or K-Carafe pack with your new Keurig 2.0. SH had some fun recently getting the older Vue packs to work in the Keurig 2.0 brewer, and in the end had success when using a dot from the current K-Carafe cups to trick the brewer into thinking it was a new Vue pack.
Single Serve Coffee – K-Cup Reviews, Keurig, Nespresso, Tassimo, T-Discs, and Single Cup Coffee Pod Reviews.
The companies plan to launch the new SHAZAM coffee K-Cup packs later in the month of October 2014 with Light, Medium, and Dark Roast blends exclusively to W.B. Mason customers.
We reach the end of a long journey today with Part 3 of our 3-part Keurig 2.0 Mega Review where we discuss our main likes, dislikes & nitpicks about the new 2.0 brewers, our discovery of a hidden port under the machine (do we have your attention now?) & our final conclusion about the new 2.0 brewer series.
If you love Starbucks coffee you may want to visit one of their cafes twice a day this fall for the opportunity to get free “Starbucks for Life.” Starbucks has announced several traffic-driving initiatives for the holiday season, and it’s offering 100 uniquely designed Starbucks cards that would give customers a chance to get their daily cup of joe for free at the coffee giant’s locations.
Do you currently own a Keurig 2.0 brewer? Our reviews provide an overview of the various features like K-Carafe packs and the larger brewing options, along with navigating the various menus.
Brewing these K-Cups resulted in light aromas of smoky hickory tinged with very mild hints of dates & raisins as the coffee cools off.
Green Mountain Coffee Autumn Harvest Blend K-Cups are available in the US at Target and other online retailers like Amazon.

I promptly boxed up the Tassimo, as soon as I could no longer get Starbucks T-Discs and bought the Keurig, which though does not have Starbucks as of yet, does have literally dozens of different brands of coffee available, along hundreds of different blends that would appeal to anyone.
Starbucks split from Kraft Foods, which launched the Tassimo in Canada in 2006 and saw it gain popularity in large part because of its partnership with the Seattle-based coffee house.
But this news is a loss for Tassimo users, many of whom bought the coffee machine out of loyalty to Starbucks, not Kraft.
So when Starbucks announced a few weeks ago that it will sell one-cup pods of its grinds exclusively fit for Keurig machines, caffeine addicts were further inflamed: Tassimo used to have an exclusive deal with Starbucks.

The more expensive machines also allow you to set the temperature of the water, a feature by manager, Lee enjoys, (he has a Keurig system at home too) as he likes his coffee extra hot but can turn down the temperature when making hot chocolate for the kids.
My favorite Tassimo brands are the Tim Horton’s (I am a huge Timmy’s fan), Second Cup Paradiso and the Great Canadian Coffee from President’s Choice.
Before Christmas our caffeine-fueled team at work, a little disgruntled as the floor’s coffee maker kept on breaking, decided to pitch in and buy our own Tassimo, the T20 (model pictured on the right).
Bryan, Lee and I all agree that it is the coffee selection which puts Keurig ahead of the Tassimo.

Select a single cup coffee maker that’s perfect for solo usage, or choose a model that has a larger brewing capacity that suits the whole family.
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I am going to have to give this round to the Tassimo, it runs a lot quieter, uses up almost all the water in the tank and even though it makes smaller cups, the shit tastes better and has more options ( lattes,espresso etc) than the Keurig.
Another thing, the Tassimo brews a lot of cups on a full tank of water, the Keurig only uses about half to 3/4 of the tank and then you have to fill the fuckin thing up again! Really fucking frustrating when you see half a tank of water and its telling you to fill up.
Wait a second Jim, the Keurig fights back with its ability to let you make your own K cups! All you have to do is buy a separate filter thing and fill it with the coffee of your choice! That is a huuuuuge deal, as it makes each coffee cheap as fucking hell.
Its smaller size, speed, quietness, cheaper discs, and its ability to brew different beverages other than just coffee put it ahead of the Keurig in my books.
Although the Keurig does have the cup size option and the ability to use your own coffee, I think that it just couldn’t compete with the Tassimo’s speed and ability to brew a variety of drinks other than just fancy coffee’s.
I’ve tried keurig a few times and I like tassimo WAAAY better! I love specialty coffee drinks so it wins hands down.
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Fucking Sweet review.. Loved the offensive humour..lol.. I enjoy getting a good review while banging the table laughing.. Anyways, We received both the Tassimo 47 and the Keurig and now I know which one to return.. I love the lattes and I didn’t realize the keurig didn’t have that function.

I ended up going with the Tassimo because of generally good online reviews, the variety of drinks you can make (latte, capp, coffee, hot chocolate), and the fact that they use real liquid milk and liquid chocolate instead of powders.
I've owned both! I started out with a Tassimo and really liked it for the same reason you do: real liquid milk (though shelf-stable milk kinda scares me) and the variety of drinks.
Then, sadnesses of all sadnesses: right before we moved to TO, we gave away the Tassimo, which we'd only had/used for about 3 months before buying the Keurig.
Plus, due to tummy sensitivities, I can only drink decaf coffee, so that really cut down on the variety for me — Tassimo doesn't seem to offer much by way of decaf for wussypantses like me.

i have a tassimo…….limited selection of coffee is my only beef.Overall…a cup of coffee costs about $1.00 for a starbucks brew….much less for the Nabob brand.This product doesn't take up much counter space.Check around this XMAS time for the best price…i've seen them at $90.00 – $189…depending on the model and features.
The problem with them is you will still have to make coffee a single cup at a time, and a pound of freshly ground coffee beans will NOT make as many cups of coffee as standard brewing methods, so you will still be paying around twice as much per pound, when "amortized", as you paid for the pound of coffee.
The method I recommended is one in which you "steep" the ground beans in hot water and allow them to settle in the bottom of the brewing container before pouring off a fine cup of coffee.
Unless you have a natural thermal spring nearby, you are going to be heating water for coffee, there's simply no argument that a single cup machine is any more an energy hog than your stove, microwave or hot pot.
Empty out the coffee server, add the appropriate amount of ground coffee for the number of cups you intend to make, then pour extremely hot but not fully boiling water over the beans, give it a stir, put the lid on the server and then let it sit for a few minutes while the coffee beans settle to the bottom of the pot.
I don't drink coffee religiously and I only have Tassimo, not Keurig.
They all have a reservoir for clean water and a catch tray for overflows and the rinse water when it washes itself, as well as a catcher-bin for the used "hockey pucks" of steamed and spent coffee ground after the electronic barrista brews a cup.
Her roommate had attempted to make coffee with a simple machine and a huge, warehouse size container of pre-ground coffee, which became as stale as mud in a few weeks, so it was really easy to see that the reason they didn't like to brew their own was because their coffee was stale.
Tassimo uses a pressurized water technology to brew the coffee.
Anyway, I have about sixty years of first hand coffee making experience under my belt, and I have always been in what people would call the "aficionado" class.
I like a good coffee blend of mocha, java and a little bit of French roast mixed together, then a 10 ounce mug of it instead of a demitasse of over-roasted "espresso" beans.
In the fifties I used an old fashioned crank-the-handle kind of coffee mill for "regular" coffee and a hand held brass mill that was a bugger to crank to pulverize beans for Turkish coffee.
Through the years I have found that the most critical step in making great coffee is never ever grind the beans more than five minutes before you make the coffee.
Roxlet, with a Jura Capresso (or any super-automatic espresso maker for that matter) you can make one cup at a time so the difference in when you and your husband want your coffee makes no difference.
And if it wasn't for the really stupid arthritis in my hands, I'd still be using this method to make coffee today instead of my Jura Capresso.
In the sixties I bought a Hobart/Kitchen Aid burr grinder with a hopper that held a pound of whole beans and would grind coffee to any texture I wanted.
For your kids (though it's probably too late) I would suggest one of those blade coffee mills for twenty bucks to grind their own beans.
When my Tassimo is not used (which I don't really use anyway since I am not a coffee drinker), it is not pulling any energy.
Most of the choices are fairly weak cups of coffee though we did find a couple varieties we like, typically the "bold" ones from Tully's or Paul Newman.
If coffee is important to you, I would suggest stay away from all these "pod" machines.
What ever the reason it may be, if you are to take away their single cup coffee machines, their next course of action may not to make coffee at home, but to drive to Starbuck and Dunkin Donuts.
You were only looking at single cup coffee markers vs pot coffee makers, but they are both more energy friendlier than driving to a local starbuck or dunkin donuts to get coffee.
Grind your coffee beans using the method of your choice.
Between the two…if you can find a variety of coffee you like for the Tassimo I think it makes the better cup of coffee.
I think the single cup coffee markers target people who are too stress/lazy to grind and brew their own coffee.
I would suggest you think about what kinds of coffee you want and how often and then see if the price of the machine that does that fully automatically matches well with your budget.
For me (and for most of Italy) "espresso" is a brewing method, not a coffee bean roast.

I know eventually the machine will wear out, and I’m intrigued by the features that Keurig offers that Tassimo does not – mainly that you can use your own coffee in the refillable basket which I would definitely do at home, but maybe not at work, as there is no sink nearby for rinsing.
Would love the occassional latte and capuccino the Tassimo offers but I’m mostly a regular coffee drinker who loves a good cafe mocha every now and then so it looks like the Platinum B70 Keurig is for me.
ive had my keurig now for 3 years and have not had a problem but i am finding that my coffees i like are getting harder and harder to find online and so my husband bought the tassimo for christmas for me as i need my fresh cup of coffee hourly for.
Tassimo has an advantage in terms of the flexibility of its brewing technology — its ability to brew espresso, cappuccino and the like — but that advantage comes at the cost of brew-cycle recovery time and diminished capacity to brew a regular cup of coffee.
Being the only coffee drinker in the house I have been thinking of buying a Keurig coffee mechean (I have had there coffee before at work, and other places and liked it) but when looking at the mecheans I also saw Tassimo, and was wondering which would be better for me.
The Tassimo offers a wide variety of beverage types — coffee, tea, espresso, cappuccino, latte and hot chocolate.
Ultimately, I find the array of coffees — and coffee roasters — to be one of the most compelling feature of the Keurig brewing system.
As for myself, since I don’t drink it dark and enjoy all the varieties it offers, I have a Tassimo and love that I’m not restricted to coffee (I can have teas and hot chocolates whenever I wish, too)and most everything tastes fantastic.
If you like an espresso, latte or cappuccino then Tassimo gets the vote, but don’t expect a great cup of regular coffee with the exception of the Starbucks.
The capabilities of the T-Disc make the Tassimo more than a coffee brewer — it’s a hot beverage delivery system.
Keurig has now licensed its K-Cup packaging technology to nine different specialty coffee brands, which today offer more than 150 varieties of K-Cup 100% Arabica coffees and teas between them.
I received a Tassimo machine (Tass 1000UC/01) as a gift, and quickly bought myself a second machine for use at work so I could make coffee, tea, and even cup-a-soup or noodles(using the included water disc) for my lunches.
A Keurig brewer makes coffee — brewed coffee — and it does it well.
The Keurig line-up of coffee, tea and chocolate brands includes names you may find more familiar: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Tully’s, Caribou, Coffee People, Diedrich, Newman’s Own Organics, Celestial Seasonings, Gloria Jean’s, Timothy’s, Van Houtte, Bigelow, and Ghirardelli.
The Tassimo reads a page off Keurig’s play book2 (and perhaps Nespresso’s before it) by encapsulating its coffee in its own sealed package — the T-Disc — which boasts a number of innovations.
Offered in two models –the TA 1400, and the TA 1200 (which I can’t seem to find to link to) — the Tassimo fits the same kitchen counter real estate as the Keurig (and the Senseo, and the Bunn Home Café — let’s face it, these machines are all of them fairly compact).
Designed and distributed by Braun1 , manufactured by Saeco, and with its coffee supply produced exclusively by Kraft and its army of licensed brands, when the Tassimo launched two years ago it painted itself as the smartest single serve coffee brewer yet.
Just tired of hearing Team Tassimo saying being able to brew Starbucks Coffee was the ultimate deal maker.

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For research to write this Keurig and Tassimo comparison article, I spent 4 days testing the two types of machines from my growing coffee maker inventory.
Tassimo: Tassimo built it’s reputation on being a full brewing system being able to brew coffee as well as most specialty coffees including cappuccino, espresso, latte and mocha drinks.
While Keurig machines work only with K-Cups, Keurig is NOT the only brand of coffee maker that works with K-Cups.

I really like the Keurig.  The refillable filter k-cup saves us some money because we can buy large bags of Dunkins ground coffee from Costco and still use the machine.  We have an older one which is loud but the new ones are MUCH quieter.  This is definetly going on my registry lol.
I haven’t had any issues with our Keurig.  It’s great for what it’s supposed to do.  DH loves hot tea, it makes a great cup.  I like coffee, it does a great job.  My only wish is that it would make lattes, because although I now go to Starbucks less, I still go….

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Which is best? It”s a gift for my Mom, but I may get one too, although I swear by my french press.

It cost me $10 and a bag of $9 Van Houtte coffee yields me 45 cups of coffee — a price per cup of $0.20. The beauty of it is that it only makes one cup of coffee at a time and comes with a neat little scoop and permafilter so, aside from having to empty the permafilter (a task that takes the same amount of time as tossing away a t-disc), my coffee-making routine is identical to that of a Tassimo machine owner.
Remember when Tassimo (et al.) coffee machines came out? Remember how great everyone thought they were? You could get a cup of coffee in minutes — no fussing with filters, ground coffee or having to trouble yourself with a whole pot of coffee.
Very good point about coffee machines! As an avid Starbucks/Tims drinker, the keurig coffee maker I know own definitely saves me lots of money.

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Keurig Single Serve Keurig Coffee Maker – Keurig’s most popular models today are the Keurig B40 (av.price $119.95) and Keurig B60 Platinum Brewing System (av.price $149.95). Keurig uses “K-Cups” instead of T-discs and the machine does not automatically adjust brewing time for different beverages but it will allow you to adjust brew temperature and beverage size.
Tassimo Single Serve Tassimo Coffee Maker – in late 2010, the most popular Tassimo Single-Cup Coffee Brewers are the Tassimo T65 and Tassimo Suprema model, which features a larger water reservoir.

The Keurig single-cup model ensures that not only are you not tethered to any single roaster’s coffee selection, but you can also choose to brew your own coffee — from your neighborhood coffee roaster, or your own home-roast — with Keurig’s new single-cup insert.
The capabilities of the T-Disc make the Tassimo more than a coffee brewer — it’s a hot beverage delivery system.
And if you’re interested in supporting Fair Trade coffee farmers, or prefer organic coffee then I’m certain you’ll be happier with the Keurig — Kraft has made none of these available in a T-Disc.
Just when you thought it was safe to cast your lot and pick a single cup coffee brewer (be it a pod coffee machine, K-Cup, capsule or pouch) there arrives on the scene a spiffy new machine — the Tassimo.
The Tassimo reads a page off Keurig’s play book (and Nespresso’s before it) by encapsulating its coffee in its own sealed package — the T-Disc — which boasts a number of innovations.
The Tassimo offers a wide variety of beverage types — coffee, tea, espresso, cappuccino, latte and hot chocolate.
Unlike the Keurig, however, the Tassimo automatically adjusts brew volume, temperature — and, it would appear, some aspects of how its pump drives the brew cycle — to match the parameters of beverage you wish to brew.
No, if you like coffee — brewed coffee — and if you have any interest in exploring the depth of flavors and aromas that specialty coffee offers, I think you’ll be happier with the Keurig.
The brewed coffee varieties that I sampled with the Tassimo — Gevalia Signature Blend, and Signature Blend Crema — are another story, altogether.
That’s a substantial step forward in single-cup brewing capability, however you slice it — and if your goal is to create passably good espresso-based drinks at home with the simplicity of pushing a button (and doing so for a fraction of the cost of a super-auto espresso machine) then you may have found your match in the Tassimo.
I must remind you that the Tassimo’s coffee content is wholly in the hands of Kraft and its brands — the T-Disc technology is altogether proprietary, and altogether a lock-in to this particular coffee giant.
The Tassimo’s heating cycle from stand-by mode may take as long as 60 seconds, and its brew cycle another 60 seconds — twice as long as the Keurig brewer.
(The difference: quantity of dairy product, and a different spout — the cappuccino version aerates the milk more than the latte.) Finally, insert the cleaning disk (an empty T-Disc with its own special barcode) and run a rinse cycle.

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