Tassimo Bosch Hot Beverage System - Pictures and Info from the House Beautiful Kitchen Event
The new Tassimo Bosch designed brewer in New York.
We just attended the Tassimo Bosch Hot Beverage System press event at the House Beautiful Kitchen pavillion here in New York City. We got some new facts on this new single serve coffee and hot beverage system, plus an entire set of pictures and videos of which we'll share some today, and prep our deeper single serve coffee thoughts for the coming days.
New Tassimo Bosch Facts and Features:
- The water filtration is by Mavea. The filters appear very Brita-like.
- The system does features a "steam" purge at the end instead of the messy water cycle
- The Cup stand is much improved over the earlier model
- The Tassimo Bosch can fit larger travel mugs
- It's truly ready to brew - the brew cycle is very quiet and much faster
The Mavea filter is really large and looks amazing.
The water reservoir also has an indicator to tell you when to replace the filter.
Two models of the new TASSIMO hot beverage system by Bosch will be available in the U.S. in September 2008. One, sold in specialty and department stores, will have an MSRP of $139.99; a second, available in select grocery and mass merchandise stores, will sell for $99.99.
We'll have more details soon, and information on NEW Tassimo coffee flavors and drinks.
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Posted by Jay Brewer at July 17, 2008 3:39 PM
Hi Jay: Been going round and round on the following issue involving Gevalia Skinny Cappuccino using the Bosch Tassimo coffee maker. My wife loves the Skinny Capuccino (lower calories, fat free) but doesn't like the results we've been getting. The milk T-Disc always have some solids remaining (sometimes up to 20% of the container and it was vigorously shaken for at least 1 minute) and there are milk solids in the bottom of the cup (not a pleasant experience if you get some in your mouth). We don't have this issue with the regular milk T-Disc (used with Chai Tea Cappuccino, Lattes or regular Cappuccino coffee). They all seems to dissolve as planned. I've brought this issue up with Tassimo (they are sending a replacement but no other info) and I've sent photos to Coffeewiz where I purchased the last batch of 4 packages and so far, silence is the golden rule there. This issue occurs independently (so far) with respect to place of purchase - right now, three separate sources. As suggested by Tassimo post, the spigot is removed and disassembled after each milk use to ensure no solids are coming from there. Any help or suggestions from you or your posters would be appreciated short of not using Gevalia Skinny Cappuccino! Thanks!
Does anyone know if there is a "T Disc maker" so that you can use your own coffee? I've just purchased the new Tassimo, and am really pleased, except for the fact that the T Discs are going to be too pricey for me! Many thanks...
In reply to Glen... No word regarding those varieties for Tassimo, however, lots of people are requesting that flavor for upcoming Keurig K-Cups in Green Mountain's recent survey (see the survey and suggest something here).
Keurig also has several roasters who've released their own Kona-blend K-Cups such as Tully's and Timothy's. The only 3 new beverages announced for Tassimo in North America (so far) are Gevalia Skinny Cappuccino & Starbucks Columbia (for USA, found on tassimodirect.com) + Nabob Breakfast Blend (a new 12oz variety for Canada which I found in a July press release from Kraft Canada).
Does anyone know if jamaican Blue Mountain coffe or Hawaiian Kona coffee are in the Tassimo future? I use Nabob Colombian almost exclusively, but if Blue Mountain in particular is ever offered at Tassimo, I guarantee that Juan Valdez will move to Kingston!
In reply to AK... I think you might want to wait for the new Bosch model to come out this September instead of grabbing one of the older Braun models. One of the main reasons being that it no longer leaks excess condensation water into the cup holder anymore, so no more need to clean-up water spills should you use a travel mug. As for having a reusable T-Disc, LOTS of users are begging Kraft for this. It's probably among the Top 5 requests on the official Tassimo forums (tassimodirect.com). Apparently the forum moderators or "hosts" are passing the info along to Kraft via "reports" of what users ask for, but no word that this will show up on shelves anytime soon. My best guess is that Kraft will realize the high demand and eventually release something within the next 1-2 years.
In reply to Joe Bacon...
As far as I'm aware, Kraft doesn't plan to modify the size of its T-Discs, so all your old discs should work fine on the new Bosch machine. Also, seeing as how the barcodes on the discs only determine water temperature/amount of ounces to dispense, one would also assume that any new T-Discs which come out in the future will be backwards-compatible with the old Braun machines as well.
The only issues which popped-up several months ago was for users in the UK (England) since certain models of the Braun brewers only accepted the smaller size T-Discs and couldn't handle Starbucks-sized discs but that issue was later resolved with newer Braun models and with the new Bosch model.
Once the Bosch model is released world-wide, any T-Disc should be able to work in any Bosch machine... world-wide compatibility. Now if only Kraft would get off their arses and allow all world-wide T-Discs varieties to be purchased online via their eShops regardless what country you're in, THAT would be the greatest thing they could do for its Tassimo fans. Maybe someday it'll happen... hopefully before pigs fly.