Review: Tassimo T65 Single Serve Coffee Maker - T-Disc Brewer
Tassimo has launched a new Tassimo T65 Single Serve Coffee Maker that features a new Multilingual LC display. The multi-lingual display will help Tassimo launch into new and existing markets without the need to localize the machines for each market thus saving money. There's also a new set of lights for cup stand illumination.
The illuminated cup stand of the Tassimo T65 Brewer.
After a few weeks with this Tassimo model what stands out? Is it a better brewer overall? We have to say the addition of the illuminated cup stand and the LCD display does set this brewer apart but at a cost.
Update: Tassimo is now calling this system a "brewbot". What's a brew bot? The Brewbot (BROO·bot) is an advanced brewing machine programmed to make over seven different varieties of beverages. Brewbots can create coffees, lattes, cappuccinos, espressos, hot chocolates and coffee cremas all at the touch of a button. a.k.a. Roboticus Brewtus. The machines are the same as earlier Tassimo Bosch models above but being marketed as brewbots.
Key Features of the Tassimo T65 Hot Beverage and Single Serve Coffee system:
Guides users through all functions and service steps in five languages (English/ French/German/Italian/Spanish)
Ultimate ease-of-use through self- explanatory instructions
Explanations for every step of use
Three lights above the cup stand for illumination
Switches off automatically when brewer is not in use for more than five minutes
Highlights drink appearance
One thing that's really apparent right away is the LCD display tells you EXACTLY what to do. The T-45 does a good job, but you have to guess what icons are telling you what to do and where to press. It's just nice to have the machine "say press me now" or the like - or "Hey - I'm Ready". That's not the exact text but you get the idea - the machine is reassuring that your beverage is in progress.
On Demand Brewing - The brewer now has on demand brewing instead of heating a reservoir of hot water. It's also very quiet, and the only noise you'll hear is the pitter patter of the pump when it starts up.
Improved Water Tank and Filtration System - The Bosh Tassimo has a larger reservoir that's easier to fill and carry. The reservoir features both a handle, filter quality display (or when to replace), and larger water filter. The improvements are immediate after you fill the tank for the first time, and put the reservoir back in place - easy and it looks great with the blue tint.
Smaller Footprint and more Attractive Design - We really love the narrow footprint and improved sleek design. We liked the older model, but when you put a gumdrop next to a porsche - you notice the difference.
Quiet Brewing - The Bosch Tassimo is whisper quiet. Gone is the rather loud and jarring pumping and brewing you heard in the older model. In its place is a very quiet, almost pleasant brewing cycle that makes sense.
Integrated Descaling T Disc Storage - the descaling T Disc is stored behind the water tank inside the machine. In the first week of using the older machine, we lost our cleaning T Disc. Now we have a place for it in the Bosch Tassimo and won't have to worry about losing this one.
Smaller Power Cord and Storage - the power cord is very thin and round, and the excess cord you don't need stores inside the bottom of the Bosch Tassimo. You simply push the extra power cord inside the brewer.
Brewing a cup with the Tassimo T-65 Single Serve Coffee and Hot Beverage System
It's the same process as with any earlier Tassimo model. Lift the brew head, place the T-Disc bar code down, and then close the brew head. Hit the button and the machine reads the bar code and prepares your beverage perfectly. The Tassimo is a fantastic machine because of the bar code technology allowing it to know how to prepare you latte milk, or make a perfect cup of Starbucks Breakfast blend. We tried a variety of beverages with the Tassimo T65 Single Serve Coffee Maker, and they all were at the same level of quality as the T45 earlier model (The Bosch Tassimo Suprema).
All the features of the previous model
New LCD Display provides clear instructions and directions
New Illuminated cup stand is very cool and very interesting in the early hours of the morning
Standby mode works - and the machine immediately can brew after waking it up
Price - at $50 more than the previous model it's $199 (that being said there is currently as of 12/01/09 a $50 rebate in place)
We highly recommend the Tassimo T65 Single Serve Coffee Maker for those who wan the extra two features. If they are of no interest, we think the earlier Tassimo T45 Bosch Suprema model will fit the bill.
AO: Any idea if this is a conical or a disc read more betty: we just bought the t47 after returning our 3rd machine read more cas lencheski rn: What a terrible product...I bought this at our local food read more Izepp: Which single serve Nespresso machine can take refillable pods? What read more Rik Crosby: $2/cup is hardly "a few cents more" than other kcups. read more