Tassimo & T-Discs

April 8, 2014

GEVALIA BOLD Majestic Roast T-Discs for Tassimo

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Tassimo owners should be pretty excited for GEVALIA BOLD Majestic Roast. It’s simply one of the best reviewed Gevalia coffees out there, and it’s smooth, intense & earthy flavors will get your day started or going again. Incredibly dark and impeccably smooth, all you need to enjoy these bold Arabica beans are your finely tuned taste buds.

The Gevalia Bold Majestic Roast T-Discs will work in all Tassimo brewers, and will always be perfect because of the Intellibrew info built into each Tassimo T-Disc.

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April 7, 2014

Nabob Bold Midnight Eclipse T-Discs for Tassimo Review

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Named after a lunar eclipse, Nabob intended for this coffee to be as dark and mysterious as its lunar namesake and while we won’t throw in as much of a kitsch factor as they decided to, we’ll admit that this particular flavor piqued our curiosity after we read that the regular ground coffee version won the 2012 International Taste & Quality Institute’s Superior Taste Award (then again, their Gastown Grind flavor also won the same award last year in 2013 and we rather enjoyed its T-Disc version). Today we continue our Nabob Bold series reviews by checking out their Nabob Bold Midnight Eclipse T-Discs. Lets see if this flavor performs as well as the hype that surrounds it. 

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March 31, 2014

Nabob Bold Gastown Grind T-Discs Review

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While some folks would argue that Tassimo machines seem to be more popular north of the border in Canada, that wasn’t always the case. For the longest time, the T-Disc brands/flavors on shelves up there was a pathetic smattering at best. While American Tassimo users got to enjoy the ability to import select European T-Discs via the TassimoDirect.com website, the ability to do this on the Tassimo.ca site was greatly reduced. It appears Kraft has tried to even things out over the past few years, but they’ve unfortunately done so by removing most of the European T-Disc flavors from both sites and geoblocking them within their own respective countries instead while opting to let a few cross the pond only when they feel like doing so. Fans complained and while Kraft decided they’d keep enforcing their geoblocking policies, they did push out a compromise which (while not ideal) seemed acceptable: release new flavors within each country. 

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January 8, 2014

Tassimo T12 Single Serve Home Brewing System by Bosch

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The Tassimo T12 Single Serve Home Brewing System by Bosch exclusively uses Tassimo T-DISCs, and can make your favorite espresso, coffee, lattes, and cappuccinos. The Tassimo T12 uses the Tassimo barcode system, and the barcode on each T-DISC variety to determine the exact pressure, temperature, water, and time needed for a perfectly brewed cup of your favorite café-style beverage.

Other features include:

  • Fully automatic brew cycle can be shortened or extended according to your preferred brew strength 
  • Innovative Flow-Through Water Heater works the moment the machine is switched on and needs virtually no heat-up time between drinks 
  • Space-saving design is ideal for kitchens with limited counter space 
  • Cup stand with drip tray can be removed or height adjusted for large glasses or travel mugs 
  • Convenient automatic cleaning and descaling program with use of special service T-DISC (included) 
  • Removable 27-ounce capacity water tank for easy refilling 
  • Wipe clean plastic exterior UL listed 
  • One-year manufacturer's warranty

Priced at just $79.99 the Tassimo T12 joins the Tassimo T47, T55, and Tassimo T20 to make a complete line of Tassimo brewers at a variety of price points. This Tassimo is also an imported model: TAS1202UC, and can be found at Bed Bath and Beyond and other smaller retailers.

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December 18, 2013

Gevalia Peppermint Mocha T-Discs for Tassimo Review

 

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With the holiday season upon us and the year drawing to a close in a few weeks, we decided to give up on shoveling the near 2 feet of snow in our driveway & check out the 2nd seasonal Tassimo offering which was released, oddly enough, for Fall 2013… Gevalia Peppermint Mocha T-Discs.

Traditionally a Christmas or Winter drink, peppermint mochas are often found at national & local coffee shops in various forms with the most recent spin being white chocolate peppermint mochas. While we don’t get any white chocolate here, we get the originator of the bunch & the drink that started it all… a regular peppermint mocha which has peppermint-flavored milk chocolate as a base and espresso as the mixer.

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December 9, 2013

Gevalia Pumpkin Spice Latte T-Discs Review

 

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We realize we’re a bit late to the party with this review, but what the heck… as we always say: better late than never, right? Today we check out one of our favorite new Tassimo flavors this past Fall 2013, Gevalia Pumpkin Spice Latte T-Discs.

As any Starbucks fan knows, there’s 3 letters that get them excited each October… PSL. Traditionally served between October 1st & Thanksgiving (the American version, for our readers up North), PSL or Pumpkin Spice Latte is a fan favorite which has been growing in popularity & demand each year. We knew we’d definitely see it crop up at Starbucks locations, but we were shocked when we got a Tassimo newsletter that had it featured as their next new flavor. So just how would this T-Disc version stack up to the real deal you’d get at a Starbucks? After all, Kraft did have a rather messy split with Starbucks back in the day when they ceased making Starbucks T-Discs, so we were curious to see the results.

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November 1, 2013

Tim Horton’s Carrying T-Discs and K-Cups

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AB spotted at a local Tim Horton's T-Discs and K-Cups in store. Tim Horton's is now carrying both and they had K-Cups Regular Decaf $8.99 for a box of 14, and Tassimo Regular Decaf Latte $10.99 for a pack of 10. Both the Tassimo and Keurig single serve coffees are non-flavored coffees. We're hoping over time they do start to carry the full line of various coffees in single serve coffee formats. 

Have you tried the Tim Horton's T-Discs or K-Cups? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or check out the Single Serve Coffee Forums and start a discussion.

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October 28, 2013

Holiday Offerings from Tassimo - Pumpkin Spice, Peppermint Mocha, and Hot Cocoa T-Discs

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AB has spotted 3 new holiday offerings for Tassimo single serve hot beverage systems. Tassimo has introduced Gevalia Peppermint Mocha T-Discs, Gevalia Pumpkin Spice T-Discs, and Coffee Cornerhouse Peppermint Hot Cocoa T-Discs and each one is going to make your holidays that much better.

  • GEVALIA Peppermint Mocha is the lively union of the rich taste of GEVALIA Espresso and syrup with the flavors of peppermint and dark chocolate. Experience this delectable blend for a truly special beverage that's sure to warm you on cold winter days.    
  • GEVALIA Pumpkin Spice Latte combines the flavor of pumpkin pie spices including cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves with real milk creamer. Experience our authentic café style latte today.  
  • Corner Coffeehouse Peppermint Hot Chocolate A blend of cool peppermint and rich dark chocolate flavors create a sweet winter treat, great to keep warm on cold days or to enjoy anytime. Comes with 8 Corner Coffeehouse Peppermint Hot Chocolate T DISCs. Makes 8 servings. 

At Gevalia Peppermint Mocha T-Discs, Gevalia Pumpkin Spice T-Discs, and Coffee Cornerhouse Peppermint Hot Cocoa T-Discs

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October 25, 2013

Tassimo T47 Single Serve Brewing System

Tassimo T47 Single Serve Brewing System

The Tassimo T47 Single Serve Brewing System makes, coffee, cappuccino, latte, espresso, cafe crema, tea and hot chocolate. The Tassimo T47 will also work with all Tassimo T-Discs to deliver perfect lattes or cappuccinos with the touch of a button because of the patented Tassimo barcode reader. The Tassimo T47 and other Tassimo systems have a large range of coffees available, and our large set of T-Disc reviews should get you going after you purchase your Tassimo system.

  • Fully automatic one button operation
  • Removable water tank with 47 oz capacity
  • Automatic cleaning and descaling program
  • Low energy consumption
  • Immediately ready to brew drinks
  • Noise reduction system
  • Automatic switch-off after brewing saves energy 

At Tassimo T47 Single Serve Brewing System 

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July 12, 2013

Limited Edition Summer 2013 T-Discs for Tassimo Canada

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SH has found the Limited Edition Summer T-Discs for Tassimo only available in Canada. If you like iced coffee and iced tea then these T-Discs are for you. We think the peach Tetley iced tea looks yummy, and the regular Tetley and iced coffee from Nabob look refreshing. Get them while you can!

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July 9, 2013

TASSIMO TEA BAR Sweet Black Iced Tea

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Tassimo has introduced a limited edition TASSIMO TEA BAR Sweet Black Iced Tea. You can enjoy this tea and cool off this summer with an ice cold glass. Garnish with a lemon to add a special twist or enjoy it plain in the shade.

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June 10, 2013

Review: Second Cup Caffe Latte T-Discs for Tassimo

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We come to an end of our Second Cup review series today by finishing with their Second Cup Caffe Latte T-Discs. A trend we've been noticing with new flavors lately is an updated label on the milk creamer T-Discs which makes them look similar to some of the European milk creamer T-Discs. While we've got nothing against sprucing-up labeling, we do however take issue with Kraft using the same color scheme as its European milk creamer T-Discs.

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June 7, 2013

Review: Second Cup Paradiso Coffee T-Discs for Tassimo

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We continue our Second Cup review series today by checking out a milder version of their Paradiso coffee found in their Second Cup Paradiso T-Discs. Once again, much like the dark roast version, these T-Discs are the size of the old Starbucks T-Discs or more common milk creamer T-Discs. Would this yield a stronger tasting medium roast or make things overly sour due to more amounts of acidity? Let's find out.

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June 6, 2013

Review: Second Cup Paradiso Dark Coffee T-Discs for Tassimo

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Second Cup may not be as well-known in America as Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts, but in Canada, they're much like Timothy's & Van Houtte as they've created a Canada-wide franchise chain of coffee shops & cafés which spans from coast to coast and are one of Tim Horton's & Starbucks' primary competitors. The company has had a rather storied past complete with its fair share of controversy. Founded in Ontario in 1975, the company quickly expanded to 150 locations by 1988.

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