January 15, 2008
On a recent episode of Friday Night Lights, "There Goes the Neighborhood", Tassimo has some pretty prominent placement. We had no idea how hard it was to please the coach, and get him a perfect cup of coffee all in the same day. The Tassimo is brought into "play" by the coach's wife and sister, and in a fury of dialog - the coach declares, "That's a better cup of coffee." We're glad with Superbowl season upon us, football fans all over the nation may switch to Tassimo, and make a better cup of coffee for all those Superbowl parties.
If you haven't seen Friday Night Lights, we recommend it highly. It's one of the best shows on network TV, and we think even better than the movie it's based on.
December 12, 2007
We've had a chance to sample even more of the Starbucks T Discs for the Tassimo Hot Beverage System. We've been really enjoying the four new T Disc coffee blends, and one of the four that we think leads the pack is the Africa Kitamu. Not only is the Africa Kitamu dark and interesting coffee, it has one of the sweetest flavors we've had in a non-flavored coffee in quite some time.
Continue reading: "Review: Starbucks Africa Kitamu T Discs for Tassimo"
November 28, 2007
Starbucks coffee is finally available for the Tassimo Hot Beverage System. We've been drinking the four new T Disc coffee blends over the past week, and thought we'd start with the Starbucks House Blend coffee T Discs. We're pretty big fans of Starbucks on the go, so we're pretty familiar with just about any of their coffees, and we've always enjoyed the House Blend and Sumatra blend coffees they've made over the past years.
The Starbucks House Blend coffee T Discs are supposed to taste just like the Starbucks House Blend coffee you'd make in your drip coffee maker or pick up at Starbucks. How good is it? Is it even close to being as good as coffee at Starbucks or coffee produced in a drip coffee maker?
Continue reading: "Review: Starbucks House Blend T Discs for Tassimo"
November 27, 2007
Amazon.com has the Tassimo TA 1400 for $129.99. That's $40 off the standard price of $169.99. You can then send in a mail in rebate for $30.00 and the item qualifies for FREE Shipping. That brings the price after rebate for the Tassimo to $99. So if you're looking to get a Tassimo for a holiday gift, nows the time.
Tassimo price after price reduction, rebates, and FREE shipping $99
- Brews: A variety of hot beverages via patented T DISC technology
- T DISC Varieties: Fully compatible with each brewer
- Water Tank: Extra-large 68 oz. water tank
- Filter: Built-in water filtration system included, filters sold separately
- Design: Sleek exterior with gold accents
- Cup Stand: Adjustable cup stand to accommodate cups, mugs, travel mugs, etc.
At Tassimo Premium Hot Beverage System Deal
November 26, 2007
The Starbuck's House Blend T Discs for Tassimo
We've received a set of the Starbucks Coffee T-Discs for Tassimo. These T Discs are using the larger milk sized T-Disc, and the coffee produced so far is very very Starbucks. Right now we're sipping on a cup of Starbucks House Blend produced from our Tassimo Hot Beverage System, and we would be hard pressed to tell the difference from a cup brewed at Starbucks instead of in the Single Serve Coffee test kitchen.
We should have a review or two later this week. The T-Discs are packed 12 to a package at a cost of $9.29, putting the cost per T Disc at about $.78 a cup. That's half the cost a normal cup of Starbucks coffee in the store.
Tassimo owners now have access to these four Starbucks coffees for the Tassimo Hot Beverage System:
November 2, 2007
It's been longer than we've wanted to get some Tassimo reviews out the door. We've been drinking a fair amount of the new Tassimo offerings TassimoDirect.com has brought in from it's European counterparts, and we've really been waiting for the Starbucks Tassimo T Discs that will hopefully arrive in the next 2-3 weeks. So far the Mastro Lorenzo Coffee Crema Intenso T Discs for Tassimo aren't available on TassimoDirect.com (you can see them on the UK Tassimo site), but should be available soon. You can find them however on Ebay and other auction sites that will ship you T Discs from oversees.
Update: Maestro Lorenzo Crema Intenso is available through Tassimo for Tassimo customers through its Direct Delivery service.
Continue reading: "Review: Mastro Lorenzo Coffee Crema Intenso T Discs for Tassimo"
October 16, 2007
The original release had the Starbucks T Discs for Tassimo debuting sometime in the December time frame, but now it looks like you'll be able to get Starbucks Tassimo T Discs before even Black Friday - just in time for the Thanksgiving shopping extravaganza that occurs the next week. We are looking forward to going to Bed, Bath, and Beyond to get a sample or two (let's hope they have a demo), and to see how the translation of four of Starbucks coffees fair when being brewed in the single serve coffee maker known as Tassimo. The Starbucks T Discs should be available on Tassimodirect.com that day as well and Amazon.com
Note: We've gotten a clarification on the shipping dates. The Starbucks Tassimo T Discs will be available online November 15th, and in-store December 15th.
Tassimo owners will have access to these four Starbucks coffees on November 15th:
That brings the total number of Tassimo beverage offerings to more than 60 worldwide, and a lot sooner than we originally thought. The packaging even looks like Starbucks coffee beans you'd buy in the store.
September 24, 2007
Soon to be an internet only T-Disc for Tassimo here in the US, the Kaffee HAG T-Discs are made of decaffeinated ground coffee and produce a fine crema layer. We'll have our thoughts on this decaf T-Disc very soon.
The Tassimo Kaffee Hag T Discs will work in your Tassimo TA1400 and TA1200 hot beverage systems.
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September 7, 2007
Okay - perhaps it's not a fire sale just yet, but the Braun Tassimo TA 1400 Hot Beverage System (read our review here) is currently on sale big time. You can pick it up for just under $100 at $97.99. Yep - you'll save over the list price of $169.99 around $42. Wow. Hard to pass this up, and with the new Bosch version of the machine not expected until June 2008, you'll need a Tassimo to drink the new Starbucks T Discs coming out in December.
At Braun Tassimo TA 1400 Hot Beverage System
September 4, 2007
Kraft Foods Inc. makers of Tassimo said on Tuesday it has struck deals with Starbucks Corp and Bosch Household Appliances to fuel growth of its Tassimo hot beverage system, which the company said was on track to become a $200 million brand by year's end.
What does this mean? Really it means you'll have 4 Starbucks coffee blends and the Tassimo Hot Beverage System will be made by Bosch instead of Braun the current appliance maker. When do you get these new changes? The new coffees will come in December, and the new Bosch made Tassimo brewers will come in July of 2008.
Tassimo owners will have access to thse four Starbucks coffees in December:
That brings the total number of Tassimo beverage offerings to more than 60 worldwide. We couldn't be more happy with these announcements. It means Starbucks is finally in the single serve coffee game, and it also means a new single serve coffee brewer from Bosch.
Continue reading: "Starbucks Coffee Coming to Tassimo - Bosch to Partner on New Tassimo Brewer"