November 27, 2006
Readers are always writing in asking the Single Serve Coffee staff how much the different single serve coffee systems cost to own and operate and especially how much each cup of single serve coffee will cost. We think the questions "what's best", or what's "cheapest," or what's "least expensive" all fall under this category of question as well, but starting with what type of coffee you'd like to make and how much it will cost is a good way to find out which single serve coffee maker is the least expensive to own and operate.
Are Senseo Coffee Pods, Tassimo T-Disks, K-Cups or Nespresso Coffee Capsules the best option for you? Which system falls in your price range? Does the single serve coffee maker or system match your coffee drinking habits? These are all good questions that go hand and hand with the price per cup.
The guide below should give you all the detail you need to know on what coffee system may be right for you. Depending on which type of single serve coffee maker you choose, be it coffee pods, k cups, t discs, or nespresso capsules, you'll be choosing the type of coffee you can get per system and also how much per cup your single serve coffee will cost, and how flexible that cost can be, and what types of coffee the single serve coffee maker can prepare.
If you look at the four major type of single serve coffee you can purchase there are essentially 4 main types:
- Coffee Pods - work with a variety of single serve coffee makers including: Senseo, Bunn My Cafe, Melitta One:One, Grindmaster, simplehuman, and Krups Home Cafe. Coffee pod brewers are the "open standard" of single serve coffee makers, with the largest variety of coffees available reaching over 250+ varieties of coffee pods.
- K Cups - work only with Keurig brewers. Models include: Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, and the newly released Keurig B70 Brewer. You can expect to get in the 150+ variety range for K Cup types of coffee as well as tea.
- T Discs: works only with the Tassimo line of single serve coffee makers. You can expect to get 30+ different coffees and teas for your Tassimo brewer.
- Nespresso Coffee Capsules: works only with the Nespresso line of single serve coffee makers. On average there are 12 regular varieties and 3-4 unique varieties per year.
Given the run down of each of the different types, how much does each cup of single serve coffee cost per system?
Continue reading: "Cost Per Single Serve Coffee Cup: Coffee Pods, Keurig K Cups, Tassimo T Discs, and Nespresso Coffee Capsules"
November 26, 2006
It's the Tassimo deal of the century! Amazon.com has the Tassimo TA 1400 for $122.88. That's $47.11 or 28% off the standard price of $169.99. You can then send in a mail in rebate for $20.00 and the item qualifies for FREE Shipping. That brings the price after rebate for the Tassimo to $102.88. 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 $102.88
- 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 22, 2006
Often there are several models of a single serve coffee machine like the Tassimo and it can make it difficult for you to decide which model to pick given the price and features. Recently, Tassimo introduced the Tassimo Hot Beverage System or TA1200 at a price point $40 cheaper than the Tassimo Premium Hot Beverage System or TA1400.
Yeah - getting confused yet? Well, the big differences are where they are sold, the water tank size, and a few gold accents on the Premium Tassimo. See the details and judge for yourself. We've been testing the two machines side by side, and we can't tell a difference in the coffee they make, however we do like the larger reservoir on the Tassimo Premium.
Continue reading: "Tassimo Model Comparison: Tassimo TA 1400 Premium Hot Beverage System vs. Tassimo TA 1200 Hot Beverage System"
November 8, 2006
We first ran news of the Tassimo TA1200 earlier this year, and looked forward to a more affordable Tassimo than the pricier $169.99 Tassimo TA 1400 model. The two Tassimo Brewers - the Tassimo Premium and the Tassimo Base Brewer round out the line for Tassimo offering two unique price points of $169.99 and $129.99. What are the key differences in two models? We'll have full run down early next week with our thoughts and impressions.
Tassimo Base TA1200 Brewer Features:
- Smart technology brews coffee, cappuccino, latte, hot chocolate and tea at the touch of a button
- Bar code controls optimal brewing conditions including water and flow, drink size, brewing time and temperature
- Makes café drinks with real milk
- Adjustable cup stand accommodates various cup sizes from a 3-oz. espresso cup to an 11-oz. travel mug; 50-oz. water tank
- Easy to clean—most of the movable parts are dishwasher safe
November 7, 2006
This morning we've been sampling the Maxwell House Café Collection French Vanilla for the Tassimo 1200 and 1400 models. It's a nice medium roast, medium body coffee made from Arabica beans and has a pretty smooth French Vanilla flavor. We think for flavored coffee it compares with many of the French Vanilla coffees we've tasted using coffee pods, and we're impressed that a Maxwell House coffee can taste this good. The Maxwell House Café Collection French Vanilla for the Tassimo comes packed 16 T DISCS per package, and at $3.99 per package, we think it's worth a try.
October 26, 2006
We just received the latest Wired magazine, and sure enough, there are Seattle's Best Coffee Tassimo T Discs listed on the bottom of the advertisement for Tassimo. We've been hearing rumors from the Single Serve Coffee Forums, that on the back of every TassimoDirect.com receipt Tassimo listed Seattle's Best Coffee Tassimo T Discs as an option. We can now confirm this is true.
We are really excited about this news. Since Starbuck's owns Seattle's Best, perhaps this is their way of testing the single serve coffee waters. Whatever the case may be, we can't wait to try the new Seattle's Best Coffee Tassimo T Discs. We'll have more news and reviews of the Seattle's Best Coffee Tassimo T Discs as it happens.
October 23, 2006
Amazon.com has Tassimo T Discs for on average $1-3 dollars cheaper than buying direct from Tassimo or other online merchants. The Tassimo T Discs typically come in two packs priced at $14-$15 dollars, and if you buy up to $25 dollars or more shipping is FREE. That will save you another $5-10 dollars in shipping alone.
October 19, 2006
We've been sampling the new Yuban Rainforest Alliance for Tassimo and have to say - WOW. We love the smooth body and medium roast flavor along with the rich flavor the coffee provides in each sip. We only received three T Discs of the Yuban to try, and have not shared them with any of the staff at Single Serve Coffee except for a taste from an already brewed cup.
This medium-bodied coffee is made from 100% Arabica beans and Yuban is the world's largest supporter of Rainforest Alliance certified coffee beans. This partnership protects the environment and supports the people and wildlife in coffee growing regions. They come packed 16 T DISCS per package and are only $4.99 per package and are available at Tassimodirect.com.
October 3, 2006
Want to make a cup of Candy Bar Hot Chocolate? Or perhaps you'd like to sample a Dreamy Cappuccino? Tassimo has an entire section of drink recipes to choose from to make with your Tassimo Hot Beverage System. We have really been enjoying our Tassimo and now we think we could enjoy it a little more given how many crazy drinks you can make with it. Some other recipes include: Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Latte Macchiato, Irish Cream Coffee, Dreamy Cappuccino, White Chocolate Cappuccino, Velvety Chocolate Mocha, Candy Bar Hot Chocolate, and you can even submit your own.
Candy Bar Hot Chocolate
1 TASSIMO SUCHARD Hot Chocolate T DISC
JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
1 tablespoon of your favorite candy bar chopped
Prepare one TASSIMO SUCHARD Hot Chocolate in a mug or heatproof glass. Top with JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows and a tablespoonful of your favorite finely chopped candy bar for a rich treat you and your kids will love. Makes one serving.
At Candy Bar Hot Chocolate and Tassimo Recipes
October 1, 2006
Do you love your Tassimo but long for something interesting, very Sunday morning, and smooth with no acid in the coffee you drink? Look no further than the new Jacobs Kroenung T-Discs. Okay - so they're not so new, but they are very good. We once longed for they're coffee pod cousins, but now you can get them for your Braun Tassimo Hot Beverage System TA1400.
As far as we can tell, you can only get these at Tassimo direct. Get 'em while you still can.
At Tassimo Shop