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
August 22, 2006
As the summer draws to an end and we're getting ready for back to school and other fall wonders, we thought we'd point out a set of articles we ran earlier in the year detailing a return to Tassimo and a re-review of sorts.
Here's a look back at Tassimo over the last few months and some recent reviews:
August 2, 2006
This is a fun article detailing how a four star hotel should be run and it includes putting a single serve coffee maker in every room. We agree. Why wouldn't you want a perfect cup of coffee if you're paying 4 star hotel prices. Developer Andy Woodcock is planning a £2m transformation of the 19th century Institute located in the UK in a town called Hull, in Albion Street, into an "owner hotel", a concept based on a chain owned by US tycoon Donald Trump.
Every detail has been thought of: from the feel of the sheets as you slip into bed at night, to the Tassimo drink maker and laptop-size digital wall safe. There's even a choice of mattress: from extra firm to a soft type which moulds to fit your form. Downstairs in the public areas there'll be a DVD and CD library and games consoles for hire, a bar and restaurant and a waiting concierge to park your car.
Read more at Yorkshire Post Today