May 24, 2006
Splash Magazines likes the Tassimo and we can agree - the Tassimo is quite the single serve/one cup coffee wonder. When we reviewed it last year in August 2005, we really enjoyed the range of drinks the machine could make. Since then we have followed up with a week with Tassimo in January of this year and enjoyed it then as well. If you haven't had a chance to sample Tassimo, you may want to check out Bed Bath & Beyond and other retailers on the weekend, as they are often giving demos.
While I have tested many of the single cup coffee brewers over the years, I have never been so satisfied. The quality and selection offered by Braun’s Tassimo is unchallenged. Within ten minutes of unpacking the machine I was enjoying my first cup. The entire set up process took less time that it would take to prepare a normal coffee maker to start brewing. After turning on the machine and filling the water reservoir, it was only a two step process to make a hot cup of coffee (unless you include the step of choosing what kind of coffee you want.)
At Splash and Braun Tassimo
May 12, 2006
TassimoDirect.com has a pretty good deal. Purchase any of the different Tassimo disc bundles and you'll receive 4 packages of T-DISCS for the price of 3.
Choose from the following 6 bundles. Each bundles contains 40 servings.
• 4 Packs Gevalia Cappuccino $29.97 (#NF1)
• 4 Packs Gevalia Latte $29.97 (#NF3)
• Gevalia Sampler (2 Latte and 2 Cappuccino) $29.97 (#NF4)
• 4 Packs Maxwell House Café Collection Cappuccino $22.47 (#NF6)
• 4 Packs Maxwell House Café Collection Latte $22.47 (#NF7)
• Maxwell House Café Collection Sampler (2 Latte and 2 Cappuccino) $22.47 (#NF8)
March 14, 2006
Okay - don't get too excited yet, but the new Tassimo model will be available in August of 2006 (that's just one year from the original launch date) and will retail for $129.99. They'll also add about 3-4 new flavors in the Fall and most will only be available online. Full release below and after the jump.
Following the successful launch of the Tassimo Premium Hot Beverage System last fall, Tassimo will introduce a new model in August 2006, which will be offered to select mass, grocery and club retailers. The new model, which will debut at the International Home and Housewares Show from March 12-14 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, will be available at a suggested retail price of $129.99.
Continue reading: "Tassimo Launches New Brewer Model and Expands Line of T DISC Flavors"
Tassimo will also launch the Maxwell House Cafe Collection of T DISCS at select stores. The Maxwell House Cafe Collection features 100% Arabica custom blended coffees and beverages, which are roasted and ground exclusively for Tassimo. Varieties include House Blend Regular and Decaf, French Vanilla, Colombian and French Roast coffees, Cappuccino (Regular and Decaf) and Latte with real milk. Additional Tassimo varieties launching in August include Yuban Rainforest Alliance, Twinings Green Tea and Chamomile Orange Tea (online only). All Tassimo T DISCS, including Gevalia beverages, Twinings teas and Suchard hot chocolate, can be used in both the Tassimo and the Tassimo Premium Hot Beverage Systems.
February 9, 2006
Okay - so we know were supposed to cover hot chocolate yesterday but we had too much fun making Cappuccinos with Tassimo. Today we'll go over our impressions of hot chocolate made with Suchard Hot Chocolate T-Discs.
Suchard Hot Chocolate T-Discs come packed 18 for $7.99 in a two sleave baggish like box. That brings each hot chocolate you make cost in the $.45 cent range. We like the price but how good is the hot chocolate?
The hot chocolate isn't made with milk and syrup, it's made with chocolate syrup in the Suchard Hot Chocolate T-Disc and then hot water from the Tassimo reservoir. When we first reviewed the Tassimo - we were quite impressed with the hot chocolate but since we routinely make our hot chocolate with milk now - how does it compare?
Continue reading: "Revisiting Tassimo: Suchard's Hot Chocolate Part III"
February 8, 2006
In the second part of our series this week on Tassimo, we wanted to focus on one of the key hot beverages Tassimo can make easily - a Cappuccino. We love a good Cappuccino and resort to all kinds of different methods to make them in the Single Serve Coffee.com test kitchen. We sometimes use our Francis Francis!, or we may pull a shot using the Nespresso and microwave some milk and then froth it up. Whatever the method we have our standards when it comes to Cappuccinos - good buttery milk flavor and a note of espresso coffee.
One of the key differences in the Tassimo system (see our review earlier last year for all the details) is the ability to use actual liquid milk that is shelf stable in a large-double stacked T-Disc to create Cappuccinos. When you purchase the Tassimo T-Discs to create Cappuccinos - they come dual packed with espresso discs and milk T-Discs. You'll pay $9.99 for 10 espresso discs and 10 milk discs - putting the price of your Cappuccino at around $1. Not bad and about 1/3 the cost of a similar drink at Starbucks.
We fired up the Tassimo and proceeded to create a Tassimo Cappuccino using the Gevalia Cappuccino T-Discs.
Continue reading: "Revisiting Tassimo: Making a Cappuccino Tassimo Style"
February 7, 2006
We thought we'd revisit the Tassimo and update our impressions of the coffees we tested and also some of the new flavors that weren't available at launch of the product.
When we first reviewed Tassimo in August of 2005 the machine was not even out on the market. We received a pre-release machine that was a final machine build and tested away using that system. At the time both the milk and hot chocolate T-Discs were half the size of the final ones you can purchase today.
We started with getting the machine all primed up and ready for making a simple shot of the new Carte Noire Espresso. We noticed right away how big the reservoir is. It's simply huge. At 64 ounces of water holding power the reservoir for Tassimo takes a long time to fill up but we bet it doesn't need filling that often. It should be able to make 8 - 8 oz beverages and more espresso shots than we can count.
Continue reading: "Revisiting Tassimo: Hot Beverage System Part I"
January 31, 2006
John in the Single Serve Coffee Forums points out:
The Tassimo website changed again today, with Canadian pages in English and French added to the drop down list of countries available. http://www.tassimo.ca/ indicates that the Tassimo system is launching soon in Canada, and the graphics on the page suggest another coffee brand will come in T-Discs, Nabob Crema and Espresso are both featured, along with Maxwell House, Suchard Hot Chocolate, and Twinings Earl Grey. Good news for coffee lovers in the Great White North.
This is great news for folks in Canada looking for a unique hot beverage system. It should be interesting to see how the Tassimo is received in Canada.
At Tassimo via Single Serve Coffee Forums
January 19, 2006
If you'd like to get a FREE Tassimo looks like all you need to do is be a guest on Imus and at the end of the be the guest he thought was the best of the day. Hmmm...we seriously doubt we'll get on the show and get a FREE Tassimo but maybe someday.
I don't know if Kraft is selling a lot of Tassimo coffeemakers yet, but I will say that the deal they cooked up with syndicated morning DJ Don Imus is one of the more effective deals of its kind I've come across.
Imus gives out a Tassimo to whoever he thinks is the best guest of the day--i.e. CBS's Andy Rooney, NBC's David Gregory, Righty pundit Pat Buchanan, Senator John McCain, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, etc. What's been happening is that as the guests come back on the show, thank Imus for the Tassimo and gush about how much they love it. I have to say, it's valuable chatter about a product.
At Imus and Tassimo Tie-Up One of The Better Promos Around
December 15, 2005
We've really been enjoying the Tassimo here at Single Serve Coffee.com. It's good news that Kraft Foods is reportedly investing $75 million in Tassimo, the one-cup brewing system it rolled out in the U.S. in September. We're anxious to see how many new flavors and new customers Kraft attracts to the Tassimo over this holiday season.
We're also excited to see many of the T-Discs and other items used for the Tassimo will be produced here in the US. The discs, some of which contain milk, will be made at Kraft's Upper Macungie plant starting early next year. The company is hiring more workers, but has not said how many it will add. The plant will be the first U.S. facility to make the discs.
Update 12/07/2005: Read our full review of the Tassimo from Single Serve coffee.com
November 28, 2005
We love free mugs. When the Senseo launched last year you could get two free mugs with it. Thought we never got a set of FREE Senseo mugs ourselves, a reader did send us theirs. Now - we're not begging here for some Martha Stewart mugs as we are now full of mugs from the past year, but you may want some FREE mugs for your Tassimo.
You've seen the incredible Tassimo system on The Apprentice with Martha Stewart - now you can bring it home! Make real-milk cappuccinos and lattes, as well as all your other favorite hot beverages, all with the touch of a button.
The T-DISC technology makes Tassimo unique, and allows the system to brew the perfect cup, every time, whether it's coffee, tea, crema, hot chocolate, or cappuccino.
Buy yours online or at a retail store, and we'll give you two free mugs - download the rebate form below.
Get your Tassimo Mug Rebate Form and buy Tassimo at Tassimo.com or Amazon.com or any other online merchant.
Update 12/07/2005: Read our full review of the Tassimo from Single Serve coffee.com