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.
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.
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:
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.
We are really excited to see Tassimo US importing new coffees for the Tassimo brewing system for sale here in the US. The new blend is available at the TassimoDirect.com web site and is one of 4 new blends to be brought over from Europe. We decided to start with the Petite Dejeuner because we love a good light breakfast coffee and so far Tassimo had not had much variety in the single serve coffee market in this area.
We also thought we'd include our first video using You Tube for you to hear and see the coffee brewing in the Tassimo. Often we hear complaints on how loud and crazy the Tassimo is while brewing. We don't find this to be the case. It's definitely not in the quiet department, but it really isn't that loud. Since the Tassimo using a pumping method to brew the coffee in the T Disc, you can hear the pump being used while it brews. It kind of sounds like a toy tommy gun from our youth.
How good is the Carte Noire Petite Dejeuner coffee? How does it stack up against other Tassimo coffee or other single serve coffee we've had?
We just received the Carte Noire Voluptuouso, Carte Noir Petite Dejeuner, Jacobs Kroenung, and the Mastro Lorenzo Espresso T Discs to review. All four of these blends are sold on the TassimoDirect.com web site and are imported from EUROPE for sale here in the US.
We think this is exactly what we've been expecting from Tassimo - give us the best of both worlds - US and the EUROPE coffee and espresso T Discs. Why Philips and other single serve coffee makers have not followed suit for their single serve coffee machine like the Senseo is beyond our comprehension. Give us all the coffees you have to offer world wide - not just a fraction of them.
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.)
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.
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.
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