When getting to know the Tassimo one cup coffee system, here are some frequently asked questions, followed by our responses.
Currently, four different models of the Tassimo single cup coffee system are available in the United States. The Home Brewing System and the Tassimo T20 are both available for $99.99. Because of its space-saving design, the T20 has a slightly smaller water reservoir (61-ounces) than the Home Brewing System (68-ounces). The T20 is also available in either black or white.
The Tassimo Suprema retails for $139.99. The Suprema’s water reservoir holds 61-ounces, and a water filter is included with purchase. The Suprema is available in either red or black.
The Tassimo LCD Premium (T65) includes a multilingual LCD display, a 61-ounce water reservoir, and a water filtration system. The T65 has a Twilight Titanium finish and retails for $169.99.
The built-in water filter on the Tassimo Suprema and LCD Premium machines is a distinguishing design feature on single-cup coffee makers in that price range. However, we feel the most unique attribute of the Tassimo one cup brewing system is its ability to brew milk-based beverages like lattes and cappuccinos, in addition to coffees and teas.
The Tassimo single cup brewing system can do this because each T-Disc has a unique barcode that tells the Tassimo machine how to prepare each individual beverage. Plus, Tassimo is the only single cup coffee system that uses an espresso capsule and liquid, shelf-stable milk to prepare their milk-based drinks.
But keep in mind that making a cappuccino or latte is a two-step process. An espresso T-disc plus the specific milk T-Disc (foaming or regular) are prepared sequentially to make a single drink.
The Tassimo one cup brewing system draws on Kraft’s global scale and sells T-discs under brands most Americans will easily recognize (Maxwell House) and several of Kraft’s better-known international brands (Kenco and Jacobs). Teas from Tazo and Twinings of London and delicious hot chocolate from Suchard are also available in T Discs.
CoffeeReview.com, the world’s leading coffee buying guide, has reviewed a variety of T-Discs. But be aware, Tassimo no longer offers Starbucks-branded T Discs. In March 2011, Starbucks elected to not continue their relationship with Tassimo and signed a licensing agreement with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc instead, allowing for the production of Starbucks-branded K-Cups.
Tassimo T-Discs are sold in department stores, large box stores, and through internet retailers.
The best source for buying T-Discs is Tassimo’s web site which sales every type of T-Disc being produced. And, if you sign-up for Tassimo’s Direct Delivery program, you get access to T-Disc beverages not available elsewhere.
Finally, we like the store locator on Tassimo’s web site. Use it to find a retailer near you that sells the Tassimo one-cup brewer and T-Discs.
Yes, Tassimo offers two single cup brewing systems — the T-65 Cul and the T-300 — for offices. The T-65 Cul is designed for use in small offices and is similar to the consumer LCD Premium brewer. The T-300 is engineered for large offices and includes an auto-eject function, a bin for used T-Discs, and can be plumbed directly into the office’s water supply. For more information about Tassimo’s one cup coffee solutions for offices, please visit TassimoPro.com.