I was recently given the opportunity to review a Tassimo T20 Single-Serve Coffee Brewer, made by Bosch. As I was planning to buy my husband just such a contraption for Christmas, I jumped at the chance to try it!
Our new coffee maker came this week and we've been "testing" it thoroughly over the last few days.
Here are my findings:
This particular model is built with "space-saving" in mind. It is very compact--not much larger than my toaster! Yet, it still holds enough water to make about 7- 8 oz. cups of coffee.
It is very fast, less than 60 seconds for a fresh cup.
This brewer is also very easy to use. Pop the T-disc in, and push one button! Although I always recommend reading instruction manuals on new items, anyone could easily walk up to this coffee brewer and figure out how to start it in moments.
The noise level is relatively low. I've used similar coffee brewers made by other well-known brands and the Tassimo is no louder than any other machine I've tried. It wouldn't wake a sleeping baby in the next room.
The price is affordable for a single-cup brewer. The T20 model is around $130.
Coffee affordability...hubby and I discussed the price of the T-discs, and came to the conclusion that although each serving costs more than a cup of coffee from a traditional machine, it works out for us in the long run. You see, neither one of us drink a lot of coffee. Generally what happens is we make a POT, and drink 1-2 cups total. That means 6-7 cups of WASTE! We think we might actually save money--at the very least it will be a wash! You can buy the T-discs in bulk and save quite a bit, making the coffee approximately 60 cents a cup.
Variety. Tassimo T-discs come in over 40 flavors of teas and coffees including selections from Starbucks, Seattle's Best, and Tazo.
In the last few days, the only down-side we have found pertains to the size. We LOVE this compact brewer as it sits on our counter, but since we entertain a lot, we could end up filling the water reservoir over and over in the course of a night. For those who entertain, or for an office, I would suggest buying a BIGGER Tassimo model.
Overall, we love it!!!
The kind people at Tassimo have offered a second T20 Brewer as a GIVEAWAY to one of my readers!
I'd like to select a winner prior to Christmas, so the winner will be announced on December 22nd!
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The winner will be selected by random drawing at 9 pm EST on December 22nd and announced that same night. At that time, the winner will need to offer shipping information (No PO Boxes, continental US only) and color preference.
This is the perfect small single-cup brewer in my opinion. (And I'm not saying that because I have to!) *smile*