December 19, 2010

Tassimo T20 Review and GIVEAWAY!



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!

To enter:

Please leave a comment describing your favorite HOT beverage!

For EXTRA chances to win~ FOLLOW by Twitter, Facebook, or RSS. You could also Tweet about this post, or link it to your Facebook page! ...Then leave a separate comment for each.

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*

Sommer

155 comments:

  1. My favorite hot beverage is peppermint hot chocolate (or coffee!) with a peppermint added :)

    stephanierosenhahn at yahoo dot com

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  2. Merri-Beth AlexanderDecember 19, 2010 at 9:30 PM

    Sounds like a really neat coffee maker! I've heard and seen so much about the Keurig, nice to hear about a more compact machine! I love Bosch! My husband has a Starbucks addiction and I would love to be able to make his specialty Coffee @ home! Would love to have one of these machines!

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  3. Following by RSS subscription through Google Reader


    stephanierosenhahn at yahoo dot com or hotmail dot com

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  4. Like you on FB!
    username: Stephanie Rosenhahn

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  5. Following via Twitter
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  6. tweeted!
    link: http://twitter.com/asthepotter/status/16727540710248448

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  7. I LOVE hot apple cider, especially from William Sonoma, but it only comes concentrated in large bottle and a lot ends up going to waste :(

    This compact model would be perfect in my studio apartment.

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  8. Following via Twitter: @BeCozzISaidSo

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  9. My favorite is french vanilla cappuccino.

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  10. I follow you on twitter @rusthawk.

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  11. Great review Summer, that's a lovely giveaway. I of course follow you on Twitter.
    Happy holidays.

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  12. tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Kehrens

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  13. I love half a cup of hazlenut coffee mixed with half a cup hot coco, add in a dash of pure vanilla extract and chocolate syrup then top it off with whipped cream......yummy

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  14. I love hot cocoa!! with homemade mini marshmallows

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  15. This is an absolutely great giveaway. I don't believe I am eligible to this but I wanted to leave a comment anyway.

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  16. i love latte intime@myself.com

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  17. I love hot black tea, but always have coffee on hand for guests :)

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  18. I tend to love all hot beverages--tea, coffee, cider--but my single favorite treat this time of year is something called a Rufous: coffee, sambuca, and Bailey's topped with whipped cream.

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  19. This is our favorite warm drink over the holidays, not only delicious but make your whole house smell wonderful.
    http://par-t-perfect.com/2010/12/a-warm-and-festive-drink-for-the-holidays/

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  20. Coffee, with lots of vanilla creamer.

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  21. Here is why I want to win this giveaway: the Booze Hound drinks coffee like no other person I've ever met, BUT he keeps the coffee pot in awful condition. His coffee tastes like sludge, I am told. This does not affect me on a daily basis, but I am embarrassed to give this coffee to guests! If I win this, I will keep it hidden for guests so they can have a nice, sludge-free cup of coffee :) My personal favorite hot beverage is nice, thick hot chocolate. I have a new recipe I can't wait to try out!

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  22. I'm a Russian Tea kinda girl, followed closely by spiced cider and hot chocolate. :-)

    Following you on RSS, Posted about you on FB & Twitter!

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  23. I am addicted the Chai.... but this would be perfect for my boyfriend who drinks coffee!

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  24. I follow you on FB
    donjonna@embarqmail.com

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  25. My favorite hot drink is cinnamon hazelnut coffee!
    donjonna@embarqmail.com

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  26. I have really been enjoying hot cocoa since I'm pregnant, and can't drink my normal french vanilla cappuccino.
    pbjmama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. I follow you on Twitter as http://twitter.com/pbandjmama
    pbjmama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. I like you on FB as Felicia King.
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  29. I subscribed via Google Reader.
    pbjmama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. I love chai tea and would love to try the Twinings Chai Tea latte t-disc.
    tclarkusa at gmail dot com

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  31. My favorite hot beverage would be a chai tea latte. Frothy milk and the spices just reminds me of the fall and winter everytime!

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  32. I subscribed to you through email!

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  33. My absolute favorite hot drink is a Pumpkin Spice Latte!

    I am really glad to see this review. I'm on the fence about getting a coffee maker or sticking with my french press. Honestly a single cup automatic would be ideal & save me time since I am never awake enough to take the time to make coffee with the french press. Also living alone this one seems ideal.

    Any way to use your own favorite brand with this model or do you need to only use their brand of discs?

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  34. Also I subscribe to the blog on RSS with Google Reader.

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  35. Just tweeted about the post.

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  36. & I now follow you on Twitter. :) (Yup I would love this thing!)

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  37. I LOVE coffee. Black coffee is my favorite :)

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  38. Sommer Girl, you know my favorite beverage is an old fashioned hot cup of coffee-nada mas! Or you know now (smile).
    Nice review. I want a Tassimo now;-)
    p.s. Sorry for being absent. My Mom was in town...

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  39. I think my favorite has to be Hersey's hot cocoa with marshmellow cream!

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  40. thansk for the review~ I have been eyeing this for awhile now! I would love the chance to make some hot cocoa or a great cup of coffee

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  41. I am a coffee girl through and through! Though I stock up on hazelnut coffee, my true favorite pumpkin spice, and I get so excited for the Fall season to come around!

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  42. And now I follow via Twitter. :)

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  43. Mission: Retweet post re: Tassimo. Status: Completed!

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  44. love hot black tea with honey and cream!

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  45. Oh my, I hope I win this. I would love it!

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  46. i drink hot chocolat and hot tea all the time. coffee smells just hevenly but i just dont like the taste. now the rest of my family loves it. So they would be delighted to have one of these.

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  47. i just liked your facebook page as well. my email if i win is e717ml@gmail.com

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  48. i just posted on my FB page. Merry Christmas to you all.

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  49. I love lattes-made with any flavor, but with non-fat milk.

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  50. Oh, my!! This would be a dream come true!!
    My favorite HOT drink is anything with coffee involved!! :) I like my homemade pumpkin spice latte's pretty good!
    Lucky whoever wins!! :)

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  51. My favorite hot beverage is strong black coffee~ Sommer your blog is awesome and I love all the great ideas you keep sending out. Thanks!

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  52. Putting this link on my Xanga page, too!! :)
    http://floridabreze.xanga.com/

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  53. My favorite hot beverage would have to be a nice cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter nite with nutmeg and cinn...

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  54. I love just black, bitter coffee. Americano's are the best.

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  55. My absolute fav. is a chocolate caramel latte. I also love anything with raspberry in it. Would LOVE one of these. our coffee experience is alot like yours...make a pot and drink a cup or 2.
    Amber Swarey

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  56. Sommer, thanks for the message! I am so glad to know that you enjoyed the cookies too. I actually baked some more today as the first two batches were all gone. And sure you can use the cookie photos from my blog. :-)) Thanks again.
    Just tweeted your giveaway :-))

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  57. My favorite is definitely a hot cup of french vanilla coffee!

    Karen
    kstowell829 (at) yahoo

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  58. I "liked" you on Facebook as well!

    Karen
    kstowell829 (at) yahoo

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  59. My favorite hot beverage is hot chocolate. I love drinking it on cold mornings!
    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  60. I am following you on Twitter
    talonsmom731
    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  61. My favorite hot beverage is a caramel cappuccino!

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  62. I am following you on Facebook
    Danetta Young
    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  63. Peppermint mocha

    reachsandc/gmail

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  64. My favorite hot drink is coffee(regular)with powdered creamer(plain).I know,sounds boring! :)

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  65. This time of year, I am addicted to peppermint hot chocolate.

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  66. Straight black coffee is my favorite hot beverage, hands down. :)

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  67. I am now following you on Facebook!

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  68. caramel mocha is my fave!

    ervro2000 at yahoo dot com

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  69. Oh wow, I'd love one of those lil things sitting on my counter! You had me at "brews a cup in less than 60 seconds"! :)

    My favorite hot beverage is french vanilla cappuccino.

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  70. My favorite hot beverage is coffee with french vanilla creamer. As a side note I would love to hear how this machine holds up in the long run. I have a Keurig and it worked great for about the first 6 months. After that I started having problems with it only brewing partial cups.

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  71. Oooh, this is such a cute coffee maker. I have long been a French press devotee, but a coffee maker that I don't have to clean would be really nice... At home I'm simple; strong coffee with cream. But I do indulge in a Starbucks pumpkin spice latte every so often!

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  72. I do love a good cup of coffee, but just plain no flavor and black...I like to enjoy the flavor of the coffee!!
    Thank the kind people at Bosch for such a great giveaway!!
    Cheers
    Dennis

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  73. My favorite hot beverage is actually hot chocolate with a heap of whipped cream.

    Thanks!

    amysweeps at gmail dot com

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  74. FB liker (A. Mace)

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  75. twitter follower @nevereverdene.

    amysweeps at gmail dot com

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  76. My favorite hot drink is hazelnut flavored coffee! Thanks for the chance
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

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  77. Following on Twitter (@mandalarctic)
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

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  78. Subscribed via Google Reader
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

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  79. Tweeted about the giveaway: http://twitter.com/mandalarctic/status/17048084441731072
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

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  80. My fav beverage is hot carmael mocha! mjjaegly@yahoo.com

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  81. New twitter follower, marilynjaegly, mjjaegly@yahoo.com

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  82. Tweet:http://twitter.com/#!/marilynjaegly/status/17051189862469632 mjjaegly@yahoo.com

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  83. Wow - a lot of people want this. I have been toying with the idea for a few weeks. We do go through (with two college kids at home) a pot a day. However, it can also make tea and hot chocolate and that's a bonus.

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  84. Lovely give away...and since you asked, coffee :)
    Happy Holidays!

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  85. i love hot cocoa
    floatingonabiscuit@gmail.com

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  86. great review..I have wanted to purchase something similar for my self..lol
    i love coffee in any form, fashion as long as it continue to flow..lol
    follow you on twiiter, subscribe to you also, but out of love my dear!!
    happy holidays!!

    sweetlife

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  87. My favorite hot beverage would definitely be cappuccinos! They're what I order almost every time I find myself in a coffee shop. Just lovely! Thanks for the great giveaway, too! :D

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  88. My favorite hot beverage is hot chocolate.
    blondie_31971(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  89. i still like russian tea.
    it is hard to find tang anymore but that hot beverage just brings back so many memories
    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

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  90. fb fan
    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

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  91. twitter follow
    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

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  92. email sub
    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

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  93. rss sub
    thank you!!
    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

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  94. I have tried this disk version of coffee and they really do taste good but the coffee maker itself comes with a heavy price tag. This one is really compact.

    My favorite hot beverage? Tea!

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  95. I've seen these heavily advertised and wondered if they were any good. It's great to see a review by someone I trust.

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  96. I bought a similar machine for my husband's office last year (he says the work coffee is disgusting) and he likes it so much he want's one for home. Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas!
    amywirtz(at)gmail(dot)com

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  97. Non- Pregnant favorite hot beverage is a good cup of coffee with half and half.
    Favorite Pregnant hot beverage - Chai or Hot Chocolate, I can't get enough!

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  98. My favorite hot beverage is homemade hot chocolate. I like it very creamy with home made whipped cream and maybe some crushed candy cane or Baileys!

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  99. My favorite hot beverage is coffee :-) Kate @ kateiscooking

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  100. I liked you on Facebook a long time ago :-) Kate @ kateiscooking

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  101. My favorite hot beverage is Caribou Coffee!

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  102. My favorite is skinny vanilla lattes! Yum.
    I'd just love to win this--thanks for the chance and Merry Christmas!

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  103. My fave is the Chai Tea latte from Starbucks. My homemade versions aren't as good as theirs but their pretty decent.

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  104. Peppermint Mocha!!! I would love to have one of these!!

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  105. I am a huge fan of anything with chocolate and coffee together!! I have been eye-balling these machines ;)

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  106. I used to have one of the keurig one-cup makers and loved it, but it died on me. I do agree, if you don't drink a lot of coffee, this sort of thing is the way to go! Lucky you for being able to review it!
    Coffee is hands down my favourite hot beverage. I don't know how I'd survive motherhood without it.

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  107. I think I already follow you on Twitter.

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  108. I like strong hot hot coffee with real half and half

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  109. I follow via RSS in Google Reader

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  110. Now subscribing via Google Reader!

    RMCozzone at google dot com

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  111. I would love to wake ever morning with a hot chocolate to sip on. Enjoy it with some cinammon spiced bread and all day would be great as ever. Nice review for the T20. Would glad to have one!

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  112. This sounds like a great device, coffee is definitely my favorite hot beverage!

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  113. Oh my goodness, all those comments!! Well, I am a coffee addict and I already have so many coffee machines, that I would not know where to put one more...it does look like a great one! I can smell coffee through my screen.

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  114. My favorite hot beverage is black coffee.

    karin56381 (at) gmail.com

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  115. Funny ... Lately, my fave winter bev is ... Thera-Flu!

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  116. My favorite hot drink is Gevalia Pumpkin Spice coffee with a splash of Pumpkin Spice creamer and some pumpkin pie spice sprinkled on top.

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  117. Several years ago, our children gave us a Christmas present we loved immediately -- an electric coffee grinder. The first one has since retired, and we are using a second one we purchased. Since that time, my very favorite hot beverage is a cup of coffee, made from beans my husband ground in our very own coffee grinder, prepared with care by my husband just for me, and handed to me with his smile and sweet words of love!
    Pam Burr
    Claremore, Oklahoma

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  118. Peppermint lattes are my favourite, or a chai latte depending on my mood.

    I already follow you on Twitter too :)

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  119. If it's not too late I'd love to be entered for your giveaway! And to add to that my fave hot drink is wassail or mulled cider- yum!
    Merry Christmas Sommer!

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  120. I've looked at several single serve coffee makers. Bosch has been around forever. World's largest manufacturer of car parts. Everything they make is top-notch.

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  121. What a great review. I have been eyeing these and would love to have one for my overnight guests who need that cup of coffee to get going in the morning. : )

    I love hot teas and Pumpkin Spice latte are dreamy!!!!

    Whoever wins is one lucky duck!

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  122. Good for you!!!! I am glad you get a gift as a giveaway and one to keep as well. That is the ONLY way to rock and roll.
    :)
    valerie

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  123. Such a cute coffee machine...and sure my favorite hot drink is a good brew of coffee :-)

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  124. That looks so cute..My hubby would love to have one of those since he loves coffee..though I like tea more ;-)

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  125. I like black coffee...with a sweet treat by its side! I hope that you are having a wonderful week of holiday celebration. Thanks for sharing this giveaway with us, my sweet friend!

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