My friend surprised me with this machine at christmas. I never even would have thought about buying something like this, and now i don’t know how i lived without it. It’s reliable, easy to clean, and brews yummy coffee. I also use it to brew espresso, which i then use to make frappuccinos. Love itupdate: over five years later. This thing has never had a single problem, and is used at least twice every single day.
1/24/07: the other reviewers have pointed out the pros and cons, and they are mostly on-target. I find this machine to be no substitute for a regular morning pot of coffee, but for breaks the rest of the day it works very well. It is too slow to make drinks for a large group. I find the latte, cappuccino, and hot chocolate to be very good, and you can add a shot of espresso to the hot chocolate. The seattle’s best discs make the best coffee for my taste, and i have not liked the tea it produces. One drawback the other reviewers have not mentioned is that the unit should be cleaned immediately after using one of the creamer discs for latte or cappuccino. There is always some milk left around the area where the disc sits. I keep a glass of soapy water next to the machine and drop the little puncture device into the glass to soak–just rinse it well before using the next time. But one must still wipe up milk from around where the puncture device sits. Also, as other reviewers have noted, it puts a lot of overflow water into the bottom of the cup holder, and this fills up surprisingly fast.
My boyfriend surprised me with this for my birthday and i could not have asked for a better present. The machine was very easy to set up (i was even able to set mine up slightly hungover). It does take a minute to warm up, but brews quickly. I thought i would just drink the regular coffees offered, but i actually love the specialty beverages, especially the cappuccino.My only complaint is that the pods are sometimes difficult to find in stores. I would suggest stocking up when you find them or just order them online. Overall, i am very pleased with my tassimo and would recommend it to all coffee lovers on the go.
Key specs for Braun Tassimo TA1200 Single-Serve Hot-Beverage System:
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- Hot-beverage system brews drinks at the touch of a button in about a minute
- Patented T-Disc system with barcode technology; customizable strength settings
- Beverages pour directly from T-Disc into cup; no measuring, no fuss, and virtually no cleanup
- 50-ounce water reservoir; dishwasher-safe parts for quick cleanup
- Measures approximately 10 by 15 by 16 inches; 2-year limited warranty
Comments from buyers
“dont loose the puncture thingy
, T-Disks are just ok
, Not for parties, good for singles and couples
I have had my tassimo for just over a month now (received it 10/4/05) and i am in love with it. I have all the different t-discs now since i can get them online from many places. I got my last order of t-discs from gevalia online, including the european varieties. I can have tea, hot chocolate as good as any i have ever had, cappuccinos, lattes, espresso, crema coffee (better than the ‘fake crema’ on the senseo), bold coffee, mild coffee. Since my wife drinks tea and i drink coffee and coffee drinks, and our nieces love hot chocolate when they visit, the tassimo is perfect. Contrary to what the ‘uninformed’ may say, this machine is very, very clean. There is a cleaning disc that needs to be run twice when you first get the machine, and then monthly. You do not have to run the cleaning disc after every cappuccino and latte. Also, almost all of the removeable parts are machine washablethe beverage selection is still limited (no flavored coffees), but i have purchased some flavored syrups and can now make flavored cappuccinos and lattes that rival any coffee shop for a fraction of the cost.This is real, high quality coffee too, unlike the flavia which uses some powdered yuk mixed with water.
Good looking appliance, works well providing the bar code is read properly. Other than that makes great coffee.
I received my order yesterday, great shippment time. However for some reason the bar’s on the t-disks will not allow my tassimo unit to switch over to auto after the heating process, instead it will only let me fill coffee cups in the ‘manual’ mode, so i thought my unit was bad but i put in another t disc (french vanilla) and my unit worked perfectly. Have you had any other responses from other purchases with my same issue?.
I bought two of these, one for home and one for office. They are quick and easy to use but refills can be hard to find. My reason for choosing this machine is the availability of tea, latté, cappuccino and hot chocolate in addition to coffee. I wish it had more flavored coffees. The only choice is french vanilla. While some stores carry two or three choices of refills it is hard to find a variety. You also need to check the expiration date before purchasing as some stores have old stock. You can buy direct from tassimo but their processing is very slow. I suggest placing an order a month in advance. Be aware that hot chocolate, latte and cappuccino does leave chocolate and milk residue in the machine.
We bought this the same day we decided to give our francis. We weren’t using it much and set-up and cleanup seemed too time-consuming and messy. The tassimo, by contrast is a terrific smart (and stylish) machine. It’s easy to use, easy to clean, doesn’t take up much counter room, isn’t expensive, and is very versatile. Friends saw it and went out just as we did, the same day, to buy one. After drinks here, one had a hot chocolate, another a cappucino, and we had espressos. All of that was fast, simple, tasty.
I picked my tassimo up for a bargain when the store was going out of business, the cost was almost half and i figured what the heck if it doesn’t work i am not out that much moneythe first time i used it i fell in love with the machine. It makes very great drinks from coffee, tea, hot chocolate, lattes, and cappuccino. And now i see tassimo is offering maxwell house t-disc in a larger size which is great for my travel mug. This machine has replaced my coffee maker, i only use this machine for all my hot beveragesthe only real complaint i have is the noise the thing makes, it is louder than the espresso machine at your starbucks. Other than that the barcode reader helps makes the perfect beverage everytime, it heats quickly, and the tank is actually big enough – in comparison to my old pod brewer. I looked at k-cup makers and dollar for dollar the k-cups were going to cost more than the t-disc. This is a great deal when it comes down to cost per cup.
I bought this because it is the only system with a quality coffe to go with it (starbucks). This is actually better than i thought. It really makes a great cup of coffee; equivalent to the brew from starbucks. However the ‘capuccio’ system from gevalia is only ok. I prefer to just add milk rather than that disk. Be careful because there is a piece of plastic which punctured the disk to allow it to work and which can come off when you remove the disk at the end and get it thrown out. The company answered the phone promptly; wanted 10 bucks for a replacement; i complained and now they are sending a free replacement. I will be more careful about that puncture device.
The tassimo is a great coffee maker when it works; however, if yours ever goes out, like mine did recently, it will take you 2 months to get the packaging to send it in to the repair facility that tassimo uses; then another month to get your machine back. I suggested that the company provide loaners to their devoted customers, but i do not think they took me seriously.
Let me preface my comments by saying that the machine works beautifully–truly a piece of engineering. No muss, no fuss and very reliable temperature in the beverages. It has solved the errant coffee ground problem in our kitchen (which my wife loves)however, the choices for coffee are very limited. If you like french roast or other varieties, this machine is not for you. If you’re down with the same gevalia cup every morning, then by all means this is your machine. To add some robustness to my morning brew, i have started adding a shot of espresso (from the tassimo, of course) to my cup–this actually works pretty well, but uses 2 t-discs rather than one. The hot chocolate t-discs are reliable, but not great. If you are used to homeade hot chocolate (or mexican varieties with spice), this machine will disappoint. Again, the tradeoff is convenience and efficiency for taste and quality. The espresso is a little syrupy where it should be earthy, but the crema is a nice touch.
Love this product, it gives my family the versitality to have what they want–when they want it.
My boyfriend and i searched around for awhile looking for a single serve coffee pot. We were very interested in the tassimo mainly because it was the only one that can make lattes and cappacinos. We did a lot of research online and read many reviews just like this one. Well we are so happy with our tassimo. I am in love with being able to have any type of coffee drink i desire. Now i will be honest, the first time you start it up it will scare you because it is so loud and it vibrates the counter. However we put a folded up towel under it and no more vibrations. It is still loud but after a few days we didnt even notice it.
I purchased the tassimo as a gift for someone else. After seeing it in action, and tasting the delicious results, i had to have one myself. Another reason to buy it, was i wanted to have some espresso every once in awhile. But, after going through the super hassle of making just one espresso with a starbucks barista at my brother’s house, i knew there had to be an easier way. And the tassimo is so simple, easy and fast. While you are paying a fee for the convenience and taste, in my opinion it’s well worth it. This coffee is so good; i used to think about the next cup of coffee at work. I couldn’t wait to get home and have another espresso, cappuccino or what ever. These coffees have such exceptional aroma and taste; i have stopped using tons of creamers, that made my old coffee palatable. Now, since they are so yummy, it’s maybe a dash of sugar, or mostly just black.
. I love the noise it makes sounds like a jackhammer. And the green and red lights and orange. . I am addicted to the the press the button load noise flashing lights. And the warm disk as you put it into the trash. Wonderfulonly thing i think needs improvment is the the creamers are not sweet. I drink them anyway maybe i get use to this creamer???mine is still working over 100 disks this mounthdont get a broke machine is all i can say?.
I purchased this product from target for $129 today for two reasons: 1 – i have recently developed a dependence on starbucks caffee mocha – it does not have much of a coffee taste, which i like, and the shot of espresso in it helps me concentrate. I work at home and its easy to get distracted. The small size has been costing me over $3 so i need to just make it at home 2 – though i’m not a coffee drinker, most of my friends are and i like the idea of being able to offer them a cup of coffee, cappucino or espresso (or hot chocolate) now and then. I researched the single serve machines quite a bit and found that tassimo is a good machine, though the coffee is not as good as if made from freshly ground beans in a french press. That’s okay with me – i’m just making one serving a day of espresso and mixing in a bunch of skim milk and chocolate powder so it does not have to be the best coffee flavor. Very practical as it is quick and each cup costs around $0. 50 based on the t-disc prices. Note: the milk discs use a liquid rather than a powder, and this supposedly makes a better cappucino than the machines that use powdered milk disks. I use the gevalia espresso, then add hot skimmed milk frothed with the handheld aerolatte, then add two spoons of ghiradelli hot chocolate mix. It tastes great, albeit not quite as rich as starbucks product.
I have this unit, it is remarkable how it works. If you are a coffee lover, especially cappuccino. . It’s no fuss, fast and great tasting. I just ordered the ta1400 model and plan on bringing this unit to my summer place.
I was lucky to have already tried this at work so only needed to convince my other half that we needed it. Various coffee makers have had their position in our kitchen over the years from the filter machine to the expresso pressure type. They all lost their appeal quite rapidly as the use/cleaning far outweighed the benefits of the taste. This machine is different – i don’t know of a better one.
??have you ever gone somewhere with a friend to grab a cup of coffee, not in a star-big-bucks but just a diner, and been talking away and you stop and say ‘wow, this is good coffee’. Your friend agrees; you both look around and see that they grind/brew their coffee with some custom made machine. Well this is the same type of coffee you get out of the tassimo when you brew any of the regular coffees. A step up from my old carafe coffee, which was really only good if i ground the coffee myself and made coffee immediately; and then only the first 5 minutes is the coffee the right temp; after that the carafe is not hot enough. The tassi-mojo is much better than i expected. The coffee is delightful to the last drop and we never have the half full cups around the house anymore. The cappuccinos and lattes are absolutely divine and seem better than star-big-bucks.Maybe that’s because i can make it with my eyes closed and in one of my own real mugs.
I spent hours deciding between the tassimo, senseo, and keurig. The keurig does have more options as far as coffee brands go, but it is primarily a coffee maker- it lacks the ability to use real milk and create heavy foam for high quality espresso drinks. The advantage of the senseo, of course, is the price – it’s half the cost but it doesn’t use real milk, doesn’t make espresso drinks, and lacks the coffee variety of the keurig. Ultimately, i decided that in the long run the ability to make drinkable espresso drinks, as well as delicious coffee, on the tassimo outweighed the greater number of disk options (in the keurig) and the lower price (of the senseo). Altogether, i am very pleased. Regarding each type of drink on the tassimo:1. We use this primarily as a coffeemaker. It brews within three minutes and the coffee comes out hot and strong. I order my t-disks from tassimo direct and the gevalia coffee is excellent and reasonably priced.
Convenient, great coffee, & looks good on the counter. Just too easy to throw in a disc, push a button, listen to the engine (which i like), and then walk away with my order. What other maker has a bar-code reader?.It is noisy compared to drip, as, pump vibrates like an aquarium pump on roids & the milky bevs require 2 passes: coffe disc, then, the milk disc. I’ve tried the senseo too & i like this one mucho better, esp w/ rebate. For the price range, this machine rocks. Maybe was ref before, but for review from the experts: [.
I bought the tassimo beverage system for my home after researching other machines. I selected the tassimo because you can make a variety of coffees, tea and hot with it and because only the finest pods are used. I loved it so much that i purchased one for our office. It is equally loved at work. The beverages are flavorful and hot.
I used to make 2 separate pots of coffee, one for my husband and one for my self then throw at least 1 1/2 pots away. The t-disc are a little expensive but you get what you want every time and no waste.