Bosch Tassimo T20 1 Cups Espresso Machine
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However, I think I made a mistake in going with the Tassimo. The selection of coffees is really poor when compared to Keurig, especially now that Starbucks has decided to stop being a supplier. I also have to buy my coffee from Amazon, but with Keurig even my local grocery store carries their coffee. I also think the Keurig's coffee wins on taste. Of course taste is a subjective thing, but to me the Keurig system's coffee just tastes better. On occassion I also like tea. The Keurig's tea selection is also much larger and again tastes better (actually a lot better).
Answering which system is faster is also important. When your just standing there waiting for your coffee several seconds really does matter. With the Tassimo it is ready to brew as soon as the water reservoir is filled up an put on the machine. If the Keurig system is off and you fill up the water reservoir then it takes about 90 seconds before it is ready to brew. However, usually you will start with the machine already on and ready to brew -- no 90 second wait. Plus, once the Keurig system is read to brew (which is the normal state) then the Keurig system actually produces a single cup of coffee faster than the Tassimo. I'm guessing here, but I'd say the Keurig produces a cup of coffee in about 15 or 20 seconds and the Tassimo is about 10 to 15 seconds longer. If you add a milk topping (latte, cappiccino, etc.Read more ›
I've oned a Keurig B77, Melita one:one, B&D Home Cafe, french press etc.
Our one year old keurig died with a failed pump and while I had much parafinalia for it I decided to try something different.
The t20 was the most readily available model but from some coffee site reviews the previous models were better made but the resulting brew was the same.
Size & appearance
The footprint of the T20 is very acceptable; about the same size footprint wise as a standard automatic drip coffee maker or about roughly 2 gallon milk jugs one in front of the other. Not too bad really.
The colors available at wal-mart were black or black. You can buy colored front inserts for about $20 to jazz up your maker if that's your thing, but the rest of the unit is still black. I've seen white units for sale too but not locally.
It's a bit modern looking, sleek with clean lines. The Keurig by contrast was HUGE and quite well ugly. This is fairly short too so we put a shelf right above it to hold the t-disc boxes. That's a nice touch for us since counter & cabinet space is at a premium.
Pretty straight forward; what you'd expect if you've used a pod/k-cup/disc type system before.
You simply lift the lever to open the top of the unit. Place your t-disc FACE DOWN so the unit can read the barcode, push down on the lever to close the unit and press the big button. That's it.
You MUST use the cleaning disc to descale or brew hot water. The brewer will not operate without a disc in it. There's a handy slot in the back to store your cleaning disc, but it's not so hand if you simply want hot water. This is a BAD design feature.Read more ›
When I don't feel like having coffee, I can make tea, cappuccino, latte, and many others (I'm sure) which I haven't yet discovered. Every morning, my husband has his traditional Lipton tea first and then his second beverage before heading off to work, a fresh cup of breakfast coffee. My son's favorite is Maxwell House French Vanilla. Within a few short minutes, we can each have the beverage of our choice.
So, if you're like me ... a finicky coffee drinker, or if you just want to improve your coffee experience, this is the machine for you. Buy one ... and have a cup of coffee on me!
-More compact on the counter (though this is mitigated if one buys the compact Keurig- I have the Pro model, which I don't regret).
-Euro design courtesy of Bosch (though my Pro Keurig also looks nice).
-Ability to make frothed and espresso/crema drinks.
-Coffee sprays too much making a mess if close to a wall (this with the special stand and a regular cup in place).
-T-cups are more expensive and have less variety than Keurig.
-Drinks somehow come out scalding hot (not the case with my Keurig): about 5 mins later, they are drinkable.
-Less brewing flexibility due to the automated/barcode led brewing process: for instance I can't choose the size of my drink with any t-cup, the machine chooses it for me.
-The water tank is much smaller than my Keurig, resulting in more refills.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have a T20. I got it for Father's Day,June 2014. I don't remember the exact date. After almost 55 minutes on hold, the representative that could barely speak English, hung up on... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Dale Grimley
I have already had the same machine and was very happy with it. Delivery was as promised. Makes really good lattes w/o expensive trips to starbucks.Published 21 months ago by Linda Trivett
I was missing the T cleaning disk and the spill stand when I receiived this item. The two items were not expensive, so I bought them at a parts store. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Carl Jorgensen
My Bosch Tassimo coffee maker suddenly decided not to let the proper amount of water go through the Tdisk. The coffee tasted terrible. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Judith Altman
Never had a single cup of coffee from this machine. Defective from the start. Glad I tried it immediately. Scalding hot water pours out the bottom, never in the cup. What a mess! Read morePublished on October 31, 2013 by B. Brady
Easy to use, no complicated. I have my coffee when I need it. I have a hot drink when need it.Published on April 17, 2013 by Vladimir Forero Camacho
Keurig/Tassimo these incredibly over priced coffee makers are good for what they are. Fast, efficiant, expensive, great if all you want is one cup of coffee. Mr. Coffee. Read morePublished on April 2, 2013 by Honestcritic
First off: I've had to call 5 times now to clear up an issue with my account. Each time they say it has been taken care of when it has not - for over 6 mos now!! Read morePublished on December 27, 2012 by Cat
6/9/2014: Last update. Although I sold mine on Ebay over a year ago, I noted these were on clearance for $29 at Target, along with the packages of coffee (maxwell house) for... Read morePublished on August 12, 2012 by VA Patriot