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Bosch Tassimo T20 1 Cups Espresso Machine

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2.4 out of 5 stars 35 customer reviews

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Product Description

1 Cups Espresso Machine Great for waking up in the morning for work Fast and ready in under a minute! Great manufacturer Super Easy To Use

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 12.2 x 10.2 inches ; 7.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 7.3 pounds
  • ASIN: B0036F52RW
  • Item model number: tas20xxUC
  • Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #277,854 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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If you are anything like me you're probably trying to decide between a Tassimo system and a Keurig system. The apartment complex where I live has a Keurig system and free coffee (can't beat that), and I own the Tassimo system. The reason I bought the Tassimo system was because I happen to like the frothed up milk on top of the coffee -- cappuccinos, lattes, etc. The Keurig system doesn't have this feature.

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.
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We've had this for about 3 weeks and enjoy it quite a bit.

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.
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I admit it. I love the smell of fresh coffee, but after it's sat for a while in a coffee pot, growing stronger and more bitter by the microsecond, I hate coffee. A friend of my daughter's bought her a Tassimo as a wedding gift, and every time we visited, she offered us the hot beverage of our choice. Now one thing I am for sure is a gadget-lover, and I fell in love with this one. So my daughter, son and husband surprised me with this wonderful machine on my recent birthday. As I sit here writing this review, I am enjoying a cup of Gevalia with cream. And I didn't have to make a whole pot which I would later end up dumping because of bitter taste which makes me cringe to think about.

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!
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Ok, the trouble started when my husband got hooked on his $$$ Jura machine at his home office next doors. While I admit being a grateful recipient of the occasional -amazing- cup of espresso from the Jura, the offers aren't very frequent (sheesh). It no longer made sense making a pot of coffee just for me in the am, plus it took too much time. Coffeeless on the way to work too many times, I caught myself longing for my office Keurig. So I decided to buy another one-cup coffee maker, and chose the Tassimo just to give it a try. I won't go through the issues raised by other comparisons here, just a list of matters that to my mind make the Keurig far superior to the Tassimo from a practical standpoint.

Tassimo pros:
-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.

Tassimo cons:
-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.
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