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
Top Customer Reviews
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. A friend stopped by and I made him a cup of coffee using a Maxwell house coffee disc (Target had a coupon for a free box of them when I bought the machine) and he said the coffee was very good.
You can remove the drip cup and put a full size travel mug under it if you want, though you may get a few drips on the counter after pulling your mug away.Read more ›
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 washable!!!
The 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. Right now they have Gevalia Coffee (regular, decaf, espresso,crema,)and Tea, Twinings Tea, Suchard Hot Chocolate, Kenco coffee, Carte Noir Coffee (Regular, Espresso, Crema). The Cappuccino and Latte are packed with Gevalia espresso, but from what I have read, it sounds like they will be releasing an entire line of Maxwell House Cafe collection varieties sometime in November. I am not sure about Maxwell house, but I really like the Gevalia products!!!
The T-Discs have premium ground coffee, Tea, liquid Suchard chocolate in them.Read more ›
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. It doesn't come anywhere near a dedicated espresso machine and would not be a good choice as a substitute. Spring the extra couple hundred bucks if you are an esspresso-head.
Bottom Line: I am keeping this thing around as an efficient way to brew a quick cup of coffee or an espresso in the afternoon, and for the occaisional dinner guest who would like a quick brew. However I am now buying a regular drip brew machine for my daily routine. Until the quality and variety of coffee expands with the Tassimo, I don't think you can beat fresh ground beans and a quality drip machine.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Was ok but finally bought Kureig because of number of cartriges availablePublished 21 months ago by resoh02
This Brewing system is worth the cost. I purchased it a few years back and it is still working great! I purchased a different model after this one and it broke within a year. Read morePublished on July 25, 2014 by Rose Tristan
I have a Keurig coffee maker but my favorite Tim Horton's coffee comes in the Tassimo pods not K-cups. So, I bought a Braun Tassimo machine with the intention of switching. Read morePublished on May 13, 2013 by Tellitlikeitis
I love this machine because it was one of the first ones out that could make a latte. My only complaint is how expensive the pods are and that they are hard to find in most stores. Read morePublished on January 10, 2013 by Lacey J. Leavitt
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... Read morePublished on March 16, 2012 by Mary L Spargal
I was just given new Braun Tassimo maker. It solves the problem of me wanting the early morning jolt, and the wife wanting a more mellow awakening. Read morePublished on December 4, 2011 by Mike A.
Having bought this unit first I came to really love this; but the variety of products seemed to be decreasing. Read morePublished on September 24, 2010 by Ellen K. Snyder