The Tassimo T20 and our slightly miffed French press looking on…
When the folks at Tassimo contacted me about sending one of their T20 Brewers my way, I jumped on the chance. Here’s why:
1. I love coffee. (A half cup to full cup at most.)
2. D loves coffee. (Two cups, please.)
3. I do not ingest any form of caffeine.
4. D ingests multiple forms of caffeine.
5. I need decaf. D needs regular. We like to drink coffee at the same time. This means two coffee pots brewing simultaneously. (And cleaning two coffee-making devices afterward. Poopoo to that.)
So anyway, yeah, a brewing machine that makes one cup at a time AND makes lattes, cappuccinos, hot chocolate, and tea? YES, PLEASE!
We gave the T20 a test run, and I must admit, it was awesome. You just fill the back reservoir with water (not every time- it holds enough for several drinks), put your drink pod of choice in the slot, press a button and voilá, your drink is ready in a minute. We received the Starbucks cappuccino pods and the Tassimo actually made a cappuccino with foam. (I was super skeptical about the specialty drinks, but was so pleasantly surprised.)
When I initially showed D the brewer, he totally scoffed. “You think THAT thing will replace my French press? Right.” (He’s such a snob.) Well, guess what? A certain someone is enjoying afternoon cappuccinos, made by a certain machine. Our French press is a tad miffed. It still gets attention in the morning, but I sense some resentment. Can we talk about the best part, though? No clean up. Seriously, NO DAILY CLEAN UP. Just throw the pod away in the trash!!
I truly love the T20.
HOWEVER, I would like to make a plea. The drink choices are plenty (check out all the brands!), BUT the decaffeinated beverage choices could be better. There are several Starbucks pods, but none are decaf. BOO. What about us naturally caffeinated folks who enjoy decaffeinated Starbucks beverages? How about a Starbucks decaffeinated pod, whether it be coffee or espresso? I would love to be able to make a decaf latte in the morning, oh friends at Tassimo. Plus, I’m sure there are plenty of caffeine drinkers who would still like a decaf latte option for afternoons or after dinner…just a suggestion.
All in all, we both love this lil’ machine more than we ever imagined. I think I’ll go treat myself to some hot chocolate, but I think you should try out a T20 for yourself! Leave a comment on this post before Thursday, December 23rd at 6pmPST and you’ll be entered to win one T20 Brewer from Tassimo. I’ll announce the winner on Christmas Eve. Good luck!!
Disclaimer: I received the T20 brewer to review at no cost and all opinions are my own.
LoriDecember 21, 2010 at 12:45 pm
I think I’m in love too!
BethanyDecember 21, 2010 at 12:50 pm
I just bought and subsequently returned a Keurig, but would love to try this one!
MiaDecember 21, 2010 at 12:51 pm
You at had me at “no clean up.” So sick of washing out my coffee pot every day and having to deal with the used filter and grounds! Yes, I’m lazy. This would be perfect for me!
LindseyDecember 21, 2010 at 12:51 pm
I would LOVE if I could USE my coffee maker after my husband leaves for work. He takes the whole thermal carafe each day out the door with him to work. I just stair at an unusable coffee maker! haha
LaurenDecember 21, 2010 at 12:52 pm
Aren’t they great? A cappucino sounds good right now in this rain!
janetDecember 21, 2010 at 1:08 pm
I would LOVE to win this for my dad. He drinks instant coffee, guys. I mean, please please let’s win this for him!
kakatyDecember 21, 2010 at 1:09 pm
we are also a decaf/regular family so this really sounds ideal
LouiseDecember 21, 2010 at 1:10 pm
I couldn’t function without caffeine. This machine looks amazing and I wish I had known about it when my husband was asking me what I wanted for Christmas.
KristabellaDecember 21, 2010 at 1:12 pm
I was at a friend’s house and she had one and right then and there, I was jealous and knew I needed my own!
LauriDecember 21, 2010 at 1:14 pm
I want it…keeping my finger crossed
Kerri AnneDecember 21, 2010 at 1:19 pm
I can tell I’m feeling better because a cup of coffee sounds positively perfect right now.
amandaDecember 21, 2010 at 1:19 pm
I would love one of these. I am completely incapable of making coffee, so I go uncaffeinated when my husband is out of town and not making a pot in the morning.
AbbyDecember 21, 2010 at 1:20 pm
This would be such a great thing to have in our house!
RisDecember 21, 2010 at 1:22 pm
OOoh that sounds lovely. What a great idea!
The Maiden MetallurgistDecember 21, 2010 at 1:22 pm
I want one! As the sole coffee drinker in the house it is such a pain to do a whole pot (and washing up) for just one!