Tassimo T20 Brewer

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.

  1. heidi

    December 21, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    I so want one of these!

  2. Amy --- Just A Titch

    December 21, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    I never knew I wanted one until I visited my boyfriend’s family…they have one and I’m in LOVE. I’d love to win!

  3. Dawn K.

    December 21, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    I never thought I would like coffee, until I had a baby. A BUSY baby who never seems to stop moving.

    A Tassimo would be awesome!

  4. Michelle

    December 21, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    This poor college student lives on coffee!

  5. Elizabeth

    December 21, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    This? Would be awesome to have. Thanks for the opportunity!

  6. Sarah @ For the Love of Naps

    December 21, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Baby coming in January! I might need a boost of caffiene…or rather, like you will be continuing to eliminate the caffiene in my diet. I am hooked on latte’s right now! This would warm my cold and snowy MN winter!

  7. Sarah

    December 21, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    I would love to try this. Three kids and never enough sleep mean that I’m DESPERATE for caffeine most mornings (and afternoons).

  8. nap

    December 21, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    What a dream! I would love to avoid cleaning the coffee pot!

  9. Lisa

    December 21, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Oooh! I love it! I want one!

  10. Christine

    December 21, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    It is such a pain making a measly 2 cups of coffee. Would love to try this instead!

  11. Melissa

    December 21, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    I’ve got a very active 4-yr old boy and a 1-yr old boy just starting to walk. Caffeine is my BFF these days!

  12. Windy

    December 21, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    I’d love one of these. It always seems like such a hassle to make coffee for one person.

  13. Valerie

    December 21, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    My husband has really been wanting to try one of these and I will go along with the fun too if chosen! And I am totally down with the size – the less counter space taken up the better!

  14. fairydogmother

    December 21, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    I’m the sole coffee drinker in my house too, and I don’t drink more than a cup a day so I gave up, converted to tea, and just put the coffee pot away in a cabinet.

    I think I need to see one of these things in action because while I understand how it brews the beverages, I don’t get how it can do the specialty drinks like cappuccinos – if a cappuccino is espresso and foamed milk, how does it do the foam? And yet, it apparently does a nice job. I’m stumped. Or, you know, I’m a Seattleite who is a coffee snob.

    I wondered the exact same thing! The specialty drinks use two pods. For instance, a cappuccino uses one pod for the milk and one pod for the espresso. You put the milk pod in first and it does its thing – steaming the milk and such into the cup, and then you put the espresso pod in second and it brews the espresso into the same cup. It brews and steams wonderfully – I was very surprised to say the least!

  15. Maggie

    December 21, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    This looks great! I could use an upgrade, my current coffee pot is about to die.