December 16, 2010

Tassimo T20 Brewbot: So Simple, A Five-Year-Old Can Do It

This week, my 5-year-old has been making me espresso and coffee. He’s very excited about his new job and I’m excited that I don’t have a big mess of coffee grounds to clean up from all of the grinding and packing!

Yesterday I came home from work and wanted some espresso. Up to that point, my husband and son were the only ones that had used the machine. My husband wasn’t home and I didn’t feel like reading the instruction booklet so I called him on the phone for some instructions. He told me to just have our son make it and that he would enjoy making coffee for me again.

I called my son down to the kitchen and asked him for some espresso. He popped in the creamer disc, pushed the top down, and within seconds the froth appeared in my cup. Then he lifted the lid, took out the milk creamer disk, popped in the espresso disc, pushed down the lid, and out came the espresso. I was truly amazed at how easy it was and I admit I felt a little silly. 

So far, I have tried the Starbucks and Jacobs espresso. My husband and I thought the Starbucks espresso had a much better taste. To us, the Jacobs espresso tasted weak and the Starbucks tasted more like espresso from a coffee shop. Thankfully, the Tassimo discs are available in many flavors and brands for individual tastes.

The New Tassimo T20 Brewbot by Bosch

  • Makes coffee, tea, cappuccino, latte, crema, espresso and hot cocoa
  • Makes drinks in about 1 minute
  • Includes an exclusive flow-through water heater for faster, quieter brewing
  • Space-saving design is ideal for apartments, dorm rooms, and countertops 
  • Colored inserts are available to color coordinate the machine to your other appliances
  • Smart bar code technology allows the brewer to adjust each beverage with the proper temperature, pressure, and amount of water
  • Brewer dimensions: Length: 11.0 “; Width: 7.9 “; Depth: 11.8 ” 
  • 1.5 Liter water tank 
  • $129.99
  • www.brewbot.com

SPECIAL OFFER:Purchase a Tassimo T20 Brewbot online here and save $25 and get 2 free T DISCS!
Also available at many fine retailers such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart, Target, and more (but the special offer is online at the above link only).

My personal thoughts:  I really like this machine.  I admit that I have not used other pod type machines so I don’t have other experiences to compare it with.  I think this would be great for people that want a quality drink that is easy to prepare without having to pay a barista.  This would definitely save a lot of time and money for those that make that daily trip to the coffee shop.  I was very pleased with the taste of my Starbucks latte.  In my opinion, the discs are a little pricey for my frugal budget but since we have enjoyed the machine, my husband and I have been looking online for lower priced discs.  I would be happy to review and critique different brands of discs. lol  I wish I would have thought to request a particular color of machine.  Although the white machine is nice, it clashes with my black and stainless appliances.  I like that the brewbot has colored inserts that you can purchase to change the look and color of the machine for a more personal look.  Our other espresso/coffee machine has a tank that is not removable and it is a pain to refill so I have found the Brewbot removable tank to be a great feature.  It’s also nice to know that the coffee discs are individually sealed so that you can always experience fresh tasting coffee.  I think it would be nice to use the Brewbot while entertaining.  Friends and family could choose their favorite flavors and they could be prepared very easily.

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This contest ends December 19, 2010 is available to those with a U.S. shipping address.  The winner will be contacted via email and will have 24 hours to respond. 

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Disclaimer: I was provided with a Tassimo T20 and some discs for sampling purposes.  The thoughts and opinions are mine.


Karen

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    Debra Fraley says:

    I like cappuccinos

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