Tassimo first came to market in France in 2004 with Tassimo coffee machines and pods, but is now available worldwide in Canada, Andorra, Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Spain, Greece, The Netherlands, Ireland, Norway, Romania, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, United States, Russia, Portugal and the United Kingdom.
The pod coffee machines were originally developed by Kraft Foods and since 2008 have been manufactured and distributed by Bosch, who took over from Braun in the US.
- Best Tassimo Coffee Machines?
- Tassimo Coffee Machine Reviews
- Tassimo Machine Buyers Guide
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Best Tassimo Coffee Machines?
With quite a few Bosch Tassimo machines on the market, you are probably wondering, which one is best for me? Well, we can save you some time and likely some money too, as we have tested them all and the results are in.
Have a look through our Tassimo coffee machine reviews below and at some of our helpful guides to find the best option for your home or office.
1. Tassimo Caddy Multi-Beverage Machine – Amazing Value
This is an absolute bargain right now, so do not wait too long. Superb features with the Tassimo pods holder and Brita water purifier system built right in. This would be great in an office or at home and has a 4.5 star rating just like the Joy 2.
- Bosch Tassimo Caddy - the tidy one! Keeps your favourite T discs right where they belong – neatly stored and organised next to your machine.
- Your favourite drink at the touch of a button with the Tassimo INTELLIBREW with the ability to make over 40 big-brand drinks by inserting a T disc of your choice.
- The Auto-clean occurs between drinks which prevents flavours mixing between cups.
2. Tassimo My Way – Save £57
With a choice of colours and great features, this new design looks good in any kitchen and has a terrific 4.4 star rating to provide reassurance.
- Set the intensity, size and strength as you like it
- Deliciously easy, your coffee shop favourites at the touch of a button
- Intellibrew system: Simply pop in a T DISC, made with real ground coffee, press start and each drink’s distinct barcode will give your machine all the information it needs
3. Tassimo Vivy 2 – Save £57
Great value on Tassimos coffee machine right now and it was so good that they simply made a new one with slight improvements and styling over the original. When it is good, it is good – 4.4 star rating.
- Auto cleaning and descaling. Note: It is suggested to wait for 24 hours for the machine to unlock
- Height adjustable and removable cup stand with stainless steel drip tray: can be fully removed for tall latte glasses or travel mugs
- Easy to use, one button operation with Tassimo T-Discs
4. Tassimo Suny – Save £68
Another Tassimo on sale and to be honest a great coffee machine. What you end up choosing comes down to personal taste as they all serve the same coffee – 4.3 star rating.
- Smart start button for quick drinks preperation
- Ideal results thanks to Tassimo intellibrew system
- Virtually no heat up time
5. Tassimo Joy 2 – Save £70
Currently on sale so grab one whilst you can. With a 4.5 star rating, this really is an excellent Tassimo coffee machine with a rock solid build and great Tassimo taste.
Tassimo Coffee Machine Reviews
Bosch make 7 different Tassimo Bosch coffee machines compatible with the Tassimo T-discs (sometimes called Tassimo Pods) you can buy on Amazon or your local supermarket. These models are the T12, T20, T32, T40, T45, T55 and T75.
This next statement is very important and could save you some money so pay attention! Seriously, read this next bit if nothing else.
While varying in price, color, availability of filter/display – they are functionally equivalent in that each Bosch Tassimo coffee machine will produce the same beverage from the same t-disc.
So, in reality, the machine that you choose is mostly down to aesthetics and water tank size, though, I personally went for one where I could also get my travel coffee mug under as taking a drink with me to enjoy on the way to work is the only way I get there!
There is also a Professional model made for commercial and office use. The T-DISCs used in this model cannot be used in the domestic household machines.
If I was to pick one of the range, I would definitely go for the Joy 2.
- Its price is excellent, and you can find deals, offers and discounts both on Amazon and your local high street any time of the year.
- I like the design and I can use a travel coffee mug easily which is great when I am rushing out the door.
- Also, it is incredibly easy to use with its quick heat up time and auto cleaning settings.
You can check out our reviews below and we will be adding more very soon, so don’t forget to come back soon. Or take a look at our pod coffee machine 2019 guide for lots of information on cleaning and descaling your pod coffee machine with Tassimo descaler tablets so you get the best out of every cup.
The Bosch Tassimo TAS1402, otherwise known as the Vivy 2, is aimed at the consumer looking for a small or compact pod coffee machine. This compact option is only just 10cm wide and can fit into most kitchens, no matter how small. Which is great if you are looking to add a Tassimo to your kitchen and already have a bean to cup or filter coffee machine cluttering up your work surfaces.
For once, small means cheaper, and the Vivy 2 is the cheapest Tassimo coffee maker available today. You can currently find it on Amazon for less than £40 / $50, so it is a great option if you are looking for a quick drink that tastes great, or to entertain friends.
Although the Vivy 2 is positioned as entry level in the Tassimo range, it really is a cracker of a single serve coffee maker. It is just as good at making drinks in all the flavours that Tassimo has to offer, as the more expensive Bosch options.
Obviously there is a downside, and with the Vivy 2, it is the size of its water tank. Being compact, it only has a 0.7L water tank, which means you will need to top up the water more often, but that only takes 10 seconds, so not a big loss.
All in all, this is a great little single serve coffee maker and for the price, it is a great way to see if the Tassimo system is for you!
The Bosch Tassimo TAS3205GB, otherwise known as the Suny, is a colourful single serve coffee machine being available in a number of colours to fit any kitchen. Gone are the days of black, the head honchos at Bosch finally understood that modern kitchens are more than simply black and white, so now you have some striking colours to choose from.
Where the Vivy T12 only had a 0.7L water tank, the Suny T32 has a slightly larger 0.8L reservoir, which also means that it is a bigger machine and will take up more room in your kitchen.
But do not fear, this is not a beast of a machine and is still considered small, measuring around 30cm high x 17cm wide x 25cm deep. So it will fit snugly on most kitchen surfaces, without taking up too much room.
If you are looking to add a bit of colour and want to hold a little more water for your next drink, the Suny T32 is a great option.
3. Bosch Tassimo Charmy / T55 (including 4 x Brita water filters)
The Bosch Tassimo TAS5542, otherwise known as the Charmy, takes Tassimo coffee machines to the next level by improving the build quality of cheaper versions and upgrading much of the plastic with stainless steel.
One of the reasons for the increase in size is to accommodate the 1.2L water tank, which should give you plenty of water to keep even the most avid coffee drinker going all day!
Another feature of the Charmy is that has a water filter, so if you live in a hard water area, it will filter out all of the lime and produce a better tasting cup of coffee.
So if you are looking for a great quality, good looking Tassimo machine which will filter your water to produce a fantastic tasting coffee, tea or hot chocolate, this is the choice for you.
Firstly, the T45 has a 1.4L reservoir which is more than enough for most people, meaning you do not have to keep refilling the tank each time you want to use it. Even with that larger tank, the pre-heat time is pretty much nothing and you still get your hot drink at the touch of a button. So no down side.
Secondly, the Joy 2 has an adjustable and/or removable cup stand which allows you to use latte glasses, your favourite mug or even a travel mug to take with you in the morning. This has to be one of the biggest selling points for this single serve coffee maker and makes my mornings so much quicker and relaxing.
Thirdly, the price is pretty much perfect. You can easily pick one of these up on Amazon for less than £100 / $125, what more do you need to know? Do yourself a favour and buy one!
Not only does the T40 come with a huge 2L water tank, which means this machine will serve a family all day without needing a refill! But it also crams all that in to a relatively small 20 x 33 x 27 cm footprint, which is a stroke of genius.
The Fidelia not only adds additional lights to give you added visual feedback on when you need to descale the coffee machine or fill the water tank (very handy). But it also has buttons which allow you to control the strength of your coffee by choosing how much water (espresso) and brew duration you want to have, so you can tailor your coffee exactly to your personal taste. Impressive.
The last selling point of the T40 is its price. You can get all of this for only £80 / $100 on Amazon, which is a steal.
If you want to forget about filling the water tank for a few days, or would like to choose exactly how strong your coffee is, the Fidelia is a great choice.
The Bosch Tassimo TAS75SE2, otherwise known as the Caddy, is a great looking coffee machine which will certainly impress any guests who visit. With it’s chrome and black gloss looks, it will fit in to any kitchen, as long as you have the space.
Space is the downside for the Caddy, as it measures 40 x 31 x 26 cm in size, which means it is going to take up a bit of space on your counter tops, but then again, why would you want to hide such a great looking machine.
With a 1.2L water tank, it is not the biggest, but sufficient for most, and to make up for the smaller size reservoir, the T75 allows you to monitor the water level from the front left hand side, so you are no longer guessing exactly how much water is left. Which is a nice feature.
Like the T55, the Caddy also comes with Brita water filters which is perfect for anyone living in hard water areas, or simply want to produce the best tasting coffee possible.
Lastly, but probably the Caddy’s biggest selling feature, is the clip on pod holder, which can hold 32 of your favourite t-discs, ready for use. Personally, I love this feature as it means you do not need to buy expensive pod holders or have boxes of pods taking over your kitchen surfaces or cupboards. Excellent feature that I wish all Tassimo machines came with.
So, what about price? Well, this might surprise you, but you can pick this little beauty up on Amazon for only £100 / $125.
Tassimo Machine Buyers Guide
Coffee lovers’ options greatly improved with the advent of the one-cup coffee maker. Now, instead of having to venture out to get a cup of gourmet coffee, you can brew everything from a premium french roast to a dreamy cappuccino or soothing tea at home, in less than a minute, with coffee makers such as the Tassimo Brewing System.
Whether you’re the owner of a Tassimo Brewing System or are just looking to learn more about the stylish coffee machine, this guide provides helpful information on what makes the Tassimo Brewing System unique and how to get the best brewing results with each and every cup:
What is the Tassimo Brewing System?
The Tassimo Brewing System is a convenient, easy-to-use single cup coffee maker. The machine features a large water reservoir and an adjustable cup pedestal that can accommodate regular coffee cups or large travel mugs.
What sets the Tassimo machine apart from other single cup brewers is the use of Tassimo T-Discs instead of coffee pods. T-Discs work exclusively with the Tassimo system and contain precisely measured amounts of coffee, tea, chocolate or concentrated milk. This means there is no grinding, mixing or measuring required in order to make the perfect hot beverage. The Tassimo system also offers manual settings that allow you to adjust for individual taste preferences.
Features of the Tassimo Brewer:
- At the touch of a button, makes great-tasting coffee!
- Finishes brewing in about 1 minute
- Fits most cups and mugs
- Prepare your next drink immediately using T-Discs
- Customize according to your taste
- Safe to wash in the dishwasher
What makes the Tassimo system unique?
The Tassimo Brewing System’s combination of T-Disc technology and Bar Code technology make it easy to brew a perfect cup every time.
As noted above, each T-Disc contains perfectly measured amounts of coffee, tea, chocolate or concentrated milk. The brewing process takes place inside the T-Disc as the discs internal components guide the flow of hot water using a process called “inverse filtration.”
With inverse filtration, the water is pushed upwards into the T-Disc then delivered to your cup, making for a more efficient flavor extraction process. Because the water flows from the T-Disc directly to the cup, you can brew different flavors of drink, one after the other, without the intermingling of flavors.
Each T-Disc also comes with a unique bar code printed on the label. This bar code tells the machine how to prepare your beverage. When you insert the T-Disc, the machine reads the bar code and calculates the brewing time, the amount of water needed, and the optimal brewing temperature. If you prefer, you can manually adjust the water amount or brewing time for a cup that is customized to your taste.
What can I brew with T-Discs?
Tassimo coffee machines all use T-discs or pods as they are often called which have a bar code on the top that instructs the machine how to make your drink. For example, how much water to use, how hot the water is, how long to let the coffee brew for etc etc.
This allows the machine to make drinks such as hot chocolate, tea, filtered style coffee, short espresso and cappuccino in about 30–60 seconds which is fantastic.
Below are a few of the Tassimo pods available but if you want to see the full list, take a look at our Tassimo coffee pods page which breaks them down by type and brand. Very helpful.
|Costa Caramel Latte||Oreo|
|Costa Latte||Chai Latte|
|COSTA Americano||Twinnings Green Tea and Mint|
|Cadbury Hot Chocolate||Twinings English Breakfast|
|COSTA Cappuccino||Twinnings Fruit of the Forest Tea|
Full range (65 flavours): only in our Tassimo coffee pods guide, find a new flavour today!
Kraft Foods makes Tassimo T-discs or pods for many of their brands, including Mastro Lorenzo, Gevalia, Carte Noire, Twinings, Jacobs, Maxwell House and Suchard and have also partnered with brands like Costa Coffee which is very popular.
How do I use Tassimo Coffee Makers?
Using the Tassimo Brewing System is as easy as one, two, three:
- Choose your favorite beverage brand and flavor, then insert the T-Disc upside down into the machine and place your mug on the cup pedestal.
- Place your mug on the cup pedestal and push the start button. The Tassimo T-Disc bar code reader reads the discs and automatically calculates the settings needed to brew the perfect beverage.
- In about 60 seconds, your cup is full and ready to enjoy.
Manually making your drink stronger or milder is easy. For large cups or travel mugs, hold the start button in after the brewing cycle has completed to dispense more water. You can also press the start button during the brewing cycle to halt flow of water for a stronger taste and smaller cup.
The large water reservoir holds about 68 ounces of water so you can make several cups before refilling. The reservoir is clear, so you will know when you need to add more water.
If you want to see how easy it is to use, take a look at the video below.
Clean up is a Breeze
Just wipe the surface and bar code reader with damp soft cloth. The machine comes with a reusable cleaning disc that should be used every 7 days. All removable parts are dishwater safe, except the water reservoir which should be rinsed out with every filling.
T-Discs should be kept in a cool dry place away from direct light. The concentrated, real milk T-Discs used in cappuccinos and lattes do not need to be refrigerated. T-Disc’s are designed to be used once and discarded.
The Tassimo Brewing System is the perfect system for those with diverse tastes and little time. Follow the steps outlined above and you’ll be rewarded with years of fast and easy brewing, with no mess and little cleanup.