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In our house, the hubby is a bonafide coffee drinker – he buys whole bean, grinds them himself and makes French press coffee regularly – that he drinks black! I, on the other hand, am a passive frou-frou coffee drinker. I love chai lattes, frappachinos and hot chocolates. With such varying likes in our coffee drinking styles, we usually end up with just one or the other and likely, someone wishing they had a nice hot beverage to enjoy! I recently received the TASSIMO T55 single cup coffee brewer in exchange for my honest opinion and I can honestly say, those days are behind us!
What did I think?
I have to say, I was a bit nervous about bringing a single cup coffee brewer into the house – I was not sure how hubby would react since he has always made “manual” coffee and honestly, I was not sure if I would even be able to work it – those things always have so many buttons and long manuals that I have never had interest in taking the time to learn it. I am happy to report on my concerns that the TASSIMO T55, the manual is very short and easy to follow. You fill the water reservoir, place in your T DISC and press the button – and just like that, the machine makes your drink! It can jump from coffee to hot chocolate or espresso with no problem! Hubby was very hesitant at first – but once he found out that he could quickly and easily whip up a glass of fresh espresso, he was on board!
Each T DISC has a barcode that the machine is programmed to read – knowing easily what it should do – add more or less water, froth, slow down the flow or speed it up (for strength of flavor). Overall, this machine is incredibly easy to use and understand! We received an assortment of T DISCS to try different beverages available for the TASSIMO single cup coffee brewer. My favorite was definitely the chai latte, whereas hubby’s was the espresso.
The TASSIMO T55 single cup coffee brewer is a great addition to my kitchen! I love how quickly and easily it brews up multiple and differently cups of coffee. We had family over for the holiday and were able to accommodate everyone’s unique coffee order with the touch of a button. The only downside I could find for the TASSIMO right now, is that there is no refillable T DISC option at this point to use your own coffee or filler. We love a few local, organic coffee brands and if we were to use the TASSIMO full time, we would not be able to use those at this point. That being said, the TASSIMO will be our go-to for when we have guests over, want a fun drink and for that quick pick-me-up espresso (which is regularly for hubby!) If you want to learn more about TASSIMO, the single cup coffee brewers that they offer and the flavors of drinks you can brew, be sure to visit TASSIMO on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. **As a special Cyber Monday-only offer – use coupon code TACYMON3 until 11:59 PM PST on 12/2/13 to save 20% on T DISCS or TASSIMO Brewers!**