Here is a profile of the Tassimo single-serve coffee maker formerly published at an online magazine currently in a death spiral.
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The popularity of coffee-based drinks like lattes and espressos has grown because of coffee stores like Starbucks or Caribou Coffee. The ability to brew these special caffeinated beverages at home has created a industry of single-serve coffee makers led by companies like Tassimo and Keurig.
The Tassimo Bosch Suprema Hot Beverage System is one of the highlights of that company’s line of home brewers. An elegant appliance, the Suprema makes all types of hot beverages, including coffee, tea, and hot chocolate; along with more specialized brews, like latte, espresso and cappuccino.
Tassimo Suprema Features
- Suggested Retail Price: $169.99
- Makes Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Tea, Latte, Espresso, Cappuccino
- Uses bar-coded T-Discs (typical price $10/12 discs)
- Accessories include T-Disc carousels, replacement parts
- T-Disc subscription service available
A Glance at the Tassimo Suprema
The sharp-looking Suprema is available in either black or red with chrome-finished details. Tassimo’s exclusive bar-coded system for the T-Discs means that the Suprema’s operation is a simple button push once the water and mug are in place. Each bar-code tells the machine how long to brew the beverage and how much water to use.
One of the major benefits of a single-serve coffee maker is the lack of the mess typical of coffee brewing: used filters and smelly coffee grounds. The Suprema’s adjustable cup stand allows for different sized coffee mugs, including taller travel mugs. The machine also features removable parts that are all dishwasher-safe.
All of Starbucks’ Greatest Hits on T-Disc
Many popular coffee vendors have their wares available in the T-Disc format, including Starbucks, Maxwell House, and Seattle’s Best. This includes both the regular coffee drinks and the more exotic lattes and espressos. Even frothy milk creamers are available in a T-Disc to create coffee drinks that look more like a parfait than a simple Cup o’ Joe.
Tea drinkers aren’t left out in the cold, as there are tea varieties provided by both Twining’s and Tazo. The Twining’s collection includes Earl Grey and Chai varieties amongst their full line of teas.
Accessories for the Tassimo Suprema
Available accessories for the Suprema include convenient T-Disc carousels for disc storage. There are also replacement parts available, including the water filter, piercing unit and cleaning disc. Tassimo also offers coffee mugs and other items not associated with the functionality of the brewer.
An interesting T-Disc subscription service is also available through Tassimo. This service insures that the subscriber will never run out of T-Disc and provides exclusive access to exotic coffee varieties not normally available. Essentially the service ships four packages of T-Discs every month or so, but the amount and interval can be varied by the user. It’s a nice way to insure brand loyalty to Tassimo and their coffee vendors.
An Easy Latte or Espresso
Purchasing a Tassimo is an easy decision to make for lovers of lattes, espressos and cappuccinos who want to make those beverages at home. The Suprema brews all those exotic beverages in the most convenient manner yet seen in the kitchen. They are more expensive than brewers made by Keurig, but they are also more functional. Check out this comparison between the Tassimo and a Keurig brewer right here at the Makes Words Work blog.