I love my coffee. Well, that is a bit of an understatement. I really, really love my coffee. It is always the right time for a cup of coffee, always, and each cup is just marvelous. The smell of it while it’s brewing, pouring some into a mug that is about the size of my head, and that first sip. Oh, it is fabulous, and there can never be too much of it. Have you ever heard someone complain that they have too much coffee in the house? No, you have not, and if you have, those are the people with a problem! In fact, I would recommend you get them some counseling. I have never been the kind of person who gets jittery or anxious after drinking coffee, not even after having two pots of it, which is about my average daily intake. No, I can drink coffee all day, every day, and I very often do, and I can then fall right to sleep afterward. This tends to boggle the minds of some people who know just how deep my love of coffee goes. I don’t willingly go a day without it; that is when the feelings of anxiousness and a case of the jitters come on. Yes, I know that is called addiction, but really, a coffee addiction is just about the lamest, yet most awesome addiction ever.
As you can imagine, I love trying out new coffee products. Brands and brews I hadn’t previously heard of, brewing systems, everything. Most people think you can walk into any store, pick up a coffee maker and be done with it. I beg to differ. What you brew your coffee in is almost as important as the brand of coffee you brew in it and everyone has their particular preferences. I shop around and try whatever I can; you never know when you’ll stumble upon something you absolutely love and can’t believe you hadn’t heard of until the day you tried it. So you know I was pretty much jumping in anticipation when I was given the opportunity to try out a new Tassimo Brewbot through my affiliation with Project You Magazine.
Once my new Tassimo T20 Brewbot arrived, I wasted no time opening it up. What I thought was really great is that Tassimo includes two packages of T Discs (ready-to-brew beverages made specifically for the Tassimo machine) with the Brewbot. I received the Starbucks Cappuccino Primo and the Gevalia Signature Blend coffee, so I didn’t have to wait a minute to begin using it. After running it five times with plain water to make sure it was sufficiently cleaned through-and-through and ready for use, that is exactly what I did.
The Tassimo T20 Brewbot is small; it’s about half the size of my standard coffee maker and definitely clears a sufficient amount of space on my counter tops, which is great considering my kitchen doesn’t have too much counter space in the first place. It has a water basin in back that is easy to lift up and out of the machine, be filled with water, and put back in place. On the front of the machine, you can see in the picture above, there is a plastic compartment in the middle of it with the Tassimo logo printed on it. That compartment catches stray drippings of whatever beverage you are brewing that have either spilled from the mug or from the spout above it after the mug has been removed. That entire compartment comes out and is easily cleaned, in fact all of the parts of the Tassimo Brewbot are dishwasher safe, and you can also remove it to accommodate larger mugs or glasses.
So here’s how you use the Tassimo T20 Brewbot to brew a single-serve mug of coffee. Get your T disc ready, open a small compartment on the very top of the machine, placed right above the spout, and place the T disc inside with the barcode on the disc face-down. Then, close the compartment and press the large button on the side of the machine. The beverage then brews and to get your desired strength, you can press the large button again and hold it in when the symbol of the mug with a plus sign above it lights up. Keep holding the large brew button until your beverage is just the right strength for you, and then release it. Take the mug or glass from the machine and enjoy. It is a tremendously easy and fast process, perfect for mornings when you can barely see straight and need your coffee right that instant without having to wait for an entire pot to brew.
Tassimo claims that their Brewbots use quiet brew technology, and while it has a great deal of amazing qualities that I love about it, I would beg to differ with the level of noise it produces. It is actually pretty loud when first beginning to brew your beverage. Initially, it makes a whirring noise that transitions into a puttering, then it quiets down to about the same noise level of a standard coffee machine.
The final result is, to put it mildly, fantastic. Have you ever been in the mood for a really great cappuccino or latte, having to then leave the house, go to a coffee shop, and then get charged $5 for it? Well, with the Tassimo T20 Brewbot, you can brew your own and it tastes amazing. When you brew a cappuccino, you have two T discs; one is the creamer and much to my surprise, this thing makes foam. The second T disc is the espresso and it dispenses just the right amount for an 8oz. beverage.
Tassimo Brewbots can brew seven different beverages; standard coffee, tea, espresso, cappuccino, latte, crema coffee, and hot chocolate. Each type of beverage is available at all major grocery stores, as well as on Tassimo’s website, for about $9.99 for 16 servings. Not too shabby when you pay that exact amount of two coffees at a coffee shop.
Tassimo not only gave me the opportunity to try out their T20 Brewbot, but we can also give the same Brewbot to one lucky Woman Tribune reader!
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Disclosure: I received a Tassimo T20 Brewbot as well as the opportunity to host a giveaway from Tassimo through my affiliation with Project You Magazine. All opinions expressed throughout this post are 100% mine.