The Tassimo Single Cup Coffee Maker is an on-demand hot beverage system that uses smart, barcode technology to brew your hot beverage. This patented technology reads each Tassimo pod, known as a T-Disc to tell the Tassimo single cup coffee maker how to perfectly brew the selected beverage, with a simple push of the button. Whether you want a milk latte, tea, or hot chocolate, Tassimo brewers deliver perfect café-quality beverages every time.
Tassimo Single Cup Coffee
The Tassimo hot beverage system dispenses a wide variety of specialty coffee selections and other hot beverages with the touch of a button. Made by Bosch International with technology developed by Kraft Foods, the Tassimo Single-cup coffee system is designed to satisfy each person’s beverage preferences by creating one perfect cup at a time. Along with Keurig, Tassimo’s single-cup coffee system is one of the most popular choices for single-cup coffee.
All Tassimo products are delivered in T-Discs (Tassimo Discs), which offer various types of hot beverages from different partner brands, some of which include Cadbury, Suchard, Twinings and Gevalia. Premium quality beverages available through Tassimo include coffee, cappuccino and latte with real milk, tea, espresso, crema and hot chocolate. Tassimo uses a unique T-Disc brewing mechanism, which features microprocessor technology that actually reads the bar code printed on each disk and adjusts the brewing functionality accordingly. Whether you prefer tea, espresso, cappuccino, latte, hot cocoa or plain old java, Tassimo delivers your beverage of choice quickly and without fuss. An assortment of T-Disc can be found online and in popular stores such as Target and Wal-Mart.
How Does Tassimo Work
Tassimo’s technology is very easy to use and each beverage takes less than a minute to prepare. Based on the bar code on the T-Disc, the machine employs the precise water quantity, brewing time and temperature specified for that beverage. You simply choose your T-Disc, insert it face down in the disc holder and press the start/stop button to begin brewing. There is a short heat-up phase, followed by a “ready to brew” signal. The cleanup process is also quite simple, you simply remove and throw away the used disc. Tassimo brewers also come with a cleaning T-Disc, which can be used to run an intensive rinse cycle. The following is a video of how Tassimo works:
Tassimo’s Bar-Code Reading Technology
What sets Tassimo apart from all the other single cup coffee makers is its unique smart technology using a bar code reader. Designed exclusively for Tassimo brewers, a T-Disc is a perfectly measured blend of coffee grounds, tea leaves, cocoa flavorings or real liquid milk sealed in a disposable plastic wrapping. Tassimo brewers read the bar code of any T-Disc in order to automatically determine the brew temperature and the amount of water needed in order to ensure that the beverage is perfect from one cup to another. This helps guarantee a fresh and consistent taste every time. The following is a video of how Tassimo’s Bar-code reading technology works:
Advantages of Tassimo Brewers
Because each disc is individually prepared and sealed, there’s no blending of flavors and no messy cleanup. With Tassimo, you can customize the strength of the drink to suit your individual tastes. There is also no pre-heat time required. The design of the Tassimo brewers allows them to accommodate most cup sizes and travel mugs. The cup stand can accommodate different sized cups, from demitasse espresso cups to oversized travel mugs.
Pros and Cons of Tassimo Coffee Systems
The biggest advantage with Tassimo brewers is the fact they automatically brew your coffee by reading the barcode. Very little work is required to brew the coffee and the system takes very little time to prepare your beverage. The biggest disadvantage with Tassimo is its very small list of partner brands. Tassimo T-Disc pods are also quite hard to find, compared to Keurig K-Cups. Finally, there is the price. Tassimo products are a bit more costly than their keurig counterparts. Many customers also find that the system is quite difficult to clean.
The brewbot is the name given to all of Tassimo’s single-cup coffee brewers. Tassimo offers various types of brewers, from the high-end T65 to the lower-end T20 and the T45 in-between.The following is The Tassimo Brewbot commercial illustrating the advantages of Tassimo’s T-Disc technology: