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Tassimo Vs. Keurig

Updated on July 26, 2015

Single Cup Brewer Confusion!

Choosing between the Tassimo and Keurig single serve coffee brewers took me months of researching online opinions and reviews, weighing out the pros and the cons. Finally I bit the bullet and choose one impulsively with some Christmas gift money!

Read on to benefit from my over thinking and personal experience in an effort to help you choose the right single serve brewer for your home, or office, or home office!



P.S.: I ended up with Bosch TAS4513UC Tassimo Single-Serve Coffee Brewer, Glamour Red and I couldn't be happier! It has been 3 years with our Tassimo and it still makes consistent and tasty beverages. We've had no issues with our machine. I will say most of our friends and family have gone with the Keurig and are equally as happy.

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The 2 Coffee Makers I was Most Interested In - It shouldn't be this hard to decide!

Keurig B70 Platinum Brewing System
Keurig B70 Platinum Brewing System

I was interested in this model over the other Keurig machines, because it offered the largest cup size. Most of the Keurig machines are limited to a 10 oz or less cup size. The cup size was important to me, because I planned to use my machine with travel mugs. Update: we purchased this model as a gift for Christmas 2011 and the recipient loves the availability of K-Cups and the convenience of single serve.

 
TASSIMO Single Serve Coffeemaker, T45
TASSIMO Single Serve Coffeemaker, T45

Most of the Tassimo models come with similar features. Go with the one that fits your budget and decor. I liked this model for the optional water filter and because it came in my favorite color, red.

 

Tassimo Vs. Keurig a Comparison Review - So how do they stack up against each other?

For the purposes of this comparison I am using the 2 models I was trying to choose between. The Tassimo Suprema Home Brewing System by Bosch and the Keurig Platinum Brewing System. Both brewers are displayed and purchasable through the Amazon links above. The machines are comparable in price at around the $169 mark. Both are near the top of the mid range home brewers in terms of features. Read on for more information on the two coffee brewers.

  1. Drink Variety?

    Tassimo:

    Tassimo's claim to fame is the consistency of the drinks based on their unique bar code technology that calibrates the machine to the perfect water temperature, pressure and drink size. If you have a sleepy brain in the morning, never fear the Tassimo does all the work for you, just remember to put a mug under the spout! The Tassimo also has the built in ability to steam and froth milk from the real milk t-discs, so this is the machine for making cappuccinos and lattes. Brand variety is limited to a handful. Drink choices include more than 40 varieties of Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Cappuccino, Latte, Espresso, Iced Coffee and real Milk Creamers.

    Keurig:

    Keurig is King for variety with over 200 different k-cups in Coffee, Tea, Hot Cocoa, Iced Coffee, Iced Tea, and Apple Cider in a wide selection of brands. The Keurig does not have the ability to froth or steam, however you can buy separate attachments to handle frothing and still enjoy cappacinos and lattes. If you enjoy flavored coffees and teas you'll find just about everything you'd want in a k-cup.


  2. Which Handles Big Cups?

    Tassimo:

    Drink size is determined from the bar code on the drink t-disc, however at the end of the drink cycle you have the option to add more water manually to your cup. The t-discs are optimized for consistency so adding water manually will result in a weaker drink.

    Keurig:

    Choose from 5 options for cup sizes before brewing. 4 oz, 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz and 12 oz. Experiment with the k-cups to find your perfect size beverage setting. From what I can tell there is no option to add additional water without running a second cycle. There have been complaints that the Keurig draws a lot of electricity, making it difficult in some homes to run other appliances while making a cup of coffee.


  3. What about the Water Tank?

    Tassimo:

    61 fl oz tank fit with a Mavea Maxtra water filter, but the unit will run just fine without the filter in place. The water tank is set in the back of the machine, which means you must pull the machine away from the wall for refills. This does, however save on precious counter real estate. The sleeker design is more attractive in my opinion.

    Keurig:

    60 oz water tank mounted on the side for easier refills. The side tank does mean it will take up a bit more counter space. No built in filter option.


  4. Programmable?

    Tassimo:

    Nope, the machine reads the bar code on the t-disc to get all the information it needs to brew a consistent drink. No brain power of your own required. However, you do have a manual override to add more water at the end of the cycle. No clock.

    Keurig:

    Yes. You can select water temperature, automatic start and 1 of 5 cup sizes (see 2nd bullet). It also has a digital clock.


  5. DIY drinks?

    Tassimo:

    No refillable options for t-discs. Although you are able to insert the cleaning disc and get hot water for use with your own teas, which I do quite often. Instant hot water is a very nice feature.

    Keurig:

    Yes you can make your own k-cups by buying a refillable k-cup kit. People who enjoy grinding their own beans, really love this option. This was one of the most positive aspects that was pulling me from Tassimo.


Your own Beans or Specialty Drinks? - Which is your cup of tea?

Cafe written on a Mug of Coffee
Cafe written on a Mug of Coffee

The choice really boils down to do you prefer simple flavored coffees and like to grind your own beans (Keurig) or do you fancy cappuccinos and lattes without going to a coffee shop (Tassimo)?

Image thanks to Stepheye

Why was it so hard for me to choose?

Maybe I'm just an indecisive person?

You may have read the above list and knew instantly which brewer is right for you. I think they are both great single cup coffee and tea machines, and you can't go wrong with either. But in case you're curious why I choose the Tassimo over the Keurig... well here's a little bit of my logic, if you want to call it that!

  • I'm not a coffee drinker, but I do like tea lattes and cocoa with steamed milk. Tassimo does that without any additional mess!
  • I like to take a good sized travel mug of tea with me to work, and I don't mind a weaker tea so I fill my travel mug to the brim with the manual over ride. The limited cup size was a big detractor to the Keurig for me.
  • I am not a morning person and am always running late; I like that the Tassimo does the thinking. No wasting time mucking up a programmable setting.
  • I am the type of person that orders the same thing off the menu once I discover I like it. As long as it's good quality, I don't need a lot of variety.
  • I like to entertain and a majority of our family and friends enjoy cappuccinos and lattes. I have no idea how to prepare coffee, and now I can make them fancy coffee house drinks that are consistently good each time. I'm so impressive!
  • No way in the morning is either one of us in the mood to be making our own coffee/tea pod. I am more than happy to let the machine take over.
  • The frothing and steaming milk is not a feature our current coffee machine can do.

All of these personal qualities in me, led me to buy the Tassimo. So if that's the case, what in the heck was tugging me towards almost buying the Keurig?

  • Well, my husband is a big coffee drinker and likes to grind his own beans. The reusable k-cup was an attractive feature, and one I was using to "sell" him on the idea of us buying a single cup coffee machine. He already has a coffee maker he is happy with.
  • The plentiful varieties of tea were so very tempting.
  • Same for the variety of flavored coffees I could have on hand for guests.
  • It would be fun to have instant Apple Cider.
  • Almost every shopping center we went to had a giant display of k-cups, reminding me I wanted one. Plus all that variety was easy to find.

Photo Credit: Nibbled.

Let's Duel: Tassimo Vs. Keurig - Share your opinion on single serve machines

Which brewer would you buy and why?

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    • anonymous 3 years ago

      I would buy a Tassimo hands down. I am a tea drinker. A recent week long vigil at a hospital allowed me to test the Tassimo as they had one in the hallway for our use. My tea was perfect and my husband's coffee drew no complaints from him. The only problem is that my husband grinds his own beans. My thinking is that he can keep his old timey coffee maker and I can get the simple model Tassimo for my tea, which would eliminate the tea kettle and carafe that gets filled with hot water daily. AND we recently purchased a Keurig and my tea tastes like anything but tea.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Tassimo is The Best!!!! Just got one for Christmas and I Love It!!!!!!! Cappuccino and Latte' All Day! No Mess at all

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      We went with the tassimo (bosch now) TAS20xxUC from bed, bath & beyond. Bulletproof. Weird but brief 'jet-taking-off' noises make us feel well, special. LOL!

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      I researched both and decided on the Tassimo.....one reason only.......Tim Horton's T disks!! I love having Timmy's whenever I want and it is always consistently Timmy's brew!!! We like it so much that we bought a second Tassimo for my partner to take on the road with him as he constantly travels......no more crappy motel coffee for him! We have had our first Tassimo for a year, use it constantly and love it!

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      After many months of looking at both, I went with the Tassimo. While I was very attracted to the much larger variety of k-cups (and now the new Keurig Vue), after tasting the quality of the k-cups at a friends, I was not that impressed (not any different than what I brew in my Bunn Coffee Maker). I think for COFFEE LOVERS (or coffee snobs! LOL), who like rich, intense, bold coffee flavor, the Tassimo is the best choice! If you are just a COFFEE DRINKER (not lover), and like a weaker cup of coffee or love flavored coffees and teas, then you might prefer the Keurig. As for me, I choose the Tassimo's QUALTIY cup of coffee/espresso/latte/cappuccino, over the Keurig's QUANTITY of flavored coffee/tea choices.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Tassimo. I love good coffee taste and Tassimo is quality versus Keurig quantity. You can have all of the flavors you want but if you just pour water through a Kcup you never get the true flavor of coffee. The Tassimo barcode ensures you have the richest and full flavored coffee possible. Side by side the taste of the Tassimo coffee is hands down the best.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I think that I prefer the Tassimo

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Consistency of the final product is extremely important to me; Tassimo fills that need quite nicely. The only Keurig advantage discernable to me is that the variety of coffees is greater for Keurig. That is NOT an advantage for me since when I find a pleasing flavor, I stick with it. Tassimo is definitely the winner for me. If you like specialty coffee drinks such as cappuccinos or lattes and want to make them at home, the Tassimo is the proper choice for you. Thanks for letting me play!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      We decided to buy the Tassimo because we were already owner of Bosch appliances. The variety of coffees and teas was not really critical to us. I really appreciate Tassimo's ability to do lattes. I am especially fond of the Tai Latte but not really crazy about the hot chocolat. As for regular coffee, I prefer the fresh ground brewed coffee in the morning (since I have the time). My wife loves making her morning tea.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I have owned both and currently have a Tassimo. Coffee brewed in the Tassimo is sooooo much better tasting. I am hooked!!!!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I have a keurig now and am rather disappointed. I wanted a Tassimo and now believe I will look for one

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Tassimo all the Way!!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      It's better for lattes and cappuccino.

    • othellos 4 years ago

      Tassimo. For its perfect Cappuccino and design.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I have both of them and the only good things about the Keurig is the variety and the clock, other than that Tassimo hand down. Not to mention it's a Bosh product which are some of the best world wide !!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Love it

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Tassimo. Hands down. Really how often do we stray from 5-6 different types of coffee from Dark Roast to Cappuccino which the Tassimo does wonderfully. Temperature variations/water amount per coffee type and the ability to steam are perfect. Tried both, Tassimo wins!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      "t money" is a FUCKING IDIOT" as his/her earlier comment clearly indicates.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      My brother has had a Tassimo for about 5 years and hasn't had a single problem with it, coffee consistently tastes great and you have the option for whatever volume you like. Also based on the more educated quality of the reviews for Tassimo, that is a small (but poignant) mark for that brewer. Not sure why t money even gets up in the morning.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Wow thanks for all the info.... Still not sure will reread your info til I can make a decision!!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I am absolutely IN LOVE with my Tassimo... Nicer design, better variety of types of beverages, faster, better tasting products... Now, being Canadian, I can even get Tim Hortons T-Discs! Now if only they would start making apple cider!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Tassimo coffee also tastes better in my opinion. The Keurig was weak tasting to me.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I have the Tassimo and love it. I went with the Tassimo because there was no wait time for the water to heat up. There were no questions to answer on what size cup I wanted. Everyone I know who has the Keurig has had to replace there machine every 1 year or 2 because the machine simply stopped working. Everyone I know who has the Tassimo has had no issue and a friend of mine has had hers for at least 5 years.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I have both, but prefer my Tassimo T65. Taste of coffee is much better with the Tassimo than Keurig. Coffee taste infused with the Keurig is little weaker.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I actually have a Cuisinart Keurig machine. I bought it specifically to have the option of having the re-usable K-cup so I can use my own coffee. However, I was disapointed to find it makes a very weak cup of coffee and I like mine strong. I also found that despite the numerous varieties of K-cups, there are only a very small few that I like that are strong enough for me. I've settled on the Rainforrest Espresso which I really like in the morning. We recently got a Tassimo at work though and I have to say, I really like the taste of the coffee better with the Tassimo. I think the design of the T-discs just allows for a richer flavour. So I may need to get myself one for home.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I bought the Tassimo T65 and I absolutely love it....especially all the lattes and cappucinos the only problem is their isnt a lot of decafinated coffee varieties out there. Its a great machine!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I have had the original tassimo for 5 years now recently it started leaking and have to put paper towels underneath to absorb the water so I decided i needed new machine because of the availability and popularity of the Keurig I decided to try it got it for xmas and now using both to compare drinks. My favorite drink at Starbucks is a skim vanilla mocha. In the Tassimo I use a Gevalia expresso disc and a suchard hot chocolate I run through the expresso disc twice and manually add a little extra on the chocolate disc my drink comes out perfect every bit as good as Starbucks. I can"t find expresso in the keurig anywhere and so far their hot chocolates have not impressed me at all. I think I will be returning the Keurig and purchasing a new Tassimo because from my experiance the Tassimo makes better tasting drinks! My local Bed Bath Beyond carries all the T Discs.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Tassimo. Love it !!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I've bought 3 Keurig coffee machines and all broke down before a year. So I finally bought a Tassimmo and just love it. coffee cups are much cheaper than the K-cups.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I dont get your pricing tassimo T discs are a lot cheaper in canada - maxwell house sells for 5.95 cnd and my T45 sold for 79.00 on sale - lots of variety on the shelves. love the tassimo

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I actually now have both. We had a Keurig Platinum for over two years and it worked great. I bought my husband a Tassimo brewer for Christmas because he said he had gone to a local coffee shop to get a latte and it was yuck and he thought about buying a Tassimo. So, Merry Christmas! Ironcally, our Keurig brewer stopped working on Christmas day. I love the new Tassimo because it froths the milk and everything so perfectly and we can actually find a decent variety of T-discs at our local Bed Bath and Beyond. There are still things I like about the Keurig too and I've been desparetely trying to fix it, but to no avail and it's out of warranty. I'm going to call the 866 number and if they can't help, it may be time to bury it :( I still can't chose one machine over the other. It's a personal preference and they both have their pros and cons, but at the moment I have to go with Tassimo because my Keurig is broken.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Great machine easy to use, quick. BUT, the coffee sucks. I've tried all of the T Discs and all they make is brown water, not real coffee. Until the discs improve, I'm going back to my drip coffee maker.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Great machine easy to use, quick. BUT, the coffee sucks. I've tried all of the T Discs and all they make is brown water, not real coffee. Until the discs improve, I'm going back to my drip coffee maker.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Tassimo is so easy, the lattes are amazing and I love being able to have people over and offer them for then just coffee, The keurig just doesn't have the same features, and thats what I am paying for. Also Keurig has more flavors but they are crap flavors. I would rather have quality not quantity

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Tassimo rocks and Keurig doesn't. Keurig is stupid, it's just thousand of the same flavors of coffee from different brands. If you want coffee, go buy a good brand and brew some in an actual coffee brewer. If you want flavors, then get some flavored creamer. Don't waste your money on crappy Keurig brands. Tassimo is great because I use it for all of its specialty drinks. You can have a cappuccino, espresso, hot chocolate, tea, or latte, etc. in under a minute. Why are people so enthusiastic about Keurig's selection?! All I see are a bunch of the same flavors and a bunch of weird flavors... Blueberry Coffee?....... Raspberry Chocolate Truffle Coffee??? Come on, those sound horrible. And all these people whining about trying to buy t discs? Every time I've been on the website I've had no trouble ordering coffee, and if you do... Go to Amazon.com and get it the next day! Tassimo is the way to go!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Tim Hortons Coffee can now be brewed at home with the Tassimo! Need I say more?

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Tassimo. easier

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I've had both. I started with a Keurig and was happy with it, then I had a cappuccino from a Tassimo and I was hooked. I bought a Tassimo and was really happy with it. Made me realize that the keurig was just a fancy single cup coffee maker. Steamed coffee and foam makes all the difference.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I am leading toward buying the Tassimo, because of the lattes and cappuccinos features. Also I have read a lot of reviews saying that they have problem with the Keurig water pump going out.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Tassimo...in two days i brewed over 1000 cups of coffee for consumers. Never once did i have an issue with the unit...just wish they had more of a variety...1 cup of coffee, made in less then 1 minutes time, for less then $1...where can you go wrong?

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I'm sooooo confused... I have a Keurig and have been using it for three years now... well not the same one because it keeps breaking and they keep sending me a new one... so I have to say the customer service is great!!!! However, I'm so disappointed that Keurig has not yet come out with Tim Horton's K Cups... but Tassimo just got them... I'm seriously thinking of getting a Tassimo for my Tim's coffee (yes I am a Canadian Tim Horton's Addict) I guess it wouldn't hurt to have a second brewer on hand just in case my Keurig fails AGAIN!!!!!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      It's been now over 3 years I own my T20 and it never fail me yet. I do a big clean it every 6 month and a fast one every other month. I never had any problem yet. I usually use the breakfast blend XL cup, the taste come out as good or even better than some coffee shop downtown at a cheaper cost and in the confort of my home. Their is also a multiple type of beverages that I tried but I am mostly a breakfast blend drinker. I can't comment about the Keurig because I never used it, but why should I try it, I am very please with my Tassimo T-20 and enjoy every single drop of it.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I bought my Tassimo T65 when it first came out AND a Keurig. I gave the Keurig to my sister because she doesn't like strong coffee. I LOVE a stronger cup and thats what I love about the Tassimo. I was hooked on the Starbuck Disc, and disappointed when they were discontinued. NOW Tassimo makes the Dark Italian Roast, the King Joe Expresso's, and even Maxwell House Expresso are GREAT bold coffees. What also wins hands down over the Keurig is NO WAITING for the TASSIMO to heat up before you can use it.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I think I'll go for the Tassimo

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I don't like Keurig

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I am personally for Tassimo, but why is this so difficult to figure out. Just get what ever you personally think is better. Its not that difficult. Go to Tassimo.com and Keurig.com and figure it out by yourself. Reading other peoples opionions is stupid. Buy whatever you think is better based on your opinion.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Team Awesome's opinion changed my mind on Keurig. I now like Tassimo better. Keurig sucks!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I own 2 Tassimo's and a Keurig. Tassimo all the way!!!! One all my k-cups are gone, I am getting rid of the Keurig.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Tassimo is much better, there may be less selection, but why do you need so many different brands of coffee with so many different flavors? All you need to do is add some flavored creamer. Also, Keurig doesn't froth or foam, and brews all coffees the same way. Tassimo is able to brew coffee so that the perfect amount of water is added to make the coffee taste great. There is nothing wrong with Keurig, but Tassimo is able to take specialty drinks and regular coffees and ESPRESSOS, and make them great.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      i purchased the tassimo. My main reason is i like gevalia coffee above most other brands, but I also wanted to easily make cappachino's and expresso. i did not want to mess around with a clock or programming the machine and liked the ideas that i could adjust the water. i

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      My kurig died this morning, has been unreliable for months, I also have a tassimo, it makes a better coffee in my opinion. So into the trash with the kurig, I will not buy another one!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I have used both and I like them both for different reasons. The Keurig simply because of the variety in flavors and the Tassimo because of the latte and cappuccino options. I'm getting the Tassimo for the best price...FREE so that's why I'm not getting frustrated over the options. A friend has the Keurig so if I want options I can go over there and she buys flavors I love! I win! :)

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      TASSIMO consistecy, barcoding, makes the best cappuccinos and lattes

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      i owned a keurig once and wore it out in 6 months. plus i didn't really like the way the coffee tasted. it never seemed hot enough. i bought a tassimo to have at christmas for entertaining and have not been disappointed in the taste and convenience. while it's true theres not the variety of the keurig nor are all the coffees available on a regular basis i still prefer the tastes of the tassimo. we have replaced a part although we never had a t-disc explode on us, better safe than sorry. we are pretty serious coffee drinkers and still make espresso the old way when we want but we also like the espresso that comes with the tassimo and use it for lattes and caps. plus you can also come up with your own versions of coffee drinks with a little imagination using the tassimo. overall, we just like tassimo better than the keurig.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Frankly, my fiancee has a Keurig, and I have a Tassimo. I like the Tassimo a little better - because I can add water at the end, and because it makes a stronger coffee by default. I do like the Starbucks drinks from Keurig, though. All in all, you can't go wrong with either one.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      The very low quality of the Keurig is a major problem. We are on our fourth (or is the fifth) machine and this one is in the process of "going south". On the plus side we have only paid for the first one -- Keurig is very good about sending replacements and each machine starts with a fresh warranty. We just got a Tassimo and are hoping!!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I love love love my tassimo. Lattes are my fav., but I agree that the product availability is getting more and more ridiculous!!!! Ugh!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Using the Tassimo for a year now. Think it is a great unit. I Drink Gavalia anyway. Had a cup of some kind of coffee made in a Kuerig last week and dumped it. Was like drinking a light beer. Besides the Kuerig is another made in China Product I refuse to purchase.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Here is the thing, Tassimo is for real coffee drinkers!!! You want tea, latte, all of the other fancies... apple cider??? We are talking Coffee makers people!!! All of the coffees I have tried taste better in the Tassimo machine, the water is a perfect "hot" for a cup of coffee. The Keurig is slightly hot and the coffee tastes just as if you would use any drip coffee machine. Starbucks when was avail in Tassimo, tasted just as it does at the stores. Starbucks now on the Keurig tastes like any other water down, drip, coffee.

      It really is a shame Starbucks pulled from Kraft and is no longer avail in Tassimo. I own both, but def prefer Tassimo. If I want a real cup of coffee, I just take a trip to my local Starbucks and reminisce of when I could do that at home. It was nice while it lasted. :(

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I've had a Tassimo for 3 yrs and recently purchased a Keurig (last weekend)...I'm going back to Tassimo. I miss my lattes!!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Tassimo is well thought out

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Tassimo is the one you want if you prefer real coffee from coffee producers like Gevalia and Starbucks and top European brands to gourmet coffees from famous people selling their name

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Had to be tassimo so my husband could get his espresso!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Tassimo over Keurig any day of the week.....and in my opinion it's not that close. I've tried many different K-cups at different locations and I have yet to taste one that didn't taste like bitter, dark water. The T-discs have a MUCH richer, deeper coffee taste and feel than K-cups. The new Gevalia T-discs are great and make me forget the old Starbucks T-discs. I also find that the Tassimo machines seem to be a little more durable. I have friends and family that have gone through many Keurig machines; I am still on my T45 for 2 yrs and counting..............

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Actually there are a lot of flavors available with more on the way:

      - Starbucks Coffee

      - Seattle's Best Coffee

      - Gevalia Kaffe

      - Maxwell House Café Collection

      - Mastro Lorenzo

      - Carte Noire

      - Jacobs

      - Rainforest Alliance Certifiedâ¢

      - Kaffee HAG

      The Tassimo brewing machine also comes with specialty drinks, which include:

      - Espresso

      - Starbucks Cappuccino Primo

      - Gevalia Cappuccino

      - Maxwell House Cappuccino

      - Starbucks® Latte Primo

      - Gevalia Latte

      - Maxwell House Latte

      - Jacobs Latte

      - Hot Chocolate

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      tassimo. quiet and steams milk.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I received a Tassimo for Christmas. I enjoy tea while my daughter loves the coffee flavors. She is enjoying it far more, unfortuately. I am a Starbucks chai tea latte junkie and the milk that is offered in the T-discs just doesn't taste "right" to me. While it is a very easy machine to use, I am really hoping that other brands will be offered soon so that I can enjoy my machine.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Just got our Tassimo machine. Have been using a Keurig machine at work for a year or so. Tassimo is now manufactured in "P.R.C." as it says on the bottom of our Tassimo machine (Peoples Republic of China). Someone here suggested they are made in Germany - not the case now. I'm now using both machines on a regular basis but I really have to say, I would rather have the Tassimo than the Keurig. We absolutely love the cappuccinos and lattes but there's really no difference in the taste in the regular coffees from both machines. It comes down to control. Keurig is automatic and you choose your cup size but if you tend to use an oversized cup like me, the Tassimo gives you better control. When the cup stops pouring on the Tassimo, you simply hold the button down until your cup is filled to the desired volume. With Keurig, you have to push the large cup first, then the small cup if you want more but it could overflow - you can't stop it's pre-programed fills. Also, the keurig has an internal reservoir that has to heat up first, which can take extra time in the morning. Tassimo heats each cup as it make it (and it makes a cup extremely fast) - no internal reservoir. A huge time and power saver. The Tassimo wins for me...

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I bought a tassimo over a year ago and couldn't be happier we did own a keurig but broke down just over a year of using it . But able to make espresso is a plus now and the tassimo is made in Germany unlike the keurig made in China enough said.

    • expressyourselfpaint 5 years ago

      Just purchases a Tassimo for my daughter because she likes speciality drinks

    • Buchamar 5 years ago

      It's the best!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      We had a Keurig for a year before it broke down. We were not satisfied with the taste of most of the coffees and also the inability to make a real espresso. Lots of coffee to choose from but not many that we liked. We switched to the Tassimo and love it. Although you don't have the selection that you do with Keurig, the few that we love are much better than any of the Keurig coffees that I've tried. Plus the bonus of being able to make real espresso and cappuccino. Also, the built in water filter is a great plus to keeping the coffee tasting great.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Tassimo because I love the capaccinos and lattes it makes!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I use Tassimo for tea mostly and I like the economic size of the water tank and location, plus since it's teamed up with Starbucks, the variety is great! I also like the automatic ship of tdiscs to my home at any time interval I want so I don't have to go out looking for them in stores to replenish my discs.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      The Tassimo is amazing! I've had 2 Keurig's, which both broke at around 1 year. I thought I'd try the Tassimo to see if it would have a longer life. 15 months later it still works like new.

      ABOVE AND BEYOND LONGEVITY.....THE TASSIMO COFFEE SIMPLY TASTES BETTER THAN KEURIG!!!!

      I've converted several of my Keurig owning friends to the Tassimo. They agree that the coffee tastes better and love the espresso/latte/cap option. Plus, no issues with the machines breaking like the Keurig.

      TASSIMO WINS HANDS DOWN!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      On my 4th Keurig. The most recent one was purchased exactly 36 days ago and is now not functioning...same with the other 3. I think Keurig is suffering from Toyota-ism at the moment...all that explosive growth is going to wind up biting them in the end :0) I will break out the camping coffee pot and light up the Ol Smokey before I get another Keurig...glad I bought the last one at Best Buy. Taking it back and upgrading to a Tassimo ... hey, it can't be any worse than what I've got now...$800 worth of non recycled plastic for my grandkids to deal with.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      For the enormous price of the Keurig coffee maker, I expect excellence. It is far less than mediocre. Most of the Keurig coffees that I tried taste horrible. I suspected some of them are designed for a tiny cut, like 4oz or something similar. I use one 10oz cuz a day. So, I tested it by experimenting with brewing every option for the same coffee at all cup size options. All were bad. Keurig has a device where your own coffee can be used in a tiny basket. It sort of works, but not nearly as well as a regular low priced brew coffee maker. I do not keep any appliance plugged in, when it's not in use. The Keurig seems to want to stay plugged in, keeping itself hot 24/7. To that end, the put the on switch on the back, rather than a nice convenient location. Using electric for it all day and night is nuts. I'm trying to think of what I liked. I'm still thinking. Thinking. Yep, nothing thought of, yet.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      We had two Keurig machines, and both bit the bullet.

      So we bought a Tassimo, and it's smaller, makes a great cup of coffee.

      Time will tell if the Tassimo machine holds up better than the Keurig.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Tassimo is the winner. I have had my unit for years and it still brews a perfect cup of coffee. I do love lattes and cappucinos so that will keep me a Tassimo user even if mine gives out.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Just bought the Tassimo today. Came home and made a cappucino. Best cup of coffee I had in a long time. It was really easy to use. I had a regular coffee maker that finally broke so I had an excuse to finally buy a new one. We would only make 4 cups in the morning and still threw out most of it out because we loved the smell but it didn't taste great. A couple sips then down the sink. I thought I wanted the Keurig too because you could use your own coffee. But what we really wanted was a good quality coffee with steamed milk. The Keurig doesn't do that. I figured, I would get the same average cup of coffee, only one at a time. Big deal. I don't care much about all the flavors choices because I can always add a flavor. And Tassimo has my 2 favorite flavors if I want them. I also like that it has a built in filter since we have hard water. So at the end of the day, I got the easy machine to use to make a Coffee House quality drink. Tassimo wins for me.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      We've had the Tassimo for a couple years now and I love it, but I'm really disappointed to see that Starbucks has ended their relationship with Kraft. My husband used to go through 2 or 3 packages of Starbucks pods a week. I would like to see Tazo teas carried in Canada, and more teas generally. I note that I see Tassimo space at supermarkets getting taken over by Keurig pods, so I worry that Tassimo is on the way out. Also, I'd love to find a way to make the pods more environmentally friendly.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      I have had a Tassimo for 3 months or so now and I love it. I worked in a coffee shop and I know how to make latte's and cappachinos and the like, but it is a long and gruelling process for first thing in the morning. My Tassimo does it all without a problem. I just don't understand why Keurig has the market so cornered. I go into any store I see 12 feet of Keurigs out of the box on display. Tassimo is hiding in a box on a shelf below, and then I come across another 6 feet of K-cups. Tassimo doesn't even hold 3 feet on their shelf space. It disappoints me...

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      I'm going to try the Tassimo because I've bought 4 Keurig and they've all stopped working with in a year. We had one and all our kids had one and they all broke down. Worked great at first and we loved the convenience, but they're not worth the money you pay for them. We think they have faulty pumps. I complained to Keurig, but they just ignored me. I'll never buy another, that's for sure. Learned the hard way.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      My husband got me the Tassimo for Christmas (I wanted a Keurig at the time). I have to say, he made the right choice! I like that there is a smaller selection of T-discs and that I can mix different ones to make new flavors on my own!

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      3 Keurig coffee makers have stopped working within 1 year of purchase - I am switching to Tassimo. The Bosch name influenced the change.

    • Carterpants 6 years ago

      Espresso + Hot Chocolate + Cappuccino milk = excellent Mocha in less than 2 minutes. I love this, I'm so glad you convinced me to get one

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Tassimo all the way

    • worthim 6 years ago

      I've used the Tassimo...

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      • stanley savinsky 2 years ago

        Tassimo is single company proposed excellent taste and divine flavor of natural coffee, do not spoil with various smells like hazelnut, caramel... -name it.

        It looks like somebody wants to divest us, genuine amateurs of genuine coffee, and force us drink watering mix of Cuisinart, Keurig and Starbucks.

        Stanley Savinsky - savistan@yahoo.com

      • AnnaMKB 3 years ago

        Not a coffee drinker myself, but my older daughter is a coffee snob. ;-) Our co-op bought a Tassimo for our administrator as a thankyou gift, and she totally loves it. A friend has one, however, and the one time she tried to use it to make hot chocolate for us during a visit, she struggled to get it to work and the resulting hot chocolate was very weak (I think there was a problem with her machine). When my husband decided to get a machine for our daughters as a thank you gift, we tried to keep in mind that our younger daughter doesn't particularly like coffee.

        After looking at both (they were the exact same price), we went with the Keurig. My younger daughter has nicknamed it the Skynet Coffebot 3000. LOL They are in love with it. Now that I know there is a refillable K-cup, I'll have to be on the look out for it, as my older daughter loves to grind her own beans.

        For the person who mentioned Timmies, I noticed that they have pods for both types of machines.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I actually own both and love them both. If I had to choose only one I would keep the Keurig. It has such a large variety of coffee and tea. I like having the milder flavoured coffees that they simply don't have for Tassimo. The Kuerig has been the workhorse in the house and the Tassimo is the after dinner dessert machine which we only use for Latte and Hot chocolate.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I have a kuerig and i like it but the kcups r so expensive. Now i can't decide if i shud get a tassimo bec of the cheaper disks and the option for lattes

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I have owned both. First i had the Tassimo and then last Christmas my wife bought me the Keurig. With the Tassimo whenever my wife would make a tea from it she always said that it had a coffee aftertaste to it. I probably put ten cups of coffee through it two her one cup of tea. Since I now have the Keurig it has opened me up to a totally different coffee world. There definitely is an abundance of more flavours for the Keurig and there are a bunch of different flavour teas as well. My wife says she finds no coffee taste in her tea now with the Keurig. I was happy with the Tassimo but i think i enjoy the Keurig much more.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I couldn't decide until I read this. Thank you for your opinion. I like the Idea of the reusable K Cup and variety of flavors. If adding a frother is option I would get it, But I would not buy the Tassimo for that only reason, it is not a selling point for me. I would like to make cocoa and hot cider. Again Thank You all for your help, for me it is a hard decision as I don't think any of the are worth $150.. ish....I plan to buy used.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        So my dad has a Keurig and I loved it when I went to visit but my house mom loves thouse fancy coffee so I thought the tasimo would be good it sucks I hate it so much and it really sucks because I can't bring it back so I am selling it and going out and buying her a Keurig but it really sucks because I went out and spent almost 200 dollars on everything getting the thing then getting the disc it just stupid as all fucken get out so ya I am a Keurig person

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        So my dad has a Keurig and I loved it when I went to visit but my house mom loves thouse fancy coffee so I thought the tasimo would be good it sucks I hate it so much and it really sucks because I can't bring it back so I am selling it and going out and buying her a Keurig but it really sucks because I went out and spent almost 200 dollars on everything getting the thing then getting the disc it just stupid as all fucken get out so ya I am a Keurig person

      • aboutkitchenrev 4 years ago

        My husband has been talking about getting a Keurig lately. However, after reading this lens, I'm not so sure which way to go.

        Make it a great day

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Keurig tastes better, its quicker. its quieter, its simpler, its bigger and only fags drink bar code shit

      • anonymous 4 years ago

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      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Keurig is way better than tassimo even though i think there ranged at around the same price but its all the coffee or tea so keurig is way better, the tea and coffee and all the flavors of coffee you can buy for keurig is the best.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        HELLOOO/// Starbucks!!! Flavours! Hot or Iced. Coffee. Tea. Hot Chocolate. Cider.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        The Keurig Vue does it all, just have to wait for it to come to Canada.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I use the Tassimo now and have a hard time finding coffee for it.. It's like VHS vs Beta all over again. Seems like Tassimo is better but Keurig is taking over. Or for the younger peeps Blueray vs HD DVD. I think it was the cool name for that one in.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Tassimo is a piece of crap!!!!! I bought one the " bruin" kind less than a year ago and it stopped working, all lights flashing. I called tassimo and they said it was not their problem it was bruins problem and gave me a phone number to call. I called Bruin and they said to call Tassimo back it not their problem....... Hmm ..... I called Tassimo back and they said "sorry for your inconvenience " .....and the phone was quiet.... I said "that's it?" and he said "yes". I then proceeded to tell them in their sever of ties with Braun the o ly one who get screwed is the customer!bThen I threw my Tassimo in the garbage.

        FYI I have owned a keurig as well for 2 years with no problems.......you make the decision

      • ErinRivers 5 years ago

        There's way more variety available for Keurig. Tassimo makes better specialty drinks though.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I am taking my Tassimo back to BB&B any minute now and buying a Keurig system. I have had my Tassimo for almost a month now and the only good thing that has come out of it is the Twinings Chai Latte. Unfortunately I bought a variety of coffees and cappuccinos to try, and every one of them has come out tasting awful. The Gevalia Hazelnut actually made me sick. Not to mention the lack of selection. I ordered Gevalia Mocha at the same time I bought my machine and it seems as though Kraft has forgotten about it. The Keurig system offers a much greater variety and their products are actually available. What a novel idea.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I was given a keurig for christmas from my husband and I wanted a machine for latte's, cappucinos and the keurig was my husbands idea over the tassimo. Originally I did not like it as there are no options for my specialty drinks. However after asking some questions you can brew a great specialty drink and you can reuse your k-cups along with having a my k-cup. So by far Keurig is the better choice. especially hearing about the lack of product availability I have been hearing about. I am so glad my husband bought me a keurig.

      • eclecticgeek 5 years ago

        I got the Keurig (ok, actually it was a Christmas present) and have been very happy with it. There is a large selection of k-cups to choose from whether you like mild, medium or bold coffee. I personally like the Green Mountain Nantucket Blend. So far I have no complaints with the Keurig.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Dont buy the Tassimo. Even though it was great for cappucinos and lattes, Kraft's inability to manage inventory is horrible. I have not had mine for a year yet and have been unable to purchase the large cup flavor Morning Roast nor the gevalia Skinny Cappucino nor the tassimo cappucino creamer despite also signing up for their auto delivery, for months at a time. Its a critical business failure that's now got me buying the CBTL brewer.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I laugh at the comments that state Tassimo is for "real coffee drinkers". Please. Get your head out of your own bottom.

        For me - the fact of the matter is there are far more places selling K-Cups, and there is a huge, huge variety from a number of manufactures. I don't know why people are listing Starbucks, hot chocolate, etc. as being exclusive to Tassimo machines because my local shop carries Starbucks, all kinds of hot chocolate, teas, coffees, flavoured, etc. And the Keurig's ability to allow you to brew your own? It can't be beat.

        If you want a fancy coffee - go out and get it done properly. I've had a few Tassimo speciality drinks. I'd much rather go out and spend the extra for something from a professional machine.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Forget Tassimo folks! We own two machines and have been on auto delivery for our coffee since their products have been disappearing from the shelves of all stores here in the US and in Canada (my son & brother-in-law in Canada also own Tassimo brewers). Our last auto delivery was placed 12/13/11. Our deliveries are scheduled to arrive every 4 weeks. The first confirmation stated our delivery would arrive 02/10/12...then another confirmation stated this delivery would arrive 02/23/12...and the latest confirmation is now stating to expect our delivery 03/23/12. This is getting ridiculous and in contacting Customer Service, we received a standard "sorry for your inconvenience" yet no attempt was made to accurately inform us, nor compensate us. We have 4 pods of coffee left so what are we to do once that is gone? Customer Service also suggested three stores in which carried their product (Dillards, Lowes, Bed, Bath & Beyond) yet I can tell you, these stores no longer carry a single Tassimo product! You would think Customer Service should know this!! In conclusion, it seems we are going to have to fork out another $400 in order to replace our two coffee brewers! Happy customers we are not! Now I won't even address their issue of pods exploding...that is a whole other issue of which we have received one new replacement part, while still waiting on another (yet both were ordered at the same time). Bottom line, do not waste your money on Tassimo! Find another, more reliable company or better yet, go back to the conventional coffee makers.

      • blessedmomto7 5 years ago

        I got the Keurig. I love it! Just give me coffee, I don't need all the fancy stuff.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I own both and Keurig is the best by far. Tassimo doesn't offer any light blends, besides a breakfast blend that has the taste of a bold medium and is only available in a larger travel mug size. The coffee is very strong and there isn't very many options. The milk discs do not taste like real milk and taints the flavour of the specialty beverages. I loved it for a few months, but now I can't bear to drink them at all. I've had the machine for 2 years, but since I haven't used it in 6 months - I'm giving it away this weekend.

        I've been drinking Kuerig at work for a year and have had my own machine at home for 2 months. There are hundreds of varieties, including many decaf and light blend options, as well as every other possible option. It doesn't make specialty milk based drinks, but the quality is so much better - save your money and buy a milk steamer; combine with one of the espresso options available for Kuerig, and you will be far less disappointed.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Go with Keurig if you like coffee. Because they have a larger market share, you can find K-cups -everywhere- and now even the big players like Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, and Folgers/Millstone offer K-cup varieties. One of the best things about the Keurig is being able to try all the new coffees. Even if a particular coffee doesn't offer K-cups, you can use the "my K-Cup" with regular ground coffee. The Tassimo has much less variety of t-discs and isn't as customizable.

        Another consideration: Keurig is owned by Green Mountain Coffee, a company with a long history of Eco-friendliness and social responsibility. Tassimo on the other hand is owned by Kraft, a huge multinational conglomerate with a spotty track record at best.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Keurig. Dont care for lattes, i want coffee and keurig offers tons of flavors (including Starbucks), and can brew my own whenever have imports on hand. Keurig started the craze, and have more availability presence. Office uses industrial keurig machine and was sold on first experience. Im sure the tassimo is great too, both beat the old pot brewers ten fold...

      • sojourner-1 5 years ago

        I have a Keurig and love it

      • expressyourselfpaint 5 years ago

        Just purchased one for my son. He likes to drink coffee in the mornings but usually only drinks a cup or two. I'm sure his wife will like the hot chocolate and sider.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I love capuccinos also. That's why I have a capuccino machine (and an electric frother, which can be used with the Keurig). The K coffees have tons of variety, and I don't know what flavors others are drinking; there are only a few I don't care for (a big name doesn't mean it's good coffee). I use my own beans and a solofil or various k-cups and it's decent. With tons of coffees, you should find at least one you like, or you're way too hard to please (and for all the Starbucks junkies, Keurig has started selling it). If I want tea, I have a teapot. If I want cider, I use real cider and heat it up in my cocoa latte - not the stuff for the Keurig, which has artificial sugars (all brands have it, including Tassimo, because they can't get the 'taste' right or the cup would be too heavy with real sugar). Anything with artificial sugar sucks, in my opinion; and I can taste the 'aftertaste' of artificial sugar. Plus, if you only drink capuccinos/lattes, why wouldn't you spend that money on a real cappucino maker and use real milk instead of the Tassimo? Seems like a better investment in the long run, and no "plastic piercer" to break.....

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Keurig makes better coffee. I have had a Tassimo for over a year and have tried most of their drink offerings. My MIL has a Keurig machine that I have used several times over the past 6 months. Different approaches. I like strong coffee and Keurig has the ability to increase strength by decreasing water volume i.e. 10oz, 8 oz, 6oz, 4oz. Using 4 oz with dark roast give almost espresso strength. Those of you who ocassionally want latte, try this setting and froth your milk separately with a $20 Aerolatte. My Tassimo reads bar code and prepares coffee to preset water volume / brew time that is "optimized" for each drink; however, I find that the coffee results are much to weak for my tastes with no way to make stronger. I also have come to the conclusion that the flexibility of non-coffee drinks is just gimmicky and not a real benefit. Think about it, if you want hot chocolate, how much more trouble is it to heat a mug of water in the microwave and add instant powder? Unlike coffee, hot chocolate doesn't need to be brewed for specific time/temp to yield good results. What about tea? well, again weak with Tassimo -- taste/selection is better just purchasing tea bags. The cartridges used in the Tassimo to make frothed milk have a slight chemical taste like non-dairy creamer. All of the non-coffee elements just taste better when handled separtely. Both Tassimo and Keurig use disposable non-recyclable plastic cartridges so neither is great for the environment but the Keurig cartridge plastic is a lot thinner (less for landfill) and has the option of using reusable k-cup filter. Have not seen any durability issue with the Keurig -- I suppose it depends on which model you buy. I also can't believe that anyone who doesn't like the taste of coffee from the Keurig has really tried becasue the brand/roast selection is huge and you can even use your own favorite ground coffee. I still use my Tassimo but won't be buying another once it dies.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        this review is invalid - guy is not a coffee drinker - so like what????

        get a heated frother and with keurig you've got the best of all worlds

        you want tea, get a kettle

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        We used 2 Keurig Machines in Afghanistan during my last deployment. With all the choices for drinks, it was the perfect answer to meet everyone's choice. We were able to choose our cup size which was great, especially at the end of the day and you just wanted a small cup.

      • Allan R. Wallace 6 years ago from Wherever Human Rights Reign

        I'd buy another Keurig, the one I have has been great for years.

      • Michelle Mafra 6 years ago from Corona CA

        Because Keurig is available in most places in california, while tassimo is not very popular around here.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        We've used the Tassimo for about 2.5 year and have really enjoyed it. However, two things forced us to make the switch today.

        #1. The piercing unit on the Tassimo is plastic and has given us issues for quite a while. It finally broke down completely (the rubber gasket came loose and eventually came off completely). We ordered a new one from the company and were told it would be two weeks before it shipped!!! TWO WEEKS! That is completely ridiculous! They charged us for it and there's no reason it shouldn't ship out within a day or two. I emailed and called the company a few times and was told the order was processed and I would get an email when it shipped... no date, they just kept telling me it would take up to two weeks. So, we drove to BB&B and bought a Keurig tonight.

        #2. We mainly drink decaf and have had a hard time finding more than a few choices of coffee for the Tassimo. Keurig has more options, bar none. Also, we're not big fans of the milk disks the Tassimo uses so we hardly ever drank the lattes anyway... we typically stick with regular coffee.

        So that's my take... we really enjoyed the Tassimo, but finally had to make the switch. So far so good with the Keurig, but haven't had it long enough to say for sure... only time will tell.

      • lemonsqueezy lm 6 years ago

        I have the Keurig. Love it.

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      We love our Tervis cups and mugs, they keep cold drinks so cold the drink is often gone before the ice is melted, even on hot summer days. The cups and mugs do equally well with keeping hot drinks hot. You can buy them with decorative inserts of almost anything imaginable, from sports teams, decorative swirls or yes even the world's best mom/dad/grandma/grandpa mugs. It's a fun personalized cup, or buy them clear and simply enjoy the look of the fun layered specialty drinks a Tassimo machine can create. Travel lids and straws are available making them super convenient for the commute to work and they come in several cup sizes to fit whatever drink you're making.

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      Tervis 24 oz. Big T Clear Tumbler

      On the go 24 oz tumblers that fit in the cup holder. Snag a travel lid and you are good to go. I love filling up my favorite iced chai latte in this size cup, but I also use it as my water glass. The water is always gone before the ice.

       
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      Tervis Tumbler 15oz Clear Mug

      This is the best clear mug for the layered specialty drinks that the Tassimo can produce. My husband's favorite recipe fills this mug right to the brim. 1 Gevalia Espresso (Dark) T-Disc, 1 Suchard Hot Chocolate T-Disc, ending with 1 Tassimo Cappuccino Foaming Milk Creamer T-Disc.

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      My Red Tassimo Brewbot making a chai latte
      My Red Tassimo Brewbot making a chai latte

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      If you enjoy specialty coffee drinks like cappuccinos or lattes and want to make them at home, the Tassimo is your machine.

      I have had my Tassimo Brewbot for about 9 months and still use it nearly daily. As the weather has warmed we're now enjoying iced coffees and iced chai lattes, still as delicious as the hot drinks. My husband is addicted to mocha lattes by using a milk disc, a chocolate disc and an espresso disc. I wake up almost every morning to a chai tea latte and enjoy it most out of the tea options currently available. Tassimo did just lose their deal with Starbucks, but have promised customers a new line of bold coffee options to come out this summer. I hope they also introduce more teas.

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      Bosch TAS4513UC Tassimo Single-Serve Coffee Brewer, Glamour Red

      My favorite color is red and I took that as a sign that this version of the Tassimo was the one to go with. All the Tassimo brewers have very similar features. You can't go wrong with any of them. Tassimo wins hands down for people that love lattes.

       

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      Tassimo Chai Tea Latte, 8-Count T-Discs for Tassimo Brewers (Pack of 2)
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      Keurig Details & Reviews

      For flavored coffee lovers, or those that enjoy grinding their own beans, the Keurig is the single serve coffee machine to go with.

      The Keurig offers many different brands of flavored coffee, teas and an apple cider. The k-cups (one use coffee filters) can be found for around .60 cents a cup and in many areas can be found sold at grocery and big box stores in the coffee aisle. Plus you can also grind your own coffee beans with the refillable k-cup. For straight up coffee lovers you can't go wrong.

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      Keurig B70 Platinum Brewing System
      Keurig B70 Platinum Brewing System

      Several times I had this machine in my cart instead of the Tassimo. The variety, it's just so tempting and every where I look there are k-cups on sale. Plus my husband, the coffee bean grinder connoisseur had the option of making his own pods for use in the k-cup. It all sounded perfect, until I realized this machine didn't do anything I couldn't already do on my own without a $170 machine.

       

      K-cups - They seem to be in stores everywhere!

      Starbucks ditched the Tassimo brand and now are available only with the Keurig. If you enjoy Starbucks coffee and Tazo tea, Keurig is now your machine.

      Coffee People Variety Pack  22-Count K-Cups for Keurig Brewers (Pack of 2)
      Coffee People Variety Pack 22-Count K-Cups for Keurig Brewers (Pack of 2)

      Keurig offers many different variety packs. There is definitely something for everyone.

       

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      My Tassimo Hard at Work
      My Tassimo Hard at Work

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      Take a coffee break and leave a note! - Which coffee maker would you choose?

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        • AnnaMKB profile image

          AnnaMKB 3 years ago

          In the last year, I noticed the local grocery stores have seriously reduced their selection of coffee beans and ground coffees and filled the space with Tassimo displays. The Keurig displays are about 1/3rd the size of the Tassimo, so I'm thinking some major contracts were signed! Unfortunately, it meant that my daughter's favourite beans are now almost impossible to find. She loves a course grind in a French Press. Now that we've bought them a Keurig, both my daughters are looking forward to trying the varieties out there.

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          TerriCarr 3 years ago

          Well, since a co-worker recently brought a tassimo into the office for collective use, I guess that is my only choice. So glad to hear it does lattes too!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          I did little more research. i am a big fan of Latte's. I like real milk in Latte instead of one in cups because it can't give all the richness and creaminess which real milk can. I think Keurig Rivo System is best if you love latte's and cappuccino's. But the rivo cups don't come in flavours. You have to buy the flavours separately. I haven't used this product but looks good from descrption.

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          othellos 4 years ago

          Thank you for all this comprehensive information. Now I feel that I know a lot about the differences between those coffee machines.

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          vinopete 4 years ago

          Thank you for the single cup brewers detail!

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          kimark421 4 years ago

          Great lens. I got a Tassimo for Christmas last year. It didn't last through the summer. That will be my last one.

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          Onemargaret LM 4 years ago

          Tough decision to make!

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          ErinRivers 5 years ago

          K Cups are better for regular coffee. With Keurig having brought out the Vue packs, they put a real competitor for Tassimo on in the specialty drinks market. Check out my review of the Keurig Vue V700 Single Cup Coffee Maker to read more about Vue packs.

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          Rose Jones 5 years ago

          I think I'll stick with my old way - Melita with boiled water and fresh ground coffee, steamed milk for a latte.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          nice lens.

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          ChecksUnlimited1 5 years ago

          Very well designed lens! I have been looking at the Keurig for like ever now and honestly this has helped me narrow down my decision. I didn't realize you could refill your cups with fresh ground rounds!

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          sojourner-1 5 years ago

          I have a Keurig. However i am a coffee freak and like to try all things. I would buy Tassimo also.

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          JenOfChicago LM 5 years ago

          Very comprehensive comparison - well done!

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          Buchamar 5 years ago

          Great lens!

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          Buchamar 5 years ago

          Great lens!

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          Sonoko 5 years ago

          This is great, I enjoy reading this lens about the Brewbot. I personally would pick the Brewbot over the Keurig just because I think they are more reliable. Check out this review to see why Tassimo Brewbot Review

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          food monkey 5 years ago

          good stuff! nice lens!

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          iWriteaLot 5 years ago

          Nice, informative lens. Thanks for your reviews. I'd actually been looking at the Keurig myself but now I'm tempted to go with the Tassimo. I'll use your info to help me decide :)

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          Jennifer P Tanabe 5 years ago from Red Hook, NY

          Great comparison! Now I have to go check out what's available at our local stores. I'm expecting to buy a Keuring, but the cappuccino/latte option on the Tassimo is tempting me! Blessed.

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          Michelle Mafra 6 years ago from Corona CA

          Thank you! As a coffee lover is it always fun to learn a bit more about these fun machines. I love mine:)

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          WindyWintersHubs 6 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

          Thanks for your comparison on these two machines. I'm was not familiar with either one. :)

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          lemonsqueezy lm 6 years ago

          Fabulous lens with good, honest information. I love a nice side-by-side product comparison.

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          UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

          Great lens! I saw this in Squidu lens spotlight ...you've got my 'thumbs up' - I like it!!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          Excellent job on the lens, thumbs-up. I am taking a coffee break right now, and really enjoyed my visit here. I would pick the coffee maker that is on sale or at the right price.

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          KarenCookieJar 6 years ago

          I've been struggling with deciding which single cup coffee maker to buy. I liked the idea of the Keurig, but I hadn't considered the Tassimo and I like the sound of it. I'd love lattes at home.

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          Coffeebreak9am 6 years ago

          I love this lens...it's great thank you...

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          worthim 6 years ago

          The Tassimo is awesome-O! I love hanging out at my friend's house in Dallas... He's got a bunch of yummy discs!

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          hayleylou lm 6 years ago

          Me too, still deciding but you have given me lots to think about.

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          marketmasterpro 6 years ago

          I am still deciding which one I like but need a new coffee pot soon!

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          LouisaDembul 6 years ago

          I like the Ethiopian way...boiling it in a clay-pot. But I do it on the gas, not on charcoal! Nice comparison between the two machines, though. That's what we call an informed choice!

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          Carterpants 6 years ago

          Can't wait for ours!