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bosch tassimo coffee machine reviewAs a technology professional, there a few things I consider as absolute essentials: a laptop, WiFi connection, and a cup of coffee. While some of us are content with intravenously injecting ever increasing amounts of ground instant coffee granules (or just drinking it, whatever), some of you no doubt go for the altogether more classy Starbucks. And then there are of those of us who hate Starbucks, but like good coffee, and wish we could have the Starbucks taste at home. This, dear readers, is where a Bosch Tassimo coffee machine comes in handy; and we’re giving away a brand new one at the end of this review.

Manufactured by Bosch, the TAS4011 (or TAS4513UC if you’re in the US) is designed to be used with the Tassimo range of single-use “pods”. The machine normally costs £120 or $169; not including the on-going cost of the coffee itself, obviously. There is a slightly more expensive T65 model which includes an LCD screen and illuminated cup stand, and a slightly less expensive model which has a smaller reservoir (and not very good reviews on Amazon). The Tassimo system goes up against quite a few competing single-cup coffee pod system from Keurig, Nespresso, Nescafé Dolce Gusto, and Senseo.

bosch tassimo coffee machine review

What makes the Bosch Tassimo so special?

There are a lot of coffee machines on the market, so why did I pick a Tassimo? Uniquely, Tassimo machines include a barcode reader.

Each time you insert a new T-Disc – the fancy name for the plastic pods of coffee or milk – it reads information from the barcode printed on the disc about how to ideally prepare that drink. I can’t figure out the exact code; but it’s a 6–10 digit number that controls the amount and the type of milk required (as in, frothy or not), and perhaps also temperature.

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In addition, the Tassimo brand has the largest range of drinks to choose from. Other coffee makers are typically limited to one basic type; if you want a cappuccino, you need a cappuccino maker; or an expresso machine. Tassimo can make pretty much anything, but here’s a basic list:

  • Coffee
  • Espresso
  • Cappuccino
  • Hot chocolate
  • Latte Machiato (and Caramel)
  • Chai
  • Various Teas

Take a look at the Tassimo site to see a comprehensive list of 40 different drinks.

bosch tassimo coffee machine review

Design and Build

The Bosch Tassimo TAS4011 is a solid machine; curved but a little bulky feeling at L33cm x W21cm H26cm and weighing in at 3.6kg.

bosch tassimo coffee machine review

It has a 2 litre water reservoir – more than enough for quite a few cups – as well as easy pour opening at the top so you needn’t remove it each time (only for cleaning).

bosch tassimo coffee machine review

Also hidden behind the reservoir is a little holder for the cleaning disc. The cleaning disc is for flushing the system; you need to do this upon first use too, but the instructions explain that easily enough.

bosch tassimo coffee machine review

There are also instructions for using it in conjunction with some descaling tablets; the machine will tell you when this is needed, but if you live in a hard water area you may need to do so more often than usual. The main nozzle and T-Disc can also be removed for easy cleaning – the manual suggests you to do this after every “milky” drink, but I think we all know that’s unlikely to happen.

bosch tassimo coffee machine review

Three different cup sizes are also accomodated for, ensuring the least amount of backsplash. The cup holder is removed completely for use with tall latte cups; but for small espresso cups, the cup holder can be twisted around and locked into a higher position.

bosch tassimo coffee machine review

Making a Coffee with the Bosch Tassimo

It isn’t exactly “one touch” if the type of coffee you’ve chosen also needs milk or otherwise comes in two separate pods, as most of the drinks do. To make the coffee, just turn the machine on – no need to wait for it to warm up – and when the light is orange, open the T-Disc holder and place in the first pod – typically the coffee part. Push down the top to pierce the lid, then clamp shut.

 Pro tip, or just obvious rookie error on the part of someone who knows nothing about how coffees are actually made: get the layered effect in lattes by inserting the milk first. Avoid mistakes by looking on the side of the packet first!)

bosch tassimo coffee machine review

The barcode reader should instantly read the details, and the button will turn green to indicate it’s ready. If the barcode reader needs cleaning or the barcode is somehow broken, it may stay orange, indicating a problem. Hit the button to start the process.

bosch tassimo coffee machine review

Once the default setting is done, you have about 10 seconds in which you can make manual adjustments (as in more water). Otherwise, wait for the indicator to turn orange again – NEVER open the machine while the light is still green, as there may still be a risk of scalding.

Remove the expended first T-Disk and place in the second; repeat the process to finish the drink.

bosch tassimo coffee machine review

Manual adjustment

Though each Tassimo pod comes with its own barcoded instructions for the specific amount of water needed, you can make manual adjustments shortly after during the 10 second cooldown window. However, bear in mind that each T-Disc contains a carefully measured “ideal” amount of ground coffee; so adding more water will water down the taste. You’re buying into a set menu, though the menu is admittedly quite expansive.

bosch tassimo coffee machine review

Cost

Costs vary wildly according to the tye of drink you’re making, but let’s look at a basic cappuccino. On Amazon, you can buy a pack of 80 Carte Noire Cappuccino T-Discs for exactly £19 (less if you use subscribe and save). The costs of the Bosch Tassimo machine I’m reviewing was £120. Let’s assume you want one cup of cappuccino a day for a year; that’s roughly four times £19 (call it £80), and we’ll divide the £120 cost of the machine over two years, for a total of £140 per year; that’s 38 pence a cup (or around 61 cents). The same cup at Starbucks will costs you around £2. Is the ambience of Starbucks worth that much? I doubt it.

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The Caramel Macchiato Latte works out at around 56p per cup, as one of the most expensive drink types; others are less. No doubt, the Bosch Tassimo system is quite expensive. It’s an indulgence, so you do really need to consider if you can afford the on-going cost – there’s no point in getting one if you’re never going to use it.

Living With the Bosch Tassimo – Taste Test

The Cappuccino is spot on; the Caramel Latte is superb; the Espresso is suitably small and potent; and the Chai is deliciously aromatic. If I had one complaint to make, it would be that chocolate sprinkles and other toppings aren’t included in the pack – even the instant Cappuccino packs usually provide that. For a product aiming at presumably a premium market, it seems like an oversight. Then again, there are different providers making the coffee pod sets – the ones I tried were nearly all from Kenco, though many other brands exist in the Tassimo range. At one point, Starbucks even produced their own Tassimo pods, but these were discontinued for some reason. Nevertheless; there’s a huge choice, so I’m sure there’s a few you’ll like.

I’m certainly no coffee connoisseur, but if you are – you’re probably not going to take to heart the words of a technology writer anyway, so that doesn’t matter. Personally, I think the coffees are delicious. Other reviews have said the coffee is slightly watery, so if you can, do your own taste test first.

Disposable Pods

The pods themselves consists of lumps of plastic with seals on top; so you can’t recycle them domestically with your regular paper/plastic/cans/bottles collection, at all.

bosch tassimo coffee machine review

The environmental impact of this is quite disgusting, but there is a way to recycle them via a third party called Terracycle if there’s a collection point nearby; otherwise you’re out of luck. There aren’t any in the US it seems, and only 14 in the UK, none of which are near me. I feel pretty terrible for not researching this aspect more in advance, but there it is. Considering I grow my own veg and rear chickens, recycle 100% of everything else and never waste food, I think I have some brownie points to spend; you might not though.

Should You Buy It?

This Bosch Tassimo machine is an incredible luxury; an indulgence for coffee lovers who also have demanding wives and children that want hot choloate and other hot beverage nonsense like tea. The environmentalist in me is screaming though.

If you’re looking to replace your morning Starbucks routine, or work from home and miss a good coffee, a Bosch Tassimo is a luxurious indulgence. It’s also great to be able to offer visitors something more than your basic “two sugars and milk, dear?”.

Our verdict of the Bosch Tassimo TAS4513UC:
Don’t buy it, unless you’re close to a recycling point, or they release biodegradable containers. The environmental impact is just too atrocious.
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Interested in owning a brand new Bosch Tassimo coffee machine? We’re giving one away!

How do I win a Bosch Tassimo coffee machine?

Step 1: Fill in the giveaway form

Please fill in the form with your real name and email address so that we can get in touch if you are chosen as a winner. MakeUseOf giveaways are open to readers worldwide*.

The giveaway code required to activate the form is available from our Facebook page, Twitter stream and Google+ page.

The giveaway is over. Congratulations, Preston Coppage! You would have received an email from jackson@makeuseof.com. If you require any assistance, please get in touch with Associate Editor Jackson Chung before Feb 20. Enquires beyond this date will not be entertained.

  1. Mishaal Fatima
    February 2, 2013 at 11:02 am

    who is the winner?????

  2. Virginia Orona
    February 2, 2013 at 7:00 am

    Thanks for the chance

  3. Eustacia Miliusis
    February 2, 2013 at 2:57 am

    Thank You!

  4. Ken Harris
    February 1, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Nice!

  5. Ken Harris
    February 1, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Would love to win!

  6. brenda boone
    February 1, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    love this machine

  7. Dave Parrack
    February 1, 2013 at 1:34 am

    One of these days I'm going to enter a giveaway under a pseudonym...

  8. Joann Alvarado
    January 31, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    OMGoodness!! Love this! What an awesome coffee machine. It would sure get lots of use in my house full of coffee lovers! :~D

  9. Tony
    January 31, 2013 at 3:34 am

    would like to try the carte noire expresso

  10. Nicole C.
    January 31, 2013 at 3:32 am

    would like to try to coffee machine :)

  11. Daniel Ooi
    January 30, 2013 at 11:43 am

    I am a coffee addict =D

  12. Russ
    January 30, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Nice... Would love one of these.. 2013 so far isn't being kind to my father and myself.. Would be nice to win something... Especially as both of us love coffee.

  13. Moshe Heller
    January 29, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    I need my caffeine

  14. Carrie
    January 28, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    cool!

  15. LN
    January 28, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    wHAT A GREAT PRIZE!

  16. Ken
    January 27, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    love to win this

  17. Gerwell Taroma
    January 27, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    when would be the time that my name be chosen...ammppffff...i'm on deck???yeah,,,,

  18. Patricia Lyles
    January 27, 2013 at 4:58 am

    This would 'make my day', as well as my coffee.

  19. Patricia Lyles
    January 27, 2013 at 4:58 am

    This would ',ake my day' as well as my coffee.

  20. Ivan Vucic
    January 27, 2013 at 12:13 am

    damn i really want one of these :)

  21. shell smith
    January 26, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Beautiful machine for pushing caffeine - just what the doc ordered!

  22. Linda Flakes
    January 26, 2013 at 10:31 pm
  23. Linda Flakes
    January 26, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Wow I Hope To Win.

  24. Cathy Balogh
    January 26, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    would love this

  25. Alicia L. Bryan
    January 26, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Amazing product. I have never heard of this machine before. I love the idea that the machine will adjust based on the barcode. The "cost" section of your article was enlightening. The price of take away gourmet coffee's can be pricy. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Edgardo Gonzalez Pereyra
    January 26, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    I totally agree with you on the environmwntal aspect, they should offer a better product, but to tell you the truth, I can use a great cup of coffee right now...

  27. Jan Hustadnes
    January 26, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    This is a nice Giveaway for a coffelover! Hope it's my turn to win this time

  28. Marsha
    January 26, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    This is a great contest!

  29. Guan Thye Sim
    January 26, 2013 at 2:47 am

    Looks great, if U are a caffine fan!

  30. Carla Maranto
    January 26, 2013 at 12:30 am

    Would love to wake up to this in my kitchen

  31. Mwana Mwakabonga
    January 25, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    I like it..

  32. Brenda Mayzone
    January 25, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    thanks for another great giveaway

  33. Nals Soliman
    January 25, 2013 at 7:50 am

    This is great! I just hope I'll win this time around.

  34. Shaheen
    January 25, 2013 at 4:07 am

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway....

  35. Totoy Badiola
    January 25, 2013 at 2:58 am

    Awesome giveaway! It sure is fun here at Makeuseof.

  36. David Rainey
    January 25, 2013 at 1:12 am

    Great coffee maker

  37. jenny hebert
    January 25, 2013 at 12:01 am

    love your contest

  38. Anonymous user
    January 24, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    I bought one several years ago and did win a second one from Bosch. Gave both away for free to friends and lol they sold them.

    Tassimo has a very nice taste but the price for the T-Disc's is insane. One pack of T-Disc (16 cups of coffee) is the same price as a full pack of *real coffee* for a whole month (120 cups of coffee).

  39. Danny F
    January 24, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    hope i win

  40. Ed
    January 24, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Looks great. But the thought of buying those pods forever is annoying not to mention expensive. Which is the primary reason I haven't jumped on the Keurig band wagon. My wife and I just bought the Hamilton Beach Scoop. It is a single cup brewer that comes with 2 reusable stainless steal filters that you can put your own coffee in. It will brew either an 8 oz or 14 oz cup. The scoop is also only $60 US. I would recommend this machine to any coffee lover.

  41. G.R.A
    January 24, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    would love to win this beast...

  42. Allina Ramsey
    January 24, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I live and die by my morning cup of Joe! This is a Great Givaway!!

  43. Revo Inkriwang
    January 24, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Awesome ... one for me

  44. Bert Hunnersen
    January 24, 2013 at 5:49 am

    Tassimo is most popular

  45. Lynne Gibb
    January 24, 2013 at 3:27 am

    Environmentally these coffee pod machines suck big time. It urks me because I love coffee and hate the time it takes to make an espresso on my old espresso machine. The pods are a quick and great idea except for the environment. Therefore, I am very glad you made a big point of saying that but really, if you were fair-dinkum about your environmental sensibilities you would find something less environmentally sensitive to give away. Please please please everyone - make a big noise about these environmentally unfriendly machines so that someone somewhere will invent pods that are either recyclable through normal recycling or dissolve or something!

    • Muo TechGuy
      January 24, 2013 at 9:58 am

      The giveaway had already been determined I'm afraid; I gave an honest review. In fairness, I slated the machine on Amazon too, so hopefully some people will be put off actually buying one in the future.

  46. salvador hernandez
    January 23, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    I like coffee..

  47. Leesa Joiner
    January 23, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Just a thought about reuse of the pods - if you know teachers of young children, they may be able to make use of the pods to hold paint or other craft objects. I reused the K-cups for starting seeds.

  48. Charles Yost
    January 23, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    This is an amazing coffee maker! My birthday is next month and this would be an awesome birthday present! Just thought I would say it and see what happens.

  49. Vinicius Balani
    January 23, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    This is a GREAT giveaway!!!
    I can't live without coffee.

  50. joe citizen
    January 23, 2013 at 11:42 am

    You fools! The massive marketing scam of "one cup" brewing (?), is sucking big dollars from your ignorant selves, and dumping tons of micro-packaging to go with it.
    Coffe prices will soar out of control, because marketing will pretend to have rare, special, limited, and other buzzwords to sucker the public.

    It's bad enough you feed Starbucks (and those like them) with double-profits, just because of the image you seek...

    • Muo TechGuy
      January 24, 2013 at 9:59 am

      They also inject stimulants into the coffee in order to get us all addicted so they can control our minds and subjugate us!

  51. david wilson
    January 23, 2013 at 10:56 am

    love my coffee in the morning at the moment im drinking rubbish but this sounds Delius coffee hot chocolate hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm gim me one please

  52. Beh Han
    January 23, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Great but I hope they can design a capsule that is highly recyclable and nice to the environment!

  53. Derek Kelsey
    January 23, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Tried Facebook again, again does not work, the center of the page is not working when you select any of the options.

    • Muo TechGuy
      January 23, 2013 at 8:23 am

      Takes a long time to load, but it's definitely working. Have you liked the page? Other than that, there's no options to select. Just load the page, and if you've liked it, the code will load. Give it a minute.

  54. Dan
    January 23, 2013 at 6:50 am

    I'm very environmentally conscious. My great fear is that I might actually win this giveaway. I've entered the contest, but with great ambivalence and trepidation.

  55. Ikramul Haq BHATTI
    January 23, 2013 at 6:37 am

    I love it

  56. Derek Kelsey
    January 23, 2013 at 5:37 am

    I would like to enter but the link page is not working and can not get code.

    • Muo TechGuy
      January 23, 2013 at 8:03 am

      the link page as in Facebook? Facebook works. G+ page also works. Twitter you have to search through the tweets which is quite a bit of effort. Or do you mean the 25 points for an entry button?

  57. Colette
    January 23, 2013 at 5:22 am

    I use my plastic used full coffee pods as fillers in the bottom of pots for acid loving plants and remove the coffee grounds - to put in the garden - and put the empty containers as bottom fill in pots for other plants. They also made excellent fill for a raised garden bed. Just an idea for the environmentally minded.

  58. Va Du
    January 23, 2013 at 5:15 am

    I hate having to rebuy another coffee machine and that's why I'm here. Thanks.

  59. Randy Stoker
    January 23, 2013 at 4:57 am

    I could really use a nice coffee maker like this, it looks awesome!

  60. Rebecca
    January 23, 2013 at 3:10 am

    Thank you for a fun giveaway!

  61. Mark Silos
    January 23, 2013 at 1:51 am

    i like coffee. i drink a lot everyday.

  62. Wayne Lockwood
    January 23, 2013 at 12:56 am

    I'm a Coffeeholic and have been reluctant to buy a single cup maker. I have tried the K.... systems and they are okay. This one looks very interesting and looks to do a better job from the video. Koodles.

  63. Walter Gilbert
    January 23, 2013 at 12:51 am

    Thank you for this tasty Giveaway.

  64. Kaushik Medhi
    January 22, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Thanks for this awesome Giveaway ! Love ur Giveaways ! Please count me in the draw ! I also like to win sometime :D

  65. Nancy B
    January 22, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    I would use it if I won it.
    However, I guess I'm a purist too. I use a reusable coffee filter in my regular coffee maker and have 4 or 5 cups (large) in the morning. I would think the cost of the pods/packs would add up to quite a bit after the first month for me. I can buy 2 bags of either beans or ground coffee for the cost of a box of pods/packs of coffee.

    As for tea and hot chocolate, I think I've mastered the kettle by this age!

    And the pods/packs not being recyclable bothers me too. I don't see why these companies couldn't make a pod out of recyclable material? Besides this and the initial cost of the machines, there isn't any other negatives?

    My son and his wife have one and just love it, but then they don't like making a pot of regular coffee either. He's usually stop by Tim Horton's on the way to work and grab 2 large cups to start his day. So it is actually saving him money over buying take out.

    But thanks for the giveaway again.

    • Muo TechGuy
      January 23, 2013 at 8:01 am

      4 or 5 cups in the morning? That's insane! I'm pretty sure your body is immune to the effects of caffeine at that point. Have you thought about a refresh? Go without coffee for a month, and then one cup will start working again.!Caffeine is a drug, after all, and brains develop a tolerance just as they would with heroin.

      • Nancy B
        January 23, 2013 at 9:45 pm

        Go without coffee for a month....now that's insane! LOL :D
        Actually most of the time they end up 4-5 half cups as I get busy doing something online or in the house and the cup gets cold, so throw that out and get a fresh one, and I don't like reheated coffee from the microwave. I have cut back as I use to drink it all day with a bottle of water in between. Now I just have the water in the afternoons.
        But thanks for your concern!

  66. Patti Erlandsen
    January 22, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    why the H3LL would you give one away when you don't recommend it? If that's your company philosophy, why would I get ANYTHING from you. I'm just saying . . .

    • Muo TechGuy
      January 23, 2013 at 8:00 am

      We review things and give them away. That's a thing that we do. We don't give dishonest reviews, and the opinions contained are entirely that of the author who wrote it. (Me). Would you rather we lied in the review, said it was all fantastic, and then gave one away? Would you rather we just don't publish a review if the authors ends up not recommending the product? Would rather just not have known about it at all?

      • Me
        January 24, 2013 at 11:38 am

        Dear MuoTechGuy - I appreciate your review, and I value your honesty. They help me make informed buying decisions. And I understand the concept of having an opinion. I'm just having difficulty understanding why you give away a product on your website that you don't endorse rather than giving away a product you believe in. Like comparing a Tassimo to a Keurig and then give the higher rated product away.

        This speaks volumes to me as a consumer and speaks to the integrity of a company that gives a poor rating to a product yet endorses it at the same time.

        I'm just saying . . .

        • Muo TechGuy
          January 24, 2013 at 11:44 am

          To be clear, we're not *endorsing* anything. The company has not paid us, the review unit came out of my own money, and the giveaway unit is being paid for by MakeUseOf. There is no corporate endorsement or sponsorship - we are strictly against that because it lessens the value of our reviews when the companies expect something in return. The reviews are honest; giving one away is simply a promotion for this site, not for the company in question.

  67. Owen
    January 22, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Thanks for giveaway, I'm in.

  68. Clyde List
    January 22, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Why can't I THIS toaster to work!? Everything else on the page responds to my mouse, but not the "screentoaster" @ http://www.makeuseof.com/dir/screentoaster-free-web-based-screen-recording-tool/

    • Muo TechGuy
      January 23, 2013 at 7:57 am

      Toaster? No, no, this is a coffee maker.

  69. Edward Bellair
    January 22, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    This would be great to have just to watch my wife try to figure it out.

  70. Volodymyr Zgurskyi
    January 22, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Thanks for a good giveaway!

  71. Georgia Caldwell
    January 22, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Without coffee, the computer is just a giant lego.

  72. Rhonda Paulson
    January 22, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Oh, I want this one!

  73. Kieth
    January 22, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    I like the idea of your giveaways but I do not seem to be able to get the codes. I have followed the directions many times but when I get to the connecting page I get the following message but nothing further happens
    (Thank you! You are connected to your account.
    This window will now be closed)

    • Muo TechGuy
      January 22, 2013 at 8:28 pm

      Hi Keith. My records show you're registered using Facebook. If you're unable to get past that screen, it could mean you're blocking third party cookies somehow. Do you run any browser plugins that might be doing that? Adblcok, NoScript, Ghostery, DoNotTrack, and Avira AV software are known to do this. If you're not sure, please email a full browser screenshot to james@ this domain, and I might be able to help identify the issue.

  74. Charlita UrfullName
    January 22, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Am already registered with terracycle so no worries! I'd really love to have this machine.

  75. Shayna Craig
    January 22, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    I would absolutley LOVE to win this!!!

  76. Nez
    January 22, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Ha, funny enough, I recently got one of these(different brand though) so I won't enter the drawing. Comes in very handy indeed, good luck all.

  77. REV.SONNY B.SULLIVAN III
    January 22, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    I am a SERIOUS coffee drinker...need I say anything else?

  78. Venkateswara Swamy Swarna
    January 22, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    I am a coffee lover but not for these types. Typical South Indian Filter Coffee drinker. Not entering the give away since in any case, this machine can't be sent to India I guess.

  79. Katt
    January 22, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    I had a Bosch Tassimo coffee machine. It finally gave out on me a few months ago and My life hasn't been the same.

  80. Jerry Getz
    January 22, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    NICE!

  81. Wanda
    January 22, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    I love red!

  82. Rob Hindle
    January 22, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Based on reviews I bought Nescafé Dolce Gusto, one of the smaller models so as not to take up too much table-space. Many of the same observations as above apply but a few other points.

    These are both COFFEE machines. There are a couple of important requirements for getting correctly prepared coffee. Water temperature should be a little below boiling and the flavour is best extracted under high pressure. That the machines can be used for tea or hot chocolate is just a matter of convenience whereas the temperature & pressure is critical for good coffee, there better, easier and cheaper ways of getting good tea or chocolate.
    The drinks which include a pod of milk become relatively expensive, you're paying tens of cents for a few millilitres of milk.
    In my opinion the coffee is good but not great, my next machine will be one that takes normal ground coffee but can provide the necessary temperature & pressure.

  83. Teresa
    January 22, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Thanks...Nice giveaway!!!

    Would like to have this big time!!

    Good luck everyone!!

  84. Rochelle Claypoole
    January 22, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    sounds great

  85. Marvin De Leon
    January 22, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    A coffee addict wants one!!!
    Cool giveaway!

  86. Valentin Tudor
    January 22, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Thank you!

  87. Anonymous
    January 22, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Sounds like a great machine...love to win it!

  88. Stéphane Vincent
    January 22, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    So, looking foreword to make a cup with it ... ;)

  89. Roseanne
    January 22, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    would love to win a Bosch Tassimo, I am a single person, and have to make a whole pot of coffee at a time.

  90. Mark Waloch
    January 22, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    as seen on The Office...I like.

  91. Al Brockman
    January 22, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    One of the best giveaways. I've wanted to try one of these for a while. Winning would be a great finish to the dreary month of january.

  92. George Monroe
    January 22, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    you guys are the best, thanks

  93. Greg Polyak
    January 22, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    I like the flexibility of coffee cup sizes as an important issue when making coffee. M present coffee maker gives me only a small cup size to use. I hope to be lucky enough to win this Bosch Tassimo coffee machine to solve this issue for me.

  94. Carolyn Barnett
    January 22, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    I keep trying to win.I shared on facebook as Carolyn Barnett and i tweeted this giveaway as @CarolynRBarnett . Thanks for a chance to win .

  95. Martin Castle
    January 22, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    My brother has one and loves it,

  96. Melissa Dann
    January 22, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Sounds great!

  97. Cameron
    January 22, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Great machine, would love to have one at work

  98. Darrell Thomas
    January 22, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    fingerscrossed ive entered loads of competitions and still aint wont anything

  99. R Michael Lacy
    January 22, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Agree that the environmental impact of all these disposable pods are a concern.

  100. Chris Hoffman
    January 22, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    I've always thought these were just way too elaborate. All you really need are coffee beans, a grinder, and a half-decent coffee maker (I've heard great things about the cheap aeropress, which I plan on buying at some point). Crazy machines with barcodes and proprietary coffee pods are getting unnecessarily expensive and elaborate.

    On the other hand, I guess if you're obsessed with drinks like lattes and what have you, this is convenient. A fresh cup of black coffee is fine for me.

  101. Mickey Habesha
    January 22, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    thanks

  102. Xeon Shu
    January 22, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Coffee lover :3

  103. Andrei Anikin
    January 22, 2013 at 5:21 am

    wow! thanks, would be great to have this cutie!

  104. Dee Wheat
    January 22, 2013 at 12:14 am

    I'm a bit of a purist.....or just plain picky.....in regard to my coffee LOL. I want it straight, hot, and VERY strong. I currently use a Cuban espresso grind that, if I use 1 1/2 as much as they recommend, makes a pretty decent cup. I had a Senseo (the first of this type of machines from several years ago) and liked it AFTER the substitute pod came out so that you didn't have to use their "pillows" of coffee, which I found to be not nearly strong enough. I would hate to buy a box of pods, even if I won the machine, and then find that the coffee was so mild as to be, well, nasty LOL. This is one that I think I'll have to pass on, not because it isn't a great giveaway, but because it's not something I would use. I hope whoever does win it loves it, though. There's nothing quite like a really good cup of coffee, regardless of your definition of good!

    • Muo TechGuy
      January 22, 2013 at 9:50 am

      Yeah, this is probably not for you ;)

      • Dee Wheat
        January 22, 2013 at 3:27 pm

        That's OK LOL....someone is going to love that thing!

  105. Bogdan Chirita
    January 21, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    As usual, a great giveaway.

  106. Susan Austin
    January 21, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Im coffee addict, love that new machine

  107. Jorge Andrade
    January 21, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    This kind of coffee machives are way expensive and is a big impact on the enviroment, used to have an nespresso and gave it up

  108. Aska Nag
    January 21, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Thanks!

  109. Noy Sobu
    January 21, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    I hope it's not the recalled coffee maker. It has the same brand. Lol.. Just kidding. I know it's not. Good luck everyone. May we all win one. :D

  110. Lisa Santika Onggrid
    January 21, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    A little off from the usual giveaway, but this is also a product of technological advance so no complain. As for the environmental side, would it bother you of I say we dump our garbages together here? Three types of bin could only be found in some buildings or schools.

    • Muo TechGuy
      January 22, 2013 at 9:50 am

      It would bother me immensely? Where do you like that your country can afford such careless disregard for the environment?

      • Lisa Santika Onggrid
        January 25, 2013 at 11:08 am

        Indonesia, if that's what you're asking. Since I can't provide picture here, go read this article. It sums it best:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16722186
        Eat before you do. You might lost your appetite thinking how living in such place feels like.

  111. Mohammad Wasiullah
    January 21, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Thanks for coffee giveaway i want to have with my family

  112. Scott Macmillan
    January 21, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    I want this!!!!!

  113. Safwan Khatri
    January 21, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    need some hot coffee

  114. raymond mcnatt
    January 21, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    I need a little luxury in my life

  115. Yang Yang Li
    January 21, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    A Keurip ripoff basically. Anyhow, another coffeemaker can't hurt. I'm getting tired of the limited Keurig blends, time for a refreshing change.

  116. Mohit Agrawal
    January 21, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Nice review ..even i love the laptop, wifi and a cup of coffee...usually start the day in office.....Really Appreciate the work...:)

  117. Don Schloeder
    January 21, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    I've had my Tassimo for over two years. LOVE IT! My only complaint is that it's hard to find the pods at most grocers. Bed Bath and Beyond usually carries a good selection, but they are expensive there. Target usually has the best prices but a limited selection. I haven't tried the online route yet.

  118. Jason Williams
    January 21, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    be a perfect addition to my home.

  119. Antonio Iacobone
    January 21, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Great!! I would win it just to see if it can do the real italian espresso coffee! I'm italian and proud of italian coffee :-P

  120. Mary Gaynor
    January 21, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    just once I would love to win something but I know that is pretty pathetic

  121. Chanapol Puapattanakun
    January 21, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Awesome giveaway! even though I'm not a big fan of those capsule coffee machines.

  122. Jorge Diaz
    January 21, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    I need cofeeee O_O!

  123. Jeffrey Zabala
    January 21, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Looks to be an awesome little coffee maker.

  124. Mike Calvet
    January 21, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Wowza, this looks amazing! Winning this would make me a very happy birthday boy!

  125. Marcie Daniel Budden
    January 21, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Love your giveaway offers!

  126. Ira Brandstein
    January 21, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    I love this! Seems like an amazing machine

  127. verydeep1
    January 21, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    awesome..thanks 4 the chance.

  128. Gurjot Singh
    January 21, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Love hot chocolate and coffee.. this will help me make my fav. at home ! thnks fot eh giveaway :)

  129. Gurjot Singh
    January 21, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    WOW !! LOVING IT

  130. Malkhaz Abuladze
    January 21, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    thanks for another great giveaway

  131. Malkhaz Abuladze
    January 21, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    thanks for another great giveaway

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