My new Coffee and Chocolate maker – Tassimo Vs Nespresso

August 23, 2014

For a while now I have been toying with the idea of getting another coffee machine that I could use when I wanted something different than the coffee the Nespresso brews, while at the same time put no extra effort into it. I did a little research and I ended up leaning towards the Tassimo  mostly for its variety in chocolate and tea drinks. I bought the Tassimo T20 model since I didn’t care for the water filter and I liked that it came in white and in different other fun extra color skins! 

The Tassimo has exceeded our expectations and we are very happy that we ended up getting it. I want to be clear and state that if you want a good cup of coffee and you appreciate its aroma and you want to have that experience then maybe either get the Nespresso or an actual espresso machine. If you have the time and the patience to brew your own espresso and froth your milk then by all means do just that, the Tassimo is in no way superior in making a cappuccino. If you want to mix your own chocolate, melt it, make your own caramel syrup and create an amazing 500kcal hot chocolate again you should do just that. The beauty of the Tassimo is that you can have a hot frothy chocolate that tastes just like it came out from a vendor machine with less than 90kcal a cup and in just two moves. I love those machines, I always end up circling them in hotels if they have them. My favorite is our own Freia for Tassimo, very rich and tiny bit salty. No guilt, easy and quick cup of amazing hot chocolate. A lot of people complain about the quantity, I found it just right. With the addition of the milk capsule it makes a generous cup. When it comes to the coffees again the quality of them is exactly what you would expect from a vendor machine. If you like that then you will be very happy with the Tassimo. I am already loving the Latte Caramel Macchiato and to my surprise so is my boyfriend as well! Even if you are a strict coffee loving person you can enjoy the quality Tassimo offers. 

We already own a Nespresso,a great Moccamaster coffee machine and a Bodum Columbia coffee maker. Lets just say that we didn’t get the Tassimo expecting it to fill all our coffee needs. We got it because we wanted sometimes a change in what coffee we drink but without the fuss. The Tassimo does just that and we couldn’t be happier.I only wish we could get the variety the US store has!     

I hope this post will be helpful to people that don’t know what to do when it comes to buying a coffee machine. As for me, I am going to make my second cup of Freia hot chocolate for the day 😉

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