First let me say that I am not the coffee drinker in our house; my husband is.
However when the offer to try out a Bosch Tassimo came my way, I was tempted by the range of branded drinks discs you could easily pop into it.
Coffee obviously, with Kenco and Carte Noire varieties being the widely available best sellers but also hot chocolate from Suchard, Cadbury or Milka (yummy mauve packaged chocolate with cows on it), normal tea and herbal teas (each by Twinings).
After a play with it you can see my verdict of it’s good and bad points below.
If you still like the look of it, you can enter a givewaway win a Bosch Tassimo machine here today.
Pros and cons of Bosch Tassimo coffee machine
Doesn’t take up much space – about the same as a toaster.
Easily to refill with water – makes 5 cups before needing to be topped up.
Drinks ready in under a minute – you’ll use your kettle less.
Less bother than getting an Espresso Coffee Maker out and fiddling about with espresso powder. Shove a disc in, have cup ready underneath and press button, that’s about it.
Fun selection of hot drinks – buy one of these Tassimo disc holders and pretend you live in an Ibis hotel
Lower price compared to other coffee machines
Easy to clean
No ritual; my husband quite likes fiddling about with espresso powder in our traditional silver coffee maker.
Mixed results with taste of drinks; some taste like they came from a vending machine (which to all intents and purposes they do)
Cost per drink – 20-25p depending where you buy discs. More than instant coffee or powder a perculator but hugely cheaper than Starbucks.
No steamer nozzle – though you need to spend more on other brands to get this feature
Non recyclable cartridges – quite a lot of plastic
Bulky packages for 16 discs. You’d need a lot of room if you bought lots of types of drink – hence the beauty of said Tassimo disc holder
My last word on this is that Tassimo is a sleek, attractive looking gadget and at anything between £99 and £123 it’s a lower price than the majority of other coffee machines I’ve looked at – the one with George Clooney in the advert for instance. Were we bigger coffee drinkers looking to get a good value machine that would give us a quick drink in the mornings before heading out to work, this would be ideal.
It’s not retro cool or Italian, you’ll need to look to the comparatively priced dinky traditional looking De’Longhi Icona and or luxuriously £600 worth of Gaggia if that’s the style you’re after. The Tassimo is alternatively clean, functional, modern looking with pretty green lights that come on whilst in use.
The novelty of a machine in the kitchen to make drinks is a big hit with my four year old as you can see below! He’s very fond of the hot chocolate!
If you’d like to win a Tassimo machine, check out my giveaway below.
With thanks to Bosch Tassimo.
Giveaway #34: Win a Bosch Tassimo Coffee Machine RRP £123
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I’m not a big coffee drinker either but the kids love a hot chocolate after school – this would be perfect!
victoria wilkinson says
Fantastic Giveaway for a coffee lover like ME!!!!
Wahey, we’re in business!
Paula @mummyvswork says
I don’t like coffee I’m a hot chocolate drinker 🙂
Kylie @kykaree says
I like my coffee strong, no sugar, a bit of milk and hot hot hot!
Cathy Glynn says
What a fab prize, love latte x
natalie white says
To be honest I am not a Coffee drinker but my partner is a big coffee drinker. I’m more of a Tea, milk no sugar person.
absolute coffee drinker, count me in 🙂
Tracey Boswell says
I love Latte so would love one of these x
paul stead says
Bonnie King says
Milky with a bit of chocolate or as strong as it gets. Depends on my mood. Fab giveaway!
Strong but milky for me
cheryl brown says
hot and strong
Misha Wallace says
Normally black with a bit of sugar, but sometimes with a spoonful of hot chocolate in it and some cream on top!
We like a good coffee on the weekends,thanks for the chance.
Penny H says
I like my coffee with frothy milk and sugar!
This would be ideal for my kids who make an almighty mess making copious cups of hot chocolate!
Amber Sebold says
My absolute favourite coffee is a cinnamon latte… yummmmy!
Bob Almond says
Looks good – count me in!
I’m a big, big coffee drinker! This would be fab 🙂
sophie williams says
with lots of milk and hazelnut syrup 🙂
Kate Webster says
With Amaretto and good amount of cream
ali thorpe says
I like my coffee iced with ice cream! I am the only one in my family who has coffee this way or bakes with it but does not drink it hot! My family drink coffee all day! (I love the smell though)!
after a meal, strong and small
Beverley Keenan says
I love my coffee mid morning after I’ve cleaned up had a shower and just want to chill for half an hour on my pc, a lovely chocochino coffee mmmmmmmmm my idea of heaven chocolate and coffee.
I’ve had a tassimo for a few years now and wouldn’t be without it. Can I just question a couple of your statements…. you don’t need a milk frother, cappuccino packs come with pods of coffee and seperate ones of milk. And used pods are recyclable with a company called terracycle.
The suchard hot chocolate is the best!
Sarah, Maison Cupcake says
A milk frother isn’t essential but in my opinion transforms an ordinary coffee into something more sophisticated. I haven’t tried cappucino packs but I did have milk chocolate ones which also required separate milk pods. I thought this was a faff and you might as well use a sachet of instant with water from the kettle. Good to know the pods are recyclable but a shame people have to make the extra effort to organise rather get it taken away by their council recycling collect (admittedly some councils being better than others what they take anyway). The reality is that a lot of people won’t bother whereas other coffee makers’ pods use less material that at least lets you recycle foil lids if not the entire thing.
Kelly Wiffin says
With irish cream 😉
Jenny Price says
I am not a huge lover of coffee, my oh is though, & loves a strong hit of coffee, which I just can’t achieve with a cafetierre. I had thought of buying a machine, but really can’t justify the price – so to win one would be great.
Maggie Christie says
With milk (and a biccy please!)
Gwenda Fox says
I like my coffee strong with Cointreau and cream…
strong – love coffee!
Naddy Margret says
It all depends on the time of day. A strong black coffee in the morning sees me through to the evening, where there is nothing better than a creamy, sweet, chocolatey… ooh, you name it I love it. Mocha, cappuccino, latte, with caramel and vanilla and chocolate 🙂 I love my coffee.
angela wilkinson says
I don’t lol
But my partner the coffee fiend likes it with 5 sugars and nearly a full pint of milk??!!!!omg!!!
angela wilkinson says
….and I would be the bestest girlfriend ever!!!!
Been wanting one of these ,like,forever!!!
Vanessa Earle says
great prize for a coffee fan like myself
Rob Falconer says
How do I like my Coffee? Strong, black, with two sweeteners, and, preferably a shot of Bailey’s.
deborah davies says
i like my coffee quite strong but milky with 1 sugar :o)
Kate O'Neill says
I had a play with my friend’s Tassimo the other day – so much fun!
Strong and creamy
Lesley Bambridge says
Strong, dark, and in a china cup and saucer
Lynsey Buchanan says
like my men, HOT, STRONG & SWEET
Debbie Gillespie says
I prefer my coffee strong and black, no sugar
Donna Gilligan says
The only way I like it is in Cake! Hubby however can’t function without it
Lucy Pasifull says
I like my coffee strong and black!
Ann Calland says
Love a Latte with two sugars.
Ness Gorton says
I’m more of a hot chocolate drinker but when I do it has to be mily were as hubby prefers his nearly black!
Lorraine Cooper (Squeakymom) says
Less than a minute? So when Squeaky gets me out of bed before 6, I can have coffee before I can open both eyes? I like the sound of this! How I like my coffee, as long as it’s got milk & sugar in it, the rest is just details. Caffeine is all that matters.
Nice machine. I like my coffee with a shot of Southern Comfort in it to sweeten it up a little.
kayleigh Dawn says
I love these types of machines. Im a huge coffee drinker and instant coffee is a no no for me.
Catherine Gregory says
A lovely milky latte or if feeling extravagant with vanilla syrup and topped with whipped cream 🙂
Like I like my dresses; short and black.
Kim Willing says
Love my Cappuccino. Why do shop servers always ask if you want chocolate on the top? If you don’t have chocolate, it’s not a Cappuccino, it’s a Latte!
Deb at aspie in the family says
I love a frothy latte but not so milky that it doesn’t taste like coffee.
Emma Greaves says
sweet and strong 🙂
laura hayes says
with lots and lots of milk 🙂
leila prowting says
I love my Coffee white and full of flavour.
Sarah Cooper says
I love lattes.
Irene Shiels says
My favourite coffee treat is cappuccino !!!
Susi Galley says
I like my coffee sweet and milky 🙂 or with cream
Irene Maier says
That machine certainly looks attractive! Bosch is one of my favourite brands too, a very good alternative to the really expensiv coffee machines.
loma wood says
Hot and smooth
claire woods says
White no sugar please.
michelle lawson says
i love latte. medium and sweet just perfect xx
It has to be a mocha for me… especially on the days I can’t decide between a coffee or a hot chocolate!
Kerry Pope says
Cappuccino definitely with a sprinkle of yummy chocolate on the top, lush.
rachael woodhouse says
I like my coffee strong & sweet! not too milky..
Arabella Bazley says
Strong and neat to keep me awake, sweet and milky to comfort, and a gallon of it first thing to get me going!
I’m not entering (I have two coffee machines plus a stovetop pot already, no need to be greedy!) but I really want to know where you got your blue and white stripey mug. I love it! Would be very grateful if you could point me in the direction of a shop/website.
Hope Maison Cupcake doesn’t mind me answering, but it looks like a TG Green Cornishware mug to me:
aren’t they gorgeous!
Sarah, Maison Cupcake says
Certainly is! I’ve had them 15 years now.
My OH is the coffee drinker in our house too, but when I do have a coffee I like mine straight – black, no sugar, just straight caffeine into the system please!
no sugar, with milk
Boo Roo and Tigger Too says
I don’t I prefer Hot Chocolate… Mr Boo is the coffee drinker
Lorraine Bishop says
Milk, no sugar, fairly strong
Milky with gingerbread syrup (oh and some cream – did I say I’m a pig?)
Diane Carey says
Cappuccino is my favourite. Hot, frothy but not all froth with sugar and chocolate on top. Need it to actually taste of coffee, some awful cappuccinos about
I like espresso – nice and strong!
Sarah Hill says
I like strong coffee with juat a splash of milk.
Strong coffee every time!
aj templeman says
I LIKE MINE AS IT COMES! IM NOT FUZZY BUT I DO LOVE THE SMELL OF FRESH COFFEE
Fresh and strong
Paul Ellams says
Reasonable strong and a dash of milk.
Strong and black – no sugar!
Kara Guppy says
I adore a Mocha Frappacino in the summer but now it’s cold wet and damp a cappacino for me – great giveaway!!
Chris Davies says
I Like it with milk!
Lottie @ Lottiesworldofcakes says
With chocolate as a Mocha! Mmmmm!
Chris Clarke says
milk and two sugars
John Gunn says
Milky sweet coffee! Mmmmmm
CAROLINE DAVISON says
Milk and sugar
My dads frothy coffee, milky with 2 brown sugars in it and chocolate sprinkled on the top
Julia Evans says
I love a mice milky creamy hot chocolate!
i like my coffee strong with a little milk and two brown sugars
Ross W says
I like it strong, with frother-up milk, a tsp of sugar. At the weekends, I’ll treat myself to topping it with whipped cream. Now I’m looking forward to the weekend!
I like my coffe very weak.
Hot, black and bitter. (no analogies please)
Gemma Harrison says
black 1/2 a sugar
Glenn Hutton says
Black & strong
Tracy Nixon says
EXTRA HOT, milky and quite weak! Whenever I go to Starbucks, Costa, etc. I always ask for a Vente/Massimo/Grande/Large Extra Hot Latte with just one shot!
claire grigg says
black with 1 sugar…or creamy with 2 when I feel like indulging!
anthony harrington says
I like my coffee strong and frequent!
Daniel Edwards says
The Stronger the better
David Simpson says
So strong and black that you could stand your spoon up in it!
Jonathan Wernham says
What an awesome competition, would love to win a coffee machine, it would make the mornings bearable lol
Jo Jones says
Cappacino no sugar – lovely.
Jane Adair says
Black, no sugar, just pure coffee and lots of it!
Tanya Elliott says
I like it black with 2 sugars.And slightly cold(I’m weird..i know) 🙂
John Banks says
Quite strong with milk – no sugar
AIMEE SWIFT says
Lorna Paton says
Strong and in regular supply!
Andy Price says
I’d love to win this! Just milk in my coffee, no sugars! As for hot chocolate? Mmmmmm!
madeline connolly says
IT WOULD COME IN HANDY FOR CHRISTMAS
Strong, Black, No sugar 🙂
Fran Light says
I like my coffee black, strong and in large quantities!
Andy D says
Wow – Hot Choc sounds great!!
liz denial says
I love cappuccino sprinkled with chocolate
MELANIE HUNT says
I LIKE MINE MILKY WITH ONE SUGAR
Julie Feathers says
love this machine, would love to win it
with milk and two sugars
Sharne Stiggants says
I like my coffee with hot milk but much prefer the hot chocolate 🙂
Ami Pilbrow says
Milky with lots and lots and lots of sugar. And cream if possible. Anything else that adds calories is normally more than welcome too.
jennifer thorpe says
I like my coffee milky with no sugar
Kirsty Norton says
I don’t like coffee but I am addicted to hot chocolate! I never knew Milka made hot chocolate…it is a firm favourite chocolate in our house!
nikki logan says
lots of milk!
Claire Lawrence says
Strong and black with one sweetener!
Laura Pritchard says
Very very milky…with chocolate shavings!
Vicky MacHirant says
hot,milky,with a touch of cinnamon on top….aaaaaaaahhhhhhhh
beth paton says
what a brill prize hope i have a chance xxx
valerie mccarthy says
milk and splenda.
I don’t drink coffee very often, it’s usually when I’m abroad, which is when I have hot sweet strong expresso. At home I prefer hot chocolate and making it in a Tassimo would be a dream x
helena haddock says
White with 2 sugars
Aurelia Fredon says
cream and sugar
Strong espresso with lots of sugar!
We have an older version of Tassimo and it is fantastic. It’s great also if you go on holiday and buy discs there; we got a lovely Creme Brulee one from France a couple of months ago and it tasted divine.
Christine Johnson says
Milk and 1 sugar
Georgina Ball says
White, one sugar
Adele Leek says
I love my coffee in the morning, strong and black with no sugar.
easy to make really…even my husband can get it right ;).
Teresa Lee says
Milky, no sugar
vicky haddock says
White with 2 sweetners
Milk with two sugars
Lorraine R says
Milk no sugar
shelagh milne says
white 1 sugar and not to strong.
Strong and slightly sweet coffee is awesome!
Greig spencer says
milky one sugar
Emma Holness says
with plenty of milk and sugar.
Daisy Bryan says
Frothy! With chocolate powder sprinkles 🙂
Sue Hunt says
White, sweet and strong
Iain Riddle says
just milk, lots of it though.
Elizabeth Slamin says
Strong with cream oh and a wee nip of drambuie added always works for me
Ideally not tasting like coffee! With extra shots of vanilla, caramel etc, and whipped cream on top 🙂
Decaff, since I’m not allowed a lot of caffeine! I love decaff mochas.
I don’t like coffee but I’d never turn down a yummy hot chocolate
Susan Martin says
Stong with milk
KELLY H says
hot chocolate with marshmallows and cream for me !!
I love a strong espresso in the morning and a creamy Latte after lunch
Deborah Wheeler says
With a dash of milk but strong
maureen moss says
Milky with lots of froth and chocolate bits on the top
Helen maddock says
white with one sugar
Dorothee Archambault says
I like my coffee very black with no milk and no sugar
Sandra alcaide says
I think your blog is cool! love the giveaway of the coffee maker!
gemma blake says
STRONG! and hot…
Hot with milk
Laura Carroll says
I like a latte topped with cream and chocolate flakes 🙂
Lisa Wilkinson says
Strong, not too milky and no sugar!
Jill Ashton says
A double espresso
Brenda Cairns says
Milky with lots of froth and chocolate bits on the top
Dessiree Brown-Llaneza says
Not too strong and with quite a lot of milk!
I started drinking black coffee after visiting Paris for my belated honeymoon.
Rudy Roversi says
Black, no milk no sugar
Charlotte A says
Not at all. But I love hot choc 🙂
Margherita pellegrino says
As a cappuccino with lots of sugar 🙂
Nathan Sargent says
Sue Hunt says
I could do with a hot chocolate right now, it’s freeezing!
Very milky, very sugary. Nom.
melanie crumpton says
Latte with a shot of Hazelnut
Karen Barrett says
Strong! Coffee in the mug first followed by milk and finally boiling water. x
Katie Skeoch says
2 spoonfulls with a hint of milk & nice a warm, no lukewarm coffee’s please!
Kirsty Jane Fox says
One sugar with plenty of milk
jo williams says
Very strong to get me through the day!
I love hot, thick frothy cappuccino or a strong espresso
Emma Lowe says
i love a nice coffee with coffee cream to make it nice and smooth
Melanie McNair says
Medium strong with loads of milk
jade mulrooney says
I would love one of these as instant coffee keeps me awake no matter what time of day i drink it, so can only drink coffee i’ve fussed about with which takes too much time, so this’d be so handy!!
jade mulrooney says
Forgot to add, I like my coffee sweet and milky, preferably a latte with a caramel syrup shot
SUSAN HALL says
i like a rich but mellow coffee … with cream on top of course
Claire Trevor says
With frothed milk
Love a latte with a pastry
Karen Railton says
i like weak and milky coffee
Tracey Boswell says
I like latte so milky x
Steph Armstrong says
Decaffinated every time – the other makes me ill but I love tea, hot chocolate also so this could be a winner for me.
Ann Livingstone says
Made with milk and frothed up, just like my Granny used to make
I like my coffee… made for me!
Dawn McBean says
A latte, would be great to have this coffee machine
Emma Sant says
Two spoons of coffee with milk. 🙂
Gillian Holmes says
I’d never turn down a yummy hot chocolate
amanda egglestone says
White with 2 sugars
jane steels says
White with 2 sugars.
G Grant says
How do I like my coffee? Disguised as Suchards Hot Chocolate (since Suchards chocolate easter eggs have disappeared)
Joanna Kiely says
Weak, lots of milk and 2 sugars if it’s instant coffee!! Or nice and strong with two sweetners and lots of milk if it’s real coffee!!
Colin Gault says
Black no sugar
Alison Cameron says
strong wh milk no sugar
Helen at Casa Costello says
Ooh my perfect coffee is medium strength with a generous slug of Bailey’s and a blob of whipped cream. And I wonder why I’m not size zero!
Nancy Bradford says
Sweet and creamy.
Janine Atkin says
a tiny bit of milk and one spoon of sugar
steve holman says
strong but yet milky 😀
William Gould says
White – no sugar
Ellen Stafford says
annette hanley says
Strong and milky.
Angie Hoggett says
rich and nutty with frothy milk!
Holly Green says
Decaff, with milk and sugar. My other half however, LOVES his coffee, mainly the posh ones!
phyllis ellett says
Black no sugar, lovely
Isabelle Smith says
strong and sweet!
I like Lattes best, with a shot of flavoured syrup
Erica Price says
with hot milk
Weak and milky 🙂
Suzanne sendell says
As It comes
I love my coffee nice and milky. My favourite though is a gingerbread latte. mmm
Angela M says
Nice and strong with a big glug of milk
Carolina J. says
Strong with just milk. I take the milder version now, though, as I am breastfeeding.
Laura Williams says
I love my coffee milky and sweet, and frothy on top with choc sprinkled on is a bonus too! Lol x
Joanna Sawka says
White coffee with sugar
Becky Downey says
As a BREWED awakening, in the morning!
Sarah Parker says
Cathryn Bowen says
White milky coffee and sugar
anita oliver says
milky – latte is my fav 🙂
L P Mulligan says
White milky coffee and one sugar
Chas Gilbert says
Strong with milk and two sweeteners
Jacquie Bennett says
Black, Strong, no sugar so you can taste the coffee properly
Angela Kate Webster says
Nice and milky, 2 sugars 🙂
Bry Cannon says
Strong, with a little milk
Linzy Upton says
It depends on my mood, sometimes a pick me up expresso, sometimes a chilled latte and sometimes straight white – whatever way I have it though, I love it!
Melanie Edjourian says
as sweet as possible, yummmmyyyyyy!
Emma Sant says
Two spoons of coffee and milk. 🙂
Hazel Wright says
strong filter coffee with hot milk! half and half. In a big latte mug. No sugar. YUM!
Rebecca Denyer says
Stephanie Cummins says
my fave coffee is caramel vanilla latte
steaming hot and on the kitchen table