Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Unlock a Perfect Cup this Holiday Season with the TASSIMO T55 Brewing System {Review & Giveaway}

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No matter if you're a coffee addict or simply enjoy a cup every now and again, there's something undeniably luxurious about a coffeehouse.

The groups of people talking and laughing while they sip their cappuccinos, the students hard at work on their laptops with frappés nearby, the coffee snobs ordering their half-caf double soy no whip mochas... I'm not the only one who finds it all somehow a little magical, am I?

The only part that makes me cringe? Pulling out my wallet to pay for my coffee. $5 for one drink? That's fine to pay if you only visit once every blue moon, but there's just no way would I pay that every day, no matter how much I love a perfectly brewed cup of coffee and a tasty latte.

Instead, I'd much rather skip the expense, lines, hassle and even the need to get out of my pj's thanks to the newest way that I've found to create a luscious coffeehouse experience right at home: the TASSIMO T55 Single Cup Brewing System by Bosch.

Tassimo T55 brewer

A one cup, on-demand brewing system that brews an assortment of café-style beverages, the TASSIMO T55 provides the ability to have a delicious cup of coffee, tea, cappuccino, espresso, latte, hot chocolate and more all conveniently at home.

But the feature of the TASSIMO that separates it from other single cup brewers is the inclusion of the innovative and unique INTELLIBREW barcode technology, which makes sure every cup is brewed using the right amount of water, the right temperature and the right brew time.

Tassimo brewer

Are you as curious as I was as to how?

The answer is that the TASSIMO works exclusively with TASSIMO T DISC pods, with each one containing an expertly-measured portion of coffee, hot chocolate, tea, or shelf-stable milk creamer. When the T DISC is inserted, the TASSIMO brewer reads the unique barcode printed on the label and adjusts each preparation accordingly to result in an impeccable beverage every time.

Considering how much I love my coffee already, hearing that the TASSIMO T55 could read a code to know just the right beverage size, brewing time and optimum temperature required for perfect quality each and every time, I couldn't wait to test this appliance out.

Tassimo T55 single cup brewer
A coffee-lovers dream come true!

While I initially wondered if it would be difficult or time-consuming to learn how to utilize all of the features of the TASSIMO T55, I was pleased to pull it out of the box (complete with manuals and filter) and find that there really wasn't much required before I would be sipping my delicious drink in the comfort of my own home.

Tassimo T55 review

After admiring the way that the cup stand includes an enhanced slide-control (who wants their coffee slipping around?) and that it is easily adjustable for shorter and taller mugs (and then removable for travel cups)...

TASSIMO T55 height adjustment

...I noticed the mild/strong pre-setting options.

How great is it that the T55 brewer can integrate the addition or reduction of water during the brewing process and make it possible to brew a superior quality beverage precisely as subtle or strong as the user would like? Love it!

Tassimo drink adjustment

Essentially, however, the TASSIMO T55 is extremely simple to use, with no guesswork involved. Just push the power button and the on-demand heating element provides an instant heat-up so that there is barely any wait for your cup of coffee.

Once I ran the brewer through an initial cleaning process and installed the MAVEA MAXTRA filter cartridge into place (the prep took around 5 minutes), it was time to go.

Just place your T DISC of choice right into the top, close it up, and with one press of the power button the brewing begins.

TASSIMO coffee maker

While no coffeemaker is silent, the T55 does include a noise reduction system so that there is no worry about waking your sleeping family while your morning beverage is prepared.

Instead, in around a minute, your custom coffee, tea, cappuccino, espresso or latte (or many more!) is ready and waiting... and delicious.

Tassimo Cappuccino

Coffee at home doesn't get much better than this!

The convenience of the TASSIMO T55 Brewing System really is unparalleled, as they truly have thought of everything to make this as user-friendly and easily customizable as possible. Not only does this brewer give you a fresh-brewed cup of coffee every time that is made exactly how you like it, but its features make it pretty much fool-proof.

Add to that its low energy consumption, built-in water filtration system and that T DISCS are available in just about every beverage variety that I can think of, and could there be much more?

I adore having the ability to offer guests (expected or unexpected) an amazing cup of coffee or tea without any fuss or wait and that it can be brewed precisely to their liking... and that this machine works well for the entire family (or would excel in an office setting), because of its ability to go from one drink to the next without ever compromising taste or quality.

Tassimo T DISC
I have two big fans of the Peppermint Hot Chocolate over here - perfect for the holiday season!

This holiday season and beyond, let TASSIMO provide a high quality, innovative, fast and easy way to bring efficiency and convenience into your life. The T55 retails for $169.99 and will definitely be an item that will provide happiness throughout the winter and long beyond.

Visit TASSIMODirect.com to see their full line of brewers, beverages, accessories and more that can bring a gourmet coffee house into your kitchen or that would make a fantastic gift. Plus, be sure to connect with them on Facebook and Twitter so that you stay up to date on the latest and greatest with their luxurious machines, flavors and more.

And, thanks to their generosity, one person will soon be sipping their own delicious drink in the morning (and throughout the day) as well, because...

One lucky person will win a TASSIMO T55 Single Cup Brewing System and (3) varieties of T DISCS!

Tassimo giveaway
T DISCS may vary


A big thank you to TASSIMO for providing a T55 Brewer and a selection of T DISCS for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

287 comments:

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My Wild Crazy Life said...

I love that you can make a stronger or larger cup of coffee. Usually you just have one option
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suburban prep said...

I like the energy reduction and the quiet of the machine

suburban prep said...

I like the energy reduction and the quiet of the machine

Candice said...

I love all the varieties, and how fast it is to make high quality drinks.

ithemomma said...

love the INTELLIBREW barcode technology!

Mysharona said...

you can adjust flavor strength

Billie Wilson said...

I like ho you can adjust it for larger drinks or smaller and stronger drinks.

Jennifer Speed said...

like that it has a noise reduction system

Laura Lanza said...

The barcode technolgy - i can have so many different drinks in just one machine!

SueZH said...

Even though there is variety it is still simple to use.

Angela . Yeremenko said...

I like the mild/strong option!

bettycd said...

Love the noise reduction! Everyone appreciates great coffee ... except when it wakes someone up 2 hours early just because someone else in the house has an earlier schedule. Certain noises travel more than others

Jayne Townsley said...

What I will like most is the simple ability to make one decent cup of coffee at a time. Somehow, trying that in a traditional coffeepot doesn't work for me.

Stephanie Ferrell, CFRE said...

The intellibrew barcode system to ensure a perfect cup of whatever everytime is a feature I love.

~ Noelle said...

i like how you can adjust for your coffee cup size... and that you can adjust for milder/stronger flavored drinks ;)
thanks

Elena said...

I like a noise reduction

Sandra VanHoey said...

Love that it takes just a minute and I won't wake everyone up with lots of noise because I wake before everyone and the one we have is very loud

Lynda Del Castillo said...

I like the intellibrew barcode system.
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Jet'set said...

You had me at single serve coffee maker! I like that we can adjust easily for travel mugs...

618mom said...

I like that you can make your drink as strong as you like.

PaulineMilner said...

I really like that it is energy efficient and that you can have a cup of coffee ready quickly when you have company. Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. Keep up the terrific blogging.

Madelyn Sue said...

I live the fact that you can control the size and the strength!

steve weber said...

I like that you can choose the strength of the coffee.. mild/strong.

spock7005 said...

I love that you can control whether you want it milder or stronger, each time! scain54 (at) aol (dot) com

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

My favorite feature is Low energy consumption: zero watt hours in standby mode and an on-demand heating element

Alexia Abby said...

My favorite feature is that you can adjust hoe strong or weak you make a drink. This is really great because people are so particular about their drinks!

Heather said...

we still have a 12 cup maker so I love being able to make just a single!

BrunoDogg2 said...

I love that it has a built-in water filtration system!

BrunoDogg2 said...

I love that it has a built-in water filtration system!

Colleen Boudreau (collifornia) said...

I like the mild/strong pre-setting options!

Tracy Jones said...

I like that it adjusts for different size cups.

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Alissabeth said...

Noise reduction is a must! Don't want to wake any sleeping babies since the kitchen is closest to their room.

Debbie said...

I liek that you can vary the strength setting so easily.

stefanie gladden said...

I love the Height adjustment and removable cup stand allows you to use the cup or travel mug of your choice

Daphne Turner said...

I like the fact that it uses less energy than most.

Cinderella10383 said...

I love the Strong/Mild setting.

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tammmm said...

I love that it can brew from mild to strong depending on the preference of the person.

Cassandra Eastman said...

My favorite feature is that it brews in about a minute!

Debra said...

the noise reduction system is my favorite feature

Kelly Nicholson said...

the T55 does include a noise reduction system so that there is no worry about waking your sleeping family while your morning beverage is prepared.

Rebecca Esther said...

I like the variety of drinks you can make using the Tassimo.

adinatm said...

love that it makes so many different kinds of beverages
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Michele P. said...

with my light bill getting higher and higher each month, the low energy usage is wonderful.

Elizabeth said...

I like that there is hardly any wait for your coffee cup!

Tammy Woodall said...

I like the fact that you make your coffee one cup at a time - Instead of a pot at a time. Normally, half the pot is thrown away for either no one drinking it or it becoming old coffee.

Melissa Miller said...

the energy reduction

Sandra Davis said...

i like that it is djustable for shorter and taller mugs

Janine said...

I like the different sizes and stronger or weaker along with being quiet...!!!!! Very cool..!!!!

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

I love the noice reduction setting
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slehan said...

I like that you can change from one kind of beverage to the next without the flavors getting mixed up. (I hate coffee, but love tea & chocolate)
Thanks for the contest.

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Urd-chan said...

I love that this would allow me to make single cups of coffee, tea, and other drinks. We've never used enough coffee to make it worth making a full pot, plus this way everyone can have just what they want.

Jodi Kershuk said...

I like the built-in water filtration.

Renee Walters said...

I love the noise reduction! That's awesome! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I love that you can dial the strength of the cup of coffee.

Aleksandra Nearing said...

I like the built in filtration system.

Jeanna Johnson said...

My favorite feature is the that you can integrate the addition or reduction of water during the brewing process and make it possible to brew a superior quality beverage precisely as subtle or strong as the user would like! That's awesome!

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I like being able to adjust the strength of the coffee.

Ashley Morrow said...

I like that you can adjust based on the size of the coffee mug, and I also like that you can adjust the strength of your coffee.

kim burnett said...

My favorite feature is Low energy consumption

Sarah said...

I like how quickly it brews and also that you can adjust the strength of the beverage.

Sharon Kaminski said...

I would like the built-in water filtration system feature.

wigget said...

i like the built-in water filtration feature

Brian Kautz said...

I could finally use the k-cups I won

Nicole Henke said...

being able to make a stronger brew with same kcup!

Julie said...

I love that it has built in water filtration:)

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It's Me De said...

I like the mild/strong option!

t said...

I like that the strength is adjustable!

Andrina Goetz said...

My favorite feature is the instant heat-up and fast first cup.

Kim Johnston said...

Sounds delicious!

Shari W. said...

What a great way to get the day started with coffee or end it with a hot cuppa tea.

ArleneWhit said...

My favorite features are it's low energy consumption and built-in water filtration system!

sweepmom said...

I like that it includes a noise reduction system so that there is no worry about waking your sleeping family while your morning beverage is prepared.

Melanie Montgomery said...

You can control the strength of your coffee

Melissa Moore said...

Noise reduction is the best feature

Debbie Jackson said...

I like you can set it for mild or strong

Blogger R. said...

I like that it can brew a lot of different beverages. That's cool.

Allison Downes said...

I love how simple it is to use as well as the noise reduction feature!

Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

Tracy Davis said...

I like a noise reduction

Dave said...

I like that you can change the strength of the coffee

Lisa Kerr said...

I love that you can make one flavor and switch to another without getting the flavors mixed up! But there are so many great features!

helen may said...

I like that you can choose how strong you want your coffee.

Tiffany Dustin said...

I would love to be able to easily make a latte right at home!

Hailey Burkhart said...

That it is single serve. My sister would really like this and her boyfriend does not like coffee, but she loves it so it would be nice to have the ability to only make one cup.

CHRIS HOEY said...

I like being able to select coffee strength

Debora Cook said...

hat you can have a coffee or a Tea within Mins

Rebecca Graham said...

I like the noise reduction feature.

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Jennifer T. said...

I like that it's made to be a bit quieter with noise reduction. I have a combo machine that has a grinder with the brewer and it is so loud.

Stephen Saunders said...

Being able to adjust flavor strength seems neat.

bison61 said...

I like the quiet of the machine and that I can have coffee, tea, cappuccino, espresso or latte

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pajamashift said...

I like the convenience of making drinks quickly without a mess.

Tami said...

I love love the idea of noise cancellation feature:).

sparklejewelsp59@yahoo.com said...

the strength setting

Classik said...

Love how quiet it is!

aperry said...

low energy consumption,

aperry said...

low energy consumption,

Pat said...

I like the whole barcode system which takes the guesswork out of making a great cup of coffee

walk9 said...

Instant heat up

Kristen said...

I really like that it's adjustable to fit different sized mugs.

kroch said...

My favorite feature is that many different types of tasty beverages can be made with the same machine.

mecarolks said...

I like the mild/strong option.

Jen F said...

There are a ton of features I love, like the size/strength feature and the nose reduction.

Brit Christianson said...

I like that its adjustable for different size cups.

April said...

I love the mild/strong option I would prefer mild myself

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wildcat32 said...

I like the mild or strong option.

Victoria said...

I like the built-in water filtration system.

Kelly Massman said...

low energy consumption makes me happy!

latanya t said...

built-in water filtration system

Laurie Nykaza said...

The noise reduction feature is great so I won't wake everyone in the morning when i'm up early

stacey s said...

i love the size option. i love smaller cups, my hubby likes a large cup

Yona Williams said...

I actually like the noise reduction feature - my Keurig sounds like a snoring bear on the countertop.

Melanie said...

The intellegent/bar code feature is really cool.

CatOLuck said...

I like the noise reduction system.

Sherry Butcher said...

I like that I could make a smaller and stronger drink

mogrill said...

I love that you can control the coffee strength.
Thanks for the chance.
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Tabitha said...

I love that I can adjust from mild to strong.
Sometimes I like to shake it up ;)
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GraceA said...

Noise reduction

bayctygrl said...

I like that it adjusts for all cup sizes

Sara Wagner said...

I love the mild to strong selection. A few family members prefer a more mild beverage.

Lexi Dior said...

I love how its single serve since my Keurig is the best think since slice bread.

Kevin Takeo said...

The ability to change the concentration

Angela Marion said...

I love that you can customize the strength of your coffee!

Ms. Gotta Lotta Ego said...

I love the fact that you can get exactly what you want for your perfect cup of coffee...

crankyyanky1 said...

I like that it has a built-in water filtration system we have well water and this is perfect for us

M Clark said...

I like the fact that it offers a variety of different drink types from coffee, to tea, to hot chocolate.

jessica holybee said...

I like that it makes all kinds of drinks not just coffee

Liz said...

I like that it has a noise reduction system.

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Tamar said...

I like the variety and the low noise.

Kayla said...

I like that it can adjust how strong it all is!

ffc57d54-1f8d-11e2-86df-000bcdca4d7a said...

its low energy consumption

ffc57d54-1f8d-11e2-86df-000bcdca4d7a said...

its low energy consumption

Pam Gurganus said...

The feature I like is the built-in water filtration system!

Pam Gurganus said...

The feature I like is the built-in water filtration system.

Jose Benavides said...

I like how you can adjust the strongness of your coffee ..

LesleyfromWI said...

I like that T DISCS are available in just about every beverage variety

Xty C said...

I like that you can adjust the strength of the flavor

Cserafini said...

I like the noise reduction feature.

Cserafini said...

I like the noise reduction feature.

Linda said...

I like that it is low energy consumption.
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Kimmy Stebbins said...

It's easy to use, and makes Lattes and cappuccinos. yumm

Miz_Fitz said...

I like the variety of drinks it makes and it looks like it won't take up too much room on my kitchen counter. thanks for the giveaway!

JC said...

I like TASSIMO can shorten the brew time at a touch of a button to reduce the amount of water being brewed

Carol said...

I like the ability to adjust to coffee cup size. That is a cool option.
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Courtney B said...

i like that it can make lattes

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Helga said...

I like the noise rduction seystem.

Beanybopp said...

I like the intellibrew bar code system and that you can pick the strength you want.

The 5thDayBlog said...

I love that you can offer different teas and coffees when friends and family are over and that it is great for the office too. The adjustable strengths is also a great feature

jlee said...

Make coffees to your strength preference. Good for everyone in the family!

Lorena said...

I like that I can pick the strength of coffee I prefer, which will be great fro my husband an myself.

jlafount said...

I like being able to choose whether I want the coffee to be stronger or weaker.

Bailey said...

The fact that I can brew a number of different things, not just plain old coffee, is what appeals to me the most. I (heart) Latte's! And the intellibrew! That is just too cool! This would be my Christmas present to myself... Mommy has to have at least one cup of coffee every day to get that blood pumping!

Neria M said...

The fact that I can create a variety of drinks and even make them similar to the ones at our favorite Coffee shop.

sonyamorris (Sonya Morris) said...

I love the different variety of drinks it makes.

Cardinal11 said...

I Love that you don't have to wait in line :) I also love the adjustment for size & strength!

blueice12 said...

noise reduction

Kim Pinch said...

I love that it has on-demand heating for fast start-up time.

creative4life said...

The barcode reading on this Tassimo is so out of this world.

Tram Le said...

My favorite feature is the low energy consumption.

Rachel said...

I love the subtle to strong adjustment option! Plus, just the ease of something like that when I'm sleepy in the morning sounds great.

robyn paris said...

i like that they have a noise reduction feature., this way the dog won't get too upset.

Rebecca W. said...

I like that you can make a strong cup of coffee, and that it brews quickly!

Anastasia Falling said...

I love the size customization! Makes it so much easier to fill up coffee cups or your thermos! :)

Katy said...

I think the noise reduction system- my children always wake when my husband makes coffee early mornings!

Pat Turner said...

being able to adjust strength is a plus

sohamolina said...

I like built-in water filtration system

deniseyweesy said...

I like that it has discs.

Serenap95 said...

I love the fact you can make it mild or strong

Terra H. said...

My favorite feature is that the on-demand heating element provides an instant heat-up so that there is barely any wait for your cup of coffee. Thanks.
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Beth said...

My favorite feature is the noise reduction system. Some are so loud that it can wake everyone up and I'm normally up before everyone else.

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Natalie U. said...

Didn't realize it had a built in mavea filter...I love mavea, use their water filtration

Julie said...

I like the noise reduction sys.. I like to have the mornings early to myself and sometimes my coffee pot is so loud..

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ide2678 said...

I like that it has noise reduction so as not to wake my light sleeping crew :)

Teresa said...

It is not noisy and you can have a flavored coffee in a minute or so!

elfqueen98 said...

I like the built in water filtration system. Thanks for the giveawy.

Carmen Van Deursen said...

I like that you can make a favorite single cup so everyone in the house can choose their flavor cup.

Dawn Monroe said...

I like all of the flavor and drinks variety options and the single serving.

Treesa said...

I like the noise reduction of the product!

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Ayman Bazar said...

Why go to Starbucks when I can have Tassimo T55

Stephen Alexander said...

I like that it does a single cup at a time

Brynn said...

The quietness of the machine is awesome!

Shelon Whittle said...

I like the noise reduction system.

Ruckus Eskie said...

I like the preference in strength

Jean said...

I like that you can make different size cups

Tiffany Weikel said...

i like that it brews fast

kyl neusch said...

has a noise reduction system

flairshare said...

I like that you can integrate the addition or reduction of water during the brewing process + the heght adjustment feature.

Sarah VM said...

I like how you can customize the strength of your coffee.

PAIGE said...

I like the noise reduction system
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Laurel said...

I like how it has a noise reduction system.
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Sylvia said...

I like that you can control the strength of the coffee

VG said...

I like that you can accommodate a tall or short glass. My current coffee maker only fits short mugs.

richelle bowers said...

I like that you can choose cup size and brew strength

gahome2mom said...

Fast! Convenient! Space-saving! happy holidays

swiggett said...

I really like the adjustable cup height settings!

Kim Drolet said...

Noise reduction and flavor adjust. :)

Jay said...

The flavor adjust is awesome!

MissKate126 said...

That you are able to adjust the strength of the machine from mild to strong!

Gianna said...

The noise reduction feature.

Jessica Schank Snow said...

I like that it's Low energy consumption: zero watt hours in standby mode and an on-demand heating element.
Thanks for the giveaway! =)
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jewel33 said...

You mentioned one of my favorite features in your review - the ability to adjust the coffee strength! I love STRONG coffee, but most people seem to prefer a sort of medium-strong brew, so this is a perfect way to accommodate different tastes. Thanks for the chance to win!

Chantel said...

i like the variety of little packs it has!

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