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.
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.
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.
|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.
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)...
...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!
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.
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.
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.
|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!
|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.