Tassimo Single Serve Coffee Maker (TAS6515UC)

on Saturday, February 4, 2012

Tassimo Single Serve Coffee Maker

Bosch TAS6515UC Tassimo Single-Serve Coffee Brewer, Twilight Titanium
Rating: (3.9 out of 5 stars based on 147 votes)
List Price: $169.99
Sale Price: $162.99
You Save: $7.00 (4%)

Tassimo Single Serve Coffee Maker Description

Better brewing by design. Tassimo Single Serve Coffee Maker is a brewing system unlike any other. Remarkable in its ability to offer an exceptional combination of quality, convenience, consistency and versatility. Only Tassimo offers a choice of coffee, cappuccinos and lattes made from real milk. Cup stand lights switch off when not in use for more than 5-minutes. Tassimo is the only hot beverage system to feature perfectly brewed starbucks coffee. Each T disc's bar code signals to the machine the optimal amount of water and temperature required. This heats the water extremely quickly and more efficiently than traditional methods.

Tassimo Single Serve Coffee Maker Features

  • Single-serve coffee brewer brews at the touch of a button in about a minute
  • Uses T-Discs with barcode technology; beverages pour directly from T-Disc into cup
  • No measuring, no fuss, and virtually no cleanup; customizable size and strength
  • LCD display; 67-ounce removable water tank (without water filter); 1 MAVEA water filter included
  • Measures W 8-inch by H 11-inch by D 13-1/4-inch; 1-year parts-and-labor warranty

Tassimo Single Serve Coffee Maker Reviews

Kudos Tassimo! Great Machine - Great Improvement!
By Totally Honest Reviewer "barb"
I have owned a Braun Tassimo Single Serve coffee brewer for about 4 years but quit using it due to water leakage and the fairly loud sound it made. It was bulbous and awkward sitting on the counter. But now - arrives the new Bosch T65, and all is saved! Out goes the old one and in with the new streamlined, greatly improved Bosch Twilight Titanium brewer. It is smaller, faster, and quieter than the other one, and I absolutely love all the bells and whistles this one has, such as the screen which instructs you along the way, the red light to tell you when more water needs to be added to the tank, and the nice light to light up that great cup of coffee. Of course, the nifty extras are not necessary, and I'm sure this amazing machine would make coffee just as good without them, but for me, they add a lot to the experience. The speed with which it heats your water or milk disc is amazing. This T65 Tassimo is a real winner in my book!
By LPink011
I absolutley love this machine!
I've had two Keurig's before and my second one recently broke down, after using a Tassimo at my office and at my friends house I had to go buy myself one and soo HAPPY that i did! Yes Keurig wins with their big selection of coffees while Tassimo does not have a big selection, that did not bother me at all when i did have keurig I had my two Favorites that i would buy and that was it.
Tassimo Wins with their Highest quality of coffee and tastiest Coffee!
Enjoying the Tassimo 65
By girl squirrel
We received this Tassimo for Christmas and we love it. We are trying different T-discs (Gevalia, Maxwell House, Starbucks, Seattle) and like some better than others.

Very hot water - a must!
Large water container
Versatile: you can control the amount of water in your drink to make it stronger or weaker
Great cappucino! (We like Maxwell House best.)

Expensive T-discs, lots of plastic that can't be recycled.

Overall, great product!
Great Machine!!!
By Melissa
No complaints, this little gadget is sweet! It was actually a lot smaller than I had expected which is great due to limited counter space in my office kitchen. So easy, quick and simple. Just turn on, pop in your choice of T-Disc and at the touch of a button you have perfectly brewed individual coffee, mochas, espresso, chia tea, etc. :-) I would recommend this machine to anyone!
Awesome single serve coffee machine
By Dr99
We really love our tassimo coffee maker. Sure the t-discs aren't as readily available as the k-cups, but the online site as well as a brick and morter store with lots of B's in its name have them well stocked. The brewbot has actually turned me into a coffee drinker with the quality of the drinks it makes. It's like having a professional coffee shop in your house. Highly recommended.
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Keurig Single Serve Coffee Maker (B40)

on Friday, February 3, 2012

Keurig Single Serve Coffee Maker

Keurig B-40 B40 Elite Gourmet Single-Cup Home-Brewing System
Price: $$119.99
Rating: (4.1 out of 5 stars based on 623 votes)

Keurig Single Serve Coffee Maker Description

The Keurig Single Serve Coffee Maker B40 will help you make a freshly brewed cup at the touch of a button. Even with sleep still in your eyes, you'll be able to brew fresh coffee, tea or hot chocolate thanks to this single cup brewing system. A wide variety of brands and flavours are available so you can make your favourite drink your way.

Keurig Single Serve Coffee Maker Features

  • 1500-watt single-serve brewing system for gourmet coffee or tea
  • Uses patented K-Cups; no messy grinding or clean up
  • Removable 48-ounce water reservoir; removable drip tray
  • 2 brew-size options; 2-hour automatic shut-off; descale indicator
  • Brewer requires 4 minutes of priming before being ready to use.

Keurig Single Serve Coffee Maker Reviews

By B. Betts

I LOVE this coffee machine! I read the online reviews before purchasing because I wasn't sure which machine to buy. This one is perfect! We use it in our office for about 5-6 people. It is SUPER easy to use,put in the water, put in the coffee cup and press the button! And the best part is all the coffee selection! It's incredible the amount of selection you get! I got 18 pack sampler package (which also included tea) and it was AWESOME! AND they now offer it in Caribou Coffee!! AND-if ALL that doesn't suit your fancy and you still want to use your OWN coffee- you can buy the little re-usable coffee filter and put your OWN coffe in! You can't beat this deal!! Get it NOW! you won't be sorry! I have stopped going to coffee places on my way to work because this coffee is THAT good! If your looking for something simple that produces great coffee - this is it!!
Best purchase I've ever made
By T. Hollins

We've had this a month or so. It is excellent. Flawless. You need to get used to the solid lights versus blinking lights.
But it is so easy. My wife loves it. Its a conversation piece. Looks great in the kitchen.

Now for the product. Those little cups are awesome. She says it makes a perfect cup of coffee. I don't drink it. I drink tea so I got the Chai Latte cups, and then Hot Chocolate ones for the kids. We all agree that it makes, literally, perfect cups of the drinks.

Definitely a best purchase from Amazon.
Good Stuff!
By G. Homyack

This was an item on my Wish List this Christmas. I love it. I've a very busy life and this is one less thing I need to clean. Even if I wasn't busy, who really loves cleaning that much anyway? Every morning I can grab a nearly instant cup of coffee without having to grind, pour water and clean up the grounds. It is very "user friendly" as well-- no huge manual or video necessary to learn how to use it. I am a Starbucks fanatic and love strong coffee so I'm still testing the various available brands. Some are much better than others if you like the strong stuff. Also, you can buy a little filter if you need to have some other sort of coffee besides whats offered in the k-cups. The tea is great too by the way.
By tissa

Don't wast money buying a more expensive models. The Keurig Single Serve Coffee Maker B40 is great and has everything you'll need. Get a My K cup and use your own coffee.
works great!
By ComplaintKing

I bought this for my fiance for Christmas. It works great and she loves it! It does everything it said it does. It is quick, easy and just a great product. ComplaintKing says...Recommended.
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Senseo Single Serve Coffee Maker (7810)

Senseo Single Serve Coffee Maker

Senseo 7810 Single-Serve Gourmet Coffee Machine, Black
Rating: (4.0 out of 5 stars based on 260 votes)
List Price: $64.99
Sale Price: $54.89
You Save: $10.10 (16%)

Senseo Single Serve Coffee Maker Description

Senseo Senseo Single Serve Coffee Maker 7810 appliance has a unique patented pressurized brewing system that brews a fresh cup of coffee in just 30 seconds. Uniquely designed, this coffeemaker brews a single serving of fresh gourmet coffee at the touch of a button. Because the machine uses premeasured coffee pods, the system is hassle-free, is easy to clean, and guarantees a flavorful, fresh brew each time. Measuring 13-1/2 by 12 by 8-1/2 inches, the coffeemaker is shaped like a curved cylinder with a round base.

Senseo Single Serve Coffee Maker Features

  • The first single-serve coffee system that delivers a fresh, consistent cup of gourmet coffee in under a minute
  • Fast and easy to use
  • Brews high-quality, great-tasting premium coffee available in varieties to suit every taste
  • Customizable to ensure your get exactly the cup of coffee you want, every time
  • Revolutionizing the at-home coffee by providing gourmet cup of coffee at the touch of a button
  • Attractive solution for the coffee lover seeking convenience without sacrificing taste
  • Specially designed pre-measured pods, mean virtually no clean-up
  • Sleek, modern design, available in five colors: cobalt blue, black, white, and red
  • Measures 13-1/2 by 12 by 8-1/2 inches
  • Includes two pod holders: a shallow holder that holds one coffee pod for one cup, and a deeper filter that holds two pods for two cups (or one 8-ounce mug).
  • Up to five 4-ounce cups can be brewed on one reservoir of water
  • All removable parts are dishwasher-safe
  • 1-year limited warranty

Senseo Single Serve Coffee Maker Reviews

Fantastic coffee at afordable cost!
By SuzyBR

This is a perfect single serve coffee maker! I use the pods sometimes and other times I ground my own beans and use it with the reffilable coffee filter and it gives me a delicious, creamy coffee, like an expresso! At a very affordable price. GREAT.
Gourmet Coffee - Easy Set Up
By Shalex

My hubby ordered this for me a few weeks ago and I have fallen IN LOVE with this coffee machine.

First off, it takes a mere 20 seconds to brew a fresh cup of foamy and rich coffee in the morning, opposed to waiting 10 minutes for an entire pot to brew. Secondly, nothing is put to waste because I only make what I am going to drink. Thirdly, the taste and quality of the coffee from this company and machine is OUT OF THIS WORLD. It has a true genuine and authentic freshness to it and it's very flavorful and rich - no matter what flavor or strength you purchase.

The coffee pods are round about 5 bucks for an 18 pack and an entire pack lasts me a little longer then a week. It's not anymore expensive to buy the pods then it is to buy Folgers or any other brand in the store. This is really wondrous considering not even Starbucks can compare to the true flavor of this coffee.

I have went on to make other family members fall deeply in love with this machine and they all have plans to order their own. My Mother comes over weekly and her first request is always a cup of this delicious brew. My only complaint is they do not have a LARGE selection of coffee flavors. It doesn't pity me too much because I am a complete fan of their rich and bold French Vanilla flavor.

All in all, this is a great machine that cost 1/3 less then the other major brands that are single serve coffee AND this machine makes MUCH MUCH MUCH better coffee.

5/5 Stars!
Most Excellent Coffee with Creme

For a perfect, single cup of coffee with the option of countless enjoyable pods of coffee this is the route to g0. What is great about the Senseo is that each cup delivers the same taste/flavor per pod you choose to use. On top of that, the creme is so abundant it makes one think they're in a coffee shop! Upon sharing with family members who have a Keurig, they said our Senseo makes a better cup of coffee. And, we agree.

Purchase the larger water reservoir if you plan on having people over for coffee (which, by the way, has happened ever since we purchased our Senseo). So, my advice to you is make this purchase and enjoy a great cup of coffee. BTW, we were in a flood and lost the machine and coffee to the rolling waters of the Cumberland River. We found the Senseo on Amazon for a lower price than what we found originally and the coffee company we purchased from sent us two boxes of coffee to help us get started. Blessings were mighty bountiful!
Santa Hits the Bullseye!
By Julia A. Andrews

My husband is incredibly difficult to surprise with a gift that he actually likes (besides a book, that is). This year Santa shopped these "one cup coffeemakers" on Amazon and decided this was the best buy. Especially since it produces a "froth" on top of the coffee which my husband loves. We both love the convenience and cost savings when compared to Starbucks or other drive throughs.
Senseo Gourmet coffee machine is great
By C. tighe

This is the 3rd Senseo Single Serve Coffee Machine we have bought for presents. This is the perfect machine for single cup brewing without breaking the bank with higher priced machines and higher priced coffee pods!
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Breville Single Serve Coffee Maker (BKC700XL)

on Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Breville Single Serve Coffee Maker

Breville BKC700XL Gourmet Single-Serve Coffeemaker with Iced-Beverage Function
Rating: (3.5 out of 5 stars based on 207 votes)
List Price: $299.99
Sale Price: $234.10
You Save: $65.89 (22%)

Breville Single Serve Coffee Maker Description

The Breville/Keurig Gourmet Single Serve Brewer offers a large variety of hot beverages including coffee, tea and hot chocolate using the K-Cup technology. The K-Cups offer one cup at a time without the hassle of grinding beans, measuring coffee, handling filters and cleaning up. Each K-cup serves as a mini brewer in which the coffee is brewed through a filter just like your favorite drip coffee maker.

If you prefer maximum coffee freshness, the Breville single-cup brewer serves up java perfection every time. This new upgraded model includes quiet pump technology that brews even quieter than previous models and an iced beverage function that dispenses a concentrated 3-1/2-ounce shot of tea or coffee. Simply dilute with ice and water for iced tea or coffee. Patented showerhead delivers precise amount of water for even coffee extraction and superior flavor. The removable 60-ounce water tank brews up to 10 cups of coffee and includes a water filtration system to reduce impurities in order to optimize drink flavor. LCD control includes a digital clock with auto on-off time, five brew strengths, and variable brew temperature. Brewer uses pre-made K-Cup coffee pods or just add your own favorite roast to the reusable My K-Cup. Includes a sample pack of single-use K-Cups available including cocoa and tea. The My K-Cup and included measuring spoon conveniently store in the brewer's top compartment.

Breville Single Serve Coffee Maker Features

  • 1500-watt single-cup coffeemaker with quiet pump technology and "showerhead" spray
  • LCD control panel; digital clock with auto on/off; 5 brew strengths; variable brew temperature
  • Removable 60-ounce water tank; charcoal water filter; iced-beverage function for iced tea or coffee
  • Includes sample variety pack of K-Cup coffee pods, a reusable My K-Cup, and a measuring spoon
  • You cannot use your Brewer until it has been primed for its first use

Breville Single Serve Coffee Maker Reviews

Love it!
By J. Wehrmeister

We've been using Keurig coffee makers for some time. Most have had some minor problems and I was concerned that the Breville reviews were not all positive. I ordered anyway because other Breville products that I have are extremely well-made. I have not been disappointed with this item. It works as advertised and, so far at least, has not given us a moment of frustration. We use it constantly with no problems at all. Love it!!
Great Single Serve Coffee Maker Machine!
By Miss Dee

I bought this machine in 2010 and I love it. I have not had any problems with it. And I would buy another one like this. Very dependable machine. Stopped me from going to Starbucks every Friday!!!
Breville BKC700XL Coffeemaker
By William A. Payne

The item was priced cheaper than anyone online or retail. It arrived on time and in great condition. It works better than I hoped. No problems and no issues. The quality of the machine is very good. I have used it everyday since its arrival days before Xmas. I would recommend the product, the brand and of course Amazon. They are Amazing!!!
Bought for Wife's B-day....she loves it!
By R. Summy

I decided to by this Breville Model because of past reveiws and glad I did. This machine looks great and has worked as advertised since getting it for my Wife's B-day a month ago.
She wanted a Keurig model but likes this one better. Besides the stainless steel outside the small but smart addition of the storge compartment for the included My K-cup and measuring spoon in the top of the machine is a huge plus. I never used one of these before, but my wife says it is much quieter than ones she uses at work and the size selecting (with the Iced beverage function) is easy to change. Hope it keeps working as it has this past month......flawlessly....which means happy wife!
Better Than Expected!!
By J. Cook

I conducted extensive research before ordering the Breville BKC700XL Gourmet Single-Serve Coffeemaker with Iced-Beverage Function. I initially was going to order the Cuisinart based on a Consumer Report rating, however, was not available from Amazon at the time, so I selected the Breville. What a great choice. It makes excellent coffee no matter which size cup selected. I do not think it is noisy like some of the reviews of other brands. Heats up quickly and brews a cup in less than a minute. I will never go back to pots of coffee again.
Amazing brewer, amazing customer service!!!!
By RJM43085

Not only does this brewer brew the best cup of coffee I've ever had, Breville provided the best customer service I've ever experienced as well! I purchased this brewer 14 months ago. Recently it started brewing very weak coffee. As the warranty had expired, I contacted Breville to locate my nearest service center. Not only did they honor the expired warranty, they're replacing it with a brand new model (sight unseen, no questions asked), the newest model available, an upgrade from the brewer that I currently own. Unheard of! I've never experienced such excellent customer service. Wow, actually a brand you can trust!
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Cuisinart Single Serve Coffee Maker (SS-700)

Cuisinart Single Serve Coffee Maker SS-700

Cuisinart SS-700 Single Serve Brewing System, Silver - Powered by Keurig
Rating: (3.3 out of 5 stars based on 411 votes)
List Price: $365.00
Sale Price: $155.70
You Save: $209.30 (57%)

Cuisinart Single Serve Coffee Maker Description

Perfect for both personal use and entertaining, this single-serve home-brewing system offers consumers fresh gourmet coffee, tea, hot cocoa, and more in under one minute. Choose either 4, 6, 8, or 10 ounce from the icon on brewing size options. Using Keurig K-Cups—featuring over two hundred varieties of pre-measured, premium brand coffee and tea--this brewer’s innovative one-touch technology makes it easier than ever for consumers to enjoy a wide array of hot beverages. No matter which cup size you choose, the Cuisinart Single Serve Brewing System , working in conjunction with K-Cup, always produces the perfect cup every time.

Cuisinart Single Serve Coffee Maker Features

  • Hot Water button lets consumers enjoy instant coffee, soup, tea, and hot cocoa.
  • Rinse control instantly cleans the inside of the brew chamber.
  • Extra large removable 80 oz. water reservoir offers impressive capacity, eliminating the need for frequent refills.
  • Fully programmable features including Auto On/Off and adjustable temperature control.
  • Blue backlit LCD with digital clock brightly displays information.
  • 5 cup sizes including an iced beverage setting.
  • Quiet brew technology lets you enjoy every cup more peacefully than ever.
  • Removable drip tray allows extra space for travel mugs.
  • My K-Cup reusable coffee filter can be filled with any gourmet ground coffee, to suit personal tastes, and conveniently stores right in the unit.
  • 12 K-Cup starter variety pack lets consumers enjoy a varied sampling of all that Keurig K-Cups have to offer.
  • Charcoal water filter removes impurities that could interfere with the taste of beverages.

Cuisinart Single Serve Coffee Maker Reviews

Finally a nice brewer that works!
By C. Jacobson

I purchased the Cuisinart Single Serve Coffee Maker after going through 3 Keurig B70s and a Brevelle since Christmas, (all three were defective with pump problems and very LOUD.) The Brevelle 700 worked okay but had these really annoying flashing lights that flashed all the time "Open Head". The arrow lights were extremely bright and bothersome.
So far the Cuisinart SS700 works really well. Very little noise and the pump works just fine. I like the larger water tank and nothing flashes at me!
A good coffee maker for the office
By minardi "F1 fan"

I purchased this coffeemaker for the office. This is the only K-cup brewer that I have found that offers so many beverage sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12oz. It features a timer, do that it is ready to go when I arrive at the office, and is ready all day. It has a large 80 oz water tank, so I can refill it just once or twice a day. You can set a default beverage size, so you can just put in a K-cup, press Brew, and have a cup of coffee in less than 60 seconds. It has a hot water setting, and a rinse setting that dispenses 4oz of water to clean the brewing chamber of prior residue.

We brew coffee, hot chocolate, and tea with ours. The brewer comes with a My K-cup filter that stows away inside a door on the unit (You can use your own coffee/tea in the reusable filter)
Sheer coffee heaven!
By A. Smith "avid amazon shopper"

I bought this Cuisinart Single Serve Coffee Maker because my sister has one! Previously, she had the Keurig machine, but it failed. she selected this one as the replacement and has been very happy with it. Envious of the quick, easy DELICIOUS coffee it produces, i finally got this one as well. It's great! I love it!! it has a little space to store the DIY coffee cup that came with it, it tells you when to "descale", it will come on and go off at preset times if you want it to, and is the next best thing to a coffee stud you could want in the kitchen. I put it near the sink so i can just pull up the faucet hose and fill it, couldn't be easier unless it was plumbed in. it does seem sturdy and well made, and, since i've had other cuisinart products, i feel confident it will last for years. Love it!! love being able to have this variety of coffee and then another one, without waste. Love it!! clean, neat, great coffee!
Great Single Serve Coffee Maker Machine!
By tracey crone

I first purchased this item and after about 2 weeks, It didnt make the correct cup size and there was a problem with the water pump..

I contacted price bros (the seller) They immediatly sent a new one and I have had it about 7 weeks now and it works beautifully!

I use this machine at least 6x a day..and up to 15..I brew coffee on 10 oz..tea on 6...find those the best cup size to suit my flavor choice..I use green mountain breakfast blend and it makes a perfect delicious cup..I also use dunkin donuts and brew that in the included filter..also fantastic..I buy whole beans as it stays fresher longer and grind enough for 4 cups at a time...

I love the hot water feature as well as the rinse feature..Has a good sized water tank..and really like the water filters..easy to fill ..easy to use and makes a delicious HOT cup of coffee or tea...would and have recommended to many..this will be a gift I give a few people at christmas..

I can't say enough about the vendor..they are fantastic!

the hot water selection is hot enough for bagge tea..oatmeal and ive used it for things like stuffing that calls for hot water...
Dental Diva
By V. Sandoval

Sorry Starbucks! Highly recommend you get this for you and your family. My family bought me the Cuisnart SS-700 single serve brewing system as a Christmas gift and I love it (I actually got it on Black Friday)! I researched the single serve coffee maker machines for quite a while and was so reluctant to spend that kind of money for a coffee machine and finally broke down. I love stopping every morning to get me a cup of Starbucks coffee but with the economy issues I wanted to cut back on some of my splurges. Well I am glad I did, this coffee machine is amazing. Every year a few of my patients get me the Starbucks Christmas blend coffee as a gift and it is has been okay however, i still stopped by Starbucks to grab a cup because it just didn't satisfy me. OMG, this year my coffee was amazing! My girls have been using my machine for instant oatmeal, hot cocoa and apple cider. We have the Single serve Keurig at work and have lots of issues with it, We had to return it twice. Everything is so convenient with this machine, you are not obligated to purchase the k-cups you can use ground coffe with your my K-cup that comes with the machine, you have the option to set your coffee to turn on in the morning for you. It has a large water capacity tank. I could go on and on but let me just say, It is an amazing machine!
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Hamilton Beach Single Serve Scoop Coffee Maker

on Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hamilton Beach Single Serve Coffee Maker

Hamilton Beach Single Serve Scoop Coffee Maker 49981
Price: $73.17
Rating: (4.1 out of 5 stars based on 137 votes)

Hamilton Beach Single Serve Coffee Maker Description

You will love the great tasting hot coffee this Hamilton Beach Single Serve Coffee Maker in just seconds. The Scoop uses your favorite ground coffee and brews 8 oz of coffee in only 90 seconds. The Scoop can brew up to 14 oz and has ample space for a travel mug. The universal stainless steel finish will look great on your kitchen countertop.

This Hamilton Beach The Scoop Single Serve Coffee Maker only requires a scoop of your favorite coffee grounds and the press of the button to get things going. With such simple operation and no carafe to clean, you'll love using this Hamilton Beach single serve coffee maker every day.

Hamilton Beach Single Serve Coffee Maker Features

  • Simply scoop your favorite coffee and place it to brew. no pods or special filters required.
  • Two metal scoops included for precise measuring ensuring the perfect cup of coffee.
  • Can brew up to 14oz in as little as 1.5 minutes. fits a travel size or regular mug.
  • Brews hotter than the leading competitors per SCAA standards.
  • Durable stainless steel construction.

Hamilton Beach Single Serve Coffee Maker Reviews

By kkatwill

Makes a tasty, hot cup of coffee similar in taste to french press coffee.
I have had no problems with spraying or tepid coffee.
Clean up is quick and I don't feel guilty about using plastic cups.
It doesn't take up any real room on my countertop.
If you want a less expensive alternative to the pricier single serving makers, the Scoop would be a great choice.
I enjoyed this maker so much, I bought one for my Father.
By cliffcathy

This is a great single serve coffee maker. Works in a flash for a good, hot cup of coffee. I love being able to use my own coffee instead of those expensive K-cups. If you are even tempted a little to buy this coffee maker I would suggest you do it - now!!!
A good alternative to K-cup machines or the Senseo
By Comdet

I'm a big fan of single cup coffee brewers since I like to drink different varieties of coffee without having to brew a whole pot of each. I have the Senseo and the Cuisinart K-cup machines. Both are good machines and can be used with your own coffee (e.g., you don't have to use a K-cup or a pod, but rather any coffee you like).

But using your own coffee in a K-cup or Senseo can be a bit cumbersome (especially with the Senseo) since they are primarily designed to use pre-packaged coffee. That option is great when it comes to convenience, but no so good with regard to cost and variety (especially if you prefer decaf coffee).

In contrast, the Hamilton Beach was designed only to use regular coffee. I find it very easy to use - just fill the scoop with coffee, fill the machine with water and you're done. It takes about 2 minutes from start to finish when using the "bold" option (that option slows the water flow down to produce a stronger brew). Simple and easy to clean as well.

The critical factor with the Scoop - as well as all other do-it-yourself single cup systems - is the grind. Too coarse a grind and you get coffee-flavored water; too fine and you get a clogged filter. Unfortunately, it's hard to find a pre-ground coffee that it just right. I grind my own, and after a few experiments with grind size, hit the right spot. If you do prefer to use pre-ground, look for something that has a medium fine grind, such as Melitta.

I'm not happy with the fact that this does not have a water tank. You have to fill it every time you use it. While that cuts down on the size and eliminates some cleaning/maintenance, it would be nice if it had a tank, and allowed you to select various cup sizes.

Looks nice on the countertop and feels like it is decently made. Coffee comes out hot, and you can adjust the cup holder so it can handle both small and tall cups.

Overall I like this, and would highly recommend it as a capable alternative to a K-cup machine.
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Tassimo Single Serve Coffee Maker (TAS2001UC)

Tassimo Single Serve Coffee Maker

Tassimo by Bosch TAS2001UC Single Serve Coffee Brewer, White
Price: $99.99
Rating: (4.0 out of 5 stars based on 43 votes)

Tassimo Single Serve Coffee Maker Description

The Tassimo Single Serve Coffee Maker (TAS2001) is a revolutionary new concept in small appliances which allows you to personalize your brewer with any one of 4 color kits (Strawberry Red, Mint Blue, Lime Green or Hazelnut Brown) .These color kits allow you to mix and match any one of the 4 colors kits to design a brewer that fits you. Each color kit sold separately.

Tassimo Single Serve Coffee Maker Features

  • Single-serve coffee brewer brews at the touch of a button in about a minute
  • Uses T-Discs with barcode technology; beverages pour directly from T-Disc into cup
  • No measuring, no fuss, and virtually no cleanup; customizable size and strength
  • LED user interface; 51-ounce removable water tank
  • Measures W 7 7?8" x H 11" x D 11 3?4"; 1-year parts-and-labor warranty

Tassimo Single Serve Coffee Maker Reviews

The Best Tasting Coffees, Lattes and Hot Chocolate!
By Havilos

WOW! I really love this beautiful brewer. Not only everyone who visits me has something to say about its beautiful design but it makes quality lattes, cappuccinos and the most delicious hot chocolate. I have tasted Keurig beverages but they all tasted watery and powdered, also Keurig does not make anything with milk. Not Good. I have my Tassimo for a few months now and I adore it. I get my T-Disc thru mail and sometimes I buy them at Best Buy. No more Starbucks after my Tassimo t20. GREAT Looking and Tasting Product.
Better than expected
By Menthol Rum

I have a few types of coffee machines, most are tucked away. I didn't expect to like the Tassimo as much as I do, but it is a great system for single serve. You can make cup after cup fast and easy as well. Its ingenious design allows for lattes, expresso and a variety of coffees, teas and even hot chocolate. I have used several different types of coffee and it makes a very good cup each time. One very slight 'con' would be that you might like your coffee stronger or weaker, which isn't really an option. Well, you could add water to make it weaker, but stronger, you're out of options. I've made over 100 cups so far and everything has been very good.

If you are a serious budget coffee drinker, then I don't think that a single serving machine would be appealing. If you are a buying a pricey coffees everyday at the coffee shop, then you'll be better served by using the Tassimo. A good simple cup of coffee can run you about $0.65/cup depending upon the coffee you buy, a latte and chai costs me $1.50/cup or so. So for those that spend $5-$10 a day on coffee at a shop, this would be a very good option for saving money and not giving up on your 'must have' coffee.

It's not a big machine, the operation is very simple and impossible to do it wrong, unless you're really trying. There is a removable water reservoir that will last through several cups and the front is removable for easy clean up. Turn it on, open the top, put in your beverage of choice, push the big button when the light is green and you're done. If you use a two-part beverage, after the first part is complete, open the top (when the light turns orange to signal it's cooled down enough to touch), put the second part in, push the button. Simple.

I really do like this system and there a many, many options from many companies for your hot beverage of choice. My opinion is that for certain types of coffee drinkers, this is a great machine to have.
Far better than it's competitor!!!
By Marie A. Carmenati

My daughter and her boyfriend got me this machine for Christmas. We have a Keurig at work, and I rarely use it because the coffee is weak and lacks flavor. After one cup from the Tassimo, I was sold! The coffee is rich and full-bodied. I am not sure whether there are more coffee grounds in the T-discs than the K-cups, or whether the water reaches a higher temperature in the Tassimo. Either way, the Tassimo makes a perfect cup of coffee every time, whether it's a Starbucks disc or a Maxwell House disc! The machine also brews a delicious cup of Twining's Earl Grey tea.

For anyone who prefers stronger coffee, this is the machine of choice. The only tiny downside to the Tassimo relates to the number of coffee flavors available. If you like your Island Coconut or Caramel Pecan, you'll have to settle for the Keurig. But I did not take a star off the rating for this - still gave it five, because the perfection of the coffee outweighed the availability of the flavors in my book!
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