Bosch Tassimo T20 Review: Coffee Done the Right Way

It's no secret. I love coffee.

I wake up, go to the kitchen, make my coffee, and THEN start my day. I even hold off on going pee until the coffee has started. You know, in case I get interrupted in the bathroom by my kids and get sidetracked from making coffee afterwards. 

The coffee obsession started in high school. Helped me stay awake after a long night of partying... er... studying (hi Mom!) so that I could function at work on the weekends.

Then it really did serve as a way to function after a long night of studying in college. I spent many a night at the local Living Room cafe right around the corner from college sipping coffee and learning the latest study on the human mind.

So when individual coffee brewers first started to come out on the market I was one of the first to pick one up. But it jut didn't quite fulfill my needs and I switched back to the drip pot version.


That is until I saw the great options Bosch had with their Tassimo series. Added bonus? Gevalia, my favorite brand of coffee, had many variations of their coffees in t-disc form!

I received my Tassimo T20 a few weeks ago and since then I haven't looked back! It's so simple and easy to use, plus I'm able to make coffee, tea, and hot chocolate all with one device. I can even make iced tea for my husband!

And with Bosch's barcode system, my Tassimo knows exactly how to make my coffee every time!


I love the option of purchasing regular 8oz coffee t-discs or large 12oz coffee t-discs. So in the morning if I choose to have a larger cup instead of making two cups back to back (like when I'm on the go and using my Creative Travel Mug) I don't have to select a certain option on the Tassimo.

I simply turn the Tassimo on, add my t-disc, and place the size cup I need in the well. As soon as I turn on the machine it starts going and the aroma of that amazing cup of joe fills the room. And if I've purchased a bolder brew I can easily wait till it's done brewing and push the button again. There's a 20 second window after it's done brewing to add a bit more hot water to the cup.


This weekend we headed over to Bed, Bath, and Beyond to pick up a few more t-discs since my Amazon order didn't come in yet (and I knew I'd want coffee on Monday morning). I was so excited to see the selection they carried and quickly picked up another Gevalia favorite. I wasn't able to find the large cup t-discs but the ones I did go home with were the perfect gap filler.

And the best part about purchasing my t-discs from Bed, Bath, and Beyond was being able to use my $5 off $15 coupon AND my 20% off coupon on top of one another! How awesome is that?

With Amazon's Subscribe and Save I can save on my t-disc purchases as well by simply signing up to receive a shipment every month or so. You can save up to 15% on each purchase and get free auto-shipping.


If you're looking for a great hot beverage system I highly suggest checking out Bosch's line of Tassimio home brewing systems. Not only will you be left with cup after cup of amazing coffee, you'll spend no time preparing it!

And I absolutely love the option of changing out the color of my Bosch with a simple switch of the Bosch Tassimo Brewer Insert.

To see more of my Tassimo brewing fun, check out my video review on the Simmworks Family YouTube channel! 

And don't forget to check out Bosch Appliances on Facebook and follow them on Twitter for updates on new products, promotions, and other fun information.

 The Noise Girls have yet again put together an amazing giveaway event just for your family! And Bosch Appliances has joined in on the fun to offer one lucky reader a Tassimo T20, 3 color inserts, and a few t-discs to get you started in this giveaway.

The For the Family giveaway event starts on September 1st so please remember to hurry back and enter for your chance to win. You won't want to miss what we have to offer!



Disclaimer: I received a Bosch Tassimo T20 and color inserts for review purposes only. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. All opinions are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.


50 comment(s) with love:

Mama to 4 said... Reply To This Comment

YUMMY! YOU HIT MY SOFT SPOT --- COFFEE! THAT YOU FOR SHARING --- LOOKS GREAT!

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said... Reply To This Comment

Mmm. I am coming over to YOUR house for coffee! ;)

Dawn
www.cheapisthenewclassy.com

LOVE MELISSA:) said... Reply To This Comment

We love our Tassimo! You just reminded me that I haven't had my coffee yet:) Great review:)

Ellen said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy! That definitely looks good to me. I agree. Must have coffee!

Leandrea at Coupons Are Great said... Reply To This Comment

My husband love, love, loves his Tassimo. He just found some t-discs on clearance at Target. I love your photo with the whipped cream. Yum!

ATLanta Saving Moms said... Reply To This Comment

Wonderful review. I must mention this to my friends. :)

Kathleen (aka Callista) said... Reply To This Comment

I never paid much attention to these since I don't drink coffee but I find it interesting that you can make hot chocolate and iced tea in it (although you probably mean American iced tea, not what I like)

Rebekah said... Reply To This Comment

I have been wanting a Tassimo, and now I want one even more!

3 Giggly Monsters said... Reply To This Comment

Oh My Goodness Yummy!

From PDX with Love said... Reply To This Comment

I have a Tassimo too and I love it!! :D

Sofia

Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired said... Reply To This Comment

Wow this looks amazing! I'd love to have one and to give one as a gift to the coffee lovers in my family.

Lindsay @ Laughing Lindsay said... Reply To This Comment

I have 2 Tassimo brewers and I love them! I love that they make one cup and they have so many different varieties.

Sonya Sanderson said... Reply To This Comment

I would love to try this!

Cjnedrow said... Reply To This Comment

The unit looks so nice and stylish. It would be a great addition for my kitchen!
cjnedrow at gmail dot com

Mimi B said... Reply To This Comment

Man, this sounds like an intelligent coffee maker. I love how it knows what you want by barcode! Looks like exactly what I need in the morning!

mandala said... Reply To This Comment

I like Tassimo's modern but easy to use design. I am a coffee addict so I am excited to try this out :)

Jennifer Hiles said... Reply To This Comment

I'm a big coffee fan but I have not heard of Tassimo - judging by other ppls comments I guess I've been living under a rock! Looks like an awesome device and would love to try it out!

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Tassimo is my favorite! But having trouble finding the lattes and cappuccino tdiscs in my area. Better than any coffee shop out there!
JennR
Camtt@hotmail.com

RANDY FULGHAM said... Reply To This Comment

TASSIMO COULD BE MY FAVORITE FREND FOR LIFE,CAUSE I LOVE COFFEE.....

Mike Davis said... Reply To This Comment

Nice-- we can't live without coffee--and of course the tea, and hot cocoa--its just part of our life. I haven't seen this machine-- It's great, we could really put it to good use

Melinda C said... Reply To This Comment

I can't live without coffee and I'd love to be able to make special types with this!

Jenny Stanek said... Reply To This Comment

Now I will say, neither my husband nor myself drinks coffee, but I love that you can do iced tea. My husband drinks tons of iced tea and I'm sure these ones would be much tastier than the gross crap from the grocery store :)

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Elizabeth said... Reply To This Comment

I love that it has gevalia inserts because that's our fav coffee !

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Lilac said... Reply To This Comment

This looks really cool! I love the idea of a single brew instead of wasting half a pot of coffee when only one person is drinking it. This looks nice and sleek, too. Other brands seem to take up a lot more counter space than this one seems to. :-)

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Alexandra Pitcher said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! What a stylish looking coffee maker. I am now going to have to go make myself a cup, because that looks so good; of course, mine won't look that good!

Laura said... Reply To This Comment

This is great - at it looks great too! It would be perfect for me and my husband, who can't decide on a coffee that we both agree on :)

Susan P. said... Reply To This Comment

My sister has a Tassimo and the cups for it are harder to find than the Keurig ones.

mkjmc said... Reply To This Comment

I love the lines of this machine~ But the coffee isn't easy to find arund here

Melissa Stoneback-Tuttle said... Reply To This Comment

I love the sleek design of the machine and I've had these at my Aunt's house at a holiday dinner and it's so yummy.

Jessica Schank Snow said... Reply To This Comment

We're such huge coffee drinkers here. This would be so wonderful for us.
Thanks!

Mary said... Reply To This Comment

That looks wonderful.

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said... Reply To This Comment

I love the look of the coffee machine. And the small glass cup wit whip cream looks yummy!
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Lord SkyOak said... Reply To This Comment

Any product that makes coffee by itself sounds great, and yes I agree must have coffee!!!!

bill elliott said... Reply To This Comment

Ot.s ok, might just take time getting use to it

Marthalynn said... Reply To This Comment

That is a beautiful coffee maker! I am so impressed by all the options. My Keurig died, so I am in need of something new. Now, I want this one!

Jennifer Young said... Reply To This Comment

Mmmm, coffee! I wish I had some right now! :)

Karina said... Reply To This Comment

this looks really nice

Michele P. said... Reply To This Comment

my husband is so missing his Senseo, this would be a great new coffee maker for him!

sheila musselman askins said... Reply To This Comment

i so want one of these! i like that you can make tea and hot chocolate too! I am the only one that drinks coffee in the house..so making a whole pot is just wasteful and sometimes just making enough for a few cups in a regular brewer..well it just doesnt taste right...so gotta get this! lol thank you!

aaltw_515 said... Reply To This Comment

I have never been a big coffee drinker but here recently have wanted to buy one and my husband don't see the sense in it because no one but me would use it so this looks great

Chisum Crew said... Reply To This Comment

I would love, love, love this for hubby and I! rafflecopter: happi shopr

JSweeps said... Reply To This Comment

I love that you can make only one cup at a time, because we never finish a whole pot at my house!

Anja M. said... Reply To This Comment

LOVE LOVE LOVE the Tassimo! Thanks for the giveaway.

Silent Poet said... Reply To This Comment

Ooooooh I love that it makes tea and hot chocolate because I myself don't like coffee but my boyfriend does. So this would be nice for everyone!

-Rachael Henzman

Melanie said... Reply To This Comment

I am not a coffee drinker, but hot chocolate and tea? Oh yes!

tannawings said... Reply To This Comment

Very clever machine to work with tea coffee and cocoa! I would wake up and smile with this in the kitchen!

ellen beck
tannawings at gmail dot com

Jessica Brainerd said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy! I need one of those drinks!!!

Jennifer Nielsen said... Reply To This Comment

I have seen the Tassimo pods at my local grocery store. I didn't know it could do cocoa and tea too like the Kuerig though.

Tiffany Winner said... Reply To This Comment

love your little glass mug, where'd u get it? i always make a pot of coffee and most of it goes to waste