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Jan 03

Tassimo Brewbot Review and Giveaway

Every so often, a non-alcoholic beverage item comes my way for review.  In this case, I agreed for two reasons: I love tea and hot chocolate and they offered a machine for giveaway. Since the giveaway is valued at about $129.99, it seemed like a great opportunity for you guys!

It was a big coffee-maker holiday for Kevin and I. The nice folks from Tassimo sent us the T20 Single Serve Brewbot to review (and keep, so thank you!). Additionally, my mom bought us a Keurig single-serve coffee maker as well. Since Mom bought the Keurig, it’s going to stay at home and the Tassimo is going to work with Kevin soon. But we like them both, for different reasons.

If you haven’t played with a single-serve coffee maker, you should. You see, I don’t drink coffee at all, but I do love tea and hot chocolate. Kevin, on the other hand, is a huge coffee drinker. We can both make our respective drinks using one single-serve machine. It’s fantastic. Even better, my tea doesn’t taste at all like his coffee, because each drink is made from one single-serve disc.


The Tassimo T20 Brewbot from Bosch has a water filtration system built right in, which is nice. On top of that, it’s small and compact, which is another reason it’s the machine heading to Kevin’s desk. The technology behind it is pretty cool at that. Each single-serve T-Disc has a bar code imprinted on the top. The machine reads the bar code and “knows” whether you’ve put in a disc for espresso, cappuccino, earl grey, or a cup of Starbucks. It then brews the right amount at the right temperature based on the information it scans in that bar code. It fits any size cup as well, which is cool. I discovered that you can remove the cup base and suddenly a travel mug fits right under the spout.

My favorite thing about the T20 is its ability to steam milk. I love chai latte, and the T20 makes a great one. I purchased a box of Twinings chai latte, which comes with discs for both chai and latte. First I pop in the chai disc and hit the Brew button. The T20 brews up a small amount of exceedingly strong chai. Next I pop in the matching latte disc and the T20 steams enough milk to fill up, and froth up, my cup. A little stirring and I have a nice chai latte that did not involve me trying to steam the milk myself or use a liquid chai – all in about a 3 minute time period.

There are a lot of options available for the Tassimo Brewbots, including Twinings and Tazo for tea, Milkka for hot chocolate, and Starbucks and Gevalia for chocolate. Boxes of 16 discs run about $20 at Bed, Bath & Beyond and on Amazon. You can also “subscribe” to boxes on Amazon and find them cheaper. Tassimo offers more than 40 beverage
and flavor varieties to satisfy everyone.

Personally, I’m in love with the convenience of a single-serve coffee maker like this. Sure, there will still be occasions when I’ll heat up the tea kettle or fire up the coffee pot, but the convenience factor is just amazing for a quick cuppa. Even at a party we hosted the other night, it was great to offer people different options – would you like Starbucks, Gevalia, or something else? We’ve got it all.


What you’ve all been waiting for is the giveaway – how can you get your hands on one of these nifty little items? Easy.

1. Leave a comment below saying why you want the T20.

2. For an additional entry, tweet about this giveaway and then leave a comment linking back to your tweet. (My twitter ID is @writetechnology.)


Now! Well, now through 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, December 9.


You must live in the United States. The nice folks at Tassimo will only ship domestic.

You must have a valid shipping address that I can give Tassimo, not a PO Box.

You must have a valid email address at which I can contact you.

You must have a valid user name that isn’t some spammy sort of thing. If it looks or sounds spammy at all, I reserve the right to delete you.

You are allowed one comment entry and one comment entry with a Twitter link. Not TWO comment entries UNLESS one of those includes a link back to your tweet.

I will “draw” a comment number using Random.org on Monday morning, January 10, and notify the winner via email. You’ll have 48 hours to respond before I give up and try another randomly generated number.

1/10/11 Update: And the winner is …

FTC Goodness: We received the brewer and some T-discs at no cost for review (although I did run out and buy a bunch)  and giveaway; all the opinions belong to me – no one paid me for them.

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73 Responses to “Tassimo Brewbot Review and Giveaway”

  1. WineBlogFeed says:

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  3. shannan says:

    Oh my gosh, I so want to win this! At my last job we had a single serve coffee maker and it was like my best friend. I love coffee. Some might say I have a coffee addiction. When I had the single serve maker I would drink it the entire day. At my new office we only have an old school coffee pot, you know the kind that leaves the coffee tasting burnt after 45 minutes or so….

    This would be a gift from heaven for this coffee drinking gal!

  4. mommybits says:

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  6. Want fresh coffee in your free Tassimo? @writetechnology is giving away a Tassimo Brewbot! http://ow.ly/3xlhd

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  7. I would love to win the Tassimo Brewbot- I am the sole coffee drinker in my household and have an incredibly hectic life. Because I’m so pressed for time, I tend to make a large pot of coffee at the beginning of the week and re-heat for a couple of days (Yuck, I know!). It would be wonderful to have fresh coffee every day!
    Btw- I saw this on Twitter!
    Great review!

  8. Travis Bryant says:

    I’d like a T20 so that I can make a chai tea latte that isn’t as sweet as what they sell @ most coffee shops. Sounds like I can mix up a custom cup with the Brewbot.

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  10. Lauren says:

    I need the Tassimo Brewbot! To say that I’m a caffeine addict would be an understatement. This would keep me alive and kickin’ at work!

  11. LaurenKellum says:

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  12. Lauren says:

    And I helped spread the work with Twitter @LaurenKellum

  13. Lori Piper says:

    FWIW, there is a tasty Chai latte for the Keurig as well. I think that it’s made by Cafe Escapes. I found mine in my grocery store, but they are freely available online. Yellow box. :)

  14. CincyVoices says:

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  15. Lauren says:

    Sweet! We have one of these at my temp job, and since I’m only there on weekends, I miss it the rest of the week. It’d be lovely to have my own.

  16. Ginny says:

    I love different flavors of coffee but I am the sole coffee drinker in my home. I wanted a sigle serve coffee maker for Christmas but my wish was not granted. I would love to win this for my home.

  17. Shannon says:

    Oh my goodness I have been coveting one of these sooo badly! I am one of the only ones who drinks coffee in my little office (I know, right?) and so bringing in a coffee pot doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. This would be perfect!

  18. RadioCarla says:

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  19. Hoperatives says:

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  20. Jared Whalen says:

    My fiancée loves coffee but I’m more of a tea guy. She always brews too much and then it sits in the pot. The coffee grounds get forgotten and it just never works out well. That added to the fact that she loves Starbucks and I’m constantly nagging her about how much her coffee is costing. Something like this would solve all of our household coffee needs and perhaps put an end to what has become a source of household tension prior to our wedding this year.

  21. Jrodwhalen says:

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  22. Becky says:

    I would love to be able to easily brew a chai latte at home. And my coffee-loving husband would be able to enjoy a quick cup at home in the morning instead of buying it at work–perfect!

  23. bldoug75 says:

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  24. Carla says:

    I need this badly because I was coveting the one at your house the other night! Actually, it would be a great step towards making my cubicle actually bearable and save me lots of money too!

  25. Tassimo Brewbot Review and Giveaway http://bit.ly/hlqHZb

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  26. Dee says:

    I would love this because it would mean that coffee in the mornings would become a reality (rather than waiting in a long drive through line) and in my house I’m the sole coffee drinker so this would be much more feasible to have! :)

  27. Carrie Schultz says:

    This is an item that I have always wanted but would not buy for myself. Santa did not bring one this year.
    I would love to win!!

  28. Stephanie says:

    I would love this! I would use it for tea and hot chocolate :)

    following you on twitter, here’s the link to my tweet!


  29. Janet F says:

    I want to win the Tassimo Brewbot for my family because we can each brew one cup of what we prefer, coffee or tea.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  30. Shanna says:

    I would love to win this, it would make life SO much easier, and they have such a great selection of T Discs!

  31. Nicola says:

    Whoever is in the St. Paul, Minneapolis area, I have one that I don’t use. It only has about 9 hours of use. I am including almost $60 worth of the discs with the selling price of $100. If you are interested, shoot me an email.


  32. Sheila Hickmon says:

    I would love this because I’m the only one who drinks coffee here, and I’m constantly reheating the pot throughout the day. A single serve would be AMAZING!

  33. Julie says:

    One reason: the coffee at my office SUCKS.

  34. Jen says:

    Oh, man, so much competition already! I never, ever make coffee at home unless there’s someone else there to drink it with me – Harry’s a tea drinker exclusively, so it feels a little silly to go to the trouble of making a cup of coffee for myself.

    Plus, despite how much I love it, the french press is such a production when it’s just me sitting at home by myself. Imagine walking into the other room and just hitting a button to get a cup of coffee!

  35. Patty says:

    The T20 would help me stick to only one cup!

  36. jrizzo says:

    Want to win a Tassimo T20? My good friend Michelle @writetechnology is giving one away. http://www.wine-girl.net/2011/01/tassimo.html

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  37. Marc Bergman says:

    Because mine is broken and I miss it…

  38. Evan says:

    I would love to win this because my wife and I bought a “bargin priced” single serve coffee maker, but it isn’t something that is usable. The maker we have has an issue with water flow, so we can get anywhere from 1/4 of a cup full to an overflowing cup, either way usually filled with scorched coffee.

    The T20 would not only allow me to have a good cup of coffee in the morning, but it would allow me to start saving money since I would no longer need to stop at a Starbucks every morning.

  39. Laura says:

    I love single serve brewers! It’s been hard to find Senseo pods lately, so the Tassimo has been getting some serious consideration. The reviews for the coffee it makes sound great. It’s not in the budget right now, but winning it…? Yes, please!

  40. becky says:

    because I’m hopelessly bad at making coffee

  41. becky says:

    weee!!!! i love coffee!!!!


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