- Tassimo – worth it or not?
We have a Tassimo and a Nespresso (please don’t ask why, it’s too complicated).
Everyone agrees the Nespresso is better.
My wife insists on using the Tassimo (yes I know but at least I get the Nespresso to myself).
Only advantage of the Tassimo is that it’ll do tea and hot chocolate if you don’t also own a kettle.
I’ll stick with my Nescafe
Tassimo is better than that!Posted 4 years agoAdamWMember
I’m in a bit of a quandry with this one. I have a nespresso and do like the coffee, but by gum it is expensive. We go through about £60 of caps every other month, that’s getting on for £360 a year.
So in the longer run, would it be cheaper to get something like a Gaggia Classic and make my own (need a small machine for the kitchen) or would I just be weeing my money up a wall?
I do have an ‘outpresso’ too but that’s for outdoors and I doubt will get to 15 bar.Posted 4 years agoMary HingeMember
I’ve got a code for a Tassimo coffee machine from Costa for £30. I also get £20 of Tdiscs free when I spend £25 on Tdiscs.
Are these machines any good?
Anywhere to get the discs from cheap?
It looks like about a quid per cup, which I think is a bit steep for a coffee at home!Posted 4 years agoJaz1979Member
I got my Tassimo delivered yesterday after getting my Costa code discount – figured that if I don’t like it or it starts costing too much (not planning on using it all the time as replacement to existing coffee and tea) then I will sell it on ebay where I should (hopefully) get my money backPosted 4 years agomolgripsSubscriber
You’re not tied in to one supplier if you get Tassimo – there are plenty afaik.
Don’t be persuaded by snobs to get a ‘proper’ espresso machine. They are a lot more faff and you have to want to do it. I do, but I can see the appeal of tassimo. I know many people who can’t be bothered with the faff and have the real proper authentic genuine REAL MAN’s machine sat on the worktop taking up space most of the time.
It’s a lot better than instant whichever way you do it, as long as you don’t use milk pods. Real milk is pretty easy to come by and can be heated in a microwave easily enough.
I spend about £4-5 a bag on coffee beans, lasts maybe 10 days brewing four shots a day.Posted 4 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
I quite liked my Tassimo. One of the good things about it is that the pods have barcodes on them which tell the machine the temperature, volume and pressure to use for that pod – which means you get very consistent coffees from it.
The BIG disadvantage that I found is they really don’t like limescale! Mine got crudded up, leaked water from inside then started tripping circuit breakers. Googling suggests this is a common problem with them. We’re not even in a particularly hard water area.
I now have a Dolce Gusto machine, which takes huge pods and is more “manual”, but produces a fairly decent coffee (despite being made by Nescafe), seems to cope with our water, and most importantly goes with our kitchen decor. 😀Posted 4 years agoandytherocketeerSubscriber
but Senseo is bloody revolting
Massive design flaw of a machine too (at least the older type, kind of round, leaning over models). Water level sensor floating magnets that float at the bottom, Lid that can jam shut, and that’s before the “coffee” that tastes like dishwater.
Broke mine in half. Physically. Just using a little extra force to get the lid open after it jammed.Posted 4 years agomidlifecrashesSubscriber
That’s a good price for a machine that makes very decent coffee very easily. Got one for my birthday a couple of months ago. 40p a cup for good coffee seems fine to me. The milky double pod drinks are too big though, maybe I should get a separate frother for the odd latte.Posted 4 years ago
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