The Tassimo Capsule System

I’d like to tell you about this popular capsule system. What’s cool about the capsules of this system is that they are not just coffee drinks, but other hot beverages as well, like hot chocolate, tea, and basically more milk based beverages. To get the milk based beverages, you combine 2 capsules (one for the milk and another for the beverage) and you get a tasty hot beverage. Another thing Tassimo did is have their capsules branded by well known brands, so buying “Starbucks” capsules or “Milka Chocolate” capsules for your machine can be really cool. The machines are also competitively priced so overall it is a pretty cheap and fun hot beverage maker for your consideration.

Tassimo Capsules

Tassimo Capsules

I would say that people who are looking for high quality espresso, may look at ground coffee espresso machines, or other capsule systems, since there is really only one machine for the Tassimo system, by Bosch (check out the Bosch Tassimo TAS4011GB Multi-Beverage Machine), or you can also find a machine by Braun, both of which are pretty much entry level machines.

The Tassimo machine works exclusively with capsules called Tassimo Discs (T DISCs), and a unique bar code reading system. When the T DISC is inserted, the machine reads the unique bar code printed on the label. The code specifies the following specification which makes for a perfect brewing, depending on the beverage type:

Bosch Tassimo TAS4011GB1

Bosch Tassimo TAS4011GB1

  • Water temperature
  • T DISC type
  • Brew cycle (pre-wetting, brewing)
  • Water quantity
  • Liquid velocity
  • Air or Steam Purge

You cannot use any other capsules, pods or ground coffee with the Tassimo machines (made by Bosch), so you are limited to their range of beverages. T DISCs are available from major Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Morrsions, Somerfield and Boots stores, and you can find them online at the Tassimo online store as well.

Bosch and Braun both provide a two-year warranty on their machines.

Check out user reviews and price comparison for the Bosch Tassimo TAS4011GB Multi-Beverage Machine.

Here is a demonstration video by Bosch:

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6 years 11 months ago

Is it possible to have capsule TDISCs shipped to Italy? Since I cannot find TDISCs locally in Italy…thanks.

Lars Nilsson
7 years 11 months ago

Är inte detta ett förädlat sett för att sälja frystorkat kaffe som har funnits i 20-25 års tid på varje bildäcksfirma eller väntrum,där man med 2 tryck + skållhett vatten får en en kopp eller mugg kaffe som smakade ungefär som på Mc Donald´s, skållhett utan smak men med bränd tunga.
Jag undrar vad är innehållet i en kapsel ???,kan ej hitta någon innehållsförteckning.


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9 years 9 months ago

I’m a huge fan of the Tassimo and although I am not a huge espresso fan, the cappuccinos are fantastic out of this machine. As you pointed out the high end machines may make better espresso (and possibly cappuccino, but that could be close!), but these units are very cost effective now.
As a side note, I liked my unit so much I made a page up to talk about how great they are.