Best Tassimo Machine Review and Buyers' Guide
Are you after the latest Tassimo coffee machine? Do you want a great range of hot drinks available at your fingertips?
Tassimo coffee machines are known for their easy to use functionality. As well as having one of the best range of pods available for that perfect drink.
With different models to choose from, all varying in price, how do you decide which one is best?
We have taken the best Tassimo coffee machines and considered their features, such as tank capacity, drink making ability, size, and how easy it is to use.
Below you will find our best selection of these coffee machines, detailing what we like and what we didn't.
So let's get started!
Bosch Tassimo My Way (Editors' Choice)
Designed to be more of drinks machine than a coffee machine, the My Way offers a large variety of drink making options.
With this Tassimo machine, you are able to change and experiment with the volume, temperature and strength of each drink. This means that not only can you design your own drink from the large selection on offer. But each T-disc can be brewed as multiple different drinks. Ensuring that you get the perfect cup whoever it's for!
The water tank on this Tassimo range is of good capacity at 1.3 litres. No more walking back and forth to sink for a refill every time you want a cup of coffee. For those with a larger kitchen might find this feature particularly useful.
The coffee produced by this machine is great. Though where this Bosch Tassimo coffee maker comes into its own is in its pod operation.
With a lot of pod machines, the disc or capsule of powdered milk can result in a powdery taste and texture. Bosch Tassimo has created a machine will make frothy, indulgent and consistently good Cadbury's hot chocolate if that's what you want.
The point is, they've nailed the milk production and made it so it's delicious. Every time.
This machine is rich in features and genuinely easy to use. The design of the machine will appeal to many.
Using the My Way is effortless. There is a hinged lid that doubles up as a handle on the water tank - quick and easy re-filling.
The adjustable cup stand is wide and can be mounted at varying heights, depending on your drink choice.
The My Way is one of the best Tassimo coffee machines when it comes to keeping it clean. The drip tray and disc holder parts can go in the dishwasher. The water tank requires hand washing.
Overall this Tassimo machine ought to appeal to more than just coffee makers, thanks to its ability to make so many different styles of hot drinks - including a deliciously frothy hot chocolate.
- Nice tactile buttons
- Ability to memorise 4 different user profiles
- Lots of customising ability
- 1500W is a quite high power output
Bosch Joy TAS4502GB Coffee Maker
This Bosch Tassimo Joy is aimed at those wanting a cafe-style experience who like great tasting coffee but also a wide variety of hot drinks.
The Joy does make a fantastic cup of Joe. However, it can also produce a large number of speciality hot drinks. This is thanks to the Tassimo pod system, T-discs.
This paired with the coffee machines Intellibrew system provides precise brewing specifications for that particular drink. This is all done through barcode reading. It will identify the temperature, brewing time, water level etc.
The T-disc range is sublime and there is almost a drink for everyone. This includes well-known brands such as; Kenco, Costa, Cadburys, Carte Noir and Oreo. Tea drinks also get a choice with a large number for Twinings teas available.
There is a BRITA filtration system built into this Bosch Tassimo coffee machine. A feature that will help keep the water clean and ensure the maximum flavour of the drinks.
Coffee machines are inherently convenient. That's one of the reasons why they are so popular.
The Joy has an ultra-fast flow-through water heater. Water will be heated up as soon as you switch the machine on, meaning that you aren't waiting for the machine to actually heat up.
With energy efficiency in mind, the Joy Tassimo machine has an auto-off feature.
Overall, the Joy Tassimo models offer lots of features. A decent water tank capacity at 1.2litres. Sound reduction technology is built-in to ensure your hot drink is brewed quietly. The user interface is very easy to use.
To round it off, it's a really stylish looking machine!
- Heats up quickly
- 5 different cup sizes to choose from
- Lots of customising options for drinks
- The drink is made within 60 seconds
- Slightly more cleaning required (a quick wipe down)
Bosch Tassimo Vivy Coffee Machine
The Vivy 2 from Tassimo is designed to be the affordable choice for coffee makers. There are no bells or whistles on this machine but the unit is compact and the coffee is still as great tasting at others.
A great new addition from the Bosch Vivy 2 model is that there are now different choices of colours. This means that the Vivy machine can look great in almost any kitchen!
Using this machine is very simple, the single-button operation makes for easy coffee making.
The water tank comes at a compact size of 0.7 litres so for those who are occasional coffee drinks, this might be the best option when it comes to Tassimo machines.
Overall this touch of a button coffee machine provides superb beverages at an affordable price. There are no complex features to have to navigate around, which I'm sure will appeal to many.
- Compact design - perfect for those with limited space
- One-touch operation
- East to clean and descale
- Tank capacity may not be suitable for frequent users
TASSIMO Peach Coffee Machine TAS1106GB
Are you looking to add a splash of colour to your kitchen? Well, this might be the Tassimo machine for you!
This compact coffee maker comes in an attractive peach colour. It could really become a talking point of your kitchen - as well as providing delicious drinks!
Using the Intellibrew technology this peachy model is easy to use and can be done so with one touch.
As with other compact models, the tank capacity is 0.7 litres. This could be the perfect size for those who need to factor in countertop space.
Taking care of your energy efficiency this range of Tassimo machines comes with an auto-off function - adding to the convenience factor too.
For those who want a compact size model, at an affordable price and something that will stand out well amongst other kitchen appliances, this may be the perfect pod machine for your home.
- Stylish design and colour
- One-touch use
- Lots of pods to choose from
- Size is compact
- Colour may not appeal to everyone
Bosch T12 Vivy Coffee Machine
For people who want to make a cup of coffee at the touch of a button - you may want to buy this Tassimo!
Much like all of the other Tassimo machines in this line-up, this machine uses pods known as T-discs. These are easy to use and require little to no time from you.
The cup stand is adjustable so if you need to change the cup height, this can be done on these models.
This Tassimo model will only heat up the water needed to make that specific drink. This feature is fully automatic and one which is designed to save time and money.
The overall size of this range of pod machines is compact. It would be a perfect one for those who place space-saving at the top of their list.
A nice easy one-button operation ensures the use of this Tassimo model is kept easy and simple. Nothing is overly complicated, in fact, quite the opposite and that we really like!
With a superb range of beverages available, including more than just coffee, you ought to be able to keep everybody happy!
- 2-year warranty
- The water heats up in no time
- Easy to use pod machines
- Affordable price available
- Missing a large water tank
1. What is the best Tassimo machine to buy?
The best Tassimo available to buy today will depend solely on your need.
Some have lots of features and a large water tank capacity, such as the MyWay.
The My Way models have a smart start function and lots of options when it comes to personalising your drinks. With four different drink options available to store.
Though you may not need any of that. Consider what you need and what function is at the top of your list. Is that single-button operation?
A larger water tank to keep everyone happy and the ability to make lots of coffee!
Also, think about whether you want to buy a machine that will add something to the design of your kitchen. There are models that focus on design and there are those that focus on functionality.
If the price is top of your list, then consider the more compact range of simpler machines.
2. Are Tassimo coffee machines any good?
Tassimo machines make a fantastic range of coffee and other hot beverages such as hot chocolate.
If well-loved brands are what you like and keep you happy, then Tassimo caters for that too.
The pods are incredibly easy to use and will produce some of the best beverages in your house!
3. Why were Tassimo machines discontinued?
Though there are a few countries where you can no longer purchase a Tassimo machine. Canada is one of those countries where you won't be able to get your coffee fix anymore.
The City of Hamburg has banned the sale of the pods due to the impact they have on the environment. Due to the fact that the pods are difficult to recycle as there are made from a variety of components. Few recycling plants are able to manage this and it can be costly to do so.
Tassimo believes this has helped highlight the environmental impact and are working towards creating a more sustainable solution.
As a starting point, Tassimo UK has partnered up with TerraCycle to help manage the waste created from used coffee pods.
The Final Verdict
After conducting our research we feel that the Tassimo machine that comes out on top is the My Way model.
It offers a large water tank which will keep even the frequent drinker happy.
The ability to save different customised drinks is such a useful feature that doesn't appear on other models. Everybody wants good quality coffee!
Though a close competition, we feel that this is the best Tassimo coffee machine out there today!