33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brillant Machine
I bought this Coffee Maker to replace my 6yr old Tassimo. I think this new Model is a lot better. It makes good latte coffee and it stay hotter longer than my old machine. The Brittax Filter in the water tank also makes your drink taste a lot better. Its great!!!
Published on 16 Nov 2010 by Ladybirdgb
39 of 44 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great coffee - pity about the taste of the milk
This is ideal - quick and easy to use with a variety of available drinks tasting as good as in the coffee shops. The kids love it too especially the frothy hot chocolate. Easy to maintain and keep clean - a real winner and well recommended.
The taste of the coffee is great but I got rid of this machine as the milk tastes artificial. Now looking for a cappuccino...
Published on 19 Aug 2010 by J. Davies
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brillant Machine,
This review is from: Bosch Tassimo Coffee Maker T65 (Kitchen & Home)I bought this Coffee Maker to replace my 6yr old Tassimo. I think this new Model is a lot better. It makes good latte coffee and it stay hotter longer than my old machine. The Brittax Filter in the water tank also makes your drink taste a lot better. Its great!!!
89 of 91 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beats the Dolce Gusto and stomps all over the Senseo,
This review is from: Bosch Tassimo Coffee Maker T65 (Kitchen & Home)I've used a Dolce Gusto for about three years, and thought it was a perfectly decent machine. This year I fancied a change, so after trying out the Senseo at CentreParcs (worst coffee I've ever tasted) I thought I'd give the Tassimo a go. The impressive range of drinks also looked interesting, and after a quick model comparison, I went for this one (T65).
The machine itself is a little more compact than the earlier Dolce Gustos, and sits nicely out of the way on the kitchen worktop. Using it is simplicity; unlike the Dolce Gustos (well, all bar one), it does all the measuring for you, so you get a perfect drink every time. You choose a capsule, pop it in the top of the machine, press the button and wait. The LCD screen prompts you, but doesn't really offer anything of use - it's not a reason to buy this model over one without it, as it turns out. If you've chosen a drink that needs two capsules, then when the first is finished you simply take it out and pop in the second.
In terms of the drinks, I'm very happy with them; they don't taste artificial to me (well, except for the tiramisu and creme brulee flavoured ones - they're awful). The hot chocolates are lovely - the Milka is better than the Suchard as it includes milk - and I was also impressed with the English breakfast tea. Yes, I know a teabag is simplicity itself, but this takes away the faff of judging the correct amount of time to let it brew; it makes tea just how I like it, so I'm happy. Favourites are the two macchiatos - the normal and the caramel. I'm trying out the Jacobs coffees too, so far they're all quite similar, none are really standing out as great. But they're not horrible, and there is such a wide choice that there's bound to be something for most people.
I've knocked off a star on this model as the LCD screen serves no purpose other than looking fancy, and the mug light is only occasionally useful when preparing a night-time hot chocolate when you don't want to turn on the main kitchen light; however the water filter saves having to use a separate filter, so that's something.
160 of 167 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it,
This review is from: Bosch Tassimo Coffee Maker T65 (Kitchen & Home)Bought this for my partners birthday (who has a passion for gadgets & wanted a coffee machine!). I must admit i thought that it would possibly be another one of those kitchen items that never really gets used BUT, having had it now for just over two months, i can safely say that our kettle is redundant!! We use it for every hot drink we do! Which brings me to the fabulous selection of tassimo drinks you can get! The hot chocolate & the Twinings tea! Lovely!! I personally am not a huge coffee drinker but due to the wide selection of drink you can use with this machine i would still recommend it & he, who does love coffee, never bores of all the different variaties & it is very quick & simple to use.
My only gripe would be that it doesnt make a huge cup..you either need two discs or to make sure you add more water (which there is an option to do)OR you could just used smaller mugs!
We have a large kitchen so space wasnt a concern but this machine is quite slimline & im sure would fit nicely in most kitchens. A very good design.
very impressed & would definately recommend.
90 of 96 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At Last!! Coffee at the touch of a button. "FANTASTIC",
This review is from: Bosch Tassimo Coffee Maker T65 (Kitchen & Home)Like many people I've ummed and arred over one of these. Will it be another expensive ornament eventually destined for the car boot sale or loft. The answer is a resounding NO! Yes the T Discs are a little more expensive (the most is about 50pence a drink) than instant coffee/chocolate/latte/creme/cappucino/tea/tiramisu flavour/creme brulee......the list goes on. But be honest...instant coffee ? No such thing (till now). That soluble rubbish we all drink is just that, and it tastes awful too. All the drinks I've had so far I've enjoyed, even the family, who aren't as enthusiastic as I am over coffee like it. And with a little imagination, like using your own hot milk with espresso T discs, the morning drink will never be the same again. The Latte's look fab (glass cups). I can't praise this machine enough. And it takes no effort to clean. just a quick wipe with a kitchen towel over the dispenser tip and your done. My old machine, a "real" coffee maker is now gathering dust. Although it made great coffee, it took too long, was too difficult to clean and just took up too much space. This does it all in about a minute (at the worst). A couple of pals have bought the cheaper TA 40 but go for this one. It has the water filter, an illuminated cup stand and the LCD display means if you can read you can work it. It's as difficult as "put in the disc and press the button" The only difficulty you will have is deciding what to drink! Bloomin Brilliant !! (if you like your coffee scalding hot, and I know some do, pop the completed drink in the microwave for a minute, it'll be roasting hot) And no I don't work for Tassimo. PS. When you register your machine you get a £20 voucher to spend on line on the drinks. This model is currently on sale for about £100, cheaper than the lesser model ! and about £40 cheaper than [...] or the [...] website.
Go on.....you know you want too!! Just wish I'd bought one sooner. Cliff x
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tassimo S65 - does what it says on the tin,
This review is from: Bosch Tassimo Coffee Maker T65 (Kitchen & Home)I do not drink huge amounts of cofffee, but when I do, I like good proper coffee, hence hardly ever use freeze dried muck from a jar. I can't be fussed using beans + cafetiere for one cup.
So after reading copious reviews of all different machines avaliable - Tassimo, Nespresso et al, and taking in comments from friends who have similar, I chose the Tassimo. Main reasons being it's flexability in range of drinks, and bar code reader to optimise the amount of water delivered to the cup.
The machine works well,
easy to use,
above all, makes good coffees.
The range of coffees is good and varied to suit all tastes, albeit most of the best variations ( my opinion, depends on you taste in coffee)are only available online, although a good range is available from main high-street outlets. Tassimos' online store is generally 50% cheaper than Amazon ( sorry Mr. Amazon), but the downside is a minimum order value. To circumvent this, a few colleagues order a job-lot and share.
All in all, a good machine, worth the money, and enjoying the coffee - even the Team Olympic couch potato teenagers use it.
29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why didn't I buy this earlier??,
This review is from: Bosch Tassimo Coffee Maker T65 (Kitchen & Home)Wonderful xmas present my girlfriend reluctantly bought for me because I had a habit of buying gadgets, then using them a few times before consigning them to the storage cupboard. Would this coffee machine end up in the "useless gadgets" kitchen cupboard as well, just like the smoothie maker, the chocolate fountain, the fondue set or the magic garlic peeler?
Thankfully, we use this several times a day. Its made the kettle obsolete, is a decent hot water dispenser like the tefal quick cup, and makes good coffee and hot chocolate too.
This model has a fancy LCD screen, ring lighting, LED lighting and a brita water filter tank, so you get good tasting clean drinks as an added bonus. And it requires minimal cleaning and maintenence.
Pop in your coffee pod and you're good to go. Fresh, restaurant/cafe quality coffee for a fraction of the price, at the touch of a button. Minimal hassle. When you are finished, go ahead and pollute the planet with the mountain of used t-discs you will inevitably end up going through.
Do register your machine on the Tassimo website, you get a £20 voucher to spend on drinks.
I recommend the Mastro Lorenzo range if you like the very rich continental coffee/espresso taste.
Kencos are quite weak and tasteless. Carte Noires are very good, the Lattes and Cappucinos are ok if you can't be bothered to froth your own milk. The tea T-discs are a waste of money, buy regular tea bags instead and use the machine to dispense hot water as described below.
How to use the Bosch Tassimo as a hot water dispenser:
Buy a spare yellow service disc and tape on a barcode from a used t-disc. I recommend the Kenco Cafe Crema barcode, it will produce a good cupful of boiling hot water for your tea etc.
How to froth your own milk on the cheap:
The UHT milk t-disc varieties are quite expensive, you will get 8 drinks instead of the normal 16 and the froth doesnt last that long. Its better just to microwave a small amount of fresh milk in the cup first and froth with an aerolatte. You will still get the 3 layer effect. Add a Mastro Lorenzo coffee and you get a much better tasting latte or cappucino. Try it out, you won't be disappointed.
Enjoy the bosch tassimo, its a wonderful machine.
27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Coffee Machine.,
This review is from: Bosch Tassimo Coffee Maker T65 (Kitchen & Home)My husband and I bought this after watching videos online, we were going to buy the T40 but this one is far better.
It has a water filter on the back which comes in very handy if you live in a hard water area like we do.
And we especially like the digital display on the front.
It's not big like we thought it would be which is a good thing and it looks really stylish in our kitchen.
For that little bit extra we are glad we invested in this model and not the T40.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bosch TAS 6515 Tassimo Beverage Maker,
This review is from: Bosch Tassimo Coffee Maker T65 (Kitchen & Home)I have now had this beverage maker for a few weeks. It has been very popular with my family. My son has also bought one. It has been better than I expected. Quiet, easy to clean and as there is a wide range of coffee's and other drinks available there is something for everyone. Bosch help in choosing which ones to try by offering £20's worth of free vouchers, but you still have to pay postage. Another advantage over other coffee makers is that a range of beverages are available from some supermarkets such as Sainsbury's and Morrisons at reasonable prices, although I notice that these have recently increased. At first I thought there was a fault with the LCD screen. It was a few days before I realised that there is a thin plastic cover which has an identical print on it to that normally shown by the by LCD. Make shure this is removed. The pricing structure of the Bosch Tassimo Scan can be confusing. The TAS65 is an improvement over the TAS40 as it has a water filter and an LCD screen. Yet in some sales outlets the TAS40 is more expensive than the TAS65. TAS40 prices can vary according to the colour.
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tassimo,
This review is from: Bosch Tassimo Coffee Maker T65 (Kitchen & Home)Brilliant product, so easy to use. I looked at a lot of units before selecting this one, and I have not been disappointed. The old kettle hardly gets used now. If you purchase one try the Starbucks Tassimo pods, they seem to be our favourite.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for me.,
This review is from: Bosch Tassimo Coffee Maker T65 (Kitchen & Home)I have Rheumatoid arthritis in both hands and wrists and have difficulty with lifting things. I have dropped kettles of hot water in the past. With this little machine I no longer have to worry about lifting a kettle of boiling water I simply fill the resevoir with cold water in the morning then throughout the day I pop in a little disk and a minute later I have a hot beverage. It's not too big and sits neatly on the counter top. The water reservoir is easy to fill and to top up if need be.
The disks may be a little bit expensive if the machine is being used for a family but for me the ease of use offsets the price. I have recommended this machine to a friend with MS and intend to buy a one for an elderly family member. I really recommend this machine if you have any form of disability affecting your hands or arms.
Update May 2012
I've had this machine for a while now and still love it. Although I haven't found an easy way to refill the pods I have come up with a way to use your own teabags and instant coffee. For the tea I buy a pack of the Twinings tea pods. Monday morning I use the pod. For the rest of the week I put the used pod in the holder and a tea bag into a cup. I tend to use the pod for about a week and then replace it so a box of 16 pods now lasts 16 weeks instead of just over a week. Instant coffee is the same idea, put a spoonful of coffee into a mug, use an already used coffee pod in the pod holder and press go! I think the coffee idea is a waste when the coffee pods are so varied and cheap but unfortunately I have a friend who only drinks instant and try as I might I cannot convince her otherwise.
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