TASSIMO Hot Beverage System

Available at: Loblaws, The Bay, Canadian Tire, Home Outfitters, Wal-Mart, etc.

Price: $199

Would buy again: Absolutely!

***** (out of five)


I love this machine! It is a must for entertaining.


This beverage system allows you to make a variety of beverages for your guests, by just inserting the TASSIMO T Disc. TASSIMO offers 19 flavours of T Discs from Nabob 100 per cent Colombian coffee to Suchard hot chocolate.

Its “smart technology” reads the bar code printed on the T Disc. It automatically calculates the amount of water needed, brewing time and temperature to ensure a perfect cup. The machine is stylish, easy-to-use and clean.

I enjoyed a cup of Twinings Earl Grey Tea. Just before my serving, the machine made a cup of KENCO Medium Roast Classic Blend coffee. The taste of the coffee did not transfer to my beverage — it’s the perfect addition to every household. When you can make café-style beverages anytime, the $199 price tag is well worth it.

Since arriving in stores a year ago, the TASSIMO Hot Beverage System has become very popular: According to Hudson Bay’s research it is “among the top 10 most requested items on the Hudson’s Bay gift registry.” Last year, TASSIMO added Starbucks® coffee varieties to the lineup in Canada, available at select retailers and at www.tassimo.com.