Let’s face it, we live in an instant-gratification culture. Whatever we want, we want it now.
That goes from everything to the TV we watch to the food we eat.
And let’s not forget coffee or whatever hot morning beverage you drink.
So Tassimo asked me to review their T20 Brewbot beverage machine, which lets you get your favorite beverage on demand – and yes, that includes Starbucks or Gevalia! I’ve never tried a beverage machine like this so I was really interested to see how it would work.
You can make coffee, espresso, latte, even tea and hot chocolate drinks in this powerhouse machine – each one taking about two minutes or less.
I know because I timed it myself.
And, you can make 2 different flavored drinks, one after another, without any flavors from the first transferring from the second.
I know because I tested that out too!
It’s pretty cool. You buy the discs for whatever kind of beverage you want to make. You fill the water tank and pop a disc into the Brewbot. The disc has a bar code reader that tells the machine what to make and how to make it, and voila! Drinks on demand.
We only drink about one hot beverage each in the morning, so a full pot of coffee is wasteful for us – this Brewbot is perfect!
It was really easy to set up and use, too. It has a really streamlined design that fits well on my counter. I like minimal clutter in my kitchen and the Brewbot takes up very little room.
So far I’ve made Starbucks Lattes and Gevalia coffee in my Brewbot and ordered some discs for hot chocolate and tea as well!
I only had one concern about the Tassimo Brewbot – and that’s with the environmental impact of using plastic discs filled with beverage mix that a) can’t be reused as far as I know and b) end up creating a lot of waste. Tassimo’s website says the following:
The used T DISC is suitable for energy recovery through incineration. In locations where plastic collection systems exist, you can cut away the label, rinse the remaining coffee grounds, tea leaves or milk from the chamber and deposit the chamber and label with general plastics (non PET).
Do you want one for yourself? I bet you do.
First, here’s a quick video of me making some Gevalia coffee in my Tassimo – with a little help from my peanut gallery (Boy Wonder and Little CEO)
If you want to buy the Tassimo T20, Tassimo is offering a special online offer right now – you get $25 off plus 2 free T discs if you purchase it online at Tassimo. And enter to win my giveaway of a Tassimo machine, too!
Rules for Tassimo T20 Brewbot Giveaway
1. One winner will be selected to receive a Tassimo T20 Brewbot via random drawing. Note: eligible only to residents of the continental U.S.
2. Giveaway will be open until 9 p.m. Thursday, December 16th.
3. Mandatory Entry: You must leave a comment on this post saying what drink you’d make with the Tassimo T20 Brewbot! Please include your email address/way to contact you if you win.
4. Extra Entries: You can receive one additional entry for each of the following activities. You MUST leave a separate comment for each extra entry or it will not be counted:
or tweeting about the giveaway:
Drinks on demand! Enter @gigi927 #giveaway for chance to win #tassimo #brewbot beverage machine in time for Xmas. http://bit.ly/h49Zfz
You must leave a separate comment for each extra entry or it will not be counted.
5. Winner Notification. Winner will be notified via email or Twitter. Winner will have 48 hours to respond with mailing address or another winner will be selected.
Good luck and have fun!
Disclosure: I received a Tassimo T20 and some beverage discs for this review. The opinions I’ve expressed here are solely my own and represent my honest viewpoint. I promote Blog With Integrity.