(Closed) Dear Tassimo, I love you. (aka Ode to the Pod/Cup/Disc Coffee Maker)

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Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@KristenGotMarried: We have a keurig and I thought that was the true love of my life, until I tried the Tassimo Future In-Laws bought. I think theirs was a cappucino and latte maker, and it possibly changed my life.  Future In-Laws told us they want to get us one for a wedding present, which is a-ok with me. I’m not quite sure what sort of toxic chemicals are making it so deliciously foamy and frothy when it comes from an unrefrigerated packet, but I’d rather not ask and just enjoy.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

@KristenGotMarried:  I feel the same way about my Keurig! My parents had one (well, two but one went to Iraq with my dad) and I just couldn’t get enough! When I moved out it was the only think on my birthday wishlist and now, three years later, mine is still running like a champ! I’m actually drinking Dirty Delete coffee brewed on my Keurig as we type!

Post # 5
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5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

We got a Tassimo for my shower and have been in love from the very first sip.  It’s definitely our most used wedding related gift.

But yes I wish they sold them at more locations.  We’ve been purchasing ours at BBB with the 20% off coupons.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We got a Tassimo for my shower but returned it for the Keurig. There just wasn’t enough of a selection in stores and we procrastinate so we need to be able to just go to the store. We love our Keurig though. We don’t have the foam and stuff that the Tassimo has but we have every flavor in the world I swear! I’m getting ready to order pumpkin spice from bed bath and beyond (always free shipping on keurig stuff). They have brew over ice varieties but we usually just use our regular coffee on the small size setting and it makes a perfect sized and perfectly flavored iced coffee. I had vanilla caramel this morning 🙂

Post # 7
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858 posts
Busy bee

we have this same problem with our Keurig, Its hard to find the Kcups and when you do there isnt much selection so if we want something they dont carry we have to order it online. I am so excied for starbucks K cups in November. We thought about getting a Tassimo at first but SO decided against it for some reason I dont remember why. The only thing that sucks was I had to buy new mugs because some where clear and it wouldnt register that a mug was there and others were too tall to fit.

Post # 8
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5667 posts
Bee Keeper

@miss sparkly cat: Really? Every grocery store I got to carries them, including Walmart and Costco. If I want specialty stuff I’ll order it but if we’re just going to run out of coffee I grab some at the grocery store.

Edit: My model allows you to pull off the whole catch tray portion to fit tall travel mugs, does yours not?

The part where the mug is sitting on is totally removeable.

Post # 9
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410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Aure: That’s the model we registered for. Future Sister-In-Law got it for us as a wedding gift, so we haven’t gotten it yet. (9 days!)

Any tips or issues you care to share? It’s our first Kuerig. We use a stove top percolator now. 😛

 

Post # 10
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822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

the Boyfriend or Best Friend bought me a keurig a few christmases back.  I really liked the Tully’s Madison blend but I had to special order it.  I now use the K-cup holder and fill it with my own coffee that I get sent from Hawaii.  I love it because the Boyfriend or Best Friend doesn’t drink coffee so I can brew a cup at a time.

Post # 11
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858 posts
Busy bee

@Aure: they always have one tea (if that, half the time they are sold out) and one coffee plus one decaf. Bed Bath and Beyond has more and thats where I usually get them but certain things I have never found in stores like the white hot chocolate and the half and half tea/lemonade we found that once and went back for more and couldnt find it. I have heard the dunkin donuts k cups arent bad I just dont really love their coffee. has anyone tried them? I did kind of like their blueberry flavored coffee when I tried it but I dont know if that comes in a k cup. Our is the small Keurig, we are in an apartment with almost no counter space so we got the small one. SO is going to take it to his office after we get our house and we will get a bigger one for the house

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

@Ms. Peach: Tips? Hmm… Make sure to use filtered water in the resevoir if you have hard water or over time it will start clogging. I love my little My K-Cup filters because I can use any coffee grounds I want with it! It’s also a handy way to get quick hot water. My brother will put his bowl of instant oatmeal under theirs in the morning and it dispenses the perfect amount of hot water- make sure there’s no leftover K-Cup in it first!

Post # 13
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858 posts
Busy bee

@Ms. Peach: you need to clean it every few weeks depending on how much you use it. When mine start to not run as fast or tastes funny I run a cycle of white vinegar then 2 cycles of water and that cleans it

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

@miss sparkly cat: Oh, the small ones are so cute, I didn’t even think about mugs not fitting. 🙁 I love Dirty Delete, but yeah I have two boxes of them! As soon as I found out they sold them I ran to the nearest DD! I have the Vanilla and the Hazelnut, they’re both good. Walmart had a much bigger selection of them than I would have thought. I got the Half Tea Half Lemonade ones there. BB&B is so expensive I usually order them online instead of go to them.

Post # 15
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858 posts
Busy bee

I will have to look at walmart next time I go and see what they have, last time I was there they were pretty picked over

Post # 16
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410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@miss sparkly cat: & @Aure:

Thanks for the tips, ladies! I am very excited to be moving into 21st century coffee making!

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