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December 10, 2009

Cold? Have a Cup of Tassimo

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tarrant

This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Tassimo.

When the Tassimo coffee system arrived, I wasn’t home. I immediately received a text-get home now-the Tassimo arrived! Needless to say, we sort of bounced about the Tassimo. Off and on for the past few years, we considered getting a single cup coffee maker. I like my coffee fresh. I like coffee drinks.

The main coffee consumer in the house prefers to make a pot and reheat it in the microwave. The over-sized cup a fixture in our lives-wouldn’t fit or didn’t appear to fit in most of the single cup coffee maker options. It will fit in the Tassimo-you can even adjust for extra tall travel mugs.

When company came over-we faced the “Do we make a fresh pot and dump out a half pot of coffee?” or the one I cringed at “offer to microwave them a cup” -question. Now, I can offer them a chai, a hot chocolate, a cup of coffee, or a specialty drink, and honestly say “No, no trouble at all.” Nice, on a cold winter day to not make someone feel like they are putting you out, when you offer them a warm drink.

I opened the Tassimo. I pondered the filter for the water-I have become spoiled and love the filtered fridge water. The machine was smaller than the box made it look. It tucks tidily next to my microwave and hardly eats any counter space…nice in our small kitchen.

I changed my morning routine to include a cup of coffee now that I could have a perfect, no mess cappuccino in less time than it takes to load my email. My family is glad that I won’t be spreading coffee grounds and spraying milk all over the kitchen. I have done this when we tried espresso machines in the past. The coffee grounds-a constant problem for me with a regular pot-not with the Tassimo.

We have a friend -cue my children saying: “You have friends?”; who needs computer help or just invites us over to visit from time to time. We love to visit her and she always makes a pot of coffee. She lives alone. I doubt she makes a pot of coffee, except when we come over or her family visits. I feel a bit guilty as she pours our coffee. I know she worked to put on a pot. I know she won’t be drinking it all day. I know she makes it because she knows we are coffee drinkers.

The Tassimo would be perfect for her cup of coffee from time to time, for visiting friends and family that drink coffee. We may just have to give her one or prod her daughters to give her one. I won’t re-gift mine though-you won’t be able to pry it away from us. We have already ordered refills. These are very cost efficient when you break it down by cup and consider the no waste, no mess, and no special dishes to wash part.

You can win one of your very own-you definitely want one-because it isn’t going to eat your counter space, force you to make a whole pot when you want just a cup or send you out in the cold to the coffee house when it is safer to stay at home. As a bonus, you will be able to offer each of your friends and family members whatever their favorite coffee drink might be-without stressing!

Warm beverages have a way of bringing people together at the holidays-and every day. To enter and win your OWN Tassimo Brewing system , leave me a comment below and share your drink order and your favorite person to share a cup or two of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.

Check out the other reviews in the program and enter on their blogs as well! Eight chances to win and one of them could be you: BlogHer.com special offers page

For more information on the Tassimo : Official site
The contest will begin at 12/10/2009 and will end 12/31/2009. Make sure that the e-mail address you leave is correct.
Rules:
• No duplicate comments.
• You may receive an additional entry by linking on twitter and leaving a link in the comments.
• You may receive an additional entry by blogging about this contest and leaving a link in the comments.
• This giveaway is open to US Residents aged 18 and older
• Winners will be selected via random draw, and will notified by e-mail.
• You have 48 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
• Please see the official rules here: Official rules

249 Comments

  1. I’d love to share a mug of chai tea latte with my college roommate who I haven’t seen in ages.

    Comment by shannon — December 11, 2009 @ 10:12 am

  2. I would love to win this thing! I love hot beverages.

    Comment by Ang Hohneke — December 11, 2009 @ 10:41 am

  3. I would love to share a macchiatto with my sister who lives 5 hours away!

    Comment by Erica S. — December 11, 2009 @ 10:42 am

  4. This takes drinking coffee to the next level!! So versatile we could run the gamut with all the beverages we could serve.

    Comment by Vilene Meyer — December 11, 2009 @ 10:46 am

  5. I’m a hot chocolate fan! And my hubby would be my favorite person to share a cup of hot chocolate with :)

    Comment by Becca — December 11, 2009 @ 11:25 am

  6. My husband is from Iran and he grew up drinking hot tea. But he’s the only one in our family who drinks it so he often makes do with coffee. This way he could have his tea and drink it too!

    Comment by Jennifer — December 11, 2009 @ 11:28 am

  7. How wonderful it would be to enjoy a cup of coffee with my dear husband. I love this little coffeemaker. I am always making too much coffee in our old coffeemaker, but I suppose that’s okay since it makes our home smell so nice in the morning.

    Comment by Susan — December 11, 2009 @ 12:03 pm

  8. I want one for hot cocoa! I love hot cocoa, especially with some hazelnut syrup…mmm.

    Comment by Kelsey Kim — December 11, 2009 @ 12:10 pm

  9. I would love a hot cup of coffee right now – something sweet would really make my day.

    Comment by Kyle — December 11, 2009 @ 12:22 pm

  10. Oh, yum! I would love to share a cup of chai latte with my sister. She has a 5 month old and could use a break!

    Comment by Jennifer M. — December 11, 2009 @ 12:38 pm

  11. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee! I love coffee. Especially with my roommate during out late night chat sessions. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Comment by Heather — December 11, 2009 @ 1:11 pm

  12. I’ve been enjoying Pumpkin Spice Lattes this fall! I love to share a warm drink with my wife, but her’s is always hot chocolate or hot cider.

    Comment by Matt — December 11, 2009 @ 1:26 pm

  13. I love a good cup of coffe or a mocha. Everyone else in the house likes something different. Having a cup of our choice together would be bliss!

    Comment by Robyn — December 11, 2009 @ 3:30 pm

  14. My daughter and I would settle in for a couple of mugs of hot chocolate with baby marshmallows and a chick-flick if I won this. Mmmm hot chocolate!

    Comment by Tiffany — December 11, 2009 @ 4:05 pm

  15. Oooohhh….this looks great!

    Comment by Colleen — December 11, 2009 @ 7:25 pm

  16. I would LOVE this…I like coffee but don’t finish the pot and end up doing that nasty microwaving thing, too.

    Comment by Sheila — December 11, 2009 @ 7:35 pm

  17. would love one!!

    Comment by shannon — December 11, 2009 @ 8:18 pm

  18. I’d love to share a chai with my sister!

    Comment by janet — December 11, 2009 @ 9:37 pm

  19. If we are just talking coffee… my Mom would be my fav person to share it with…

    But when you throw in Hot chocolate… it’s hands down my hubby who I would totally love to share a drink with

    Comment by ELizabeth — December 11, 2009 @ 9:45 pm

  20. This would make my mornings 109x easier. As picky as I am, I would have the choice of just about anything I might want. :)

    Comment by Heather — December 11, 2009 @ 9:46 pm

  21. This would be great. I only drink decaf and my husband likes the high-octane. This machine would be perfect and save on waste.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Comment by Susan — December 11, 2009 @ 11:00 pm

  22. I have always thought this invention was ingenious! The ease of having a cup of your favorite beverage without making a whole pot…amazing! No waste!

    I would choose lattes for my husband and me…and quiet time (which we never seem to get enough of).

    Oh heck, we just want to play with the machine and we’d probably end up bickering over whose turn it was to brew a cup! 😉

    Comment by Sea — December 12, 2009 @ 2:26 am

  23. the perfect amount! My dentist has one in his office and i just love using it, It makes the perfect amount and it’s easy to clean up. My kinda kitchen gadget!

    Comment by Dawn Cummings — December 12, 2009 @ 8:53 am

  24. Would love to have one. I love coffee and I
    too hate wasting coffee.

    Comment by Susan — December 12, 2009 @ 9:22 am

  25. I’m the only person in my house who drinks coffee. This would be perfect for me!

    Comment by Sherry — December 12, 2009 @ 11:33 am

  26. My away-at-college, coffee-afficianado son would come home more often if I had a Tassimo!

    Comment by Melissa — December 12, 2009 @ 12:36 pm

  27. I am a new found coffee lover and this would be perfect for me!

    Comment by Sissy in Texas — December 12, 2009 @ 5:28 pm

  28. I have wanted one of these since they came out. I would love yo brew a cup and share it with my mother inlaw. We both love a good cup of java.

    arlene
    arlene9999@earthlink.net

    Comment by arlene mobley — December 12, 2009 @ 8:52 pm

  29. I tweeted your give away!

    http://twitter.com/alteredbyme/statuses/6616026948

    arlene

    Comment by arlene mobley — December 12, 2009 @ 8:54 pm

  30. Posted to my blog

    http://timesrtuff.blogspot.com/2009/12/win-tassimo-coffee-system.html

    arlene

    Comment by arlene mobley — December 12, 2009 @ 8:58 pm

  31. I would love to share some delicious hot chocolate with my sis and mom on Saturday morning!

    Comment by DG — December 12, 2009 @ 10:41 pm

  32. http://the-prestigiator.xanga.com/718168692/8-great-giveaways-for-a-tassimo-brewer/

    blogged!

    Comment by DG — December 12, 2009 @ 10:48 pm

  33. http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/6618915338

    tweeted

    Comment by DG — December 12, 2009 @ 10:49 pm

  34. This would be awesome because I don’t drink coffee and my husband does. I love hot chocolate though and sweet coffee drinks are yummy.

    Comment by Denise — December 13, 2009 @ 1:33 pm

  35. I’d like to drink some chai tea latte with my mom and sister-in-law.

    Comment by clickmichelle — December 13, 2009 @ 3:18 pm

  36. I have a coffee maker at work (not Tassimo) and it makes the individual cups. I love it. I would love to try a new machine especially the Tassimo because it has so many varieties of coffee and products. I am still a D & D coffee fan but it is so expensive but not as costly as Starbucks.

    Comment by Janozzi — December 13, 2009 @ 8:11 pm

  37. Since Costco took away my Senseo coffee maker and would not give it back, I am desparate!
    Making even a partial pot for myself causes waste.
    I would love to have one of these!

    Comment by Cait Johnson — December 14, 2009 @ 2:34 am

  38. i love drinking coffee with my Turkish friend because she always reads my fortune afterwards

    Comment by Anna S. — December 14, 2009 @ 2:14 pm

  39. I love the idea of the individual cups! Tassimo has great reviews and it is cheaper than my daily Starbucks run! :)

    Comment by kim — December 14, 2009 @ 6:00 pm

  40. hey! sweet prize, I’d love a cappuccino, and a plain cuppa with milk n sugar for my mom visiting from out of the country! (she’d love this thing!)

    Comment by Sarah — December 14, 2009 @ 6:32 pm

  41. It’s no secret I love coffee. However, we always had the same issue with single serving coffee pots: we’re fans of the oversized mug so how would one fit? Thanks for letting us know that this particular one works with it!

    My favorite kind of coffee is something strong. I’m currently liking something that I think is called Highlander Grog. I don’t know the name exactly as I bought it from our local coffee shop. And I love sharing coffee with my friends every week on Wednesdays or my husband any day.

    Comment by FireMom — December 14, 2009 @ 6:52 pm

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  43. serve me up couple cups of Vanilla latte! while I sit back and chat with the hubby!

    Comment by karen M — December 14, 2009 @ 7:14 pm

  44. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/6678508460

    Comment by karen M — December 14, 2009 @ 7:16 pm

  45. I blogged about this!! Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway!!

    http://tinyurl.com/y8eelxo

    Comment by Heather — December 14, 2009 @ 8:15 pm

  46. I have always thought these looked cool, but expensive. I would have one for cappuchino and hot chocolate :) Thanks!!

    Comment by beth — December 15, 2009 @ 8:50 am

  47. How awesome would this be?

    Comment by radioactive tori — December 15, 2009 @ 9:25 am

  48. We have a Keurig in my office – it is a marvelous thing. The cunning Tassimo would be awesome on my kitchen counter :)

    Comment by magpie — December 15, 2009 @ 9:59 am

  49. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE coffee!!! My last coffee brewer broke and I’m so sad to be using a $9.99 special to brew…just not the same! Would love the Tassimo to brew my sorrows away.

    Comment by Lisa Brady — December 15, 2009 @ 10:57 am

  50. i have wanted a single cup maker for some time. the cost has been the issue preventing having one. it is a fabulous idea. i do hope i am lucky enough to win:) peace lisa

    Comment by lisa capehart — December 15, 2009 @ 12:35 pm

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