I have a very un-frugal confession to make. Up until recently, I buy a cuppa joe every morning from a drive through. Yup, despite the fact that I own more than one coffee maker, I haven’t had one on my kitchen counter for well over a year now. I have very limited counter space (mental note for the next house we purchase in a few years!) and I just found it easier to stop by one of my favorite coffee places than to keep another appliance on my counter.
It’s a new year and we’re all trying to do things to better ourselves. I know how un-frugal that daily coffee purchase is (x2 with my husband) and when I was asked if I wanted to try the new TASSIMO T46 Home Brewing System I thought this was as good a time as any to make the switch to a home brew (heh.)
My new TASSIMO arrived with 2 beverages as well – Nabob Cappuccino and Carte Noire Signature Roast . Not being a fan of strong coffee, I ventured out to check what was available locally and found Nabob French Vanilla Flavored Coffee.
My husband really likes the Nabob Cappuccino – which takes an extra step to make as you need two T-Discs to do it – and I like the Nabob French Vanilla Coffee.
I’d really like the try the new Cadbury Hot Chocolate for Tassimo but can’t find it locally. You can order T-Discs online but then of course there’s always shipping added into the equation.
Using the TASSIMO T46 Home Brewing System is easy. Set up takes a few minutes because you need to run water through it a few times to ensure it’s clean and ready for use.
The unique feature of TASSIMO Home Brewers that it’s competitors don’t have is Barcode Technology. The TASSIMO Home Brewer then carefully selects the brew temperature, water volume and brew time.
It’s a learning process when you first start using the TASSIMO – if you select a cup that’s too small it’s going to run over! The TASSIMO boxes actually state which size cup you should use, so you need to pay attention. Additionally, when I brew my coffee I have to remove the cup holder each time to fit my cup in, and then end up with a lot of coffee “splatter” as it’s dispensing.
We’ve been using our new TASSIMO every day since we got it, and as you can see it actually looks pretty good on my counter (that spot typically was a catch-all place so maybe I can spare the counter space there.)
We’ve definitely cut down on our take-out coffee purchases because of the TASSIMO. Will it replace my beloved double-double take out? Not likely as, in terms of taste, I still prefer the other. Still, on days when it’s -30 like this week, I sure enjoy staying indoors with a hot cup of coffee instead of venturing out for one. I think the TASSIMO can stay.
I have an additional TASSIMO T46 Home Brewing System set aside for one of my Canadian readers! To enter to win, just leave me a comment here sharing your coffee preference – are you unfrugal like me with a drive-thru habit or do you prefer making your coffee at home?
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