Price region < 30,00 EUR
The coffee pod machine/capsule machine consists of a shiny plastic housing, which is available in many different colours (black, grey, white, red, pink, cream and also two-colour combinations).
This is a fully automatic coffee machine with “Intellibrew” function (automatic adjustment of settings by scanning a barcode).
A cup is not included with the machine, but conventional coffee cups should fit comfortably under the spout, as the cup pedestal has two height slots into which you can manually insert the pedestal, depending on the height of the cup you are using.
The water tank is very easy to fill.
The capacity of the water tank is 0.7 litres (makes about 2 large coffee cups, or about 10 small espresso cups).
The power is 1400 W.
This appliance has a stand-by mode, i.e. it “sleeps” when the brewing process is not in use (provided the mains plug is connected to the mains).
There is only ONE function button to start the brewing process, or the cleaning cycle.
There is no ON/OFF switch!
The appliance contains dishwasher-safe parts and has a Calc-Clean function (light display).
Descaling and cleaning can be carried out with the cleaning disc included in the delivery.
Simply place the cleaning disc in the machine and start the automatic cleaning process at the push of a button (function button).
Cleaning this device is therefore very easy!
Before enjoying your first cup of coffee, it would be recommended to run the machine through 3 cleaning cycles before inserting a coffee capsule and brewing your first cup.
The product dimensions are 17.5 x 30.5 x 26.5 cm and the weight is 1.5 kilograms.
The device is very narrow and therefore it is very easy to find a small place for the machine.
The description of the machine funktion is largely done by picture diagrams.
This is internationally understandable.
It is easy to use: place the cup under the spout, insert the coffee capsule, close the lid and press the function button.
Everything else is done by the machine.
If you want to make drinks with added milk, first insert the milk capsule and press the function button, then repeat the process with the coffee capsule.
It could hardly be simpler!
The final coffee product in the cup has a light brown foam on the surface.
If you use a milk capsule with it, this adds a white milky foam.
The volume of the brewing process is a tolerable hum.
The matching coffee capsules are made of plastic and are available from various manufacturers (e.g. Jacobs, L’Or, Milka, Cadburys, Costa etc.) in a wide range of flavours (link “Tassimo Cream Collection 3 varieties”). The provider advertises with “over 70 beverage specialties”.
However, for frequent drinkers, the capsules are a significant cost!
Depending on where and which flavour you buy, it is not uncommon for a pack of 16 capsules to cost between 4.00 – 5.00 EUR.
If you want to reduce costs and also product waste, there are suitable reusable plastic capsules available for purchase for the Tassimo machine, which are manually filled with coffee powder and can be easily cleaned after use for the next use.