Good deal OP, I've posted this deal a couple of times now. Purchased a few times. Good mix at a good price! (y)
£3.26 per pack is a good price. I picked up 4 boxes of lattes today, from Tesco. No deal as such (3 for £10 etc) but an average price of £3.99, mind you I did have 5 x £5 vouchers on me, so it didn't hurt a bit <3 with this deal you get what you want FREE DELIVERY, without the risk of substitutions OR the need to travel (in my case) a round trip of 15 miles... on the off chance. (y)
I shall drive 10 miles to my local Asda or pay Asda to get them delivered to my home. Obviously that would also depend on Asda having stock in the first place. Else it would be a waste of time. ;)
3 for £10 at asda and you can choose what you want
It may do, but it doesn't have a Brita filter built in, or the range of preferences that the My Way two has. You can choose to have a larger or smaller, a stronger or milder, version of a particular pod, you can set the machine to memorise your particular preference of a pod. The water tank is larger, You can choose the colour, I could go on, but I am drinking a double shot of French, Grand Mere Espresso. What are you drinking? I could guess at Spar Mild Coffee with Chicory, but I won't......
I can choose volume on my £30 machine too! Which alters the strength!
It doesn't. The more expensive one lets you select strengths & volumes.
Yes, that's what I said, sometimes at supermarket you find a variety, but not all of these, so in that respect, this is OK, but pricewise, I think Tassimo can do better. Sadly there is no competition, with Dolce Gusto I often find pods at £1-2 while the RRP is £4, this is because there are 3rd party pods.
So just the same as most supermarkets (unless you buy x2, free delivery = £3.25pp). Still a good deal if your looking for a mix then (y)
I found them most of the time at £3.99, to me that's their regular price. May be £3.25 per pack, but with delivery, this is £16 for 4, so £4 each.
When they are not on sale? Usually £4.50 in my local store! Maybe that's why I'm thinking it's a better deal. These are £3.25 a pack (if you buy x2). Saves me £10.00 (y)
Coffee used to be fairly simple. If you drank it at all, it was in the form of instant coffee granules or elaborately prepared filter coffee and espressos. But things have changed. Machines like the Tassimo range from Bosch allow coffee aficionados to brew up café-style beverages whenever they want to. The range is broad, and Tassimo’s machines have varying characteristics, but this buyer’s guide should help to find the right model for you.
Tassimo is a relatively recent innovation, having been introduced in France as recently as 2004. Originally manufactured by Kraft, then Braun, Tassimo machines are now manufactured in Eastern Europe by the home goods firm Bosch.
Nowadays, Tassimo machines are carving out a prominent place in the coffee maker market. Their success has been driven by two major factors. Firstly, they look sleek and attractive, and will fit well into contemporary kitchen designs. Secondly, they are easy to use and effective – appealing to anyone who needs good coffee in a hurry.
Tassimo: The Basics
The most important thing to know about Tassimo machines is the way they brew coffee. Instead of using filters and high pressure, the coffee is stored in pods or T-discs which are inserted into the machine. There are over 35 different flavours and styles of pod to choose from, allowing you to create anything from a simple espresso or macchiato to a rich milky latte. These pods could come from leading beverage brands like Kenco, Suchard, Jacobs, Carte Noire and Twinings, and they are freely available at UK high street retailers like Asda and Tesco.
In the process, Tassimo machines use far less pressure than a conventional coffee maker. Generally, you would expect a filter coffee maker to apply around 19 bar of pressure, while a Tassimo machine uses only 3.3 bar – and consequently uses a lot less energy to achieve the same result. This makes Tassimo’s machines cheaper to run than normal coffee makers – but these savings are offset by the need to purchase a separate pod for every drink.
The pod system is advanced – involving Intellibrew technology that scans a barcode on each pod, before assessing how to apply pressure, how much water is required and how long the process should take.
Some critics have also suggested that there is a loss of flavour when using the Tassimo method, but Bosch disagrees. In reality, Tassimo pods brew up a high quality cup of coffee – although purists may prefer a gourmet espresso maker to suit their palates.
Tassimo’s coffee machines are competitively priced relative to other coffee makers – and discounts are always becoming available from the UK’s leading kitchenware retailers, so check them out at the HotUKDeals Tassimo pages. However, there are significant differences between the machines on offer.
The Common Features of all Tassimo Machines
As noted above, every Tassimo machine uses pods or T-discs to make their coffee. These discs contain a certain amount of ground coffee, and can be used with all kinds of Tassimo machine. You can make different drinks consecutively without needing to clean out the machine, and they do not need to be stored in the fridge, so they can be kept in a normal cupboard or next to the machine.
Users can modulate the strength of their coffee by extending the brewing time, and they can easily brew long or short coffees just by changing the time taken as well. By using a special kind of milk, and through the pressure applied by the machine, Tassimo devices also produce a layer of froth which changes depending on the type of coffee being made.
All machines also feature the Intellibrew barcode scanning system and have LCD displays to enable the user to operate them. Every model can be descaled easily, and they all have easy to remove water tanks as well. LED lights indicate when this tank needs to be refilled, if there is not enough water for the desired drink.
Like all coffee machines, Tassimo devices need to be cleaned. The barcode reader needs to be kept clean, as does the water tank – both of which should extend the machine’s life considerably. Thankfully, Bosch have included the Tassimo Service Disc which automatically carries out descaling, avoiding the need to buy and use separate chemicals.
The differences often involve size, and there are technical variations as well. However, when you get down to it, every single variety of Tassimo machine will make a similar quality of coffee. Paying extra allows you to customise your drinks and cater for more people, but basic models will do the trick for most people’s needs.
Tassimo – Three Steps for Hot Drinks
Choosing Between the Different Types of Tassimo Machine
Basic Tassimo Models
For most people, basic Tassimo models like the Vivy, Amia and Caddy will include all of the required features.
The Tassimo Vivy is a compact coffee maker for everyday use. With a width of 17 cm, it is a good size for most kitchens, and can be slotted into gaps between toasters and stove tops with ease.
The Vivy uses Tassimo’s T-Disc system to brew its drinks, is operated with a simple keypad and is capable of brewing everything from chai lattes to cappuccinos. Its water tank is built into the side of the unit, with a handle that makes it easy to remove for cleaning and refilling. The machine will also flash up a notification telling the owner to run the descaling cycle – keeping everything in working order. Another intelligent feature is the adjustable platform underneath the spout, enabling the owner to use different sizes and shapes of cups.
As with all Tassimo models the Vivy produces hot drinks in a matter of seconds – one of the main selling points of the Tassimo range in general. It’s a good alternative to more complex coffee makers, and is almost as convenient as making an instant coffee. The Vivy isn't limited to coffee either, and can be used with hot chocolate, chai latte or herbal tea T-discs as well.
Another step up in size comes the Tassimo Amia. Features of the Amia include an automatic standby mode, which kicks in straight after the coffee has been brewed, saving energy. As with the Vivy, it indicates when descaling is required, has a flexible platform for your cups and is operated by a single button. The major difference between the two models is size. At 1.5 liters, the Amia has roughly twice as much water capacity as the Vivy, making it an attractive option for families and serious coffee lovers.
Other basic models include the Tassimo Suny – which is similar to the Vivy (with a capacity of 800 ml) and the Tassimo Joy, which resembles the Amia, with a 1.4 litre capacity.
More Advanced Tassimo Models
The Tassimo Charmy is a step up in the price range, mainly due to the inclusion of a Brita Water Filter, which can be useful in areas with hard water or if you prefer filtered water for health reasons. Another higher price model is the Fidelia+, which has a much bigger capacity than other models (around 2 litres) and includes more options regarding the intensity of the coffee produced, includes a multilingual LCD display, a cup stand light and a water filter.
The Tassimo Caddy offers a slightly different coffee making experience. In thus case, the coffee is stored in pods that are attached to the side of the machine. Like the Vivy, the Caddy is a compact device that will fit into most kitchen arrangements, and it is also operated at the flick of a switch, making it convenient to use. As with all Tassimo machines, the Caddy doesn’t require a long time to warm up its water. Instead, everything is ready to go in an instant – which can be a real help for busy people who are starved of time in the morning.
The major advantage of the Caddy (which makes it slightly more expensive) is convenience. Having your coffee pods stored next to the machine means that you won’t need to reach into cupboards and open fresh packs of pods every time you want to brew up.
How Good is Tassimo Coffee Really?
For many people, the gadgetry and convenience of Tassimo machines suggests that they sacrifice quality somewhere along the line. However, the makers maintain that their devices are capable of brewing a high quality espresso which compares favourably with café-made drinks.
Usually, a very high degree of pressure is required to make a proper espresso – where all of the taste and caffeine is drawn out of the coffee grounds, resulting in a highly concentrated burst of flavour. Tassimo doesn’t use such high pressure, but Bosch claim that their emulsifying technology has the same effect. Instead of high pressure, Tassimo machines rely on high velocity, which creates a concentrated coffee beverage, with a layer of crema on top – just like an authentic espresso.
Why Choose Tassimo Over Other Coffee Makers?
If you are serious about your coffee, Tassimo machines might not be the right choice, but for most people they offer a good blend of convenience and quality. There is a wide range of drinks on the market, all of them are easy to prepare and you can guarantee a reliable result from the Intellibrew system.
The one-touch brewing system is intuitive and fast, allowing novices to master coffee brewing in no time. Beginners can make quite complex coffees like cappuccinos and macchiatos with very little work. Maintenance is partly automated as well, which helps users to keep their machines in good working order for a long time. They are also quiet to run, where other machines can hiss and rumble, and they brew very quickly.
In all of these ways, Tassimo offers something approaching a coffee shop experience in your own home. Other machines may be larger (though a 2 litre Tassimo should serve families well). They may also brew stronger espressos, but for normal coffee drinkers, a Tassimo is ideal.
How to Purchase a Tassimo Coffee Maker
Tassimo machines can be ordered online from outlets like Amazon or Argos, or they can be purchased from high street retailers. You’ll find a wide variety of merchants offering discounts on the firm’s many models at the HotUKDeals Tassimo pages, which feature big names like John Lewis, Tesco, Asda and Currys. Deals are announced throughout the year, not just major retail events like Black Friday or the New Year sales – so keep your eyes pealed for the latest deals if you are in the hunt for a new coffee maker.
Making a Good Deal With HotUKDeals
There are also plenty of regular discounts on T-discs for use with Tassimo machines. If you are a regular coffee drinker, these T-discs can be a significant expense, and by sniffing out discounts at HotUKDeals, you can make your Tassimo much cheaper to run.
Unfortunately I did observe and ask about this also. 3stores I tried, 2 of them had half the stock to the third one. I really wanted the ground cofee bags and the gift set ideally...but no luck. Got single bag and some tas pods though.
I have friends who are Store Managers and they were absolutely appalled by the management of this promotion by Costa - they were only sent one box of each item (and not allowed to order any additional prior to the offer starting), so there was clearly no way that could sustain the amount of customers wanting to redeem. (annoyed)
I'm so happy i'm part of this site otherwise I would have missed out on this!! Thanks OP and Hotuk.. sorry not sure how to tag/hashtag malarky. Cheers muchos (y)
Costa Latte 24 for 50p at Costa. No rush, no messing, no embarrassment, staff that were really happy a regular was getting an obscenely good deal. Thanks, thanks, and thanks again, Costa.
They sell at a loss to make money through capsules. Capsules aren't too expensive but are considerably more expensive then instant coffee/teabags. You can't get 3rd party capsules and the official capsules are a lot of wasted plastic BUT you can get a special hotwater dispenser disk (£5) which turns it into an instant kettle and I'm pretty sure you can get plastic reusable capsules (3rd party tho). I use mine mainly as a hot water dispenser (it's instant hotwater and was a gift from Father-in-Law), BUT it can make a decent mocha-frappa-lappa-dingdong if I use a capsule.
New ones are £ 29 in curry's why bother with ordering from Europe?
Yes, be careful with the adapter too. Don't use the shaver types as they're only 1amp and will blow as soon as you use it.
Have you checked if there's a recycling scheme near you that is run by Terracycle? I work in a supermarket where we collect the pods (and empty crisp packets) and they get recycled with funds going to the local air ambulance. https://www.terracycle.com/en-GB/brigades/tassimo-lor
I see, as in BEHIND the HOT. STEAMING drink you've just prepared? yes, I can see a problem with that. Could be a "pain" if you wanted to "top up". And I wonder if you will need a different water disc (delivers 150 to 450 ml of water) for non pod applications.? ONLY made necessary when TASSIMO deliberately move the position of the BARCODE READER.
Really! So putting button behind near where the outlet is and when you press the button for extra water is a good idea in your opinion. (fierce) (fierce)
How much energy is used to recycle them, considering the coffee is still in the pods after use? Pods are not for me.
Not a good price at all,this machine’s normal price is £30 and been on offer for £25 regularly.
I know it might be the best price at the moment, but it doesn't necessarily make it a good deal. These tend to go cheaper on Amazon sometimes. I usually stock up then. That's why voting cold. Might be a good price for someone else if they are running low on coffee right now.
Totally get the mix and match aspect, I do it myself when in the supermarkets. However, if you’re looking to stock up on one particular drink, this is a great deal. Swings and roundabouts really. Obviously these deals aren’t for everyone, I get that. (y)
Yes but you can mix and march in store and also your not coming to buy with s and s just telling you why it was cold as not enough of a saving the money you save is wasted by the cost to deliver it and impact on the environment 🌏😔
Indeed. I think for the extra few pennies I'd like the idea of having a variety. Also, would go for the Grande, a bit more for your money 💰. I tend to pick them up during my weekly shop when I'm running low, so no special trips out there just for coffee pods (aka started fluid). I'd probably miss the deliver while getting groceries tbf lol (lol) 😳
3 for £10 = £3.33 a pack. 5 for £14.36 (with S&S) = £2.87 a pack. With Amazon, they’re delivered to your door.
I posted a deal to that one at the same time, I think the Happy has more functions
does anyone know the difference between this one and the bosch happy? I've attached the link. They're both priced at 29.99 but the bosch happy was discounted from 99 pounds https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/household-appliances/small-kitchen-appliances/coffee-machines-and-accessories/coffee-machines/tassimo-by-bosch-happy-tas1002gb-coffee-machine-black-10182818-pdt.html?intcmpid=display~RR
£29.99 well spent , great wee machine . Buy your pods from Amazon in bulk to save money.
We've got one of these. Great coffee, and I like my coffee hot rather than lukewarm and this delivers a perfect cup.
Well after about 40 million years they'll be decomposed or fossilised, so it ain't that bad for the world (especially when we ain't here) (y)
All rrp's are a joke these days! The actual price listed on the Tassimo site is £105.99! But then it's only £49.99, if you buy it with three packs of pods! Tactics to make the discounts look like a bargain!! I also bought one for about £30 last year, but only got a hot cup of coffee if I then put it in the microwave, so no longer in use!
I mean whilst this is a good price for that item, these things are terrible for the environment. The discs can only be recycled if you drive then to a special Tassimo recycling centre, which virtually nobody will do, meaning billions of these things go in landfill every year. :(
I bought a red happy last year 28 pounds from Ao.com . No idea where this 99 pound rrp comes from.
Has anybody noticed if the volume of L'or Expresso Latte Macchiato CARAMEL is coming up short? I don't think the coffee pod is delivering enough. Looks like I'm coming up a good 40 to 50 ml short, l certainly have a big enough gap in my Latte glass. I'm told the coffee pod should deliver 60ml OH well, time for another TEST RUN <3
If your recycling conscious check you local options www.terracycle.com and your kerbside options, A high volume single use plastic sold in most UK supermarkets yet very poor for some parts of the UK https://www.podback.org/ coming soon or Terracycle will gladly charge over £100 for a postback scheme. Coffees Good shop around for cheaper T-discs. Recycling options leave a lot to be desired
Could be could be, what Tassimo do you have? THE BLUE DISC the following blurb has been cut n pasted...and edited. "You get clear water when removing the nozzle from the machine. You can choose between servings: 150ml, 250ml, 350ml & 450ml. The T Discs are also suitable for making soup." Suitable for the following coffee machines: - Tassimo Charmy (T55) - Tassimo Joy (T43) Oops, I thought it was a T42 I had, but it IS a JOY (the disc is blue) that explains the details below. (cheeky) The GREEN DISC? blurb from Amazon "Hot Water T Disc Compatible with Bosch Tassimo T12 T20 T32 T40 T42 T65 T85 or VIVY Coffee Machine" Hope you get yerself sorted (y)
AH!!! That explains why my old water disc doesn't work in my new machine! I'd assumed that Tassimo had removed the functionality so you buy their tea pods. I've got a green, so presumably need a blue one?
Yes. I've never used the Tassimo, with the plastic disk to make a different hot drink as it wasn't hot enough but made a hot chocolate with the DG the other day. Perfect. The only downside is gauging the right amount of water without measuring with the DG but I'm getting used to estimating it and have found this easier using a smaller cup.