Tassimo T20 giveaway!

Coffee. It makes the world go round. It fuels the staffrooms of the world.  I know when our staffroom coffee machine is in for repairs, we are crankier than usual, especially having to drink “regular” percolator coffee.  So when the kind folks at Dan Klores Communications contacted me about a Tassimo T20 review and giveaway, I jumped at the chance.  Where better to test a coffee machine than in a staffroom?

The innovative Tassimo T20 home brewing system comes in a chic space saving design and boasts the following features:

Innovative barcode technology that delivers the perfect drink every time
A space saving design
Removable 1.5 litre water tank
Noise reduction system
Immediately ready to brew drinks
No taste transfer between drinks
Low energy consumption
Fully automatic one-button operation
Automatic cleaning and descaling program

Whether you’re in the mood for a coffee, tea, latte or hot chocolate, the custom brewing process makes a perfect cup, every time. With great brands like Starbucks®, Nabob, Maxwell House, Twinings® and Suchard, you can enjoy your favourite beverage, no matter what the occasion.  You can see a full list of beverages available for the T20 here.

The Tassimo T Discs are designed to work exclusively with the Tassimo home brewing system. Each T Disc contains ground coffee, tea, chocolate or concentrated milk product, and is sealed to protect the flavours inside.  Using barcode technology, the system reads every T Disc individually and adjusts the temperature, water volume and brew time. This way every coffee, tea, latte and cappuccino is made exactly the way it’s meant to be.   All the brewing happens inside the T Disc’s ‘mini brewing-chamber’, using a unique inverse flow. Your drink pours directly from the T DISC into the cup so you can prepare different drinks, one after the other with no taste transfer.

So what did we think?

Pros: Loved the ease of use factor and the speed at which it brews different drinks.  There is, indeed, no taste transfer between beverages and it’s a neat little machine that does not take up much counterspace at all.  Compared to purchasing similar beverages, this machine is very cost effective (the most expensive being the Chai Tea Latte at $10.99 CAD for 8 drinks. Note: these are what I consider “normal” sized drinks – 8-10 oz, so not what most people order at, say Starbucks).  The hot chocolate, Nabob coffee and Chai Tea Latte got rave reviews.

Cons: The T-Discs themselves create a lot of garbage – the individual (non recyclable) portions are packaged in boxes (recyclable) that are then wrapped (not recyclable) so it’s not the most environmentally friendly.  The concentrated milk product that comes with the latte drinks is sweet. And tastes a little artificial. Some people loved this, many did not. (Full disclosure here – we have a super duper De Longhi coffee maker that grinds, brews and froths milk at the touch of a button, so we are really spoiled. We mostly use skim or 2% milk in that machine so the milk product T Discs are obviously going to be a lot creamier.)  A lot of people I have talked to love the taste this gives to latte-type drinks.

This is a great (and much cheaper) alternative to your morning coffee shop run and a great way to brew a single decent drink instead of making a huge pot of coffee and either leaving most of it or drinking more than you need.  It’s small and quiet and I am sure if you experiment with the T Discs, you will find a favourite.  The Nabob espresso with a touch of half and half cream was one of my favourites – so much better than a percolated cup but less filling than a huge latte.

The good news?

I have one Tassimo T20 to give away to one lucky reader (US and Canadian addresses only – sorry!)

How to enter?

Simply leave me a comment on this post telling me what your favourite hot beverage indulgence is and maybe you’ll be lucky enough to win a Tassimo T20 to indulge every day!

Bonus entry: Simply tweet the following message (you can even cut and paste) and leave a second comment on this post letting me know you have.

I just entered to win a Tassimo T20 from @eatlivtravwrite You can too! http://bit.ly/i8cW8u

Contest closes Saturday January 22nd at 6pm EST. I will announce the winner on Sunday January 23rd. Good luck!

Disclosure: I was provided with a Tassimo T20 at no charge in exchange for a fair and honest review. All ideas and opinions expressed are my own or those of people who reviewed the product with me. I was not paid nor compensated in any other way.

171 Responses to Tassimo T20 giveaway!

  1. fooddreamer January 18, 2011 at 06:40 #

    Sippity-Sup was doing a similar giveaway and I am ALL over these. Coffee is my life-blood. My favourite indulgence with coffee is a Cinnamon Dolce Latte from Starbucks…sugar free because of my diabetes, but with whole milk and whipped cream!

  2. Erin January 18, 2011 at 07:49 #

    my favorite coffees are lattes and iced lattes!!! I love the string rich flavor they have!!! Mmmm it’s the best way to start the morning 🙂

  3. Heather Lynne January 18, 2011 at 07:51 #

    I love coffee. I drink a cup every morning and usually one after work as well. My favorite to drink is a caramel maccioto.

  4. Cathy K January 18, 2011 at 07:52 #

    The absolute BEST winter bevvy indulgence is Glühwein, served hot in a rented mug at a Christkindlmarket on a very cold evening in Austria, enjoyed alongside the wonderful company of my Dad. And maybe a pretzel with mustard.

  5. Colleen C January 18, 2011 at 07:52 #

    My favourite drink would be a vanilla latte. In fact, I like them so much, that I started making my own vanilla bean syrup at home and make them from scratch! I’d love a Tassimo machine for the convenience of making just one cup of coffee when I need to, rather than a whole pot when I am at home during the day.

  6. Colleen C January 18, 2011 at 07:52 #

    I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/30Minutes4Me/status/27346959836647426

  7. Cathy K January 18, 2011 at 07:53 #

    I just tweeted about the giveaway! Horray! Mmm.. coffee…

  8. Tonya - What's On My Plate January 18, 2011 at 07:58 #

    Hot Chocolate is my absolute fave hot beverage indulgence. I love it with some homemade whipped cream on top and a dash of cinnamon mixed in!

  9. Inky January 18, 2011 at 07:58 #

    Making coffee in the morning with ground beans is one reason to get out of bed! Or maybe having your partner start the coffee is even better. That coffee maker looks awesome – maybe it could replace the partner : >
    Just kiddin’ darlin’….

  10. Tonya - What's On My Plate January 18, 2011 at 07:58 #

    I tweeted 🙂

  11. blog is the new black January 18, 2011 at 08:11 #

    Lattes are my favorite! Pick me, pick me! 😉

  12. Stephanie January 18, 2011 at 08:16 #

    I’m drinking coffee as we speak. Er. Type. Whatever. Hm…my favorite? Love, love, love toffee nut soy lattes. Wish I knew how to make ’em.

  13. Stephanie January 18, 2011 at 08:17 #


  14. Lawyer Loves Lunch January 18, 2011 at 08:22 #

    I love mochas. This is terrible because I’m trying to cut down on both chocolate and coffee intake but man, I really love a good mocha 🙂

  15. Daydreamer Desserts January 18, 2011 at 08:23 #

    I don’t usually order indulgent drinks… I’m more of an Americano type girl, having said that I do visit a coffee house on a daily basis. So this might come in handy. 🙂

  16. Daydreamer Desserts January 18, 2011 at 08:24 #

    Tweeted my dear… oh, and thanks for the giveaway!

  17. Ayngelina January 18, 2011 at 08:24 #

    I’ve learned to go half hot chocolate half coffee, the perfect combination of caffeine and sweetness.

  18. Jennifer M January 18, 2011 at 08:28 #

    I love lattes 🙂 Of any kind, but Chai lattes are my favourite!

  19. megan @ whatmegansmaking January 18, 2011 at 08:36 #

    Hot chocolate will always be my favorite 🙂

  20. Valerie January 18, 2011 at 08:56 #

    I love a good iced mocha, but as an occasional treat. For everyday, I am a black coffee with one stevia girl!

  21. Valerie January 18, 2011 at 08:57 #

    Also tweeting this- love a good bonus entry!

  22. Kathy Khamis January 18, 2011 at 09:09 #

    My favourite hot beverage indulgence is definitely hot chocolate. It’s the best treat on a cold winter day!

  23. Kathy Khamis January 18, 2011 at 09:10 #

    I just tweeted about the contest 🙂

  24. Jen (A Girl and Her Carrot) January 18, 2011 at 09:14 #

    As a multitasker I’m tweeting, typing and sipping that cup of Joe right now. I’ll probably spell something wrong. Vanilla latte, chai latte, soy latte! Okay, my coffee is getting cold!

  25. Jen (A Girl and Her Carrot) January 18, 2011 at 09:14 #

    I also tweeted! @Hercarrotrd. I’m in it to win it. :-).

  26. Lindsay January 18, 2011 at 09:21 #

    Coffee with real cream is my secret morning indulgence. It just makes the day better.

  27. Lindsay January 18, 2011 at 09:21 #

    I just sent a tweet out about it, too!

  28. Beatrice January 18, 2011 at 09:29 #

    My favourite indulgence is coffee and egg nog. Mmm, I miss it (although my waistline does not).

  29. Beatrice January 18, 2011 at 09:30 #

    Ok, tweeted it too (@betawhat)

  30. Suzie the Foodie January 18, 2011 at 09:31 #

    I tweeted about it too! I’ve been having company a lot lately and my coffee press is horrible and is an embarrassment so this would help me out in a big way. What a great giveaway Mardi!

  31. Clifford Pine January 18, 2011 at 09:32 #

    I tried it this weekend & absolutely loved it…it’s at a place in Vermont called Lake Champlain Chocolates & it’s called the Aztec hot chocolate. It’s sweet, spicy & perfect for a cold day.

  32. Heather Crossman January 18, 2011 at 09:32 #

    I LOVE COFFEE! All coffee flavored drinks are my fave, but am hooked on Peppermint Mocha at the moment!!

  33. Clifford Pine January 18, 2011 at 09:33 #

    Just tweeted about your contest too!

  34. Katie January 18, 2011 at 09:33 #

    Post-dinner, I loooove to have a big mug of coffee with a smidge of Bailey’s Irish Cream. Warms the heart and soul 🙂

  35. Katie January 18, 2011 at 09:34 #

    I also tweeted about it — @kmkearsey 🙂

  36. barb c January 18, 2011 at 09:34 #

    I’m in love with lattes. I would love to win this!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  37. Vinaya January 18, 2011 at 09:35 #

    I’ve tried the hit chocolate so far and I absolutely loved it! I added some caramel and a bit of coarse sea salt and it was perfect. I can’t wait to try the lattés!

  38. DeeDee Newell January 18, 2011 at 09:36 #

    I absolutely have been ‘dying’ to get a Tassimo. Great concept & delicious coffee. Not to mention that I have the perfect counter space for it;)

  39. Nancy January 18, 2011 at 09:36 #

    I love the hazelnut latte at this independent coffee shop here in Moncton, the baristas are very talented.

  40. DeeDee Newell January 18, 2011 at 09:37 #

    Tweeted it: @DeeDeeNewell

  41. Vinaya January 18, 2011 at 09:37 #

    I also tweeted that I entered the competition.

  42. Colleen Curtis January 18, 2011 at 09:39 #

    Some people have “comfort foods” but we have “comfort coffee” in my house… I love it au naturel — black, hot and in a big comfy cup… my daughter likes a big hug – – oops I mean big mug of half coffee & half hot chocolate (full serving of each please)…. and my boyfriend likes the smooth sweet taste of a latte. One thing we all agree on is the mental pick me up that we all get when the house fills with the scent of fresh brewed coffee….mmmmm

  43. The Other Laura January 18, 2011 at 09:42 #

    I’m a big hot chocolate fan in the winter!

  44. nancy January 18, 2011 at 09:43 #


  45. Evan Thomas January 18, 2011 at 09:47 #

    My favorite indulgence would definitely be a cold frappe

  46. Sean - Nanny Taxes January 18, 2011 at 09:48 #

    My favourite T-Disc is the Cafe Crema. It’s a really good cup of coffee!

  47. Abi January 18, 2011 at 10:01 #

    oh- warm apple cider is my favorite warm drink on a cold winter morning. But I NEED a coffee (or two) every morning. Thanks for sharing.

  48. Geraldine D. January 18, 2011 at 10:02 #

    My favourite indulgence would be hot chocolate with a little peppermint flavouring added.

  49. Geraldine D January 18, 2011 at 10:03 #

    I tweeted!

  50. DLounz January 18, 2011 at 10:07 #

    My fav, is to put the kids down and pour myself an espresso. Fuel to get me through the rest of the night.

  51. eggnog Pete January 18, 2011 at 10:07 #

    Mardi I need that coffee maker my grind and brew is no longer grinding just makes a spinning noise like Neil and the Pontiac stuck in a snow drift. Pick me Pick me.

  52. Debbie Everets January 18, 2011 at 10:07 #

    My favourite beverage is coffee with a touch (or more) of Bailey’s Irish Cream with the caramel flavour – yummmm! I also love any cappuchino served in Italy – they have the best coffee!

  53. Steve Zussino - Grocery Coupons Canada January 18, 2011 at 10:16 #

    My favourite beverage is coffee with a little milk on top!

  54. ginette4 January 18, 2011 at 10:20 #

    I love hot chocolate with whip cream and chocolate shavings

  55. heather January 18, 2011 at 10:34 #

    love hot chocolate and a Tassimo would be perfect, plus the husband would love the coffee 🙂 win win. 🙂

  56. heather January 18, 2011 at 10:36 #

    also tweeted for additional entry. thanks!

  57. Amber January 18, 2011 at 10:43 #

    Cinnamon lattes are my drug of choice. So good with vanilla soymilk! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  58. Paula - bell'alimento January 18, 2011 at 10:47 #

    Espresso of course ; )

  59. Andrea B January 18, 2011 at 10:47 #

    My favourite beverage is just coffee with cream and sugar. When I am sick it is tea though. This machine would be wonderful to have! I wonder if they carry iv drip makers for those days when you just can’t seem to get going, hehehe!

  60. Andrea B January 18, 2011 at 10:48 #

    I tweeted about this contest as well. I am Saskmom

  61. Kate @ Diethood.com January 18, 2011 at 10:48 #

    My favorite hot beverage is a Skinny Latte – love that stuff!

    I tweeted!

  62. Christy January 18, 2011 at 10:49 #

    My favorite hot beverage changes with the seasons and right now I’m into Chocolate Chai drinks.

  63. Christy January 18, 2011 at 10:51 #

    Tweeted here:

  64. Dee Dee Newell January 18, 2011 at 10:53 #

    I forgot to mention my favorite: Definately anything Starbucks! …and already tweeted:)

  65. LauraD January 18, 2011 at 10:53 #

    I am such a huge coffee drinker and I try to make all of my coffee at home instead of buying it out. I buy fresh beans and grind them with my coffee grinder, but I find the process a little tedious when I’m tired in the morning, lol. Something like this would be great! I like my coffee plain (just milk!).

  66. Leticia Fedora January 18, 2011 at 10:53 #

    I love decaf!!! Iced with alot of cream is the best in summer! Hot in the winter…..yummy! Then there is Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea……oooohhhhhh! Homemade hot chocolate! Do I have to pick just one?

  67. Brian @ A Thought For Food January 18, 2011 at 10:59 #

    It’s so good that you’re being honest about this product. There are certainly pros to these machines, but as you mentioned there are a number of cons.

    I love a good latte, usually with soy milk, but I rarely have them because I don’t have a machine to make espresso.

  68. ceecee January 18, 2011 at 11:24 #

    haven’t tried tassimo yet…would love too though!

  69. K A B L O O E Y January 18, 2011 at 11:41 #

    Hey, thanks for giving us the plusses AND minuses. I appreciate it. But until De Longhi gives you a free giveaway, this machine will be a great addition to our staff room (the kitchen counter). My favorite hot beverage is super dark hot chocolate, but my go-to is a double espresso macchiato, with some steamed milk added so it too is super dark.

  70. Sofia January 18, 2011 at 11:47 #

    Mmmmmm…….lattes are my fav!!
    Hot and foamy for cold weather and icy cold in summer.

  71. Sofia January 18, 2011 at 11:48 #

    Also tweeted @bobedora

  72. tammigirl January 18, 2011 at 11:48 #

    My favorite hot drink indulgence is rich creamy hot chocolate.

  73. Christine N January 18, 2011 at 11:49 #

    Yes, I admit it “I’m a Coffee addict”!
    I received the Keurig Single Serve mini brewer which is great. You can use the pods. Or buy the filter and use your coffee and even tea. But unfortunately doesn’t it doesn’t make espresso. 🙁

  74. Shobha January 18, 2011 at 12:11 #

    I would love this! It would make this snowy and cold day a lot better!

  75. Shobha January 18, 2011 at 12:14 #

    The tweet has also been posted!

  76. Kathleen Curtis January 18, 2011 at 12:15 #

    Hot chocolate is probably my favorite beverage to indulge in. Yummy stuff. Like having a dessert.

  77. carole January 18, 2011 at 12:16 #

    I love a carmel hot chocolate with a bit of fleur del sel on top

  78. Kathleen Curtis January 18, 2011 at 12:18 #

    I retweeted!

  79. carole January 18, 2011 at 12:18 #

    i tweeted
    eat live travel write is hosting a Tassimo T20 giveaway! http://bit.ly/hS53IA

  80. Jen H January 18, 2011 at 12:27 #

    pretty boring but I am a sucker for a really great cafe au lait, a latte will do but a cafe au lait is the best!

  81. Jen H January 18, 2011 at 12:28 #

    I tweeted!

  82. Traci R January 18, 2011 at 12:41 #

    i drink dunkin donuts coffee with different flavored creamers every day. best start to the day.

  83. veggietestkitchen January 18, 2011 at 12:50 #

    how awesome. congrats on your giveaway and being contacted by a PR firm. very cool Mardi!

    my fave hot bev is cafe au lait. LOVE the milk/coffee combo. i’m a big milk person (soy of course).

  84. Hot Polka Dot's Mom (Judy) January 18, 2011 at 12:57 #

    Fabulous giveaway Mardi and a great review!

    Without a doubt Starbucks cappuccino with raw sugar and a dash of cinnamon is my favourite. A decadent treat I reserve for special occasions like… you know… shopping.

  85. leslie January 18, 2011 at 13:15 #

    I love my morning coffee, but I also am a fan of a nice hot soy chai! 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  86. Ang January 18, 2011 at 13:22 #

    I wake up every morning at 5:45 and French press my addiction:) But probably my favorite hot drink is 1/2 hot cocoa 1/2 coffee. Simple as that:)

  87. Brian S January 18, 2011 at 13:38 #

    My favorite hot beverage indulgence would be a Starbucks grande Caramel Macchiato (Basically, a vanilla latte with a bit less vanilla, extra foam, and caramel sauce drizzled on top), but the best Starbucks beverage is a Mocha Frappuccino with whipped cream and chocolate drizzled on top. My in-laws have a Tassimo that is used 10 or more times a day, a great little machine.

  88. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel January 18, 2011 at 13:39 #

    My favorite hot drink – hot chocolate by far.

  89. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel January 18, 2011 at 13:39 #

    Just tweeted 🙂

  90. Joy January 18, 2011 at 13:41 #

    I go out of my way to get my cappuccino at Artigiano’s. That said, whenever I drink it, I’ll sure to be up till 4am. Ha ha.

  91. amanda @ fake ginger January 18, 2011 at 13:49 #

    My favorite hot drink is definitely good coffee.

  92. Christina January 18, 2011 at 14:16 #

    MMMMM! I drink half chocolate, half coffee as my daily addiction & it’s so easy to make with the pod coffee makers! Thanks for the chance to win one!

  93. Caroline Lewis January 18, 2011 at 14:45 #

    Wow! What a great giveaway! It was -45 this morning here in Winnipeg. I would love a wonderful Chai Tea latte to help warm me up!

  94. Caroline Lewis January 18, 2011 at 14:58 #

    I tweeted!!!! Thanks!

  95. Friday Delights January 18, 2011 at 15:04 #

    Hot chocolate all the way!!!

  96. Ashleigh January 18, 2011 at 15:40 #

    Oh how I do love me some Tea and Chai….and the hubby loves his gourmet coffees!!!!!

  97. Dick Black January 18, 2011 at 15:58 #

    I agree with your comments on this Tassimo unit. I’ve used one for a few months now and they really make a good cup of coffee with zero waste.

    The latte milk products are not a sweet as the cappuccino concentrated milk, but I like both.

    Sometimes finding T-Discs can be a challenge in grocery chains , although Walmart always have a few brands available.

    The only thing I’d don’t like about this system is the costs of the T-discs.

  98. Felice - All That's Left Are The Crumbs January 18, 2011 at 16:10 #

    Skinny Chai Lattes! Great giveaway btw.

  99. Felice - All That's Left Are The Crumbs January 18, 2011 at 16:14 #

    I just tweeted via arethecrumbs.

  100. Wayne N. January 18, 2011 at 16:18 #

    It would be great to be able to make a Nabob Cafe Crema at work!

  101. Jessie Bea Eats January 18, 2011 at 18:15 #

    My order is usually a cafe au lait.

  102. Jessie Bea Eats January 18, 2011 at 18:16 #

    I tweeted too! @jessiebeaeats

    Fun giveaway!

  103. Nive January 18, 2011 at 18:22 #

    wow..amazing giveaway…love to win it, thanks!!!
    My favorite beverage at this season would be a hot cup of hot cocoa with a pinch of nutmeg…its heavenly…

  104. Lynne January 18, 2011 at 18:45 #

    My favourite hot beverage is tea…..however my guests usually love a coffee after dinner or for breakfast when they stay over ,and I make the worst coffee ever!! Winning a Tassimo would solve all my problems.

  105. Lana January 18, 2011 at 18:58 #

    Great giveaway, Mardi! I am lucky I can make a cappuccino or a latte at work, but still would like them at home. Thanks for a chance:)

  106. Lana January 18, 2011 at 18:59 #

    And I tweeted the message as @Bibberche:)

  107. Michael TheFlavorJunkie January 18, 2011 at 19:06 #

    It has to be a tea for me. Either Rooibos or a wild breakfast type. I also love the specialty teas later on, from peppermint to cinnamon spice with orange blossoms. I’d love this in my house!

  108. Vic January 18, 2011 at 19:32 #

    Each morning I wake to a fresh hot cup of regular coffee with extra cream and sug. Throughout the day I may indulge in an ice coffee but to live without this would be insanity. I need muh coffee!

  109. Tanya January 18, 2011 at 19:39 #

    I love lattes…especially with carmel :).

    Also I’m a new follower

  110. jenn ivanovs January 18, 2011 at 19:50 #

    my favourite indulgence is a vanilla latte. simple and divine. aint nothin’ better.

  111. Kim January 18, 2011 at 20:18 #

    I dream of Irish Coffees with a few added spikes!

  112. Kim January 18, 2011 at 20:20 #

    And yes! I tweeted this. ; )

  113. Sheila Simpson January 18, 2011 at 20:27 #

    My favorite indulgence is a white chocolate mocha but for everyday drinking I prefer a nice latte.

  114. Vicky January 18, 2011 at 20:29 #

    I like hot chocolate. I love hot coffee.

  115. Carla January 18, 2011 at 20:57 #

    mine is just a simple cup of coffee 😀

  116. cat January 18, 2011 at 20:58 #

    starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte – only available in the fall and early winter here – it tastes like my favorites time of year. 🙂

  117. Vicky January 18, 2011 at 22:26 #


  118. edmontonjb January 18, 2011 at 22:43 #

    I love French Vanilla cappuccino

  119. Nancy@acommunaltable January 18, 2011 at 23:04 #

    Oooh.. my favorite beverage?? Hmmm… well, it has to be a cappuccino !!! I am so glad you are giving one of these away too – maybe I’ll get lucky!!

  120. Michelle January 18, 2011 at 23:12 #

    I love a chai latte!

  121. Michelle January 18, 2011 at 23:15 #

    Tweeted https://twitter.com/michellerwoo/status/27579481518505984

  122. Megan January 18, 2011 at 23:30 #

    My favorite beverage is a pumpkin latte. I have the pumpkin syrup, I just need a latte maker! 🙂

  123. April K January 18, 2011 at 23:45 #

    pumpkin spice latte, Eggnog Latte..chai Tea, Tea, Hot Chocolate…as you can tell I love it all. Well all but plain coffee. :o)

  124. jason January 19, 2011 at 00:35 #

    I’d have to go with a caramel macchiato. I hope never to find out how many calories are in one.

  125. Kulsum at JourneyKitchen January 19, 2011 at 01:07 #

    ME want 😀 I can have coffee in any form. I mean it has coffee it is mine!

  126. madwoman-doing-cartwheels January 19, 2011 at 03:45 #

    My favorite indulgence drink is rich hot chocolate w/ a pinch of cayenne pepper (home made mix)

    Thanks for the chance!

  127. katy January 19, 2011 at 06:55 #

    Always and forever a latte.

  128. Jason Phelps January 19, 2011 at 07:59 #

    I try and stay away from the the single serving machines due to the waste. I am glad you mentioned that because packaging waste seems to get lost in our food trends. They are the rage though. We use a reusable filter and during the warm months compost our grounds out back.

    We have made our coffee at home for as long as I can remember so cost is something we often laugh about. I can’t imagine how much people spend to get it at a coffee shop! I bring my lunch to work when I got into the city too, so I must be saving quite a bit every week!

    Good luck to everyone who entered!


  129. Isabelle January 19, 2011 at 10:29 #

    Back in the good ol’ days, when I used to work with a corporate sales team, we had one of the K-cup machines to brew coffee and tea in the break room. Man, do I ever miss that little machine! (We have no coffee at all in the break rooms now… sniff.)
    Great review! Love the fact that the Tassimo does such a wide variety of beverages.
    BTW, my current indulgence is the Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate from Starbucks. It’s like crack in a cup, with little caramel salt sprinkles. 🙂

  130. Isabelle January 19, 2011 at 10:30 #

    PS – Tweeted for a second entry!

  131. Cassandra D. January 19, 2011 at 11:07 #

    Oh…I would love to win one of these. My favorite drink is the caramel macciato or mint teas


  132. Cassandra D. January 19, 2011 at 11:07 #

    I tweeted!


  133. Annapet January 19, 2011 at 12:55 #

    I love the Gevalia line of hot drinks, especially the latte!

  134. Annapet January 19, 2011 at 12:57 #

    I just entered to win a Tassimo T20 from @eatlivtravwrite You can too! http://bit.ly/i8cW8u

    I just tweeted about this contest! Woo-hoo!

  135. Crystal January 19, 2011 at 13:34 #

    I am a total coffee addict, but lately hot apple cider has been my #1 drink!

  136. Stephanie January 19, 2011 at 14:29 #

    Anything with chocolate! Especially mochas with a shot of hazelnut.

  137. Liz January 19, 2011 at 15:57 #

    I usually go through phases (everything from chai to pumpkin spice lattes to shots of espresso), but always come back to a good mocha.

  138. fiona January 19, 2011 at 22:12 #

    nothing beats a regular cup of black coffee in the mornings…. although I’m also partial to a cup of barry’s tea in the evenings.

  139. Sheila Hickmon January 19, 2011 at 23:07 #

    I like to indulge in French Vanilla cappuccino!

    Thanks for the chance!

  140. Sheila Hickmon January 19, 2011 at 23:07 #

    I tweeted!

  141. Shanna January 19, 2011 at 23:32 #

    I love Chai Tea! & Starbucks! =)

  142. amber gi January 19, 2011 at 23:36 #

    a hot cup of winter spice tea is perfect on a cold night!

    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

  143. amber gi January 19, 2011 at 23:38 #

    tweet #53 with your tretweet button

    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

  144. gautam nath January 20, 2011 at 11:12 #

    Never am lucky enuf to win anything but the efforts still go strong.

  145. Cathy keith January 20, 2011 at 13:50 #

    My favorite indulgence is a mocha but I just love coffee.

  146. Edite January 20, 2011 at 14:59 #

    How good of a chai tea latte (my fave) would it make? If not, then give me a good cuppa cappucino!

  147. Amanda January 20, 2011 at 15:01 #

    My favorite hot beverage: soy chai lattes. YUM! 🙂

  148. KDar January 20, 2011 at 15:24 #

    I love a good Americano, although a close second would be a cappucino. Got to have good foam, though. 🙂

  149. chris January 20, 2011 at 23:52 #

    My favourite is Starbuck’s black cherry mocha (half sweet).

  150. jessi c January 20, 2011 at 23:54 #

    I love hot cocoa

  151. Jessica of My Baking Heart January 21, 2011 at 12:54 #

    My favorite is a Pumpkin Spice Latte – any time of the year, Fall or not! 🙂

  152. Lori Silvestro January 21, 2011 at 16:44 #

    My favourite hot beverage indulgence is definitely a Chi Latte! Can’t get enough of them!!!!

  153. Maria January 21, 2011 at 17:25 #

    A plain old cappuccino is what I enjoy … especially when it’s from a small cafe in Little Italy. A friend recently gave me a Mini Keurig as a gift and I have to say I am not impressed. I’d like to see how this machine matches up!

  154. vickie January 21, 2011 at 20:14 #

    I like the straight black coffee but when I want something hot and sweet it usually is a cappuccino topped with lots of whipped cream.

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  155. Vickie January 21, 2011 at 20:16 #

    Tweeted giveaway http://twitter.com/#!/vickcook01/status/28621757887815680

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  156. Elena January 21, 2011 at 22:01 #

    My favorite hot beverage is tea, any kind.

  157. Elena January 21, 2011 at 22:02 #


  158. Belinda M January 21, 2011 at 22:51 #

    Every once in a while I indulge in Hot Chocolate Supreme from Tim Hortons


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  160. Adriana January 22, 2011 at 08:52 #

    A cup of coffee is an indulgence some days, and a need on others. I cherish Puerto Rican coffee, especially when it is grown by small producers. The beans are toasted somewhere between a French roast and espresso and it’s smooth but hearty at the same time.

  161. Lara January 22, 2011 at 11:34 #

    Love to drink peppermint hot chocolate with marshmallows!

  162. Lara January 22, 2011 at 11:34 #

    I tweeted too. Thanks for the giveaway!

  163. Heather Dearly January 22, 2011 at 11:36 #

    French Vanilla Coffee

  164. Heather Dearly January 22, 2011 at 11:37 #

    I’m retweeting also.

  165. ginette4 January 22, 2011 at 17:55 #



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