I’m not entirely sure when I went from drinking the occasional coffee to requiring one to start my day, but I’m pretty sure it coincided with the birth of my first child. I have loudly proclaimed my love of my ‘fancy’ coffee maker over the past few years (we received it as a wedding gift almost 6 years ago and it’s still going strong) but with my morning ritual going from a nice, hot cup of coffee that was drank at a leisurely pace while checking emails or reading the paper to something a little more chaotic,
I was happy to review a Tassimo Brewer from Staples.ca, home of the ‘easy button’! I’m sure I’m not alone in being surprised to learn that Staples sells coffee makers now, but when I think about it, it actually makes perfect sense – what office doesn’t have a need for coffee? And with free shipping on orders over $20, making sure I have a full stock of Tassimo T-Disc refills will be easier than remembering to buy them when I’m rushing through the grocery store in between classes and play dates.
As soon as my Tassimo T20 arrived, I got it set up and was enjoying my first latte a few minutes later. It takes up very little space on my already crowded counter top, and with a 1.5 litre water tank I don’t have to worry about refilling it after every cup. The T-Discs are easy too: just place in with the barcode down, close, and push the start button; if you have a drink with a milk T-Disc, you use that one first, then the coffee T-Disc. I was very pleasantly surprised at how good the T-Discs are; they more than satisfy my mid-afternoon coffee shop desires without having to leave my house! So far my favourites are the GEVALIA Caramel Macchiato and the Twinings of London Chai Tea Latte.
A big plus for the Tassimo T20 is the adjustable cup rest which is fully removable, so it fits my usual coffee cup (seen above and below) and my travel mug (seen in the first picture). This is so convenient on the mornings that we’re running out the door or my husband decides to take a coffee to go. There certainly is something to be said for having a perfect-temperature latte at the press of a button, no matter how busy life gets!
Full disclosure: Staples.ca provided met with these items for review. The thoughts and opinions expressed are strictly my own. Feel free to shop their entire line of Tassimo Coffee Makers and T-Dics online.