I want need a new coffee maker. That’s not a typo – I did that on purpose.
I have a Phillips Senseo coffee maker and it works “fine” but, I don’t like it anymore. Why? Because, ever since @TassimoCanada ran a Twitter promotion a couple of weeks ago, I have been ga-ga for a Tassimo brewing system. There was a fury on Twitter for some lucky Canadians. @TassimoCanada was giving away brewing systems complete with a huge assortment of TDisks. If I remember correctly, (as in, don’t quote me on this) the only qualifications to get a machine were that you had to have at least 300 followers and a Canadian resident.
I watched the flood of tweets over the course of about a week from people who wanted one, people who got them, and the people who didn’t. A simply genius marketing plan if you ask me. If you didn’t live in Canada, you were tweeting about why not “my country”. If you did live in Canada, you actively tweeted to get the followers to qualify for the machine. EVERYBODY seemed to be talking about @TassimoCanada and the Tassimo brewing systems.
I even got swept up in the excitement and did a little research on the Tassimo brewing systems. I read enough to know my Phillips Senseo machine was no match for the Tassimo. So now, I want one. Terrible huh?
Well, before I drop down huge chunk of change (unless Santa brings me one for Christmas!), I’d like to get some feedback on different coffee makers and brewing systems.
My Phillips Senseo machine works fine, and I can’t complain. I got it for under $30 a year ago and the coffee selection is OK. I really do like the Godiva Creme Brulee coffee pods. But, there are two things that I really don’t like about it.
- The coffee is not hot. It brews fine, but once I add a little milk, its room temperature at best. I don’t like to reheat freshly brewed coffee in the microwave – seems like such a waste.
- The selection of coffees is minimal, and that’s it, you can only buy coffee pods. When I want tea or hot chocolate, I have to make it the old fashioned way.
I really like the individualized brewing systems because I can make just enough coffee for me. My husband doesn’t drink coffee at all. But he does like hot tea and hot chocolate in the winter. So this type of machine would work out well for us. I have also heard great things about the Keurig brewing systems.
So, if you have either of these brewing systems, I would love your feedback. I want to make an informed decision before making a purchase. Hopefully some of my Twitter followers who received a Tassimo Brewing system from @TassimoCanada will share their experiences with us. So far, I have only heard raving reviews on Twitter.
So, which brewing system will it be? Tassimo? Keurig? Or another system? You decide!