I <3 Caramel Lattes!!

October 17, 2011

Every parent of an infant/toddler needs a little caffeine ‘pick-me-up’ every now and again.  But who wants to make a whole pot of coffee or deal with the espresso maker when they’ve got very little time?!    Not me!

We have an espresso maker.  Do you know how messy or time consuming those things are?! We spend 10 minutes prepping the machine; at least 3-5 minutes making the espresso, and then another few minutes of prep to steam the milk.  By the time the milk is steamed, the espresso shot has gone bad, and you’re stuck with less-than-mediocre caramel macchiato – which is slightly cold.  The clean-up? Don’t get me started.

We got the espresso maker because we “knew” that one-cup coffee machines didn’t make espresso, or steamed milk – and in order to have my favorite (Caramel Macchiato) I was going to need an espresso machine.

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That is, Until I saw the TASSIMO.  Oh – how I am so happy that I have my TASSIMO.

*Admission – I already had a TASSIMO.  Bought it back in 2009, love it just as much now as I did then! – I also had horrible photographing skills Winking smile  Our old one is now being gifted to my in-laws.  Still runs perfectly!

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TASSIMO makes it easy.  They make a large variety of things:  Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Tea, Espresso, Steamed Milk, and much more really.

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Simply.  Buy the T-cups.  Put them in the machine, and push start. not but a few seconds later, you’ve got your favorite drink.

No pre-heating the machine, no steam wands involved, no tamping, no twisting… no cleaning!

Ok. I’ll show you:

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The Bosch TASSIMO has a water reservoir in the back. Fill it up.  drop it in place.  they make this pretty fool-proof –you don’t even need to look.  The machine will let you know when you’re running low on water – so just don’t worry about it until then.

Then pick your drink.  Today I’m going to show you my favorite.  Caramel Latte.  I bought this pack of T-Discs at Walmart for under $7.00  It makes 8 cups – making each cup around $0.90.  Can’t beat that!  The package comes with 8 milk ‘Latte’ T-Discs and 8 Caramel Espresso T-Discs.DSC00973

Each T-Disc has a bar-code on it, which gets read by the machine to tell the machine how much water and how long to brew and all that fancy stuff.DSC00974

Place your T-Disc into the slot. Again – pretty fool proof – you can’t really put it in there wrong unless you SHOVE it somehow.  But you don’t need to.  it just lays upside-down.  Then close the machine and push the big button.

Watch your drink come out.

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So first I did the Latte milk – And then I put the espresso in.

I love how easy it is.  No mess to clean up either.  Just throw out the used t-cups.

I add about 1/2 tsp of sugar, and I’m good to go!

Every home needs one.  Really.

You can purchase the TASSIMO T20 Brewer online for $99.99. Tassimo is also available for sale in Bed, Bath & Beyond and some other major retailers.  They also have a huge selection of coffee, espresso, tea, and hot chocolate T-Discs. *Just FYI – We bought our first Tassimo at BBB with the 20% off and $5 off coupons that you can get in the mail – which makes for a GREAT price!  Just be sure to bring enough 20% off coupons for all of the T-Disks you’ll want to buy! 😀

And you can win one RiGhT Here!!! Tassimo is giving away a T20 Brewer to one lucky reader!

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Comments

  1. Oh, I have been longing for a Tassimo! I’d love to have coffeehouse-style coffee at home, and for so much cheaper. My favorites would probably be chai tea latte, caramel latte macchiato, and peppermint mocha. Thanks so much for the chance!

  2. I think i would try the Twining’s® Chai Tea Latte I would love the convience of it when I want a better drink then just plain coffee since going out with two kids can be a challenge!!!!

  3. Oh I LOVE milka chocolate so much! So I really like the Milka Hot Chocolate T-Disc.

  4. Mandy Kauffman says:

    I’d love to try the Gevalia Signature Blend Coffee!!

  5. The Maxwell House Skinny Cappuccino sounds good.
    These can’t be on your new diet though, are they?

  6. Nancy Mundale says:

    I would try the Chai tea . I have heard that it is very good

  7. I would like to try the Milka Hot Chocolate and the Gevalia Peppermint Mocha.

  8. When it becomes available I would love to try the
    Gevalia Peppermint Mocha

  9. valerie mabrey says:

    Carte Noire Kenya sounds yummy and I would like to own one because everybody in the house likes something different and now no need to make a full pot.
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  10. Rebecca Graham says:

    I would like to try the Gevalia signature blend T disc.

  11. Adrienne Gordon says:

    starbucks breakfast blend looks good.

  12. i would love to try the Jacobs Latte Macchiato

  13. The skinny cappucino sounds divine!

  14. Monique Rizzo says:

    I would love to make my vanilla lattes on this little machine!!
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  15. Stephanie G says:

    I’m most excited to try the Suchard hot chocolate!

  16. Christopher Sorel says:

    love the Carte Noire Voluptuoso Corse

  17. I would love one of these. Thanks!

  18. I definitely want to try the Carte Noire Expresso!

  19. I would love to try the Maxwell House Caramel Latte Macchiato.

  20. I’d love to try the Gevalia Peppermint Mocha, Gevalia Caramel Latte Macchiato, and Maxwell House Caramel Latte Macchiato

  21. tracy davis says:

    I’d love to try the Gevalia Signature Blend Coffee

  22. I really want to get this for my grandma

  23. Carrie Phelps says:

    I like a very dark coffee so I would love to try the Carte Noire Expresso.
    carriedust@yahoo.com

  24. Whitney McQuarry says:

    I am the only one in the house who drinks coffee. And let me tell you, I LOVE good coffee. I’ve been wanting to purchase one of these for so long, but having a single income household, it just isn’t in the budget for my family. I would love to try Carte Noire Kenya. It sounds so yummy

  25. I will like to try the Gevalia Peppermint Mocha

  26. I’d love to try the Gevalia French Vanilla.
    hschonrock at yahoo dot com

  27. Tanya Bright says:

    I want the chia tea! If it tastes like starbucks i’m buying one right now!

  28. I’d like the convenience of it. Some days all I want is 1-2 cups and hate to make a whole pot or try to only make a partial. I really want to try the flavored coffees too they look good!

  29. Patty White says:

    The Gevalia Latte sounds yummy!!

  30. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I’d love to try the Carte Noir Kenya

  31. I’ve been dying for one of these since they first came out. I drink more than 1 cup of coffee a day, but I hate to make more than 1 cup at a time because I don’t like the flavor of “cooked” coffee. I would try just about everything, starting with the Gevalia Peppermint Mocha

  32. I want to try the Carte Noire Voluptuoso Coffee

  33. I think I’d like to try their Gevalia Signature Blend Coffee. 🙂

  34. Jennifer Marie says:

    I would love to try the Milka Hot Chocolate. I would love to have this so I could try a variety of flavors!

  35. melissa pruitt says:

    i wanna try the milka hot chocolate t disc i wanted to try one of these tassimos for a long time!

  36. melissa pruitt says:

    im a gfc

  37. Now THAT is what I’m talkin’ bout!! I would love me some of that at say, about 3 in the afternoon. Pick me up time!!

  38. I would love to try the Mastro Lorenzo Espresso!

  39. I’d love a Tassimo. I’d like to try Chai Tea.

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

  40. I would love to have this, it gets cold here (heck its already cold, highs in the mid/low 50’s and lows are in the low 30’s already…scared for winter lol) and love to make a cup to keep warm.
    I would want to try the Twining’s® Earl Grey, reminds me of my nana. I’m not a huge coffee person but the Gevalia Peppermint Mocha sounds sooo good!

  41. Gevalia Peppermint Mocha

  42. jennifer horn says:

    Would like to try the Gevalia Caramel Latte Macchiato.

  43. I would love to try the Gevalia Peppermint Mocha Espresso! 🙂

  44. betty baez says:

    oh my you cant see me right now but im majorly drooling over this!

  45. EMMA L HORTON says:

    I WOULD LIKE THE Gevalia French Vanilla

  46. I’d love to try the Gevalia Caramel Latte Macchiato

  47. I would like to try the Gevalia Dark Breakfast Blend

  48. I would love to win! my fav would prob be caramel latte macchiato

  49. Lbrouse1 (at) gmail (dt) com
    There are all SORTS of flavors I’d like to try! But what I’d like most about having the Tassimo is that I can easily and for a reasonable price get a variety of different coffee drinks.

  50. I would love to try the Gevalia Peppermint Mocha!

  51. Gidget Jo Lee says:

    i would love to try the Carte Noire Voluptuoso Corse flavor and the Twining’s® English Breakfast Tea. i really love my english breakfast teas and wouldnt mind giving theirs a try.

  52. I would love to try the %100 Colombian coffee

  53. Cristina Wyatt says:

    Would love to try the Carte Noire Voluptuoso Corse

  54. How awesome is this! Super easy to make. Thank you for the chance! 🙂

  55. Tepe Rodrigo says:

    I would like the Kenya blend.

  56. Matt Ferrell says:

    I’d like to try their “Gevalia Caramel Latte Macchiato”

  57. I would like to try the Gevelia Breakfast Blend.

  58. Gevalia Caramel Latte Macchiato sounds divine!

  59. I would like to try the Twinnings Earl Grey

  60. Nice- most likely I would go for the Gevalia Swiss Hazelnut and the JACOBS Caffe Crema Sanft and Mild

  61. I would love to try Twining’s® Chai Tea Latte and Gevalia Peppermint Mocha.

  62. Elizabeth Glass Turner says:

    I want to try the Gevalia peppermint mocha!

    elizabethglassturner (at) gmail (dot) com

  63. Amy Brewer says:

    I would love to try the Gevalia Mocha

  64. Ashley Hess says:

    Gevalia Caramel Latte Macchiato. Oh how this sounds amazing right now.

  65. I know I’d love the Twining’s Chai Tea Latte t-disks!

  66. I would love to try the Chai Tea Latte flavor!

  67. Gevalia French Vanilla

  68. Great review! The Gevalia Siganture Crema and Maxwell House French Roast both sound awesome to me. Thanks!

  69. I would love the convenience of owning a Tassimo!

  70. i would love to win this! 🙂

  71. I would like to try the Milka Hot Chocolate

  72. evelyn goettner says:

    I’d love to try the Carte Noire Voluptuoso Coffee.

  73. I’d love to try the Chai Latte!

  74. krystyl olson says:

    Twining’s® Chai Tea Latte for me please!!!

  75. Faride Hale says:

    I’d like to try the Carte Noire Kenya

  76. love milka chocolate!

  77. I have been longing for one of these. The chai tea is one thing I have wanted to try.

  78. I would like to try Gevalia Caramel Latte Macchiato. Delicious. I love that this is a single serve system so I don’t have to brew a whole pot of coffee for just me

  79. Gevalia Signature Blend Coffee looks awesome

  80. I’d love to try the Carte Noire Voluptuoso Coffee

  81. Nicolette Capuano says:

    I would love to try their chai tea latte! Chai tea is my favorite!

  82. I’d love to be able to try the Caramel Latte macchiato

  83. I Love latte’s and would love it even more if I could make them at home, what a treat everyday!

  84. DH is a 2-cups in the morning coffee drinker, but makes a whole pot that sits all day. (Sometimes he’ll grab a third cup, but it seems like such a waste most of the time.) For myself, I want tea or hot chocolate or a latte. The Tassimo would make us both quite happy.

  85. I would love to try the Gevalia peppermint mocha flavor.

  86. I’d love to try the Gevalia signature blend T disc.

  87. Rebecca Orr says:

    I would love to try out Gevalia Swiss Hazelnut. bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

  88. want to win for my dad who’s always complaining about his current coffee maker

  89. Nicole Fall says:

    I would love to try the peppermint mocha flavor!! Thanks for holding such a great giveaway!

  90. Would love to try the Twinnings Chai Tea Latte

  91. OHHH I have been wanting one of these so bad!! My hubby is the coffee drinking however the Hot Chocolate sounds yummy to me! Fingers crossed!

    msjem2001 at yahoo dot com

  92. Maria Klein says:

    mmm caramel latte, I would love to make myself a latte in the afternoon and not have to run to the coffee shop

  93. Ooh, peppermint mocha — you’ve got my attention. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    Dee

  94. I would like to try the Gevalia Latte and the Twinnigs Chai Tea Latte

  95. Derk THomas says:

    Caramel Macchiato sounds like something I want to try.

  96. Would love to try the Gevalia Caramel Latte Macchiato or the Gevalia Swiss Hazelnut.

  97. Adrienne Hayes says:

    I would love to try Gevalia Mocha. Yummm

  98. Jill Myrick says:

    I would love to try the Gevalia Swiss Hazelnut T-Discs.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  99. Crystal Yaeger says:

    I want to try the mocha

  100. Susan Bryant says:

    I would like to try the Milka Hot Chocolate!!!!!!!!

  101. Amber Johnson says:

    The Gevalia Caramel Latte Macchiato

  102. Denise Powell says:

    The Starbucks Breakfast Blend

  103. Milka Hot Chocolate

  104. I would love to try the Gevalia Swiss Hazelnut.

  105. I would Love to own this because I am the only one who drinks coffee and it is a waste when I make a pot..=(

  106. Diane Baum says:

    I love tea, so I really want to try the Chai tea

  107. I’ve like to try the Gevalia espresso.

  108. Christine says:

    like Carte Noire Kenya

  109. addrienne mertens says:

    i love hazelnut coffee..hands down, this would be awesome in here!

  110. Terri Martin says:

    I visted there website, its down until Oct. 31

  111. Heather R says:

    I would love to own this because it would allow my husband and I to have the cup of coffee that we love. I like bolder coffees and he doesn’t so this would be a solution to our dilemma!

  112. I want to try the Hot Chocolate T Disc.

  113. Jessica Edwards says:

    Gevalia Caramel Latte Macchiato

  114. Milka Hot chocolate for me thanks

  115. tina reynolds says:

    I like both my hubby and I can have what we want. I would love to try Gevalia Signature blend eaglesforjack@gmail.com

  116. The Tassimo brewer is on my ultimate luxury item list! I love Caramel Macchiato’s…actually, I love almost all coffee! 🙂 Thank you.

  117. amber porter says:

    I would like to try the Gevalia caramel latte macchiato.
    skipthelaundry at gmail dot com

  118. I SO want to try the Maxwell House Caramel Latte Macchiato!!!

    outofthemist AT gmail DOT com

  119. elangomatt says:

    I have always wanted to try the Gevalia coffee, but since they don’t make k-cups, I’ve never gotten the chance. I can’t find a specific flavor right now since the Tassimo website is down, but I am always a big fan of dark roasts. I would like to try a Gevalia dark roast the most!

  120. Rebecca Shockley says:

    I like the Milka Hot Chocolate T-Disc.

  121. I’d like it for tea & hot chocolate.

  122. I would love to win one of these for coffee drinks!

  123. Candice HopperOwrey says:

    Twining’s® Chai Tea Latte is what I’d like to try. Chai Tea Latte is my favorite drink!

  124. I would love to try the Gevalia Peppermint Mocha, that is my favorite coffee drink year round! Thanks! Andrea

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