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As Advertised

It is a joy and a wonder to find a luxury machine that works as well as advertised. For the longest time, we did not have a coffee pot in our house. We gave it away because we never drank coffee. At least, not at home. The problem was that neither Jeff nor I ever wanted more than one cup of coffee at a time and most of the time we didn't want coffee at the same time. So, when we got coffee, we'd buy seriously overpriced lattes and mochas outside the house.

Lately, we've been tightening the budget and we knew such would have to go. It was way too much of a waste; even if we're doing all right financially. Still, I do like coffee and I knew I didn't like freeze-dry coffee or those coffee in tea bags. What's a person to do? Especially since we were both reminded how much we occasionally like a cup of coffee while visiting family?

Well, there are these interesting one cup coffeemakers that make one cup at a time with a proprietary delivery system for the coffee grounds (and other products). Jeff and I decided to get one. We got the Tassimo and I am in love. Seriously. First, the thing works as advertised but it is also easy to use, doesn't take a lot of time and it is surprisingly good. Plus, it does more than coffee. It does espresso, mochas, chai, hot chocolate and flavored coffee. The machine was expensive—worth about 40 grande mochas—or about two months worth of coffee out of the house.

I love this thing. I do. I really like the chai and the hot chocolate. I like the coffee and I like how easy it is. Wonder of wonders, I believe this will be on luxury machine that we actually continue to use on a regular basis and not something that will sit mostly dormant in a cabinet (like the bread maker, the Set-it-and-Forget-it rotisserie and the awesome countertop mixer).

So, there you have it: the wonder and joy of something that works as advertised.


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Jun. 11th, 2010 04:07 am (UTC)
I have had a Tassimo for two years and I labeled it the "Awesomeo 3000" (like on South Park). I adore it, esp since they came out with the new hot chocolate (Milka... I didn't like the old stuff). The chai lattes are yummy!
Jun. 11th, 2010 04:12 am (UTC)
The chai lattes are my favorite so far. I like the hot chocolate they have but have not tried the Milka. I'll add that to the list.
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