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Old 11-22-2012, 08:41 AM   #51
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For those of you who've had or tried the Nespresso, I'm curious. Reviews online seem to emphasize the fact that its' an espresso machine as opposed to a coffee machine. How much does it actually put out, and how do you guys typically drink your coffee?

I'm a black coffee drinker which is why I worry about this, 'cause I don't want to spend hundreds and end up with shitty coffee-flavoured water.
Personally, Americano's are a whole different drink compared to regular brewed coffee.

For Tassimo, the Gevalia dark roasts are very good and bold. They are a bit pricier but are ok when on sale. I just got a pack of the President's Choice dark roast, so I'll see how that is (the medium was too bland for me).

The Maxwell House discs are also decent. The Nabob Colombian I also felt was too bland.
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They had keurig sampling in downtown this morning. Tried hot chocolate and it tasted like shit lol.
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Yeah, I'm gonna bug my local Starbucks for a Versimo sample, and see if I can try the others. I'm worried about quality for the most part. Right now, competition for both of these is the Starbucks instant stuff (which is surprisingly good), but I'd like to have my coffees at less than $2 a pop. If they're going to be that much, I may as well just walk down to my local Starbucks and get one there.
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just picked one up for my parents through the online walmart sale. the B60 for $88 seemed like a good deal.
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Yeah, I'm gonna bug my local Starbucks for a Versimo sample, and see if I can try the others. I'm worried about quality for the most part. Right now, competition for both of these is the Starbucks instant stuff (which is surprisingly good), but I'd like to have my coffees at less than $2 a pop. If they're going to be that much, I may as well just walk down to my local Starbucks and get one there.
Tassimo is about 50-60 cents a cup depending on what type and if on sale. Keurig probably even cheaper with the reusable k-cup with your own grinds.
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Yeah, I'm not interested in doing the 'my own grinds' thing. As much as I would like to save the environment and be a good person and all that jazz...no. The point of this for me is convenience. I've already got a small 32 oz coffee pot at home; I don't want the bother of having to grab my filter, put in the grinds, brew, clean it out and then repeat.

I want a machine I can have sitting in my kitchen and when I want a coffee I can push a button, go turn on my TV, come back and be nearly ready.
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Ya I agree, its very convenient just to pop in a disc while you're getting ready if you're running late and heading out. I enjoy my Tassimo much more than I anticipated (got it as a gift, never thought to get one for myself).
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I want a machine I can have sitting in my kitchen and when I want a coffee I can push a button, go turn on my TV, come back and be nearly ready.
a bit OT but i like using my Bodum press for those reasons exactly. pour grinds in, push the press down a smidge, go turn on TV, come back and it's nearly ready. press all the way down and pour. rinse press and walk away!

$20 i spent on this thing paid for itself in the first week.
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a bit OT but i like using my Bodum press for those reasons exactly. pour grinds in, push the press down a smidge, go turn on TV, come back and it's nearly ready. press all the way down and pour. rinse press and walk away!

$20 i spent on this thing paid for itself in the first week.
Had a bodum for a long time, loved it, and it makes damned good coffee. Massively cheap too 'cause back then I worked at Starbucks.

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FYI, staples has the tassimo t20 on sale for $59.99.
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Quick. Which would you guys buy, considering that they're on sale atm. The Keurig Mini, b40 or b60?
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mini but that's just my preference. i like the little single cup guy
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For any Tassimo users, there's T-discs on sale at No Frills. I just stocked up on a bunch.
$6 for 14 discs isn't unreasonable at all.
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Quick. Which would you guys buy, considering that they're on sale atm. The Keurig Mini, b40 or b60?
depends how much more the B60 is.. reviews are pretty good...

Keurig > Tassimo
Quick to make coffee
cheaper cost per cup
More coffee flavours.
Use your own grinds with filter
Cheaper then Tassimo

Tassimo > Keurig
Specialty coffees
Taste?


So these are the idea of how the both works from reading reviews...
So the better buy would be the Keurig?
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For any Tassimo users, there's T-discs on sale at No Frills. I just stocked up on a bunch.
$6 for 14 discs isn't unreasonable at all.
i haven't seen them go lower than $7 so ya that's a pretty darn good deal
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depends how much more the B60 is.. reviews are pretty good...

Keurig > Tassimo
Quick to make coffee
cheaper cost per cup
More coffee flavours.
Use your own grinds with filter
Cheaper then Tassimo

Tassimo > Keurig
Specialty coffees
Taste?


So these are the idea of how the both works from reading reviews...
So the better buy would be the Keurig?
Essentially, they're both equally fast at making coffee.. you put in the disc/cup and press a button.

I don't think the K-Cups are THAT much cheaper. The regular coffee T-Discs are usually somewhere between 35 and 50 cents a unit. If the K-Cups really are that much cheaper, I'll gladly pay the extra dime or whatever per unit for a better tasting cup of joe from the T-discs.

Tassimo is more "accurate" with coffee brewing. It reads the barcode and it tells the machine if it's a dark or light roast, if it should let the water brew inside for a bit longer, if it should give a blast of steam at the end, etc.

The Keurig just simply runs water straight through the K-cup. This is probably why a lot of people complain that the K-cups all taste very watery.

The Keurig has a lot more selection, no question.


But this is what I don't understand about people getting the Keurig to use the "use-your-own-coffee" filter. If you're going to plop in your own coffee, put it in the machine, brew, empty and clean the filter... Why not just get a regular single-brew coffee maker for like $20 with a reusable filter?

The point of these machines is convenience. Put in disc/K-cup, press a button, and dispose the old disc/k-cup.

So it really depends what you mean by "better buy." If you want a cheap machine with cheap cups, then maybe the Keurig is a better choice. If you don't mind forking out an extra dime or so per cup, then I think the Tassimo coffee tastes way better. But I guess taste is subjective. If you get a chance to, try a cup of coffee from both
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President's Choice Dark Roast T-Discs are not too bad for the price. Stronger but still very 'one-note'. Doesn't have that body/richness that the Gevalia discs do.
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^ lol I JUST finished brewing my first cup of President's Choice dark roast that I picked up last night. It's not bad at all. Better than the Nabob/Maxwell ones, in my opinion.

The Gevalia discs are straight money. It's a nice little treat everytime they go on sale
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Keurig makes better coffee and green mountain makes really awesome k-cups. You can order them online.
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"Better coffee" is subjective... and according to the masses, a common complaint is watery coffee from Keurig.

Having to pay for shipping online kinda offsets your savings.
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My advice to anyone buying these machines is buy the cheapest one possible! Cuz the pump inside always fail after a year or two. I'm on my third machine now. The $50 to $200 ones all have the same quality pump inside. Think of them as disposable and buy the cheapest one you can find because they'll all fail eventually.
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bubba_g is correct. All of these machines do not use commercial/industrial pumps such as Sirai or Ulka and are designed to fail as per a product life cycle engineering schematic.
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I chose keurig cause they a way bigger selection of coffees. Seems like keurig is dominating this area.
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"Better coffee" is subjective... and according to the masses, a common complaint is watery coffee from Keurig.
You're right it's subjective - my mom's idea of coffee is more like, hot water with a hint of coffee flavor.

BTW, we were in Bed, Bath & Beyond today, they have some neat accessories for both of these units:





My BIL loves his Tassimo, so I picked him up one of these for Xmas - coffee maker sits on top:

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