Sunday, December 19

Be Your Own Barista (Tassimo T20 Giveaway!)

This week I'm hosting a giveaway for US readers. Tassimo asked if I wanted to try a Tassimo T20 Brewbot and give one away to a reader. Since I consider myself a coffee junkie I figured why not, I've always wondered how these machines compare to 'normal' coffee makers. Not to imply that Tassimos are 'weird' but the fact that these machines can read bar codes does put it in a different category. We all know that inventions like this bring us one step closer to the robot uprising, don't we? (Tassimo is never going to ask me to review their stuff ever again so enter the giveaway while you can. Details below.)

First of all I need to tell you that the Tassimo T20 is not a robot despite the fact that it is a brewbot and if you go over to the Brewbot site, the first coffee machine you see on the screen goes all Optimus Prime on what I assume would be my coffee cup. I'm not fooled by that smile.

Anyway. It turns out there is no such thing as a real brewbot which took about four emails to clear up when I was discussing the product with the folks at Tassimo. Good thing they told me this otherwise I'd probably still be shouting at it to get out of the box and get to work because if there is anything I learned from The Jetson's, it's to never tolerate a lazy robot.



Now despite the fact that this machine will not serve me coffee in bed (unless I put it on my bedside table), it does serve me coffee faster than any other machine I've ever owned. It also has served me hot chocolate and it could serve me cappuccinos or teas or espressos or lattes which is something my 'normal' coffee maker can't do.

Poor inadequate 'normal' coffee maker.

Oh I'm kidding my 'normal' coffee maker, you do a great job every morning brewing my daily pot of lifeblood but this here Tassimo T20, you don't need to worry about her. She just makes those little one-offs, 'quickies' if you will, and they don't mean anything baby, nothing at all. Hush now, you aren't going anywhere.

While my 'normal' coffee maker has nothing to worry about, the Tassimo T20 is pretty cool. The Gelivia coffee discs that were included with the machine were perfectly measured to my tastes and if I was single again, this would be cover my daily coffee needs. These days I can see the advantage of having the ability to make a single cup of coffee at midday when I sometimes need just one more cup. It would also be great for guests since I could offer them a plethora of hot bevvys -- not that I ever have guests over but for this exercise I'd like to pretend there is an active social life somewhere in reach.

The drink discs were easy to find at our grocery store, and also priced well for a fast hot drink (around a buck a cup for the more expensive brands like Starbucks, less for others). So far we like the Gelivia coffee and Starbucks Cappuccino but the hot chocolate was meh -- it reminded me of the watery hot chocolate out of the machines at my university student union and that's not a a compliment. Mind you, my husband switched out one of the creamy discs from the Starbuck's Cappuccino and mixed it with the hot chocolate and declared it tolerable. I'm also surprised how much my husband likes the machine. He's really happy that he can fit his thermos mug in the well and brew a hot cup of something before heading out to the schoolyard for pick-up on those days when it's -25.

Overall the coffee drinkers of this household gave it two thumbs up even though we agree it doesn't replace a multi-cup brewing system. Yet the machine gets lots of bonus points for the multiple beverage choices plus ridiculous ease of use.

Now for the giveaway! I will pick one lucky comment via Random.org and they will receive a Tassimo T20 Brewbot (note: not real robot). One entry per email address, residents of the continental US over the age of 18 years, and must be able to provide a valid mailing address (no PO Boxes).

Leave a comment below and include which one of the different beverages would you want to brew first with your new Tassimo T20 if you win -- go here for a list of the of drinks. Contest Closes December 24th, 2010 at 5pm EST. Good Luck!

UPDATE DECEMBER 24th:
CONTEST NOW CLOSED. GOOD LUCK AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!
WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY.

FYI: I received the brewer and products at no cost for review and all opinions are mine own. Booyah.

156 comments:

CT Mom said...

I would try the Milka hot chocolate to have on these cold nights.
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Anonymous said...

I would try the latte.

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

latte mrs.mommyyatgmail

ferriz said...

totally a latte! mmmm good!

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Rebecca Graham said...

I would brew Starbucks Breakfast Blend.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Sharon said...

I'd like to try the Suchard Hot Chocolate. Thanks for the entry and Merry Christams!

Kim said...

I would try the Twinings green tea!

turtles8861 at gmail dot com

abfantom said...

I love to have a cappuccino after dinner, but it is too much work to make and clean using my cappuccino machine. The Tassimo Brewbot would be so much easier.

abfantom at yahoo dot com

Mysharona said...

An expresso.

Anonymous said...

HORTON111@AOL.COM

I WOULD LIKE TO TRY THE Gevalia French Vanilla

Courtney said...

i like gevaila roast! thanks for the chance

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Nicole C. said...

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

choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

The milka hot chocolate! tracietrump@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would to try the starbucks breakfast blend! dlcwins55@yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

Yummy!! I would want to try them all...lol My first would definitely be the latte :)

buzzd said...

starbucks breakfast blend

Linda said...

I would love a cup of Hot Chocolate first!
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jocelynb said...

Hmmmmm. I would try any of the Starbucks coffees. The thought of just drinking a Starbucks coffee for less than $2 is delicious enough.

Courtney said...

I'd love to try the I'd love to try is the Gevalia Caramel Latte Macchiato.


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Scott said...

I'd like to try the Gevalia Swiss Hazelnut.
THANKS for the AWESOME GIVEAWAY!!!

Scott Martin
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Rita M said...

I would love to brew the Twining's® English Breakfast Tea.
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turboterp said...

I'd love to brew Tazo Ginger Tea!

calvad said...

I definately would like to try the Starbuck's Breakfast Blend. calvad at aol dot com

Colleen said...

Absolutely a latte. It would be so nice to have a latte made at home!

Hoa said...

I'd love to try the Starbucks Cappuccino Primo.

Starbucks® Cappuccino Primo

julis55 said...

I would brew Starbucks Breakfast Blend

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Lisa said...

The Crema Coffee looks great. msmith572@yahoo.com

mogrill said...

I would make a starbucks breakfast blend.
Thanks for the chance.
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for a different kind of girl said...

Would it be acceptable for me to just place my mouth directly under the spigot and take in a Starbucks Cappuccino Primo that way?

mandibone said...

Anything made by Starbucks.

Kassie said...

Latte.
Yum.

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Kiara said...

I would like to try the Suchard Hot Chocolate.
austma7@aol.com

Serena said...

I'm really looking forward to trying the Starbuck Cappuccino Primo flavor - ahhhhh, to not have to spend the $4+ on a Starbucks coffee would be great - plus I can stay nice and toasty inside my house and enjoy it!

ohkeeka said...

I would love to try the Milka Hot Chocolate. My husband and I went on vacation to Germany before we got married and ever since I've been OBSESSED with Milka. So tasty.
ohkeeka at gmail dot com

Missybeez said...

I would make Cappuccino and Hot chocolate to keep me warm!

honeybeez80@yahoo.com

ranya112 said...

I'd like to try the Gevalia Caramel Latte Macchiato.

jlafount said...

I'd go with Suchard Hot Chocolate

Giant Sis said...

I really want to try the Suchard Hot Chocolate (since I'm not a coffee drinker...)
wilburnnewsome atyahoodotcom

russrpm said...

The Jacobs Macchiato Latte sounds great.

Anonymous said...

I'd brew Starbucks cappucino on my first day.
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mattnneb said...

I would like to brew the Starbucks Breakfast Blend.

nottieim said...

I'd like to try the Gevalia Swiss Hazelnut.

takeitasumay said...

I would like to try the Maxwell House Caramel Latte Macchiato.

Peace Love and Pets said...

I would love to make a cup of Twining Green Tea

Dave said...

Hello and Merry Christmas to all. I looked at this interesting machine and would have a hard time deciding what to try first. MAYBE the Milka hot chocolate, but my Japanese side says green tea. Hmm... life is full of tough choices.

Rachael said...

I'd like some minty tea... it's so cold in my house, I'd love to be able to make it so easily!

James said...

The best use for this is to make fresh cappuccino's.

Kyla said...

I would like this a latte. Ha. Ha. ;)

PAIGE said...

I'd brew Gevalia French Vanilla coffee first.
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Aisling said...

The first one I'd like to try is the Jacobs Latte Macchiato. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

palinode said...

We already received a free Tassimo. So what I'd do, if I were to win this giveaway, would be to glue them together for some awesome double free Tassimo action. Then we'd just go to town on those machines. Jobs? Friends? Never mind that. We're drinking optimally brewed drinks with our DIY double Tassimos.

Please send some glue along with the machine. And not that Elmer's junk.

Mandy said...

I would brew myself a cup of Tazo black tea!

Shan said...

I would brew the Gevalia Crema first
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Leona P said...

i would like to try Gevalia French Vanilla

Nancy said...

I'd try the Twinings tea!

nancymeyer1 at gmail dot com

fozzy331 said...

Love to try the Caramel Latte Macchiato. Thanks for the contest.
fozzy331@gmail.com

Nicole said...

Cappuccino me, please! ;)

hiann88 said...

I would like to try the Maxwell House Caramel Latte Macchiato.

hity88 said...

I want to try the Starbuck's Breakfast Blend.

wcc said...

I would like to try the Twining's Chai Tea latte t-discs. Thanks for the chance! :)
whitechocolatecherries at gmail.com

Karin said...

I'd try Starbuck's breakfast blend.

karin56381 (at) gmail.com

mkjmc said...

We are hot chocolate drinkers here so I would try the Milka Brand
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marcia goss said...

I would try the Gevalia French Vanilla Coffee.
marcia.goss@gmail.com

terri142 said...

I Love coffee, so I would try theStarbucks House Blend first.

tderosa142 at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

I would like to try the Starbucks breakfast blend.

Brenda said...

I would like to try the starbucks latte primo.
binkeez at hotmail

brittanykennedy1 said...

i like the Starbucks Breakfast Blend!

rah267 said...

Gevalia Breakfast blend coffee

chlorinebrain said...

I would really like to try the Maxwell House Caramel Latte Macchiato.

chlorinebrain at sbcglobal dot net

cennywenny said...

The Starbucks Cappucino Primo looks delicious!

kiwidragon117 at yahoo dot com

iplaytrack1224 said...

Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!
Would love, love, LOVE to win this!
Happy holidays!
=]

natizzle said...

Thanks for a cool giveaway! I would love to brew a Starbucks cappucino Primo first.. sounds delicious!

natashagt@live.com

Liz said...

I'd definitely have the Milka hot chocolate!

rhonjerm said...

I would love to try the Starbucks Cappiccino Primo---YUMMMMMMYYY!!!

clemensrhonda@hotmail.com

rhonjerm said...

GFC follower!
Rhonda C.

clemensrhonda@hotmail.com

shiloh said...

The Starbucks Cappucino Primo.

chazvgo said...

Id love to make myself a Milka hot chocolate :)

tattgiff said...

either the milka hot choc..or the gevalia french vanilla
thank you!
tattgiff at centurytel dot net

Chip said...

Would love the Gevalia Swiss Hazelnut
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Daniel M said...

starbucks cappuccino primo sounds good - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Melissa said...

I would want to brew Starbucks® Africa Kitamu™.

ellie said...

The Gevalia Caramel Latte Macchiato sounds delicious!
Thanks for the giveaway!
eswright18 at gmail dot com

jessica a said...

I would like to try the Gevalia French Vanilla coffee.
imjessica(at)mail(dot)com

Trisha D. said...

i want to try the milka hot cocoa!!

Debbie C said...

I would like to try the Suchard or the Milka Hot Chocolate first in the Tassimo Brewbot.

dchrisg3 @ gmail . com

erma said...

I'd love to try the hot chocolate one.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

Anything like:
Starbucks breakfast blend
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Erika said...

I would love to try the Gevalia Latte!
Thanks for the chance!
MusingsfromaSAHM at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I would love to try the Milka Hot Chocolate! or any STarbucks latte!

Jen @ Blog Giveaway Directory said...

My hubby is the coffee drinker of the family, but I would definitely try out the Tassimo with the Milka Hot Chocolate. Sounds yummy!

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kat said...

my husband loves hot chocolate and I would love to win this for him.
kat_emerick@yahoo.com

kroch said...

I would try the milk hot chocolate first

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Susanmeep said...

I would love to make a latte suelee1998 @ gmail.com

tdean30 said...

Gevalia Caramel Latte Macchiato looks good.

tdlsfm(at)gmail(dot)com

Heather said...

I would love to try the twinings chai tea

Kate said...

I'd love to try the Gevalia Swiss Hazelnut!

strycker@slu.edu

Jillian V said...

this time of year i love hot chocolate! i'd love to try making one with the brewbot!

JillianVeit@gmail.com

Kim D. said...

I'd love to try the Gevalia Swiss Hazelnut.
kimmid at ymail dot com

beckytag said...

My first drink would be a Starbucks Latte!
beckytag618 at gmail dot com

zanvia said...

I'd love to try some Gevalia Espresso! mmMmmm

Anonymous said...

I would love to try the Suchard Hot Chocolate.
jcristig@hotmail.com

EmmaPeel said...

Id like to brew Starbuck's breakfast blend with this unit

ruslady said...

I would try the Milka hot chocolate , I think it's a right time for this drink
galyettina(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kellye123 said...

milka hot chocolate. kellyeandjosh@aol.com

Anonymous said...

i would like to start with the latte
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Benita said...

I would like to try the Crema Coffee first.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Salleefur/Jesslyn/Jesster said...

This would be so perfect - my husband often has to leave for work hours before I get up (still early!) We both love coffee, tea and hot chocolate - but mornings must begin with a cup of coffee!

I'd like to try the Gevalia Caramel Latte Macchiato (Maxwell House's sounds equally tempting!) first - among many many strong temptations! Thanks.

jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

Pamela said...

My husband would like any of the coffees. I want to try the Milka hot chocolate.

pamelaschmidt at tds dot net

Derk Thomas said...

crema coffee because I never heard of that then a starbucks latte

mrssquigg said...

Yes, I'm a fan of the coffee type beverages. I would love very much to adopt this Brewbot.


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kakihara said...

I will start with a Starbucks latte!
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knightcry said...

I want to try the Milka Hot Chocolate. Yummy.

kitraz13 said...

Milka hot chocolate please! mmm!

kitraz13@hotmail.com

Joseph said...

I would like to try the "Gevalia French Vanilla" flavor T DISC.

Unemployed & Earning said...

Im thinking hot coco but a cappaccino would be nice too.
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gnwg said...

I'd like to try the Gevalia crema coffee
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Jinxy and Me said...

The Suchard Hot Chocolate looks awesome!

nesta 67 {at} live dot com

heatherzilla said...

I would love to try the Twining's® Chai Tea Latte. Yum!

Trina said...

I would like to try the Starbucks Latte Primo and also the Suchard Hot Choclate for my sons.
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susansmoaks said...

i want the starbuck's breakfast blend
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

naynays1 said...

I'd like to try the Suchard Hot Chocolate.
mightynaynay(at)cs.com

intime said...

i would love the milka hot cohocolate intime@myself.com

Tracey said...

I'd try the Milka Hot Chocolate first.
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Notorious Spinks said...

I'd try the Gevalia french vanilla
notoriousspinks at gmail dot com

Chisum's Crew said...

Suchard Hot Chocolate sounds delish! trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

ckfrrt said...

Twinings black tea,I love my tea.
carolkfoster at comcast dot net

jeanne said...

Suchard Hot Chocolate, but then again the Twinings black tea and even the Lattes sound great!

kngmckellar said...

The Crema Coffee is what I'd like to try!

Erin G said...

I would love to try the Gevalia Caramel Latte Macchiato!

erroneous02(at)yahoo(dot)com

marjeannie said...

Gevalia French Vanilla

Candie L said...

I would try the Gevalia French Vanilla. Thankyou

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purango said...

I would love to brew the Gevalia French Vanilla. garrettsambo@aol.com

mail4rosey said...

I would like to try the Gevalia Signature Blend coffee.

msurosey@yahoo.com

Ardy22 said...

This is nice brewer! I want to try Gevalia Swiss Hazelnut

ardy22 at earthlink dot net

Heather said...

The Gevalia Skinny Cappuccino looks good to me!
heatherpooh (hotmail)

Janice Crespo said...

The milka hot chocolate sounds great about now :) LOL Thanks for the chance!
janicecrespo@gmail.com

bonnie from Harlem said...

This looks great and so many drinks are inviting, but I'd want to try a Gevalia crema to christen the machine.

Karen said...

Would like to try the Suchard Hot Chocolate. Thank you.

Marcia said...

Starbucks Breakfast Blend is the variety I have when I go to the coffee shop so that will be my first choice for the Brewbot....hope I win, mornings will be much easier!

Pamela S said...

I'd love the Mastro Lorenzo Crema Coffee. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

tallcapp said...

I would like to try the Suchard Hot Chocolate.

susitravl said...

Milka or Suchard Hot Chocolate for me!
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~*~lilshuga2001~*~ said...

ooooh random number picker.....i call upon thee to grant me this wish :)id brew up some chai Tea or some starbucks breaksfast blend....mmmmmmmm

Roblyn and Alan said...

I'd make some Earl Grey tea in it! Yum!

roblyn66 at yahoo dot com

Diane52 said...

I would love to try the Maxwell House Caramel Latte Macchiato.
Diane Baum
esldiane@gmail.com

kathy pease said...

id love to brew the Gevalia Signature Crema Coffee

kathypease(at)gmail(dot)com

Deb said...

I bet the Gevalia Caramel Latte Macchiato is fantastic and I’d love to try it and see if it’s as good as Starbucks.

samf36 said...

These look like so much fun. I would like to try Gevalia Morning Roast

samf36 9 at ) gmail.com

Dawn said...

I'd try the Gevalia Cappuccino!

Jean said...

Tea - Tazo awake tea

slehan said...

Twining's® Chai Tea Latte would be my choice. Thanks for the contest.

dvice12 said...

I'd brew Gevalia coffee

Atreau said...

I want to brew Twinnings Chai Tea.

debwaits said...

I would make cappuccino!

Anonymous said...

I would get the maxwell house cafe collection

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loni said...

I would like to try the Maxwell House Café Collection House Blend Coffee

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