This week I have been testing out the Tassimo Joy coffee machine. Years ago my mum bought this huge coffee contraption that took up half of our kitchen, and I had a huge cappuccino before school very day... yes, I was hyper until about 11am! Tassimo are a far cry from the clunky machine we had back in the 90s. I've loved the range since staying over at the Hand and Flowers in Marlow - we were wired by the time we came to eat our dinner because we had been sampling the different types of coffee on offer in our room.
The machine I received was a nice slinky black number, but also comes in red and white. It's really easy to use too; you just fill it up with water, pop a pod in the front and off you go. In just a few minutes I had a fresh cup of coffee - you just wait for the light to stop flashing. If you want to use tall cup, the base comes away to allow more room. It was nice and clean too: just remove the pod and whizz in the bin.
My husband likes quite strong coffee, so I bought the Kenco Pure Columbian pods, but there are lots of others available in the supermarket. These were £3.89 from Tesco, which works out at around 25p per cup.
The technical bit...
- Espresso, cappuccino and latte.
- Pod coffee option.
- 1300 watts.
- 3.3 bar pump pressure.
- Incorporated crema device.
- Water capacity 1.5 litres.
- Water level gauge.
- Transparent removable water tank.
- Adjustable cup stand.
- Removable drip-tray.
- Auto shut-off.
- Descale warning.
- Self cleaning system.
- Dishwasher safe parts.
- Size H28.9, W22.9, D31.8cm.
- EAN: 4242002734200.
- Manufacturer's 2 year guarantee
I can't see myself using this every day, as lets face it, popping the kettle on is much cheaper and easier. However, this is ideal for lazy weekend mornings or for small offices. I imagine this will get lots of use over the festive period too...
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