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Old 12-08-2011, 07:55 PM   #11
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I have a French Press, Cuisinart SS carafe coffee maker, a good old fashion pumped espresso machine and a Keurig coffee maker. I use the Keurig every day (many times a day) and I love it. If I want an espresso I will make it the right way and if I'm entertaining I have my Cuisinart, but my Keurig became my faithful companion almost over night! Highly recommend it!
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:56 PM   #12
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This is what I have at home.. I have the Citiz & Milk Classic White.

Laurie I would love to get together and share coffee with you!
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:24 PM   #13
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Having owned both a Tassimo and a Keurig, I would unequivocally recommend the Keurig.

Both the cost and variety of strongly favor the Keurig. Available accessories also favor the Keurig. Multiple manufacturers are licensed to make the cups and the brewers lending to the longevity of the system.

As an observation, it seems to me that the Tassimo is headed toward obscurity along with Senseo and Flavia. Can't remember the last time I saw an advertisement for one of these.

Just my .02

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Old 12-08-2011, 08:29 PM   #14
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I have a Tassimo and enjoy my morning coffee from it.....Have nothing to compare it with tho'....
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:33 PM   #15
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.40, the reason I was comparing them is because all I've seen is Tassimo commercials lately. Since you owned both may I ask what you disliked about the Tassimo? Can you also tell me if the tanks are removable on both brands?

Seems like Keurig is very slightly ahead because of its longevity (hopefully!) and variety.

Keep chiming in folks, thanks for all your help.
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:44 PM   #16
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Alix, we went through the same purchasing decision when our daughter went off to college this fall. I think what it came down to for us was the big variety and availability of Keurig pods. So that's what we bought for her, and she loves her Keurig.

I had an opportunity to try a Tassimo while staying with a friend last year. If I'm being completely honest, between the Keurig and Tassimo, I think I liked the taste of the coffee a little better from the Tassimo, but as someone else pointed out, there doesn't seem to be quite as much variety in the pods available.
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Thanks Steve.
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...Since you owned both may I ask what you disliked about the Tassimo?
Strictly speaking it was the technology that attracted me to the Tassimo. The unit reads a barcode on the "pod" that adjusts the unit for brew temperature and length for the specific beverage that you are making.

In the end, the cost per cup were too high. Because of the variability of brewing, more complex drinks were possible. Cappuccino was a cream pod (powdered milk) followed by an espresso coffee pod. The quality of the drink was poor when compared to "pulling a shot" and frothing milk with a Pannarello tip.

Both the Keurig and the Tassimo brew an OK cup of joe when you are on the run. Both had removable tanks.

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I love my Keurigs, both of them. One at work and one at home. The office one is a mini machine, takes a bit longer to heat up. I buy from the Keurig site every 6 weeks and the cups come to 58 cents each. With a four box purchase, shipping is free. To fill in different flavors on occasion, I can get a small box at almost any store. They have hot chocolate, but I think it is tooo sweet.
Is that the same size cup measurement like a drip coffee maker uses? (I'm not even sure if that's an actual cup, or an "odd" cup size like rice makers use.)
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Is that the same size cup measurement like a drip coffee maker uses? (I'm not even sure if that's an actual cup, or an "odd" cup size like rice makers use.)
It's a K-cup, for the coffee maker. Not a measurement. They have regular ones, good for 4-10 ounces, depending on how strong you like your coffee. They also have "Extra Bold" that are made for 10-12 ounce. I like the extra bolds, making 10 ounce coffees. No flavorings, just the different roasts and blends.
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