Jan 16, 2011

So Long Starbucks!

Like a true addict, I can still remember my first sip. It was in high school, grade 12 to be exact, and my world history teacher gave me $20 to make a Starbucks run. I hopped into my 13-year-old Volvo station wagon (don't judge) and wound up at Starbucks. Hesitant to get a black coffee on my first visit, I added a shot of caramel into my tall bold. Since that fateful day, Starbucks has become a staple in my life. Days just don't seem complete without my iced coffees, americano mistos or gingerbread lattes. The only problem with my addiction was money.

Starbucks is one of the most expensive coffee shops in an already overpriced city. Spending $4 on a latte can seem ridiculous, but really, what other option did I have? I was not prepared to brew my own pot - it seemed like too much work. Honestly, how would I even begin to figure out when to change the filter, how much water to use, how many beans to roast...? As an undomestic goddess, I was not ready to give up my daily splurges for a messy kitchen.

Enter Tassimo. A successful social media campaign put a state-of-the-art Tassimo home brewer in my new condo. Cleverly dubbed "the smartest single cup home brewing system," this machine was clearly made for me. Using the Tassimo could not be easier - pour some water into machine, insert T-Disc, press a button and a steaming cup of coffee is ready within seconds. The machine has a built in barcode brewer to do all the measurements. Seriously, it's that easy.

I don't just love Tassimo's easy-to-brew system, I am obsessed with the T-Disc offerings. With over ten brands to choose from, your counter will quickly morph into your own personal coffee shop. Missing your daily Starbucks? Not to worry - Tassimo offers Starbucks T-Discs! I can now have my morning Starbucks for a fraction of the price! If this isn't the best deal ever, I'm not sure what is.

To learn more about Tassimo, click here.

I received a Tassimo for review consideration on The A List. All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. That looks delicious! I need to try it

  2. What a great investment! I spend at least $30 at Starbucks every week. Thanks for sharing!


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