This is a review of the
Bosch Tassimo TAS1252GB Vivy Hot Drinks & Coffee Machine, 1300 W
There is a good reason this is the UK’s best selling pod coffee machine at the moment. For less than £50 you get something that makes fantastic coffee.
‘…this machine is a great, affordable kitchen essential.’
Capsule coffee machines are the easiest way to get a great tasting coffee in your home. They’re designed to remove all the faff, not take up much space and generally do the job you want at the touch of a single button.
Tassimo is a tried and tested range of coffee machines from Bosch and has a dedicated following of thousands of users. The machine works via a T Disc system and Tassimo have a wide range of discs (like pods) that give you the exact drink you desire.
The Bosch Tassimo TAS1252GB Vivy Hot Drinks & Coffee Machine is super small at just 17cm across and couldn’t be easier to use. The water tank has a 0.7L capacity, which enables you to make several drinks, or lots of espressos, before you have to fill it up again. With an LED interface, the machine will even tell you when it’s time to top up the water.
Intellibrew – don’t even lift a finger
The fascinating thing about the T Disc system is their Intellibrew barcode technology. This barcode allows the machine to change its water and temperature settings so that it makes the perfect drink without you having to lift a finger. This technology also allows the descaling T Disc tell the machine to perform its self-cleaning function. This means that you never need to do anything except refill the water and choose your T Disc type!
This Bosch Tassimo TAS1252GB Vivy isn’t a one-cup pony and has a height adjustable cup stand which means you can use espresso cups, mugs and glasses easily. For those who really care about their coffee, it’s vital to have a height adjustable cup-stand/drip tray as espresso cups will need to be much closer to the spout than mugs.
Not only is this Bosch Tassimo TAS1252GB coffee machine really easy to use but also the flow-through water heater means that you don’t need to wait for the water to heat up, it’ll simply pass through the heater as it brews and be the ideal temperature immediately. You can make the whole family different coffees and hot drinks within just a few minutes! This design also means that the machine will only heat the water it requires for the drink selected, leaving the rest of the water tank at room temperature. This is important because once water is heated, it can’t be heated again without compromising its taste.
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate
One of the great things about the Tassimo system is that the T Discs aren’t even necessarily coffee. If you’re the only coffee drinker in the house but your partner loves tea and your children want hot chocolate – no problem. There’s a T Disc for everyone’s tastes and it makes this machine a great, affordable kitchen essential.
While you can’t manually alter anything with this machine such as strength or pressure, it offers a supremely easy way of getting hot drinks and coffees. This machine is ideal for those who’ve found themselves spending money every day in coffee shops and are looking for a quick and delicious way to get the same thing from home. Because this Bosch Tassimo Vivy is such a good price, it’ll pay for itself in just a couple of weeks now that you can quit your coffee shop habit.
How does it Compare?
Affordable way to get into home coffee
With a coffee pod machine, you can have tasty coffees and hot drinks at home and see if it’s something you really take to, without investing in a more serious machine. If it inspires you to start becoming a real coffee connoisseur then you can look into an espresso machine or even a bean-to-cup machine and already know that you enjoy high quality coffee in your own kitchen.