I recently purchased a Tassimo and I am wondering if Tassimo is working on any new varieties?? Also, is there a push to get a greater variety available in stores? How about iced tea drinks? I am really rooting for tassimo but have been very disappointed by how hard it is to get the tdiscs and by how small the variety is. I know Tassimo has great potential just worried that we'll all be let down!
I can't speak from the Tassimo business side of things, but as a consumer and a huge fan of the brewer so far, I agree with you 100% about the limited availability of products.
I've personally been getting a little creative with the discs and coffee acoutrements that I can buy. If you look at Tassimo's selection on the European market, they seem to have 2 - 3 times the choice of what we can buy here in the States, which lead me to buying some Tassimo samplers from coffee shops in the UK which will ship to me inexpensively. This may be a bit too much work for some people, but to me it's worth it.
I've also purchased some flavored syrups from a US company called Amoretti, which are quite amazing. Adding just a squirt of the syrup to a plain Maxwell House or Gevalia Latte can give you a wonderfully flavored drink like Gingerbread, Tiramisu or English Toffee.
Lastly, I mix and match my discs. Sometimes I'll run an Espresso disc into a mug of Hot Chocolate. Or Hot Chocolate with Latte creamer. Or Crema with Latte Creamer and a shot of flavored syrup.
I know some people will say the extra effort defeats the purpose of buying a Tassimo. I disagree. At this point, I consider myself and "Express Barista". I can have a wonderful tasting original beverage in under 3 minutes (all while I'm cooking my breakfast on the side), without a lot of clean-up or fuss.
But hopefully, Tassimo will be making more varieties for us soon and hopefully the shortages will also be a thing of the past in the near future too :)
5 years, 6 months ago
Seaford, DE 19973, USA