The Origins of Tassimo
The Tassimo Hot Beverage system as it is referred as by Kraft Foods was launched in the US in 2005. At that time, Kraft Foods was associated with the makers of Tassimo Coffee Maker only for providing the unique T Disks containing the contents for preparing the beverage. Then in 2008 Procter&Gamble/Braun & Kraft foods mutually ended their partnership and Tassimo Coffee Maker came completely under Kraft Foods.
Tassimo introduced the Brewbot which was the first of its kind that was advanced and programmed to make seven different kinds of beverages ranging from hot to cold and lattes to cappuccinos to teas all at the touch of just one button.
Tassimo T Disks
The Tassimo single cup coffee maker works with a unique pod called the Tassimo T Disk. This pod works exclusively with this brewer. The disc’s contain coffee, cocoa, tea or concentrated milk creamer or in a combination as required by the nature of the beverage. The quantities in the T disc are all pre-measured with precision and quality sealed. A unique barcode on top of each Disc programs the Tassimo Coffee Maker to add required amount of water and set the temperature for brewing to provide the specific beverage that the user wishes to have. This single cup coffee maker is indeed a maestro at beverages in your home or at work. And all this happens within a minute! And, we were thinking of spending 30 minutes to actually get that favourite latte from a café.
Tassimo and Kraft Foods has collaborations with the best brands for preparing the T discs. Few others are Milka, Twinings, Gevalia, Maxwell House, Jacobs, etc. Single-handedly the coffee maker is able to provide an option for over 40 different types of beverages ranging over a close to a hundred different types of flavours.
It is however impossible to duplicate a T Disc, though several failed attempts have been made and it is strongly recommended that one uses the original brand for the best brewed taste at all times.
Tassimo and the Environment
Tassimo consistently works towards reducing their carbon footprints in many ways. The most likeable step is that Tassimo’s T disk manufacturing facilities are certified as “Zero Landfill”. Also, operations in the facilities run on wind-power from windmills installed on the facility’s roofs. Kraft Foods is the largest buyer of Rainforest Alliance Certified(TM) cocoa and coffee beans world-wide. Hence you can brew that coffee from a disc that has much lesser carbon footprints than its competitors.