Bosch Tassimo T20 Review (Based on Real Testing)

May 21st
Brew Button Demonstration of Tassimo T20 Coffee Maker


I’m an enormous fan of Tassimo espresso makers as a result of they’re easy, fairly priced, are nicely made and produce glorious espresso.

9 Picture Gallery: Bosch Tassimo T20 Review (Based on Real Testing)

Whereas our favourite single serve espresso maker is the Tassimo T55, The Tassimo T20 is a superb less expensive choice than the T55.

This Tassimo T20 assessment happened when my spouse and I made a decision to purchase a single serve espresso maker.  We knew little or no about them and so I went out and purchased a number of items so we might see which one would finest serve our family.

I do know it sounds loopy to purchase a number of espresso makers; in spite of everything it’s simply espresso.  Nonetheless, what I did learn about single serve espresso makers is that we’d in the end spend hundreds on the espresso and so it’s an even bigger funding than you assume.

The important thing query was whether or not we should always get a Okay-cup, T-disc or another espresso pod choice.  In any case, the large long run expense is within the espresso.

Finally we determined to go together with the Bosch Tassimo T55 as a result of we liked the purple machine and extra importantly love the espresso produced by the T-Discs.  You may learn my full Tassimo T55 assessment right here and see our Okay-Cup vs. T-Disc comparability chart right here.

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As soon as we narrowed our determination to wanting a machine utilizing T-Discs, we had to decide on between the T55 and T20.

For the reason that T55 is a extra sturdy machine in measurement, water reservoir we went with the T55.  The T20 is a good espresso maker, however it’s a compact model which wasn’t needed since our choice was to be our family’s essential espresso maker.  The bigger water reservoir was the deciding issue.  We additionally favored the purple colour.


It’s a small espresso maker, which is ideal for small kitchens, workplaces, RV’s and smaller areas usually.


I like easy.  I don’t want nor need bells and whistles.  I like having to push as few buttons as potential to get a cup of espresso. Tassimo machines provide this.  You place the T-Disc within the prime (see our Tassimo T20 photograph gallery beneath) and push 1 button to brew the espresso.


Along with loving the T-Disc espresso, we love how briskly Bosch Tassimo machines are.  The brewing begins nearly instantly after pushing the button.  It’s superb the machine can warmth up water so shortly.  It’s a lot quicker than the Keurig machines we examined.

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Espresso High quality:

Okay-Cups produce nice espresso too, however we actually love the espresso produced by the Tassimo T-Discs.  Since T-Discs are extensively obtainable in most grocery shops (like Okay-Cups), we opted for a T-Disc based mostly single serve espresso maker.


The T20 is inexpensive than the T55.  If worth is essential and also you need the T-Disc system, go together with the T20.  Nonetheless, do remember the fact that you’ll spend much more on T-Discs than the price of the machine in the long term.

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Excessive-Tech Barcode Expertise:

One function Tassimo hypes up is it’s the one single serve espresso system that makes use of barcode expertise.  What this implies is that the espresso maker adjusts brewing based mostly on the barcode info of the T-Disc.  Different espresso makers, notably Okay-Cups alter the brewing from the machine aspect.  Tassimo does the other by having the T-Discs dictate the brew.

The benefit with barcode expertise is that you simply don’t have to regulate espresso maker settings to get the proper brew.

The drawback of Tassimo’s barcode expertise is you can’t actually alter the brewing settings besides pulling the cup from the brewer for those who want to brew a smaller cup of espresso.

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Detachable Clear Water Reservoir

The water reservoir might be simply eliminated.  It’s 51 oz. which is large enough to brew a number of cups of espresso.

My solely grievance concerning the Tassimo T20 (and T55) water reservoirs is that they’re within the rear so it’s worthwhile to peak across the again to see if there’s ample water earlier than brewing.

Noise:  Tassimo machines are pretty noisy.  You wouldn’t need to brew it subsequent to somebody sleeping.  Nonetheless, I’d desire a loud machine that brews as quick as Tassimo does over a sluggish brewer that’s not as loud.

Water reservoir within the rear:  I’d desire the water reservoir on the aspect so it’s simpler to see the water stage.

Spill container troublesome to take away:  We discover the Tassimo spill catcher troublesome to take away.  There’s in all probability a trick to it, however we haven’t figured it out.

T-Discs work nice, however like Okay-Cups to a big extent, espresso (and tea) high quality is dictated by the model.

For instance, I like Starbucks espresso and so I’ve a Okay-Cup espresso maker in my workplace (truly I’ve a this hybrid pot/single serve unit which supplies me flexibility with having the ability to produce single cups or brew a full pot).

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That stated, T-Discs include Gevalia espresso, which can also be glorious.  We use the Gevalia Dark House Blend, which is a powerful, wealthy brew and so we’re very proud of the T-Disc.

The important thing for us was thatT-Discs are extensively obtainable in most grocery shops.  We didn’t desire a espresso system which required having to purchase the espresso at choose retailers and/or completely on-line such because the Nespresso (an superior system BTW, however not straightforward to purchase the espresso).

Do T-Discs produce drinks aside from espresso?

Sure, you should buy T-Discs for decaf, tea, sizzling chocolate, cappuccino and even espresso.  We purchase all of them, however drink largely espresso.

FYI, our four 12 months previous LOVES, LOVES, LOVES the Cadbury hot chocolate.  It’s actually, actually good sizzling chocolate.  Okay, I additionally love the new chocolate.  We make all of it winter lengthy.

Tassimo T20 Single Serve Espresso Maker Entrance View

Tassimo T20 Water Reservoir

Tassimo T20 Espresso Maker with Spill Reservoir Eliminated

Tassimo T20 Espresso Maker Aspect View

Tassimo T20 Shut Up View of T-Disc within the Espresso Maker

Tassimo Espresso T-Disc

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Brew Button Demonstration of Tassimo T20 Espresso Maker

The primary query you have to work out is whether or not you desire a Okay-Cup brewer or T-Disc brewer.  This dictates the espresso manufacturers obtainable to you.

Should you like the concept of barcode expertise and there are T-Disc espresso manufacturers (or any beverage for that matter) that be just right for you, I can complete heartedly suggest the Tassimo T20.

BUT, go together with the T20 if you’d like a compact brewing system.  When you’ve got extra space, I like to recommend the T55.

See all of our single serve espresso evaluations

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