Best Tassimo machine 2021: our top 5 for fuss-free, tasty coffee

A Tassimo machine will make delicious brews but with none of the effort, but which is the best Tassimo machine? Read our guide to find out...

Tassimo machine by Bosch Vivy 2 Pod
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Tassimo machines, courtesty of the Bosch Tassimo line, have a pretty much unbeatable lineup of coffee options. When you buy the best Tassimo coffee machine you can also make hot chocolates with Cadbury's pods, and even have an at-home Costa caramel latte.

Not only are the options great, but Tassimo machines are also some of the most affordable pod coffee machines on the market. They come in a range of shapes and sizes though, not to mention a few different price points, but which Tassimo machine is best? 

We've been lucky to try most of these machines hands-on, so our expert guide is here to bring you all of our thoughts on which is the right Tassimo machine for every customer. For more options, you can also take a look at our guide to the best coffee machine.

Best Tassimo machines 

Bosch Tassimo My Way TAS6002GB coffee machineReal Homes Rated Gold badge

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1. Bosch Tassimo My Way 2

Best Tassimo machine you can buy: expensive? Yes. Worth it? Definitely.

Specifications
Water tank capacity: 1.3 ltr
Pressure: 3.3 bar
Dimensions: H29 x W20 x D32.5cm
Reasons to buy
+You can customise your drink+Auto-cleaning between drinks+Adjustable cup stand for any size mug
Reasons to avoid
-Only compatible with Tassimo branded coffee pods

The Bosch Tassimo My Way TAS6002GB coffee machine  is perfect for fussy drinkers. Choose your drink and customise it.

Best features

Want to be able to customise the drinks you make with Tassimo capsules? This model lets you set intensity, size and strength rather than just brewing according to the barcode on the capsule. You can store four different variations, so it can please the family – or one person who likes variety in their drinks. Like other Tassimo machines, it has an energy-saving standby mode to which it switches automatically after brewing.

The verdicts

Being able to personalise drinks is a big plus point for us. After all, not everyone likes their coffee the same or an identical drink at different times of the day. Buy this machine and you won’t miss out on our other favourite Tassimo features either: it’s quick and cleaning and descaling is simple.

We enjoyed making our drinks as hot as we liked, as large as we liked, and as strong as we fancied. The machine also saves custom preferences, which is perfect for a house of coffee lovers. Our small appliances editor Millie gives it a 5-star review. 

Bosch Tassimo coffee machineReal Homes Rated Silver Badge

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2. Bosch Tassimo Happy TAS1002GB coffee machine

Best Tassimo machine for quick cups of coffee: it's a great price for the quality

Specifications
Water tank capacity: 0.7 ltr
Pressure: 3.3 bar
Dimensions: H30.5 x W36 x D23cm
Reasons to buy
+Wide choice of drinks+Simple operation+Won’t crowd your worktop
Reasons to avoid
-Only compatible with Tassimo branded coffee pods

The Bosch Tassimo Happy TAS1002GB coffee machine is a fast worker. Find out how else it excels.

Best features

There’s no hanging about for your drink with this machine. The removable water tank can be filled straight from the tap and, once the Tassimo T-Disc is inserted, there’s one button to press to make your drink. The cup stand is adjustable so you can fit your favourite vessel for each brew underneath the spout. There’s also a descaling and cleaning programme to keep it in tip-top shape. 

The verdict

Our editor tried this one herself. She said 'Heat up is pretty instant on this machine, so I can quickly make a brew for my travel mug before I leave the house in the morning. I like the prompt to descale it when required, too.’

Amazon shoppers said it ‘makes great coffee’, and is ‘easy to use and clean’ as well as celebrating it as the ‘best coffee/tea machine I have ever owned’. 

At Currys, it was a hit because it’s ‘very easy to use and the pods are available in most supermarkets’. Also in its favour were the fact that it’s ‘sleek looking and compact’ and that it’s ‘absolutely foolproof’. 

bosch Tassimo VIVY 2 TAS1402GB coffee machine

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3. Bosch Tassimo VIVY 2 TAS1402GB coffee machine

Best Tassimo machine for small kitchens: it's one of the most compact choice we've seen

Specifications
Water tank capacity: 0.7 ltr
Pressure: 3.3 bar
Dimensions: H25.1 x W16.9 x D31cm
Reasons to buy
+Ideal buy for small kitchens+Mega easy to use+Machine automatically stops when drink is done
Reasons to avoid
-Only compatible with Tassimo branded coffee pods

The Bosch Tassimo VIVY 2 TAS1402GB coffee machine is perfect for homes with little free worktop space. It makes good coffee, too.

Best features

If your kitchen is tiny but you don’t welcome the cost of high-street coffee when you want a brew, this neat little machine is for you. Like its bigger cousins, it has a removable water tank you take over to the tap, works at the touch of a button, and won’t keep you waiting while it heats up.

The verdict

Our favourite design when you don’t have a lot of space but do want to have a machine that makes a good coffee and a variety of other drinks on hand. You won’t begrudge the worktop area it does take up, either, as it looks good.

Those who bought via Argos gave this machine an overall 4.8 out of five. Happy shoppers’ comments included ‘the coffees I’ve had with this machine have been amazing’, ‘really easy to use and great size’ and ‘the lattes are just the same as the shop-bought ones’.

Amazon shoppers agree about the lattes – ‘really shop quality’. Also highlighted are its ‘good value for money’, and the fact that it’s ‘compact and stylish’.

Bosch Tassimo Suny TAS3202GB coffee machine

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4. Bosch Tassimo Suny TAS3202GB coffee machine

Best Tassimo machine for ease of use: it's got a one-touch button, and some parts are dishwasher safe

Specifications
Water tank capacity: 0.8 ltr
Pressure: 3.3 bar
Dimensions: H25.1 x W16.7 x D30.5cm
Reasons to buy
+Easy to operate one-touch button+Transparent removable water tank+Dishwasher safe parts for effortless cleaning
Reasons to avoid
-Only compatible with Tassimo branded coffee pods

The Bosch Tassimo Suny TAS3202GB coffee machine is sooo easy to operate. Perfect for technophobes and impatient drinkers...

Best features

Tassimo machines are quick, but this is the one to go for if you want to make brewing up even faster. With this machine, you don’t even have to push the button to kick things off. Just press the front of the machine with the mug as you put it down. Other top attributes? The water tank on the back can be removed and taken to the tap, and there’s an auto-descaling programme. 

The verdicts

It’s not as if Tassimo machines have you hanging about in any case, but we do like the Smart Start feature of this design. It’ll make a tasty coffee, too, as well as other options if you’re not a coffee fan. There’s a white version of this design we think looks very stylish.

Those who left reviews via Argos said it makes ‘delicious hot chocolate, cappuccino or latte’, and ‘the most important thing for me is that the drinks come out hot and this one does it for me’, plus ‘would recommend to anyone looking for a compact machine’.

Buyers at Currys approved of its ‘ease of use’ , ’great coffee in seconds’ and ‘excellent tasting coffee’.

Tassimo Caddy TAS7002GB coffee machine

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5. Tassimo Caddy TAS7002GB coffee machine

Best Tassimo machine for convenience: it'll keep all those delicious pods within easy reach and in order

Specifications
Water tank capacity: 1.2 ltr
Pressure: 3.3 bar
Dimensions: H39.5 x W26 x D31 cm
Reasons to buy
+Pods stored on board+Auto-cleaning between drinks+Quick and energy efficient
Reasons to avoid
-Only compatible with Tassimo branded coffee pods

The Tassimo Caddy TAS7002GB coffee machine is super convenient. Read on to find out why.

Best features

On-board capsules mean you don’t have to rummage in the drawer or the cupboard when you’re making a hot drink. You can stash 32 of them in the integrated holder. It has all the other niceties you’d want: one touch brewing, easy cleaning via the service capsule, and an LED display that tells you that the water tank needs refilling or the machine needs to be descaled, among other things.

The verdicts

We think that having the capsules to hand on the machine is super convenient. You’ll just need the extra space on the worksurface to accommodate the width of the machine. It also has all the Tassimo benefits of making a lot of different drinks, so it’s a great family machine and handy when you’re entertaining.

At Amazon the purchasers of this model rated it as ‘well designed and thought out’, ‘easy to use and maintain’ and said it ‘makes lovely coffee’.

Those who’d bought from Currys ‘love the side caddy pod storage’ and said it’s ‘fast, quiet and easy to use’. The drinks were a hit as well: ‘makes lovely cappuccino and latte as well as chocolate’.


How to buy a Tassimo coffee machine

If you’re new to Tassimo machines, there are two things to bear in mind when you’re comparing them to other capsule coffee machines as well as filter and bean-to-cup designs. 

First, Tassimo machines make milky drinks using capsules rather than with a built-in steam wand or milk frother. Secondly, they use 3.3 bar pressure unlike the 19 bar generally found on espresso makers, so your coffee, while tasty, may not have a coffee shop-style head on it.

Sarah Warwick
Sarah Warwick

Sarah is a freelance journalist and editor writing for websites, national newspapers, and magazines. She’s spent most of her journalistic career specialising in homes – long enough to see fridges become smart, decorating fashions embrace both minimalism and maximalism, and interiors that blur the indoor/outdoor link become a must-have. She loves testing the latest home appliances, revealing the trends in furnishings and fittings for every room, and investigating the benefits, costs and practicalities of home improvement. It's no big surprise that she likes to put what she writes about into practice, and is a serial house revamper. For Realhomes.com, Sarah reviews coffee machines and vacuum cleaners, taking them through their paces at home to give us an honest, real life review and comparison of every model.