Keurig vs Tassimo Single Cup Coffee Maker Comparison


The two leading single cup coffee makers on the market today are the Bosch Tassimo and Keurig coffee makers.

While both make a pretty good single serving coffee, there are some notable differences that may help make your choice a bit easier.  I have used both the Tassimo and Keurig single serving coffee makers, so based on my personal experience with both coffee makers along with product specifications and benefits, I will provide a detailed Keurig vs Tassimo Single Cup Coffee Maker Comparison of  the product specs, features, benefits and drawbacks of each one cup coffee maker for you here.

There are plenty of reviews telling you which single cup coffee maker is best, but I am here just to give you the features, benefits and drawbacks of each coffee maker so you can make the decision for yourself based on your needs and budget.

single serve coffee maker

Tassimo Single Cup Coffee Maker


Keurig coffee maker


 Tassimo vs. Keurig

Makes Single Cup Coffee
Ready in One Minute
Easy On/Off Switch
Ready Light
Automatic water temp
Manual water temp
Multiple brewing options
Multiple coffee varieties
Self Cleaning
Heats water as it brews
Water must warm up
Removable water resevoir
Easy cord storage
Makes Lattes
Makes Capuccino
Steams Milk
Makes Tea
Makes Hot Chocolate
Reusable coffee pod
Product Weight10-12 Lbs14-16 Lbs
Cost$199$159 – $189

What if you want a latte or capuccino?


Both the Keurig and Tassimo will make you a tasty single cup of hot coffee, tea or hot cocoa, but what about Sunday morning when reading your paper and you want a hot, frothy latte?  The Bosch Tassimo Single Cup Coffee Maker is the only single cup coffee maker that also makes a perfect hot and frothy latte.



What about Coffee Varieties


You can definitely find more coffee varieties for the Keurig at your local grocery store, but as the popular single cup coffee maker from Tassimo grows in popularity more T-Discs are now available offering Starbucks and other coffees in your local grocery or specialty store. offers the full line of coffees, teas, hot cocoa, specialty drinks  for the Tassimo, even ones you can’t find in your local store.

Tassimo offers a better selection of specialty drinks than Keurig, including lattes, cappuccinos, apple cider, and hot cocoa. Tassimo also has a liquid milk T-Disc, designed by Kraft Foods, to make frothy foam for that perfect latte or cappuccino.

Keurig has recently introduced a latte and cappuccino maker, but you will still need your regular Keurig to make a cup of coffee.



Perfect Temp every time

With the Keurig coffee maker, available at you have three temperature settings so you can make the perfect hot or warm cup of coffee.

If you don’t want to bother setting a water temperature in the morning,  the Tassimo coffee maker may be the best option.  The brewing specifications are coded into the barcode on the T-Disc, which is read by the built-in scanner and automatically sets the brewing temperature, coffee strength and cup size, so it  is truly a simple single button single cup coffee maker.


 Best Reusable Coffee Pod


If you prefer to use your own coffee to save money and enjoy your favorite coffee in the morning, but can’t figure out the right amount of coffee for a single cup of coffee and don’t want to make a full pot of coffee for just one cup, them Keurig is the way to go.  This is also an option for people who wish to save the planet and not add more waste.  Keurig offers a reusable K-Cup that you can fill with your favorite coffee.

Since the Tassimo T-Disc is pre-coded with details about the coffee to be brewed, they are still working on a reusable T-Disc.


What About De-scaling?


The best way to ruin a cup of coffee is to skip descaling your coffee maker because it is too difficult or takes too much time.  Over time, salt and calcium build up in your coffee maker, which affects the taste of the coffee and affects the performance of the machine.  With the Keurig, you have to do a full manual descaling, like a regular coffee maker.

Tassimo understands that while descaling is an important task to ensure you brew a perfect cup of coffee, the process can be time consuming, so they have automated the process to make descaling your Tassimo faster and simpler than with the Keurig.


To learn more about the Tassimo Single Cup Coffee Maker – just click here.

To learn more about the Keurig Single Cup Coffee Maker – just click here.


Happy Cooking!




Ken Weiss

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  1. Christine October 3, 2015

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