Jacobs Coffee

Kronung (Tassimo T Disc)

Location: Bremen, Germany

Origin: Not disclosed.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $7.99/16 pods

Review Date: April 2011

Agtron: 0/62

Aroma: 6

Acidity: 6

Body: 6

Flavor: 5

Aftertaste: 6

Blind Assessment:

(As brewed in a Tassimo single-serve brewing device to produce a 4.+-ounce serving): Hints of caramel and tart fruit in the aroma, but turns salty and empty in the cup before sweetening slightly in the finish. Listless acidity, lean mouthfeel.


The Tassimo system, with its Bosch-manufactured brewing device and matching proprietary T Discs, aims at providing a convenience-first single-serving solution for a variety of beverages, including filter-style coffee, tea, espresso-based beverages and hot chocolate. The Tassimo T Discs incorporate a bar code that instructs the brewing device how to prepare the particular beverage incorporated in the Disc. We accepted the bar-coded instructions for this coffee, which netted a 4.5-ounce serving. Tassimo is a division of Kraft Foods, with T Discs currently offered by brands mostly owned or associated with Kraft, including, in this case, Jacobs, a famous German coffee brand first founded in 1895. Visit www.tassimo.com or call 877-834-7271 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: At least based on this sample, no one. I’ve tested versions of this blend in Europe and they struck me as dullish but decent. This version was little more than wood-flavored water.

This review originally appeared in the April, 2011 tasting report: The Single-Serve Compromise

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