Kronung (Tassimo T Disc)
|Roaster Location:||Bremen, Germany|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Est. Price:||$7.99/16 pods|
|Review Date:||April 2011|
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.
Notes: 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
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