Voluptuoso Classic (Tassimo T Disc)
|Roaster Location:||Vellzy-Villacoublay, France|
|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 European-style black coffee): Pruny fruit and dark chocolate, with an undercurrent of slightly salty wood. Leanish mouthfeel; gently rich astringency in the dark-chocolaty finish.
Notes: The Tassimo system, with its Bosch-manufactured brewing device and match 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 code for this beverage, netting a classic 4+-ounce European lungo or long black coffee, topped by a head of blond froth or crema. Tassimo is a division of Kraft Foods, with T Discs currently offered by brands mostly associated with Kraft including Carte Noire. Visit
Who Should Drink It : Almost voluptuoso. Tassimo owners who favor a smallish European-style cup dominated by a dry, slightly salty chocolate.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2011 tasting report: The Single-Serve Compromise