Can I use a Tassimo disc more than once?

by Christine M.
(Durham, NC)

The glass on the right shows what you get if you use the same Tassimo disc twice.

The glass on the right shows what you get if you use the same Tassimo disc twice.


QUESTION:


I was given a Tassimo single cup coffee maker over the holidays. I like it. I like the coffee and have even tried making a cappuccino, which I really enjoyed.

My question is, can I use one of the Tassimo discs more than once? Or do I have to throw it out after the first use? Seems kind of expensive and a waste to throw it out after just one cup.

Thanks,

Christine


ANSWER:

Christine, hi

Short answer – use each Tassimo disc just once and then throw it out.

Take a look at the photo above. The left glass holds coffee I made with a Tassimo brewer. The glass on the right is what I got when I made a second cup of coffee with the same disc.

As you can see, the coffee on the right is horribly weak.

Is it a waste? Well, yes it is. That’s the price of using single-use discs or K-Cups in one cup coffee makers.

Everyone likes the convenience of using discs or K-Cups, but there is a price to pay.

Actually, there is a price to pay at two separate points.

First, we pay more for our coffee when compared to using traditional brewing systems like a drip brewer or French press. A cup of coffee made with a single-serve brewer typically costs two or three times as much.

That’s the price we pay for the convenience these systems offer.

Second, there is an environmental costs when we toss those used discs and K-Cups into the trash.

Can you buy a reusable Tassimo disc? Yes, you can. Just do a search on Amazon.com.

However, it’s a ridiculously fussy and messy business refilling T-Discs. If you’re going to do that, you lose all the convenience of the system and might as well go back to using a drip brewer.

Sorry if this wasn’t the answer you were hoping for!

Nick

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