Can I reuse my Tassimo T-Discs?
I have a Tassimo coffee maker and I love it. I use it to make regular coffee and also cappuccinos, lattes and even tea.
But I don’t much like the high cost and waste! A friend has a Keurig brewer and uses a reusable K-Cup. I have seen it in action. She just refills this filter thing with loose coffee she buys in bags at the store.
Is there something similar for Tassimo brewers? Like a reusable disc, or a way to reuse the discs I buy? I hope so. Please tell me yes!
I know what you mean about the cost and the waste. Using single-serve coffee makers is a very expensive way to make coffee drinks. And yes, it creates thousands of tons of plastic waste that end up in our landfills.
The My K-Cup reusable filter is really popular among users of the standard Keurig brewers. It’s a great way to cut the cost and pretty much eliminate the waste.
As for Tassimo, well, the news isn’t quite as good. If you do a search for ‘Reusable T-Disc for Tassimo Brewers’ on Amazon, you’ll find a system for sale there. But before you buy, make sure you read the buyer reviews at the end of the page. Pretty much everyone agrees that the system is flawed.
The problem lies in the design of the T-Disc itself. While a K-Cup is easy to empty and fill again, it’s really hard to get the old coffee out of a T-Disc and then refill it.
As one buyer pointed out, during the time it takes to empty and fill a T-Disc you could brew a whole pot of coffee.
In other words, if you try reusing a Tassimo T-disc, you’re pretty much eliminating the convenience of using the system in the first place.
Sorry I didn’t have better news for you! Maybe one of our readers has found a better way to reuse T-Discs. If so, hopefully he or she will use the comment function below to share the good news.