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.


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.




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

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!


Comments for Can I use a Tassimo disc more than once?

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Apr 03, 2023
Not impressed
by: Anonymous

Dissapointed with reliability of machine. Had it 3 months and have thrown away some capsules. A whole box of hot chocolate discs seemed to have been punctioned along the seams. Also only seem to be able to half fill a mug of the coffee and end up
holding the hot water button. Not cost effective and will replace with nesspresso!
The picture diagrams are not very clear on using it.

Sep 12, 2022
Bosch - Tassimo machine
by: Anonymous

If you want to use Pod/Disce twice you have to fool the machine into thinking you are using a new Pod/Disc. Leave the used Pod/Disc where it is and lift the top open as if you were putting in a new Pod/Disc and put it back down - machine thinks you have put in a new Pod/Disc. This reply is for the lady who didnt know how to get a bit more out of her Pod/Disc.

Mar 24, 2021
Run it twice
by: Sally

I always run my coffee pod twice for a longer drink. But I wouldn't use it again for a separate cup.

Nov 03, 2020
I'd say you can
by: Anonymous

You're obviously not going to get the same quality of drink out of the second use, but it seems wasteful not to make the most off them. I like to run my cappuccino espresso pod for a second time a few hours later without milk (as that pod gets completely used up) for a half decent espresso.

Oct 31, 2020
by: Anonymous

You can recycle your pods through terra cycle. Don’t put in the normal recycling.

May 14, 2019
I cant seem to use my T discs twice. Barcode reader and disc tab make it impossible to use twice.
by: Anonymous

I cant seem to use my T discs twice. Barcode reader and disc tab make it impossible to use twice.
You all must have a different Tassimo machine than I do.
I suppose I could cut the tab off and place the new barcode on the machines reader & see if that works or no.. might as well. Nothing Ventured is Nothing Gained..

Aug 06, 2017
Larger cup or container!
by: Manfred

I advise using a larger cup or flask for each Tassimo disc and run the initial brew cycle twice to fill for the cup or container to your desired volume. The brew is still strong and one disc cup will last a lot longer. And a dollar store electric hot plate will also keep your coffee cup warm for hours!

Jul 14, 2017
Better than Water
by: SinisterPenguin

I often top up a Tassimo coffee with hot water to make a "longer" drink.

In this case using the Pod a 2nd time to top up the same drink works well & I get a bit of extra coffee in my top up. :-)

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