Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Must Be Italian

"Frah-Gee-Lay. It must be Italian!" Mr. Parker says with excitement.

"I think that says fragile honey." Mrs. Parker corrects him.

It is the excitement that is my favorite part about that scene from the movie the Christmas Story. It really didn't matter what was in the crate it was the fact Mr. Parker won something and he was so excited to open it. That and the fact that he uses a crowbar to open a wooden crate marked "fragile."

I received a box the other day with the gold lettering Tassimo printed against a black background. "Taah-seem-oh." I said with excitement. "It must be Italian."

I knew what it was. I opened the box (no crowbar required) and found a smaller box that looked like this.

That is a Tassimo- single serve home brewing station. The people at Bosch (actually their marketing company) sent me the machine to try it out. I love coffee. I am not a coffee connoisseur(Con-nus-sore...must be French) but I think that coffee is only as good as the brand of coffee or only as good as the brewer. I have tried the Keurig Station, Mr. Coffee Single Serve and the Flavia Station. I cannot tell the difference in the quality of cup of coffee from station to station but I will say that the Tassimo makes a great cup of joe every time.

The major difference I have noticed in the Tassimo is the smaller individual coffee disks the machine uses. The Keurig coffee is brewed from individual cup like things where the Tassimo actually uses disks that are half the size. I like this from a storage standpoint as well as an environmentally (En-viron-ment-ally. Must be Hippy) friendly standpoint. Another great aspect of the the Tassimo machine is that with the right disks it can make Hot Chocolate, Tea and it made a really delicious Espresso/Cappuccino (cap-a-chee-no. Must be Italian).
The people at the Tassimo/Bosch have offered to give away one of these machines to one of the readers of Poop and Boogies. In order to be entered to win please leave me a comment on this blog with a line from your favorite Christmas or Holiday movie. Please make sure you leave me a valid email address or way to contact you. There is no guarantee that they will ship the Tassimo single serve brew station in time for Christmas but I think it would be a great way to start the new year with a resolution to drink a cup of delicious coffee every day for 2011. If you do not want to leave a comment here you can email me at Batmeaks at verizon.net with your movie line. One person will be chosen at random to receive the Tassimo machine. Entries must be submitted by Midnight Sunday 12-19-2010.

*Disclaimer. Tassimo sent me the Single serve coffee maker at no cost to me. All opinions are my own and I was not paid by the manufacturer or any of it's affiliates for a positive review.

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