We were actually doubly lucky this weekend. Lex had entered two separate twitter contests to win a free Tassimo machine and she wound up winning TWO machines – one of which she kindly gave to us. So aside from getting to enjoy a free and delicious 7-course meal, we also got a free hot-drink maker out of the deal!
So what's a Tassimo, you ask? Well, it's basically a machine that eliminates the need to go to Starbucks. In a matter of one minute (Seriously, it doesn't even need to heat the water first!) Tassimo prepares one-cup servings of coffee, espresso, cappuccino, hot chocolate, earl grey, and (best of all, for us non-coffee drinkers) chai! Plus, you can add a second round of brewing to add latte or cappuccino foam to your drink.
It's an incredibly smart system. You buy Tassimo disks that include all you need for the drink you want, then the machine reads a bar code on the disk and does all the work of brewing. No more brewing a whole pot of coffee for one person. No more messy cleanup from steaming your own foam. No more powdered hot chocolate. No more spending $5 on a cup of chai latte at Starbucks. The disks cost between $0.20 and $0.50 each and you would never really need more than 2 disks per cup. So there's huge savings for this DIY machine.
Thanks again, L&G!