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TASSIMO VIVY | REVIEW


One gadget that we have always wanted in the kitchen is a nice coffee machine but we've just never found the right one for us. We are limited on work top space as our kitchen counters are full of appliances and the majority of the coffee machines we came across were far too big. Not being a coffee drinker myself I needed a machine that also used hot chocolate capsules rather than just coffee. We were recently given the opportunity to test out the Tassimo Vivy machine and couldn't wait for it to arrive. We've had it for a good couple of weeks now and have been enjoying using it virtually every day!


When it arrived I was a little dubious as to where we would actually put it but being 'the compact one' it is the smallest of the Tassimo machines and takes up no space at all at just 17cm wide! It's currently sat next to our microwave and fits neatly in the corner along side the pod holder which I bought on Amazon. 


Using the machine couldn't be easier, simply ensure that there is water in the filter compartment, insert a disc of choice and close the lid. Then press the button and wait for it to do it's magic. The discs have an Intellibrew chip which tells the machine what drink is being made, affecting the temperature, brewing time and the amount of water that comes out of it. I love that the machine doesn't need to be left on all the time, it heats up within seconds as soon as you turn it on which is great for keeping the electricity costs down and if you're in a rush in the morning. Another great feature of this neat little machine is that it has an automatic cleaning and descaling program so it will always be ready for your next drink!


The drip tray can be placed at two different positions which is great for different sized mugs and glasses. I tend to leave it on the bottom level as it's the perfect size for my little glasses. But if you were using expresso cups then the higher level would be perfect!


There are so many different brands with many different flavours of drinks to try out, so far our favourites have been Cadbury and Oreo hot chocolate and the Costa Latte which everyone has been drinking when they come over. It can be quite expensive purchasing all of the discs however it is nice as a treat and not for every hot drink especially as the other half drinks about 10 hot drinks a day! 


The Vivy is great for everyday use especially if you are limited on space like us. I would highly recommend this coffee machine to anyone who is looking for a neat little machine with great features. At just £99 this machine is definitely a great investment and is available in white or black to fit in with your kitchen decor.

You can purchase the Tassimo Vivy machine from the Official Tassimo website or from many big retailers such as Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, Tesco and Curry's. 

Do you have a Tassimo machine? What's your favourite drink?

* We were sent a Tassimo Vivy Machine and some discs for the purpose of the review. We purchased the pod holder, glasses and more discs ourselves. 

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34 comments

  1. I only have one that makes coffee, I love hot chocolate so I'm thinking of upgrading to one that does coffee, tea and hot choc. This is a great review and the product sounds fabulous, will be putting this one on my list!x

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  2. We've had our Tassimo for a while and love it and would not be without it now. Have fun trying all the new varieties.

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  3. I think the trick is to keep it out so you use it - but then you have one more thing to clean

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  4. Tassimo is great, but I wish the discs were better value.

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  5. Looks neat - I'm undecided as to whether the pods are better than filter coffee.

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  6. We love our Tassimo. I'm not a coffee drinker, but I love the Hot Chocolate and it's great to have around when we've got visitors.

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  7. I love move too! I got the fidelia which uses filtered water. Like you I love the hot chocolate!

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  8. I think I'm better off, not only financially, but my waist line too, by not getting one - I'm a bit too partial to hot chocolate! Stick to having one as a treat when I go to a coffee shop.

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  9. We love our Tassimo. Hubby's favourite is the Caramel Latte. Mine is the Carte Noire Petit Dejeuner.

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  10. Love my tassimo, wouldn't be without it

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  11. I'm not a fan of coffee machines, but your review is beginning to convert me!

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  12. With another baby on the way you will need your coffee machine more than ever. xxx

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  13. I would so love one I drink lattes and hot chocolate a lot so the cost of the pods put me off though.

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  14. I would love to have one of these but not sure I would feel great about the cost of pod and the packaging waste. I wish there was a way to have the wonderful machine without these problems.

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  15. I know the pods are expensive, but they taste so nice xx

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  16. I would love a coffee machine, and this sounds exactly like what we'd be after! x

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  17. I would really love one of these coffee machines but it would not fit in my small flat kitchen.

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  18. Look a like a good coffee machine. Thank you

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  19. I would really love one of these!

    Ashleigh

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  20. I would love one of these in my kitchen! The drinks look so good & SO professional :) x

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  21. I would seriously love one of these! You definitely make it sound fab :)

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  22. I really should look into getting something like this!

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  23. it's small & cute - could fit anywhere.

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  24. Great review - definitely moved up my list of considerations!

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  25. Great review
    Am a tea lover can you make hot chocolate with this

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  26. Great review, I really need to get a coffee machine myself...although I'm running out of room for everything in my kitchen!!

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  27. Not a coffee lover myself, but it seems a lot of the rest of my family do, so need to find one! This is an awesome review, gathering up all my options and this is now on the list~

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  28. Tink Rhonda Lee Mse11 November 2014 at 07:00

    I love love love Tassimo! The Chai Latte ones are amazing!

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  29. I love the look of these machines, only thing that would put me off is the price of the capsules

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  30. I hear it makes a mean hot chocolate too.

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  31. My kitchen doesn't have a lot of worktop space. This would be perfect

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  32. I recently bought a coffee machine along with my housemate and it's a life saver. Instead of popping into Starbucks or Costa I just make one myself, saves a lot of money!

    Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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