The weekend is here, Thanksgiving is around the corner, and the holiday season is in full prep mode. The tree lighting at The Grove here in LA went off last Sunday--no joke, there were fireworks going off for 30 minutes, which means my town is already getting wreaths on the doors and lights on the bushes.
This is my favorite time of year because it means lots of QT with the family, lots of seasonal flavors, and lots of multitasking. It has been perfect timing getting to work with TASSIMO™ on today's post because my to-do checklist has already hit multiple pages and I am in need some caffeine assistance. TASSIMO™ sent me one of their machines to try out (don't worry, one of you guys is going to get one too!) and I kind of fell in love because it made me feel like a DIY coffee master. I've never been all that good at making coffee, which really doesn't make sense because you fill the scoop with the proper amount of grounds and then add the water to coincide...there's not much to mess up, right? I think consistency is my issue--sometimes I'm super tired in the morning after late work nights and I forget if I just put in scoop five or six and then either put in too much or too little water. Oy, those are my mornings on the regular. Let's just say that lots of time is spent at coffee houses working and getting caffeinated. These machines are pretty magical because they work with INTELLIBREW™ technology, which means a perfect cup of coffee is brewed each time. No mistakes (!!!). No mess ups (!!!). Their T DISCs, which are filled with the coffee grounds/tea leaves, have bar codes on them that the machine reads to create and make your chosen beverage perfectly--the proper water temperature, amount of water used, and brew time are all located on those codes. Totally feels like The Jetsons, right?
I rocked the Pumpkin Spice latte like a champ after inserting the disc and pressing one easy button.
Who's unlocking the perfect cup of coffee (or peppermint hot chocolate) this holiday season? This gal!!
Post-use, the discs come out with the center pierced and that's the clean up. I was totally intrigued that my delish espresso came from inside that guy!
The machine also acts as a mirror, if you so decide! (OK totally kidding, but I loved this shot that got me making breakfast!)
The cool thing about this machine is that you get a coffeehouse variety of T DISC options and they're all made in minutes. On-the-go students, busy moms and dads, work at home peeps like me, coffee aficionados...everyone can benefit. I'm going to have my espresso/tea latte/crema game down pat by Thanksgiving! Here's my past week of brewin'
Work week kick-off...
Afternoon brainstorming sessions...
Just the right amount of caffeine to get me ready to tackle this piece!
You'll see the finished product post-Thanksgiving as it's coming with me on vacation, but in the interim, let's giveaway a TASSIMO™ home brewing machine! You can unlock the perfect cup of coffee this holiday season just like me. To enter, leave a comment below answering this question: Why is the TASSIMO™ is a rad gift for the holidays?
Also with Black Friday making waves (Macy's/Walmart/Michael's are all opening on Thanksgiving for the first time this year - that is simply too crazy!), TASSIMO™ has a bunch of offers to get down on Cyber Monday with! Using the code TACYMON3 at checkout, get 20% off T DISCS and get 20% off brewers with 2 free packages of T DISCS. (*this offer is only valid in the US on TassimoDirect.com. Cannot be combined with other offers. Limit 1 coupon redemption per customer. 20% T DISC discount limited to 6 packages, 20% brewer discount limited to 2 brewers. Offer valid only on 12/2/2013 until 11:59PM PST)
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