Perfectly functioning device, easy to clean and space-saving in the kitchen.
last modified: 16.08.2019, 15:11
The Bosch Tassimo Happy capsule coffee machine is a simple, compact and well-functioning machine. It is easy to handle and clean! However, it is only compatible with the Tassimo capsule system.
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The Bosch Tassimo Happy capsule coffee machine has a modern design and because of its compact size it quickly finds a place in every kitchen.
The device is delivered without capsules, which must be purchased by the customer. It has a water tank with a capacity of 0.75 litres and can only be filled with one capsule per use. The machine is equipped with a collecting grid for overflowing liquids, which can be adjusted to three different heights. Thus the height can be individually adjusted to your cup size. The Bosch capsule coffee machine is compatible with the Tassimo capsule system. These capsules are available in the supermarket.
The machine comes with operating instructions consisting exclusively of pictures. This leaves you some room for interpretation, but the device is self-explanatory and easy to use.
Before using the device for the first time, it must be cleaned once. My interpretation of the instructions shows that the water tank has to be rinsed once. Afterwards it is filled to the maximum and put back into the device. In the back corner of the device there is an orange plastic capsule, which has to be inserted into the capsule holder for cleaning. After the capsule holder has been closed by the handle, you have to run the machine three times. To do this, press the big button three times and empty the cup again and again. Now the machine is ready for the first coffee production. Therefore refill the water tank and remove the plastic capsule.
Now the first coffee can be brewed. Therefore you insert a capsule into the capsule holder and push the handle downwards, for this you have to push a little bit harder. The capsule is pierced and the machine scans the code on the capsule, so it knows what coffee you are making and how much water you need. If you want a smaller amount of water, my interpretation of the instructions is that by repeatedly pressing the button the brewing process can be stopped at any time and by repeatedly pressing the button the amount can be increased. So all you have to do is place your cup on the collecting grid at the desired height and then press the big button to start the machine.
If you want to adjust the height of the collecting grid, you can either pull it out and put it back one step higher or remove it completely. When it's completely removed, you have the right height for a large coffee cup, but not a real collecting tray anymore.
After starting the machine, it takes about 1:22 minutes until the coffee is ready, including the heat-up phase, as the machine heats up again for each coffee, which takes about 19 seconds. 1 1/2 minutes after the machine has been used, it automatically switches to stand-by mode. In addition, two red signal lamps on the button of the device indicate when the water level is too low or the machine needs to be descaled.
The cleaning of the device is simple. The water tank must be cleaned by hand, apart from that all removable parts can also be cleaned in the dishwasher. The surfaces of the device can be cleaned easily with a towel and afterwards, as already described in the preparation, you let the device run once only with water. The appliance must also be descaled regularly. If this is necessary, it will be indicated with the signal lamp.
We have evaluated approx. 200 customer reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 85 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are approx. 10 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.4 out of 5 stars.
The following points were positively noted:
- Easy to use
- Compact size
- Perfect in function
The following points were noted negatively:
Can I influence the amount of water?
No, the machine is calculating the amount of water independently! However, if you press the button longer, more water flows.
Can capsules from other manufacturers also be used as Tassimo?
No, only Tassimo capsules work because of the barcode.
Check our main page to get an overview of all tested products within this category.Overview: Coffee Capsule Machine
|Duration||1:22 min (inclusive heating time)|
|Adjustable cup filling quantity||Automatic|
|Volume 1 metre distance||53 dB|
|Heating time||19 sec|
|Adjustable drip tray||Yes (3 steps)|
|Automatic switch-off||✔ (after 1:30 minute in stand-by)|
|Dishwasher safe||All removable parts, except the water tank, are dishwasher safe|
|Stand-by power consumption||1,2 W|
|Power in Watt||1400|
|Length of the power cable||80 cm|
|Manual language||DE, EN, FR, ES, IT, SV, DA, NO, EL, PL, CS, SK, RO, RU|
|Quality of instructions||Satisfactory|
|Scope of delivery||Device, operating instructions, safety instructions|
|Quality impression||Very Good|
|Plastic packaging in g||113|
|Additional Warranty||24 months|