Bosch Tassimo TAS1002GB Happy

Test 06/2019

  • Bosch Tassimo TAS1002GB Happy - front
  • Bosch Tassimo TAS1002GB Happy - front2
  • Bosch Tassimo TAS1002GB Happy - front3
  • Bosch Tassimo TAS1002GB Happy - front4
  • Bosch Tassimo TAS1002GB Happy - boxed
  • Bosch Tassimo TAS1002GB Happy - action
  • Bosch Tassimo TAS1002GB Happy - detail
  • Bosch Tassimo TAS1002GB Happy - einsetzen
  • Bosch Tassimo TAS1002GB Happy - einzelteile
  • Bosch Tassimo TAS1002GB Happy - hebel
  • Bosch Tassimo TAS1002GB Happy - hoeheneinstellung
  • Bosch Tassimo TAS1002GB Happy - kapsel
  • Bosch Tassimo TAS1002GB Happy - kapselmaschine
  • Bosch Tassimo TAS1002GB Happy - knopf
  • Bosch Tassimo TAS1002GB Happy - wassertank
Test seal: Bosch Tassimo TAS1002GB Happy, Rating 9.3

last modified: 28.04.2020, 9:47

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All rating criteria details:

Handling 30%
Speed 30%
Volume 20%
Cleaning 20%
Tested by: Johanna


Product tester


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.


  • Automatic switch-off of the water supply
  • Easy cleaning
  • Automatic adjustment of the water quantity


  • Compatible with Tassimo capsules only

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Perfectly functioning device, easy to clean and space-saving in the kitchen.

TAS1002 Tassimo Happy Kapselmaschine video review

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 Bosch capsule coffee machine
The Bosch capsule coffee machine


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.

The collecting grid can be adjusted to 3 different heights
The collecting grid can be adjusted to 3 different hights

The Tassimo capsule
The machine is scanning the code on the capsule


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.

The water tank
The water tank has a capacity of 0,75 litres

The handle
The handle

The button
The button


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 standby 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 decalcified.

Inserting the capsule
The capsule needs to be inserted into the capsule holder

The device in action
After 1:22 minute your coffee is ready


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.

All the parts of the coffee machine
The machine consists of several removable parts

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.

Summary: 85% positive and 10% negative ratings

The following points were positively noted:

  • Easy to use
  • Compact size
  • Perfect in function

The following points were noted negatively:

  • Loud
Manufacturer Bosch
EAN 4242005064403
Capsule system TASSIMO
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
Capacity litres 0,75
Material Plastic
Stand-by power consumption 1,2 W
Power in Watt 1400
Length of the power cable 80 cm
Weight 1,96 kg
Depth 30 cm
Height 26,5 cm
Width 16 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
Packaging Good
Additional warranty 24 months

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Hello, I don‘t know why the coffe is not coming out although it is a new product.
Hey, Claudia! There might be different reasons for that. The machine can be only operated with the Tassimo capsule system, which is not included in the scope of delivery. Make sure to operate the machine according to the instructions (fill up the water tank, use only one capsule per time, putting the capsule into the device in the right direction, etc.). Decalcifying can be a reason as well but might not apply to your case as you have a new product.
Does the light turn green or is it always orange?
Hey, Nick! The light remains orange. Only the two signal lamps will light up red when the water level is too low or the machine needs to be decalcified.
Sheila Clasper
How do I increase the amount of water in my tassimo Happy. I have tried pressing the button when it is flashing but it makes no difference.
Please try to press the button longer, then the button flashes during the brewing process. Press the button again to save the desired quantity for later operations.
My daughters machine has a red light and she can’t get it off model TAS1002GB?
It may be necessary to decalcify the machine.
Can capsules from other manufacturers also be used as Tassimo?
No, only Tassimo capsules work because of the barcode.
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.


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