T DISC is the abbreviation for TASSIMO Disc. The patented T DISCs are designed to work exclusively with the TASSIMO brewer. The two together make up the TASSIMO hot beverage system.
Each patented T DISC is a brewing chamber, enabling a customised preparation process across a potentially endless variety of coffee and beverage types. Several different types of T DISCs have been developed to deliver the perfect coffee, espresso & café crema, frothed milk, hot chocolate and tea.
The Bar Code Recognition system in the brewer recognises each T DISC and adjusts the brewing conditions automatically:
T DISC type
Brew cycle (pre-wetting, brewing)
Air or Steam Purge
Yes. Every coffee T DISC contains an expertly measured portion of ground coffee. Each of these specially designed T DISCs has a unique bar code which the TASSIMO machine reads. The code specifies the size, the brewing time and the optimum temperature required to make the perfect cup.
No, the TASSIMO brewer is only designed to work with TASSIMO Discs (T DISCs). T DISCs are an integral part of the TASSIMO system. These patented and specially designed single servings have a unique shape that fits in the brewer, guiding the flow of water to prepare the beverage. Each beverage is prepared according to the bar code on the T DISC label which tells the brewer the size of the beverage, the brewing time and the optimum temperature required to prepare the perfect cup. Because the brewing happens inside the T DISC, only a small part of the brewer is in contact with the beverage. Liquid flows from the T DISC to the cup, allowing consumers to produce different beverages, one after the other, without impacting on the beverage taste quality.
Yes, the same T DISCs will work in both Bosch and Braun machines.
(with the exception of those packs* which contain the larger milk disc, these are not compatible with Braun machines with the Kenco logo)
*the packs concerned are: CARTE NOIRE Latte Macchiato, JACOBS Latte Macchiato less sweet, CARTE NOIRE Latte Macchiato Caramel, COSTA Latte and TWININGS Chai Latte
Yes. Once you have made a drink you are able to select a different drink variety straight away. During the brew cycle of each T DISC the drink stream (flow) does not touch any parts of the brewer once leaving the T DISC so there is no taste contamination T DISC to T DISC (drink to drink). Also, the individual brew cycle of each T DISC is programmed to complete the cycle with either a gust of air (Braun machine) or with steam (Bosch) at the end of each drink to remove residue between drinks.
For best results store T DISCs in a cool, dry, place away from direct heat and sunlight as indicated on the package. There is no need to keep them in the fridge.
Please refer to the information on the external T DISC packaging for a best before date. T DISCs are best enjoyed within 6 weeks of opening.
The TASSIMO machine’s manual mode lets you customise your drink. For a milder tasting drink, press and hold the button when the manual LED lights green to extend the brewing process. Stop when the drink reaches its desired size and strength. For a stronger tasting drink, stop the brewing process early by pressing the button while the drink is being made. This will result in a shorter drink.
Please refer to the user manual for full instructions.
Each T DISC is designed to prepare a perfect cup, and cannot be reused. The T DISC should be removed from the machine after brewing and discarded.
The T DISC packaging meets the requirements of the EU Packaging Waste Directive. The outer bag is composed of an aluminium, polyester and polyethylene laminate and is suitable for energy recovery through incineration. In locations where plastic collection systems exist, it can be deposited with general plastics (non PET). The convenient dispenser carton is composed of paperboard and is recyclable.
The patented Milk T DISC combines Ultra Filtration Formula (UF) milk with the right quantity of hot water to deliver the perfect layers of milk and milk froth for each individual beverage. The liquid passes through the T DISC at such high velocity that it combines with air to create a foam in a similar way to a steam wand.
The perfect espresso is a balanced combination of great taste, aroma and appearance or crema. Traditionally, espresso has been made using high pressure that forces water through compacted coffee grinds. This action extracts the solids, trapped gases and oils from the dry coffee to create the espresso. New TASSIMO T DISC technology:
A patented TASSIMO Eductor emulsifies the solids, gases and oils from the coffee as water flows through the T DISC brew chamber at a high speed.
Upon reaching the cup the tiny compact bubbles within the dark, rich emulsion of coffee liquor rise to the surface and form the golden crema layer on top of the espresso.
The T DISC uses high velocity rather than high pressure to extract the solids, gases and oils from the coffee bed.
TASSIMO has used its coffee expertise in blending, roasting and grinding combined with its patented T DISC to deliver a real espresso. The unique T DISC technology is able to deliver the crema emulsion that is a prerequisite for the perfect espresso without the need for high pressure. The unique T DISC accelerates a stream of coffee beverage to a high velocity as it passes over the patented Eductor, harnessing the power of nature to create the crema emulsion at a much lower pressure than other systems. Our latest breakthrough delivers an espresso matching the quality of other On demand systems known for espresso; a patented improvement carefully controls the quality of the crema as it passes through the Eductor ensuring the foam bubbles are just the 'right size' as the perfect espresso flows in to the cup.
TASSIMO expertise in milk and dairy products was leveraged to develop a patented Ultra Filtration Formula (UF) for milk. This UF Formula allows real milk to be concentrated and stabilised for ambient storage while maintaining a real similarity to fresh milk (look, taste and foaming properties). The TASSIMO Milk in our T DISCs has none of the yellowish colour or cooked flavours of UHT milk or different flavours from powder milk. This milk product is unique to TASSIMO and no other On Demand system can offer this superior milk delivery from a capsule or pod.