Tassimo T65 - Tassimo T20 - Keurig B70 Platinum Comparison
SOLVED: Using Tassimo T65 CUL & T300 T-Discs in Standard Tassimo T65
Coffee Pot and Equipment Manuals

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a moka pot - 6 cup


Brass Turkish Coffee Grinder

Used for years as a pepper mill before the turning handle broke.

20040513: one of these days, I plan to replace broken handle with a round faucet handle, clean it up to remove the remaining pepper, and use it for Turkish coffee!

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Melitta Aroma Art

thrift shop *

Melitta Mill & Brew

I bought 2 of these because I enjoyed the fresh ground coffee.

Unfortunately the grinders of both machines failed fairly quickly.

2010/09/01: I gave the 2 machines away with the caveat that the mills were not working.

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Caffé Espresso Benjamin & Medwin Stovetop

thrift shop *

Melitta #2 Drip actually my unit is black

thirft ship *

Drip pots

2003 2 Vietnamese coffee filters (drip coffee maker) Vietnamese Supermarket *

Fresh Roast Model 201 coffee roaster

thrift shop *

Mr Coffee blade grinder

(Note: part of intro package but coffee was very poor quality)

Smiles Coffee  

Silex vacuum pot(s)

Silex Vacuum Coffee Pot Instructions

eBay *

Filtron Cold Water Extractor


eBay *
2003/12/20 a

Additional moka pots -1 cup & 9 cup

eBay *
2003/??/?? Connaisseur Home Concepts Coffeemaker ? *
2003/12/20 b

White Porcelain Espresso Set with Stand 13pc

eBay *


eBay *


eBay *


eBay *

22oz stainless steel frothing pitcher

Caffé Calabria  

Vintage Glass Vacuum Coffee Maker

eBay *
2004/01/17 a

Taylor & NG Cappuccino Maker (Bellman CXE27)

Taylor & NG(Bellman) CXE25/27 parts & instructions:

http://www.fantes.com/bellman-electric.html appears to be discontinued.

eBay *
2004/01/17 b


eBay *

FE-AR La Peppina Cappuccino/Espresso lever-style machine

The following were provided by Linda Scott (2004/03/31):

FE-AR La Peppina manual 1.jpg
FE-AR La Peppina manual 2.jpg
FE-AR La Peppina manual 3.jpg
FE-AR La Peppina recipes 1.jpg
FE-AR La Peppina recipes 2.jpg
FE-AR La Peppina recipes 3.jpg

eBay *

Case of 8 1-cup Bodum French Presses

2 for me, 6 for eBay.

Actually, seem to be 2 cup presses.

eBay *

3 cup moka pot with ceramic top (with roses)

eBay *

Two vintage coffee pots (smaller pot is Chemex CM-210 (2-10 cup) in original box with instructions)

eBay *

Italian Neapolitan flip drip coffee maker

eBay *

Espresso Set 14pc

New in Box - Made in Japan
14pc. Deluxe Espresso Set

Lacquer ware tray, 6 cup aluminum espresso maker, 4 porcelain cups, 4 porcelain saucers, 4 stainless steel demitasse spoons, Benjamin & Medwin manufacturer.

In original box.

eBay *

Bodum Milk Frother

eBay *


eBay *


20040324 it speeds up the process if the water is preheated which can be done by leaving the lower pot plugged in on WARM.

It helps to make the upper pot empty back into the lower pot when the coffee has  brewed long enough to add a bit of cold water to the upper pot but it will still take a couple of false starts with water hitting the hot bottom pot before the upper pot drains (I will now use 56 oz. water in the lower pot and reserve 8 oz. of cold water to stop brewing when making a total of 64 oz.).

eBay *


eBay *

2 Melitta Clarity 10-Cup Coffee Makers (one for backup)

Brewing temperature: ? === Warming temperature: 175-180 F

20040401 Clarity* = modified

Graveyard Mall


Ibrik 6oz

a gift from Jim Lane *

Bodum 5500-03USA Ibis Cordless Electric Water

eBay *


eBay *

Wilbur Coffee Saver 2 cup

eBay *

Espresso Machine

JC Penny

Colador De Tela Para Café (Cloth Coffee Strainer with Wooden Handle)

Walmart *

Jara Chocolatera to use with Colador or to make hot chocolate (aluminum 1.7L)

Walmart *

Swissgold French Press Pot

NY Skyline Embossed, Gold Foil

Brand New (Limited Supply)

eBay * *

Rancilio Stainless Steel Rocky Espresso Grinder (20090731 - fantastic grinder!)

www.chriscoffee.com *

iRoast Coffee Roaster

iRoast Settings - (I was going to collect and provide settings for various roasts using the iRoast but SweetMarias's is already providing a lot of information).

Sweet Maria's IRoast prototype review

Sweet Maria's FreshRoast Tip Sheet

www.chriscoffee.com *

Krups 468-42 Moka Brew

8 cup Coffeemaker

2009/01/20 - I use this pot more than any other coffee maker!

2010/04/28 - Tassimo T65 now used the most but Krups Moka is still my favorite for ground coffee.

eBay *

2 Krups 468-42 Moka Brew 8-Cup Carafes


Back to Basics Hot Cocoa or Coffee Latte Maker

Target *

Aerobie AeroPress

1-4 Cup Coffee and Espresso Maker

Cup under Aerobie is not included; but as advertised: the coffee is very rich in flavor and smooth, less acidic, brews 1-4 cups in a minute, and easy to clean.

Amazon *

Zarafina Tea Maker Suite (with Ceramic Tea Pots, Cups, and Serving Tray)

Amazon *

Primula Flowering Tea Set

with 40-Ounce Pot with Glass Lid

2010/04/28: flowering tea is a bit weak but flowering is interesting!

Amazon *

Back to Basics Hot Cocoa or Coffee Latte Maker 32 oz.

2010/04/28: minor problem is that chocolate tends to stick to bottom making cleanup a little tedious, otherwise works great.


Tassimo T65

The Tassimo is my preferred coffee maker because it heats up faster and uses a bar code on each T-Disc to select the appropriate brewing characteristics and cup amount with a button to get more water if desired to weaken the brew. The Tassimo also seems to work with more pressure which I suspect is much better for espresso-like coffees.

2010/04/28: may replace the Krups Moka as my favorite coffee maker!

2010/12/08: it is my favorite fast individual cup coffee maker.

See the comparison with the Keurig below.

Having a Tassimo and a Keurig will allow faster brewing of individual drink preferences for dinners/parties.

2011/08/01: The unit died and Tassimo says it is too old and cannot be repaired. I am looking for a Tassimo T20 (or a Bosch T10 which is the same machine) at a reasonable price.

In the meantime, I will use the Kerurig even though it takes 5 minutes to brew the first cup.

2011/08/14: I have won 2 new T20s on eBay...soon to be delivered!

eBay *

Keurig B70 Platinum Coffee Maker

The package deal included a My-K-Cup, a couple water filters and a good sample of coffee, hot chocolate, and apple cider K-Cups.

I got this one even though I already had a Tassimo because the Keurig will allow me to brew single cups of my own roasted and ground coffees.

The Keurig has temperature and cup size options and a larger selection of Keurig K-Cup coffees/teas/etc. than of Tassimo T-Discs.

See the comparison with the Tassimo below.

Having a Tassimo and a Keurig will allow faster brewing of individual drink preferences for dinners/parties.

2015/??/??: I have obtained several Keurig B70s, B31, and other B?? from eBay as backups. From Amazon, I am now using Grove Square Cappuccino Variety Pack,  San Francisco Bay OneCup, French Roast, and several other K-Cup varieties. Mary can easily use the Keurig coffee maker while the Tassimo coffee maker using the Pro discs is too complicated for her to use.


Ariete Welbilt Cappuccino Plus Model 7100

thrift shop *

Toddy Cold Brew System - Model T2N

Amazon *

Tassimo T20

My machine is white.

The T20 has a smaller footprint than the T65 which is better for my limited counter space but it does not have the LED display nor the water filter, otherwise, it seems to be essentially the same in functionality.

The "templates" I made for the T65 work work in the T20.

2011/08/22: Second white T20 arrived today from another eBay seller.

eBay *
2013/07/19 CBTL (The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf ) Americano Coffee Machine 1003

I like it and it has a smaller footprint than both the Tassimo and the Keurig!

The following is not the actual user guide for the Americano but it is essentially the same: CBTL® Kaldi Manual.pdf

Tassimo T65 - Tassimo T20 - Keurig B70 Platinum Comparison

Feature/Function Tassimo T65 Tassimo T20 Keurig B70 Platinum
power switch front - on/off switch; IMHO much more convenient same as T65 back - push on, push off; IMHO can be inconvenient
water heating time from power up almost instantly same as T65 up to a minute?
footprint 12" D x  8" W x 10" H...IMHO much better for limited counter space 12" D x  7.88" W x 10" H...IMHO even better for limited counter space 11.75" D x 10" W x 11" H...IMHO worse for limited counter space
water reservoir capacity 60 oz. (about 7 cups) 51 oz. (about 6 cups) 60 oz. (about 7 cups)
water reservoir ease of filling IMHO very easy remove and reinsert using a built-on handle; reservoir lifts straight up IMHO very easy remove and reinsert using a built-in grip; reservoir lifts straight up, however, the fit of the reservoir is a bit looser than the T65 and sometimes rattles a little IMHO can be a bit clumsy to remove and reinsert; no handle and close fit; must tilt reservoir to remove and reinsert
hot water requires using the provided cleaning disc; maybe an empty T-Disc could be made (could use a template as I described below) requires using the provided cleaning disc (but unlike the T65, it does not require removing the water reservoir to access the cleaning disc so it easier to to get to than the T65 making it easier to make hot water!) available just use without a K-Cup
brewing temperature uses T-Disc barcode same as T65 setting available
brewing time uses T-Disc barcode same as T65 depends on cup size
brewing strength uses T-Disc barcode; can push button for more water (weaker strength) same as T65 cup size setting...4 oz., 6 oz., 8 oz., 10 oz. and 12 oz
brewing pressure uses T-Disc barcode variable same as T65 claims to use proper pressure but IMHO there is no way it can vary the pressure!
special brew:  cappuccino uses 2 T-Discs, one for coffee and one for the milk; the milk T-Discs are shelf stable.

I am not really impressed with this brew.
same as T65 uses one K-Cup. I do not know how the milk is provided, maybe powdered milk? I have not used this K-Cup.

able to brew ground coffee of your choice

no, although some folks have tried to make a modified T-Disc to allow this functionality.

same as T65 yes, using My K-CUP or similar devices such as Solofill
other considerations

Using Tassimo T65 CUL PRO & T300 T-Discs in Standard Tassimo T65/T20

Using Tassimo T65 CUL PRO & T300 T-Discs in Standard Tassimo T65 & T20

2011/07/31: I recently bought 640 T-Disks on eBay which were accurately described as being for a Tassimo Pro machines only.

I looked up the Tassimo Pro machines on the Tassimo site and saw the T65 CUL. Unfortunately, I did not pay attention to the CUL part of the model number and it turns out that the T65 CUL uses different T-Discs which do not work in the T65.

However, I managed to make the T65 CUL T-Discs work in my T65 using the following technique(s):

I made 2 templates:

1) I carefully trimmed all the plastic off the top of a regular coffee T65 T-Disk which was very tedious but works well BUT with tiny leak

2) I copied the top of a regular coffee T65 T-Disc in black & white on my printer/copier which was much easier than trimming off the plastic and works well BUT template gets soggy (2011/07/00: covered with "scotch tape" and seems to stay dry)

Placing a template in the T65 and placing the T65 CUL T-Disc on top of the template; pressing the Start Button, it brews as usual!

Note: Appropriate templates can/will be made for different kinds of CUL PRO T-Discs, e.g., espresso, tea, hot chocolate, creamers, etc.

Area for holding cup is smaller than the T65 which prevents using some larger cups.

manufacturer link tassimodirect.com tassimodirect.com keurig.com

Coffee Pot and Equipment Manuals

Bellman CX25 parts & instructions for Bellman Cappuccino Maker http://fantes.com/bellman_parts.htm Bellman Cappuccino Maker Guide
Keurig B70 Platinum Coffee Maker Keurig_Platinum_B70_Use_and_Care_Guide.pdf

Melitta Mill & Brew

I have given these away because the Mill function ceased to work.

Tassimo T65 Coffeemaker Tassimo TAS65 USA EN 081112.pdf
Tassimo T20 Coffeemaker Tassimo T20 Manual.pdf