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Bosch Tassimo Happy Coffee Machine Review

You’ve probably decided to read this thorough review because you’re in search of a new, efficient coffee machine. Well, the Bosch Tassimo Happy coffee machine definitely will not disappoint. 

The Tassimo Happy coffee machine is designed for coffee lovers wanting good value coffee that has exceptional flavour in comparison to other coffee and can really enhance their day. This coffee machine, assisted with the right coffee pods, will in fact leave you speechless and wanting more.

In this review, we are going to look over all the positives and potential negatives of this product so you can conclude whether or not this product was made for you.


The price of the Tassimo happy coffee machine depends on which model variation you purchase. Here are our top 3 Tassimo Happy coffee machine variants. 

Bosch Happy TAS1002GB

  • Price: £30 – £45
  • Compact
  • 70+ Drinks
  • Removeable Water Tank
  • 2 Year Warranty


Bosch Happy TAS3102GB

  • Price: £29.99
  • One Button
  • 50+ Drinks
  • Stylish Machine
  • 2 Year Warranty


Bosch Happy TAS1007GB

  • Price: £35
  • One Touch Mechanism
  • 70+ Drinks
  • Removeable Water Tank
  • 2 Year Warranty


How It Works

These coffee machines are very easy to use, in fact, probably some of the most efficient in the whole Coffee Kingdom! In order for these machines to work, you can follow our step by step guide listed below.

  1. Insert a T DISC and press the machine button once. You will notice that it will begin heating up. 
  2. The Tassimo coffee machine will scan the barcode on the pod to ensure it is suitable for the machine.
  3. Once confirmed, the Tassimo Happy coffee machine will begin making your delicious coffee.


It is as simple as that. A quick and easy 3-step guide to making the ultimate coffee. These coffee machines, no matter the variation, are suitable for a range of different mugs and their sizes. It comes with an adjustable shelf which is very convenient.

To make the perfect coffee, you will need the official Bosch T Disc coffee pods. There are more than 40 different flavours. These include everything from your basic coffee, to delicious premium caramel and vanilla flavour with the added extra of tea variants too. All T Discs work on the different Bosch Tassimo Happy models.

Technical Features

  • Milk Frother Included
  • Automatic
  • Auto Stop/ Auto Shut-Off
  • Drip Machine
  • Plastic

Barcode Technology

All Tassimo Happy coffee machines come with built-in barcode technology. This is rare for a machine to have and only specific brands like this one include it. The reason being is this barcode technology will allow the happy coffee machines, as well as other Tassimo coffee machines to know when a coffee pod has been placed into the machine that is not Tassimo authentic. 

Tassimo Happy coffee machines will reject coffee pods made by other pod manufacturers. So if you want to use these machines, make sure you buy the right pods. Examples of pods they use include the ESE coffee pods

There is an argument as to whether or not this is a positive or negative. If you are someone that is on a budget and would prefer to use cheaper pods from other suppliers, you won’t be able to do so with a coffee machine by Tassimo. This puts them at a bit of a disadvantage in comparison to other brands like Nescafe and their Dolce Gusto coffee machines. We actually wrote a comparison of Tassimo vs Dolce Gusto.

Once you put your T Disc into the machine, you can turn on the machine and it will scan the barcode. Once authorised, it will begin making your yummy coffee.


This brand of coffee machine is relatively small and compact which is great for kitchens as they won’t require much space. The Tassimo Happy coffee machines in particular will typically have the following dimensions: 23 X 36 X 30.5 (L X W X H).

The shape and design of these machines mean that they can fit nicely anywhere, whether you want them in the middle of your kitchen counter or in the corner, it really doesn’t matter.


There are a few different colour variants with this Tassimo coffee machine. Here are some of your options:

  • Black
  • Black/ Red
  • Cream
  • Red
  • Red/ White
  • Purple



These machines are very easy to maintain and clean. You can of course take some of the components out and scrub them manually without them breaking which is simple enough. Alternatively you can put the components in the dishwasher. The Tassimo Happy machines will come with a user manual upon purchase which tells you which parts can be washed.

The water tank itself will need to be refilled when it runs out. We recommend changing the water on a daily basis in order to get the coffee to taste as fresh as possible. Despite it only having water in it, it’s probably cleaning out the water tank every so often.

Finally, we need to mention that you will be required to descale the coffee machines. There are tablets that you can buy, suited for this Tassimo kit. It is always the least enjoyable part of any coffee machine process but luckily this process is very simple and will not be a problem.

Value For Money

To conclude our thoughts on the Tassimo Happy coffee machine range by Bosch, they are excellent value for money. They are one of the best functioning coffee machines on the market at a very fair price too. We certainly recommend these coffee machines to coffee fanatics looking for a delicious coffee fix on a daily basis.

This machine is long lasting and high quality. It has great aesthetics and can make amazing tasting coffee within a matter of seconds. Don’t believe us? Well we are not the only ones who rate the Tassimo Happy coffee machine by Bosch so highly. All you need to do is check out their Amazon reviews and it will prove to you just how good they are.

The T Discs that are required specifically for this type of machine are possibly the only annoyance. The fact that you can’t use other pods from different manufacturers is slightly inconvenient for some people, however the T Discs are widely available online and in most supermarkets. Not only that but the taste of these T Discs is incredible. There’s so many different flavours to choose from and enjoy. They are also easy to dispose of, suitable for vegetarians and the packaging is environmentally friendly which is always nice reassurance. If you have any further questions about this product then feel free to contact me.