Bosch Tassimo Vivy 2 Review

Great tasting coffee from an easy to use machine is a great way to start the day. The Bosch Tassimo Vivy 2 is a best seller for a reason.

The Bosch Tassimo Vivy 2 is one of the best selling coffee machines. With this in mind, we have had an in-depth look at why people find it so special. Here is our Bosch Tassimo Vivy 2 review.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Small
  • Versatile, as it makes milk based drinks and tea
  • Fantastic value for money

Cons

  • Can only be used with Tassimo T discs
  • Basic
  • Instructions are not very intuitive

Verdict

Our Bosch Tassimo Vivy 2 review reveals that this is a very good coffee machine for the money. It is easy to use and produces amazing tasting coffee. 

 

4.5/5

Overview

The Bosch Tassimo Vivy 2 is probably the most compact coffee machine available. The idea is to give coffee lovers the fantastic T Disc drinks system in the smallest possible package. 

The other big advantage of it , is that it is super easy to use. It only takes one touch to to operate it and it has virtually no heat up time. There is no thinking needed when using it either, as each T Disc has a barcode telling the machine exactly how to prepare your drink perfectly.

Design and Features of the Bosch Tassimo Vivy 2

This coffee machine has been well thought out and has a number of features, meaning you get a lot for your money. The design of the Bosch Tassimo Vivy 2 is as simple as its operation. It has smooth curves to prevent it being as boxy as other coffee machines on the market. 

Compact

The dimensions of this coffee machine are:

Length: 251mm

Depth: 169mm

Width: 310mm

These dimensions mean it can fit in tight spaces, taking up minimum worktop space in your kitchen. Its compact water tank lifts off the machine with a handle to make filling it up nice and easy too.

Intellibrew

The Vivy 2 has barcode technology. It reads the barcode of the drink you require. The barcode information includes the perfect drink size, temperature and brewing time for each type of capsule. 

Innovative Heating Technology

Only the needed amount of hot water is heated on demand. This makes the Bosch Tassimo Vivy 2 a very efficient coffee machine.

Manual Adaption of Strength

You can select how strong you want your drink, with the touch of a button.

LED Panel and Button Lights

The LED lights are an intuitive way to show the current status of the machine.

Automatic Cleaning and Descaling

The machine will let you know when it needs cleaning and descaling. It also has an automatic program that does all the cleaning for you.

Adjustable Cup Stand

The Bosch Tassimo Vivy 2 can accommodate different sizes of cup as the stand is very adjustable. It can also be completely removed for extra large cups.

Auto Off

To save energy it will switch itself off after every brew cycle.

Using the Bosch Tassimo Vivy 2

There is only one button to use to make a drink. Therefore, it is very easy to use, despite the confusing instructions. It is best to watch the instructional videos online, to learn how the automatic cleaning function works.

Water heats up nearly instantly, so you will have to adjust your morning routine, as your coffee will be ready before your toast. 

To make a drink, place a T Disc on the plate, close it to pierce the disc and press the button. The machine then reads a barcode on the disc and makes the drink for you.

There several varieties of T Disc, from combination drinks, such as Costa lattes (one espresso disc with a large milk disc) to Cadburys hot chocolate (one chocolate disc with a small milk disc), which the Vivy adapts its output to.

You will find yourself filling up the water tank regularly, as it is only 700ml. However, that is one of the expectations of a compact coffee machine.

The Coffee

The taste depends on which T Disc you choose.

We found that the Costa-branded espresso was good quality and smooth. The medium roast is similar to filter coffee.  There are  milk pods so you can make lattes etc, but we thought they were slightly sweet, but make your coffee light and frothy.

The bubbly hot chocolate is very nice and not too sweet. It is also much nicer than instant hot chocolate.

Is it worth buying a Bosch Tassimo Vivy 2?

The Bosch Tassimo Vivy 2 is more versatile than a lot of coffee machines on the market. This is because it makes more than coffee. Additionally, the drinks are really nice.

The fact that can go pretty much anywhere in your kitchen is a huge bonus.

This versatility and size means that it is good for pretty much anyone that likes a hot drink.

The price of the T Discs makes the Vivy 2 more economical than other pod systems.This machine is also low maintenance and simple to use.

With all this packed in to a small package, the Bosch Tassimo Vivy 2 is super value for money. It is also the best seller on Amazon.

 

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