Name: T55 Charmy
Capacity: 2.0 liters
- Product Type:Coffee machine
- Colour:Lucent red
- Water Tank Capacity:1.4 litres
- Coffee Makers Features:Auto shut-off, aroma selector, adjustable drip tray, cord storage, dishwasher safe removable parts, integrated cleaning programme, filter change indicator, adjustable water...
- Coffee Type Compatibility:T DISCs
The Tassimo Charmy also known as Tassimo T55, will call our attention from the first moment because of its prism-shaped design, adopting the cubic lines that remind us, for example, of Nespresso’s coffee machines or Senseo’s Quadrante. The Tassimo T55 Charmy is made by Bosch and the care in all details is maximum. Just look at the chrome finishes on the headrest or some of the controls, for example.
The control panel of the Tassimo T55 (as we see in the photo) is located in the front, and it also presents some luminous indicators in the superior part that are the ones in charge to offer us all the information of the machine.
The water tank is transparent, so that (in the photos it may not be well appreciated) we can see how much water we have left just by looking through the cup hole (in the centre of the coffee maker). Another detail that we like very much about the Tassimo T55 Charmy is that the preparation of the coffee stops automatically (we don’t have to be waiting to turn it off), but at any moment we can modify this cycle manually, to adapt the intensity of the coffee to our taste.
Like all Tassimo, the Tassimo T55 Charmy is manufactured by Bosch, and does not use “capsules” as such, but rather single-dose pods that Tassimo calls T-DISCs.
One of the most interesting possibilities of the Tassimo T55 Charmy coffee machine is that you can buy it in any of the following colours:
Tassimo T55 Charmy: Main features
- The water tank is quite large: 1.6 litres.
- Energy-saving: the coffee maker switches to standby mode automatically after each use.
- Automatic programme for descaling and cleaning the machine.
- Brita water filter system, with the digital filter change indicator.
- The cable collector is hidden in the coffee machine.
- Includes a milk frother, for preparing authentic cappuccinos and lattes.
- Intellibrew system: the coffee maker prepares drinks intelligently by reading the bar codes on the capsules. In these codes, each capsule stores all the data needed to prepare each drink at its point: the amount of water, the brewing time and the exact temperature.
- Height-adjustable cup holder (see picture below). We can use any container to enjoy our coffee, tea or chocolate.
Advantages of the Tassimo T55 Charmy
- The Brita water filter, which allows us to use direct water from the tap without worrying about its taste and reducing notably the problems of calcification. The machine includes a light indicator that warns us when it needs to be replaced. This water filter is not found in other models such as the Tassimo T40 Fidelia or the Tassimo T43 Joy.
- The water tank of 1.6 litres is one of the biggest that we can find in the market. It gives us to prepare 12 or 13 coffees without having to worry about filling it.
- The chrome finishes are high-quality details on the Tassimo T55 Charmy.
- A great success to include a milk frother. Not all coffee makers have this.
Disadvantages of the Tassimo T55 Charmy
- The Intellibrew barcode reading system has a great advantage and disadvantage at the same time. The whole process is automatic so that we can prepare our drink at the push of a button, but, we have no room to customize the drink or decide if we want more or less intense, more or less hot. Too automatic? We can find this feature in all Tassimo machines; it is up to each user to value it.
- The Brita water filter is fantastic, but it takes up space in the water tank.
- It is a big and heavy thing; it does not fit in every corner.
Tassimo T55 Charmy: Videos
Before you buy a Tassimo T55 Charmy, we think it’s interesting to show you these two videos, so you know exactly what kind of coffee maker you’re going to take home.
The first video you must-see: it shows us what we must do the first time we use our Tassimo T55 Charmy.
Complete video review of the Tassimo T55 Charmy. It’s perfect to know how the machine works and get an idea of how it looks life:
Why should I buy a Tassimo T55 Charmy?
The Tassimo T55 Charmy is a coffee maker aimed above all at the most sybarite: the authentic coffee makers who enjoy the pleasure of preparing and savouring a coffee in all its magnitude and recreating themselves in every detail.
They, more than anyone else, will appreciate details such as the milk frother, the filter for Brita water, the chrome finishes of the machine, or the ability to manually adjust the preparation cycle of our coffee.