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- Pack of 2, each pack has 16 counts (total of 32counts)
- Contain pre-measured ingredients for every hot beverage
- Designed to work exclusively in the TASSIMO hot beverage system
- Product of Germany
One of our very top picks for the Tassimo coffee choices!
Negatives: This is “European style” so you should know it’s a smaller cup. If more is important to you, you might want to go with Starbucks since they seem to make the largest cups. This doesn’t mean this one is stronger and that one is watered down since the Tassimo reads how much water to add to whatever brand you put in from the barcode on the disc. The Starbucks we found that is closest to this is their Kitamu. I like that the t-disc makes more of that one, however we do like this taste better…it’s smoother. So it’s really what’s important to you. Size or taste…some mornings we need the largest cup!
Conclusion: Excellent coffee. Wish it was “American sized” rather than European but it’s still great!
Bold coffee, in between espresso and coffee
The only brand that stands up to Starbucks for my personal taste test is Carte Noire. This is a little funny, because Carte Noire is a supermarket brand in France. (Kraft markets both Starbucks and Carte Noire in grocery channels, and they developed the Tassimo system.) To my taste, it’s full-flavored without being overly bitter.
This Carte Noire Kenya is one of my favorites. It’s in between the espresso discs and Starbucks coffee discs. It is bolder/darker and more intense than the strong coffees like Starbucks Verona or Starbucks Kitamu; but less bitter than straight espresso. The volume produced is in between as well–it underfills a coffee cup, but overflows an espresso cup. Finally, the Kenya is programmed in the Tassimo to add the “crema,” the dark foam on top of an espresso, on a short cup of coffee.
If you have Tassimo, and if you like the darker Starbucks blends on it, and you want to check out one of the European brands–this is the one to try.
This is outstanding
Buying a Tassimo
Cup of Jeaux Stardome
This wonderful cup of joe has similar characteristics as the ML Crema which is also awesome. It has some earthy and chocolaty undertones, I would venture to say even fruity. This is not marketed as a crema, but yet it delivers a nice layer of crema that lasts to the last sip.
I do not find this coffee very acidic; it is not a true bold coffee, but yet it does deliver a very smooth full bodied flavor. If you like the Verona / Kitamu or the ML Crema, you are going to enjoy this great cup of jeaux.
If you are expecting a venti size cup, be forewarned this serves about 4oz of pure caffeine Stardome!