I've had my Tassimo Coffee Machine for several years now and I couldn't be happier!! I paid considerably more for it years back, but now it's a lot more affordable and it's going to be well worth it. This machine EASILY makes delicious and authentic cappuccinos and lattes plus it makes regular coffee, tea, hot cocoa, and other drinks. I use it primarily for the cappuccinos. It actually puts the froth on the drink! And it's GOOD!!! I figured that I would go to my local coffee shop and spend $5 a day on a cappuccino where I make 2 of them at home now for about half that cost every day!
You can order different brands of coffee, including Gevalia and Maxwell House to name a few, in the form of "T-Cups" that you simply place in the machine. You put water in the back container, let the water heat for about 20 seconds, then press a button and you instantly have a cup of hot coffee. For the cappuccino, you place an espresso T-Cup in, make that, then place the milk cup in and make that (the machine automatically heats enough for 2 drinks, so you don't have to wait for the water to heat for the second T-Cup), flavor with sugar, substitute, or whatever you want and you have a coffee house quality drink in an instant. It's GREAT for guests, too-people rave about they cappuccinos I make for them! I usually add Splenda French Vanilla coffee flavor to the drink and you have yourself a homemade vanilla cappuccino in about a minute.
The only downside to this machine is that it can be a little tricky to clean. I've found that as long as you wipe it down when you're done making your drinks, it is very simple to care for.
It's very easy to use, relatively inexpensive (especially when you figure how much you spend for coffee at specialty stores), and your guests will be impressed with your tastes ;) Very well worth it-I definitely recommend it to anyone who loves coffee drinks.