The Tassimo Hot Beverage System is a consumer coffee machine that prepares one-cup servings of espresso, regular coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and various other coffee drinks, notably those including milk such as latte or cappuccino.
It was first introduced in France in 2004 and is now also available in Andorra, Austria, Canada, Greece, Germany, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The machines were developed by Kraft Foods Inc.. The original machines were manufactured by Saeco and distributed by Braun. In early 2008, Proctor & Gamble, the parent company of Braun, began phasing out sales of Braun kitchen appliances in North America. In August 2008, it was announced the new generation of Tassimo machines would be manufactured by Bosch. At the same time, Kraft announced double-digit growth for the second quarter in a row for its Tassimo coffee T-Disc sales.