As temperatures drop, there’s nothing better than curling up with a blanket and enjoying a warm, festive beverage in the comfort of your own home. Now, instead of trekking to the coffee shop, you can treat yourself to some me-time along with an irresistible peppermint mocha. You won’t want to keep this treat all to yourself, though.

If you’re entertaining family and friends, why not sit back and let them serve themselves? Here’s an idea: Set out a DIY drinks bar. No more spending all of your party time playing bartender. Coffee drinking is most fun when it’s interactive and customizable—and your guests can be their own baristas. There’s a good possibility they may even serve YOU in your own home. Sound good? Great! Because there’s more.

With your very own Tassimo Bosch T47 Single-Serve Coffee Brewer, along with a festive selection of coffee pods (ARV $199.00), you can be your own barista. We’ve tried this brewer and we can’t help but love it. Not only is the Tassimo T47 easy to use, but it adds some candy-apple red style to our countertops, and makes us look like fancy baristas (read: very impressive people) with oh-so-little effort. The best part is just how perfect those holiday flavours (Peppermint Mocha and Pumpkin Spice) are for a snuggle night with your special sweetie.

The brewer features patented barcode technology that automatically adjusts water level, temperature and brew time to create the perfect cup in as little as 60 seconds. And besides being a good-looking, sleek machine featuring a large water tank, it’s got an easy to use brew chamber and a stainless steel drip tray that accommodates even the largest festive mug.

No one goes home disappointed when this baby is around. There’s a hot drink to please every java taste with a wide variety of beverage options including coffee, espresso, cappuccinos, lattes, Americano, hot chocolate and tea, as well as the new holiday beverages, Pumpkin Spice Latte and Peppermint Mocha. And for that extra holiday boost, why not add a shot of Kahlua? Ssssshhhh, we won’t tell….

Peppermint Mocha Coffee   

Tassimo Peppermint Mocha

Tassimo Peppermint Mocha

Prep Time: 5 min. | Makes: 1 serving, 1 cup (250 mL)

What You Need

  • 1 each Chocolate Syrup T Disc and Espresso T Disc from 1 pkg (407 g) Tassimo Gevalia Peppermint Mocha
  • 1 tbsp whipped cream
  • 1 tbsp finely crushed candy canes

What You Do 

  1. Prepare 1 Chocolate Syrup T Disc in a mug or heat proof glass
  2. Use the same mug to prepare 1 Espresso T Disc
  3. Top with the remaining ingredients

Try Peppermint-Coated Mug Rims

Moisten the rim of the mug with wet paper towel, then dip the rim in finely crushed candy canes on a sheet of waxed paper. Let stand, inverted, on waxed paper until ready to fill with beverage and serve.

Add Something Special

For a festive twist, add a candy cane to the filled mug to use as a stir stick. Or add a shot of Kahlua or Peppermint liqueur. (You can’t get that at Starbucks, that’s for sure.)

Go For Another Option

For a fun twist, prepare using a crushed peppermint stick or hard peppermint candies. More beverage recipe ideas can be found at www.tassimo.ca.

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