How to Make Your Own Tassimo Cups

Updated April 17, 2017

The Tassimo coffeemaker allows you to brew a wide variety of beverages, one cup at a time, using specialised pods. These pods however can be expensive and they limit the number of flavours you can have. If you have a favourite brand of coffee or a special flavour, you can still use it in your Tassimo by making your own brewing pods. The process is simple and will greatly expand your Tassimo's repertoire of beverages.

Locate a flat bottomed, metal measuring scoop that is the same size as the pod holder. It will likely be the size of a 1/3 cup.

Find a cup or jar that fits just inside the measuring scoop. It should be snug, but not so tight that it gets stuck. After checking the fit, set the cup aside.

Place a 4-cup coffee filter inside the metal scoop. Cup style work best. Do not use cone style filters.

Place the pre-fitted cup in the scoop on top of the filter. Push down on the cup and twist it to create creases in the filter. The filter must take on the shape of the scoop with distinct creases.

Set the cup aside again. Carefully fill the filter with your favourite coffee. It will take about 2 teaspoons or 7 grams.

Fold the top of the filter down over the top of the coffee to seal it in. Work in a pattern around the top, making one crease at a time toward the centre. Keep the folds neat and clean. If they unfold in the machine it could cause water to leak or trip the machine's safety sensors.

Use the cup to press down on top of the pod once the coffee is sealed in to keep the coffee tight and secure the creases.

Place the pod you just made in your Tassimo with the smooth side down.


Make several pods at a time and store them in a plastic bag that seals.

Things You'll Need

  • Metal measuring scoop
  • Cup or jar
  • 4-cup coffee filters
  • Coffee
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Based in CT, Bridgette Ashmore has been writing on a variety of topics since 1996. Her articles have been published in trade publications such as "LibraryScope" and "24/7" as well as topic-specific magazines like "ATV Rider" and "Side by Side." Ashmore has received numerous academic awards and possesses several college degrees—most recently a Master of Business Administration from the New York Institute of Technology.