Recently we got to try out the new Verismo Coffee and Espresso system released by Starbucks – and we have to say, we’re impressed. Not only does the machine look great (and come in 5 different colors), but the coffee, espresso, and lattes are truly cafe quality.
Our first of many cups was a latte, brewed with the Cafe Verona pod and one of the natural milk pods. Delicious! Pretty close to the same great taste you can expect from a Starbucks cafe. We’ll be sure to review more of the varieties as they are available and as we try them.
The machine has a separate latte, espresso, and brewed option – which it handles wonderfully, adjusting temperature and pressure in accordance with your selection. Also impressive was the various adjustable height settings, even making brewing a single shot of espresso possible. Another neat feature was the built in storage for used pods.
You can choose between the Verismo System 580 and the Verismo System V-585. The 580 is $199, and the V-585 is $399. The main difference is the V-585 has more pod storage, and LED display, a larger water tank, and some more brewing options.
If you’re still unsure about the system, stop in at one of your local Starbucks today and give it a try! We definitely give it 5 coffee cups out of 5.