Starbucks Verismo Review : Your Verismo Questions Answered!

Hi guys and welcome back! Just like I promised you, today’s post is going to be about the Starbucks Verismo System (the 580 & 600 model), including a highly requested Q and A! I have everything organized by category so, I guess we should start off. ;)
starbucks verismo review

The Verismo 580 machine

Makes espresso, regular coffee and tea
Water reservoir: removable, 33.8 oz
Used pods storage: yes, it can store up to 10 pods
Energy saving system: yes, auto off activates after 5min.
Dimensions: 16.4″H x 8.2″W x 14.8″D
Weight: 8 lbs Pump pressure: 19-bar
Price: $149.00

If you want your own little coffee station at home, the Starbucks Verismo might be just the right thing. The machine allows you to make your own Starbucks espresso, brewed coffee and tea in your own kitchen at a touch of a button. This way you don’t have to spend money and go out to get your latte, but you can make one on your own, in like, 30 seconds. As you know, I am a pretty huge fan of single serve coffee machines, because they make life & morning coffee, so much easier. There’s no grinding, measuring, cleaning etc. You just take the pod, insert it into the machine and press the button. Pause. Sip. That’s it.

As far as the technical part, the Starbucks machine is really nice. It has a good sized water reservoir (removable type for easy filling), removable drip tray, it can store used pods, and my favorite part it has a 19-bar pump pressure. In the real word, this means that you are getting a real espresso and not just some steamed coffee. And, of course, I love the fact that you can make espresso and regular coffee (most machines do just one of these).

The machine itself isn’t crazy expensive: $149.00 – $199.00 depending on the model. But, you will need the pods to make coffee, which is on average, $11.95 per 12 ct box, or $1.00-$1.50 per drink. Not the cheapest coffee ever, but obviously, this machine is much more about the comfort and the Starbucks coffee at home, than about budgeting.

The Verismo 600

Makes espresso, regular coffee and tea
Water reservoir: removable, 33.8 oz
Used pods storage: yes, it can store up to 10 pods
Energy saving system: yes, auto off activates after 15min.
Dimensions: 16.4″H x 8.2″W x 14.8″D Weight: 8 lbs
Pump pressure: 19-bar
Price: $199.00

For the new price $199.00 you’ll get two extra buttons and new shiny design. Buttons: one to make an Americano – which you can totally do with the old model using two buttons, and a separate rinse button. Everything else is absolutely the same: water reservoir size, drip tray, pump pressure etc. So, it’s really depends on what you like or how much you want to spend.

For Verismo machine models, colors and prices, head here.

FAQ

What are the Verismo pods? Verismo pods are individual portion packs of Starbucks coffee, tea or milk used only for Verismo single cup brewing system. The coffee / tea blends in these pods is the same as the one they use in stores. That results in home brewed coffee that tastes like the one they serve.

How do Verismo pods work? The main purpose of the verismo system is to give you the comfort & a good cup. With Verismo pods there’s no grinding, measuring or cleaning. Just insert espresso/brewed coffee or tea pod into machine and push the button for a delicious shot of espresso or cup of coffee.

How much coffee does one Verismo pod make? In comparison with regular Starbucks drinks, Verismo serving sizes are much smaller. For example, latte makes approximately 6 oz, Americano 8 oz and brewed coffee 7 oz. That means that you will need two pods if you want to make a 16 oz Americano. I think it’s something worth keeping in mind when buying pods.

Verismo pods to choose from? Starbucks offers more than 15 different pod options, including espresso, brewed coffee, tea and milk pods. Price: $11.95 – $12.95 for 12 serving box. That’s $1.00 – $1.50 per drink. There are also 6 different latte / mocha kits available to purchase.

How to save: Verismo pods are almost never on sale, but you can now get 4 boxes for $42.95 (48 pods, $0.89 each) , 6 boxes for $59.95 (72 pods, $0.83 each) or you can get a pack of 8 boxes for $74.95 (96 pods, $0.78 each). This offer is available only for their espresso roast and Pike Place brewed coffee and this can help you save from $0.10 – $0.21 per pod (reg price $0.99 each).

To see all Verismo pod options and prices, head here.

Can you use k-cups in the Verismo? I get asked this  a lot, but the answer is no. Keurig k-cups are bigger than Verismo pods and they won’t work with the Verismo. Can you use Verismo pods in Keurig? Well, you probably can place the Verismo pod into the machine. But since the k-cups and verismo pods (*k-fee type of pods) are so different in size, I doubt that you’ll get good results. After all, K-cups are a lot cheaper than verismo pods, so I would just stick to regular k-cups. *Starbucks Verismo machines & pods use K-fee capsule system. The system was developed in Switzerland and it’s a part of KRÜGER Group.

Can you use the CBTL capsules in Verismo? Yes. The CBTL capsules are pretty much the same dimensions, why they can work with the Verismo machine. Please note : manufacturers always recommend only original pods. Using different pods can sometimes cause a damage to the machine. This rarely happens, but let’s say that original pods/capsules are an ideal option. But for those who want to switch to a different pods, here are few good reasons to check out the CBTL capsules. The price ( you can get a  10 CBTL capsule pack for $7.00) . These capsules come in more than 30 varieties, including espresso, regular coffee, tea, flavored coffees and decaf! And, one of the main reasons people are switching to CBTL capsules , the lack of decaf Verismo options and flavored coffeesHere are the CBTL decaf options: Espresso Premium Decaf, Breakfast Blend Decaf, House Decaf , French Decaf .

Do they make reusable Verismo pods? Unfortunately, they don’t make reusable pods for Verismo at this moment. Customer Reviews for the Verismo . We have the most amazing community here. Please check out the comment section below to see what Coffee Stylish readers think about their Verismo machines. I’m sure you’ll find some useful info. Of course, you can read more opinions at starbucksstore .com (in the product reviews section, below each model).

Do Verismo pods work in Nespresso? Nespresso capsules are smaller than Verismo pods so there is a big chance that Verismo pods will not fit into your Nespresso. You can try, but personally I wouldn’t use these two together.

Starbucks Verismo recipes? Besides those few recipes from their website, you can also make your own DIY drinks, using regular milk or cocoa powder. For ideas & inspiration, head here.

Verismo doesn’t make hot coffee. Make sure to always run the rinse cycle first. Rinse cycle is necessary to make sure that machine is properly heated, but it also helps keep your machine clean.

LINKS AND RESOURCES

For Verismo machine models, colors and prices, head here.
Find Verismo pods: Starbucksstore.com | Amazon
Verismo brewer manual online.
Starbucks customer service contact info

I hope this helps. Thanks so much for reading and contributing, as always! xoxo

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Comments

  1. Stephanie says

    like this machine, i have the nespresso machine. my sister has been using it and she has not been waiting for the lights to stop blinking before pushing them. Will this damage my machine? i have told her already.

    • Danijela says

      Hi Stephanie, yes, when you turn on the machine you should wait until the buttons stop blinking. But, If the machine is still working properly, it should be fine, don’t worry. Just make sure to let the system prepare and heat up properly in the future.
      I don’t know which model you have, but here are just few suggestions on how to take care of your machine. Refill the water reservoir on a daily basis because fresh water is really important for the taste. After every use, remove the used pod, don’t let it just stand there (unless it has automatic pod ejection). Don’t forget to rinse the flow system from time to time (you can do it after each use or one a day/week). Just run the water few times without inserting the pod. And of course, descale your brewer once in six months to keep it really clean. Enjoy your nespressos and thanks for stopping by. :)

  2. Lindsay Deaton says

    I am going to try and go the CBTL route on the pods for the verissimo, anyone know how many pods to use for a iced venti americano? Maybe just the 2 like it says for the starbucks pods?

    • Danijela says

      Hi Lindsay, these pods works almost the same so if you usually use two verismo espresso pods, simply replace them with the cbtl espresso pods. If the coffee is too weak, i think that iced americano venti is 24oz, then you might want to use 1 extra pod, just to get the full flavor. It`s the same with verismo pods. But, you`ll probably get the proper flavor if you use a 20 oz tumbler, fill it with ice cubes and brew 2 americanos – 1espresso button +1 brewed coffee button. I hope this helps, sorry for the delay.

  3. Jennifer says

    I got my Verismo system for Christmas this year. I love it and made an Americano tonight. Love it! Just wish the French Roast would be available in the Pods.

  4. Kristu says

    I just bought the Verismo and when I press the espresso button it only brews a small amount of coffee. I had to press it another 4-5 times to fill up a regular coffee mug. Is this normal? I thought it was a one push deal?

    • Danijela says

      Hi Kristu,
      did you run a rinse cycle? Because you need to rinse your machine the first time you use it and then before each use. Rinsing helps keep your machine clean and it’s needed to heat the water properly.

      In case you didn’t, don’t worry, most people forget this step. Here’s what to do.

      Turn off, then turn on your machine. All three buttons will start blinking and wait until they stop – that’s 15 seconds. Then, wait for few seconds – until only the top espresso/button has light. Place a cup on drip tray, close the handle without inserting the pod and and press the first button. Wait until the rinse cycle is finished and then you can use the machine (all three buttons will light) .Then your machine is ready to make drinks. You can find more details in the user manual.

      Now, most people get confused with the size of the drink and the pods. If you want to make espresso based drinks, use espresso pod and top espresso button. This button makes only 1 oz, so most people press the top button several times. But, you will actually use this 1 oz as a base, – if you want to make a latte or cappuccino, add one milk pod or fresh hot milk. If you want to make an americano, then combine one espresso pod and two buttons, first press espresso, then brewed coffee button to get 8 oz americano.

      The list is too long, but I hope you’ll find some useful things here. First here’s a list with Starbucks recipes: http://www.starbucksstore.com/verismo/verismo-recipes,default,pg.html And, here’s my guide on how to make drinks with verismo at home, using fresh milk and few more tips. http://coffeestylish.com/verismo-recipes/

      If you already did all this rinse stuff, and the machine is still not working properly, then you might want to call their customer service.

      I hope this helps. Please let me know how it went. Merry Christmas!

  5. Rita says

    Just got the Verismo as a gift. I tried to rinse and it doesn’t seem to work. lights flash for 15 seconds, I press the espresso button, I hear something for about 5 seconds, then nothing. water is in the bin (lower than line level), top lever is closed. any thoughts? dying to try it out! I have pods, but don’t want to open the box if I cant use the machine.

    • Danijela says

      Hi Rita, that’s a beautiful gift! It seems you’re doing everything right. You should wait until lights stop blinking, that’s 15 seconds. Then, wait for few seconds – until only the top espresso/button has light, and press the first button. The machine needs some time until it warms up and water start coming out of the machine. That’s normal, so just be patient. It usually needs 30 – 60 seconds to warm up.

      If the handle is closed, there’s water in reservoir and nothing happens for more than like 2 minutes then it would not be a bad idea to call their customer service. Here’s the contact info http://www.starbucksstore.com/customer-service/cs-landing,default,pg.html

      Don’t forget to rinse the machine 5 times before first use, if everything turns out to be ok to wash all the odors from your machine.

      Please let me know how it went. Merry Christmas!

  6. Bernard Glassman says

    Just a warning about using CBTL pods in the Verismo: The CBTL pods are the same size as Verismo, but they have a strong plastic screen under the protective seal on the top. The Starbucks Verismo pods do not have this screen. Thus, your Verismo’s “needles” must be pushed through a tough piece of plastic that they were not designed for, and the machine’s lever must exert a degree of force for which it was not designed. So, it works but there is a risk of damaging the Verismo. There is also a risk of the needles not puncturing the plastic but instead forcing the pod into a part of the machine from which you will have to work pretty hard to extricate it (this has happened to me only once, but it was not fun since I was entertaining at the time.)

    As for availability, my nearest Starbucks has run out of espresso pods on a couple of occasions, forcing me to drive a whole 5 minutes to the nearest Starbucks store where, as the barista was able to establish by telephone, there was a healthy supply of the pods.

    And finally, see if you can get hold of the Christmas blend pods. (With luck, there will be a post-Christmas sale on them. Those pods produce an unusually tasty cup of brewed coffee without resorting to syrups.)

  7. Samantha says

    Hey there! Quick question! I love the idea of reusing the cups to fill with your own coffee (because sometimes nothing beats good old maxwell French roast!) but I’m wondering if anyone has experience with this..when topping the cup with foil and inserting in the machine, does that run the risk of popping open and cause the coffee grinds to back flow and clog the machine??

    • Danijela says

      Hi Samantha, people use this method and seems to work fine. You just need to make sure to tuck and close the foil well. As far as the risk, it’s always best and is recommended to use original pods. But, I doubt the pod will open and you can just clean the machine even if it happens. Here’s a nice video showing how to do it properly. It’s really easy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6q5XmbdqBsA

  8. Rick says

    I purchased a Verismo System 585 in June of 2013. In late August I contacted Verismo Service and after a phone call and a couple of emails it was agreed that my machine was defective. I shipped the machine and in about two weeks got a replacement.
    New machine has the same problem and now I’m going to contact Verismo/Starbucks again and ask for a different machine. Hopefully a 600, even though it has a much smaller bin and water tank.
    Here is the problem:
    The connectors in the rear of the bottom tray won’t stay connected electrically. So during the start up the red light blinks on and off. During a rinse sometimes it finishes and sometimes it stops and restarts. During a brew sometimes it finishes and sometimes it stops and only part of the espresso or coffee is dispensed. Can you see how this is wasting my pod money if you follow the instructions and open, dispose and reload a new pod per the manual?
    I’ll report back on what happens after speaking with the Starbucks/Verismo folks. The 585 is discontinued!

    • Danijela says

      Thank you so much for the feedback Rick. I was wondering why don’t they sell 585 anymore after just 6 months. That must be the reason. I know how you feel, there’s nothing worse then when you buy new machine to get the comfort and enjoy your coffee in the morning, and the machine just doesn’t work. I hope your new machine will serve you well, as far as I know, people with 580 and 600 don’t have these problems. Please do. Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

  9. Ned says

    Two questions – the Kaldi machine has an espresso button and a “long” espresso button for twice the output. I put one pod in my Verissmo and then push two espresso’s through that pod to get a decent sized drink. Is there anything wrong with this? Seems the same as the Kaldi’s “long” method. Second is whether there are any problems with damaging the Verissmo if I skip the rinse cycle and put my pod straight in assuming I am OK that the product is not as hot.

    • Danijela says

      Hi Ned,
      yes, it’s the same like when making an Americano but you’re using the same button twice, instead combination of espresso and brewed button. That’s absolutely fine if you ask me.
      As far as the rinsing part, you probably can make your coffee without rinsing it first, since you’re using the espresso button. However, I think it’s better not to skip this step since proper temperature is really important if you want a good cup of espresso. Rinsing also keeps the machine clean.
      In fact, Starbucks recommends to run the rinse cycle every time your turn on the machine, after each drink and at the end of use for the day! yes, that’s just crazy. But I think that rinsing the machine just before you make your first morning coffee wouldn’t be a bad idea.
      Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

  10. chris says

    I love the verismo…..I cut the tops off the coffee pods and reuse….just fill and top with foil…..I also use a milk frother and fresh milk……tastes great….have to reorder pods sometimes as you can only reuse 5-7 times but that really helps the costs and really delivers some good drinks cheap

    • Danijela says

      Hi Shaima, Nespresso capsules are smaller than Verismo pods so there is a big chance that they won’t fit into your Nespresso.

    • Danijela says

      Hi Patrick,
      it’s recommended to use espresso pods for 1 oz setting and brewed coffee pods for 7 oz setting. But, if you really like some specific blend, you can use brewed coffee pods for 1 oz setting too, why not. I hope this helps. Let me know if you need anything else and have a great week.

  11. Unhappychappy says

    WE GOT THIS SYSTEM 12/12/12. THE LATTES ARE DISGUSTING & TASTE NOTHING LIKE THOSE FROM STARBUCKS, THAT’S FALSE ADVERTISING. WE ARE TRYING TO GET A REFUND BUT STARBUCKS DON’T SEEM TO WANT TO GIVE OUR MONEY BACK, SO RIPPED OFF BY STARBUCKS. WE ARE BIG STARBUCKS LATTE DRINKERS & THE LATTES FROM THE VERISMO SYSTEM TASTE DISGUSTING & NOTHING LIKE THE STARBUCKS LATTE

    • Danijela says

      I am so sorry to hear that. I’ve been getting a lot of feedback from my readers and most of them are really satisfied with this machine. Of course, I completely understand and support you – if you are not satisfied with it you should be able to get a refund. Unfortunately, as far as I know, most customers have a bad experience with their customer service. My only suggestion is to be persistent. You can also leave a message on their Twitter or Facebook page, sometimes it can help. I really hope you will get your refund. Good luck.

  12. Debbie says

    I purchased the Versimo for a Christmas present for my daughter. She is realy disappointed in it as the pods that came with it brew with a very strong taste. I am thinking about returning it and getting the Keurig. I think she would like it better to brew tea and hot cocoa. I don’t think you can by tea pods for the Versimo?

    • Danijela says

      Hi Debbie
      That’s such a nice present. In my opinion, there are two solutions for this strong coffee problem. You can brew your coffee with more water (last button) or you can choose light to medium roasted coffee pods: Veranda, Pike Place or House Blend instead of espresso pods. As far as the tea, unfortunately, they don’t offer Verismo tea pods at this moment. Sorry.
      I hope this will help little bit. If you need anything else feel free to ask. All the best and have a great holiday with your family! :)

  13. Lisa says

    I just got my machine today and I usually order a grande no room americano. I’m a little hesitant about it since there are 3 shots in the grande which means I have to use 3 pods tk get the same effect. Which also means the drinks costs me $3 so about the same price as a normal grande americano! I do like the convenience though

    • Danijela says

      Hi Lisa,
      thank you for stopping by and your feedback. I am glad you like the machine. As far as the americano – traditional americano is made with just one shot of espresso and about 6oz hot water. So you should be able to make 16oz beverage using two pods. What you need to do is to pull one shot of espresso – use espresso button (top) and pour 6oz hot water over it. When making 16oz beverage, you can pull two espresso shots (2 pods) and then add 12oz hot water. This way you will get traditional Americano (16oz). If you like your coffee really strong, 3 pods are not a bad idea, but I do prefer traditional recipes and original water – espresso ratio. Let me know how it went. All the best! :)

  14. Megan Mulloy-Huhn says

    I've purchased the pods in Bed Bath & Beyond and Target. They are also on Amazon along with all of the syrups you may need.

    • Danijela says

      Thanks for letting us know Megan, I really appreciate it. I hope you like your new coffee maker. Enjoy your homebrew Starbucks coffee! :)

  15. JOhn ramalho says

    I have confirmed that indeed the cbtl tea pods work on the verissmo… quite well actually … justmake sure to us ethe cofee brewing cycle.. Im wanitng to see how the milk pods work out …
    but basicallythey are pretty much teh same so far ..

    Tropical passion cbtl and verissmo are my new favorites.

    vantur

  16. meledie says

    wondering if verissmo pods fit Nespresso machines? They look awfully close in size. Has anyone with either machine actually tried? Deciding between these two machines.

    • Danijela says

      Hi Meledie,
      I haven’t tried it myself, so I can’t say for certain. But In my opinion, Verismo pods will not work with Nespresso machine. Although they look similar, Nespresso capsules are smaller than Verismo pods. Sorry!
      If you have any additional questions feel free to ask, I will help as much as I can. Thank you for stopping by.

  17. Stephanie says

    I have a question regarding the Verismo… It seems most reviews are not good when it comes to the Verismo so I’m debating on whether to purchase it or not. Is there any other machine that will fit the Expresso pods from SB? If not, what machine is recommended for Expresso. I don’t drink regular coffee so that’s why I haven’t purchased the Keurig yet either. Any feedback is much appreciated. :)

    • Danijela says

      Hi Stephanie,
      as far as I know, Starbucks espresso pods work only with Verismo.
      Keurig has only few espresso k cups in their offer, so it probably wouldn’t be the best choice in your case.
      If you like single serve coffee makers, I would recommend CBTL coffee makers. They are really amazing (and have great reviews). The CBTL espresso capsules are really tasteful too, plus, they are also a lot cheaper than Verismo pods (10ct pack cost around $7.00).
      Now, the most popular CBTL coffee maker – Kaldi costs $179.99, but , as I mentioned in this post, right now you can get one on sale for $129.99, which is great. :) Their is also a model called Americano, priced at $149.99.
      When it comes to single serve espresso coffee makers, CBTL is my top pick.
      The second option would be some nice, small espresso machine. They don’t offer the comfort (like single serve coffee makers), but they will make good espresso. :)
      I hope this will help little bit. If you have any additional questions feel free to ask. Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend.

  18. Conrad says

    I am really enjoying my Verismo. Lattes and Esspressos taste good. And, side note, although this may be sacreligious to some, I use the Americano function for Green Tea every day. Its the perfect temperature for Green Tea, so thats another win for me.

    Good Machine.

  19. Liz says

    Is you statement “The good news are that you can use CBTL pods in your Verismo coffee machine, or Verismo pods in your CBTL Kaldi Machine” true?

    • Danijela says

      Hello Liz,
      I always the best to use original pods, no matter what coffee maker you own. Now, as far as the Kaldi machine, I don’t have one, but I did got a feedback from one of my readers (you can see it in comments) that Verismo pods can work in Kaldi. I did make a small mistake though (thank you for letting me know!)- this is only true for milk pods, not espresso pods. As far as the CBTL capsules and Verismo machine, here’s a video showing that these two can work http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qllUtZj8_tw . But, as I mentioned it’s always best to use original pods/capsules.

  20. Jim says

    THANK YOU FOR THIS FORUM, I own and love the Nesspresso machine by Nestle but was looking at the new Starbucks machine Verismo . I was excited at the prospect of returning to Starbuks products however thecost of the products pods runs about 35-40% more than are competing pods. Sad but true, I contacted Starbucks to only recieve the standard response that a lot of time and thought goes into their pricing, not pleased with the answer and will continue to use my Nesspresso machine that makes a fantastic cup of coffee for around .60 per pod. In my opinion Starbucks is missing out on a great opportunity to get prior clients to return, instead they are making poor choices and looking a little greedy, 35-40% more, crazy it is, working out to over $50.00 per pound of coffee. JC

    • Danijela says

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your opinion Jim. I agree with you, pods are little bit expensive, at least for a home brew coffee.

  21. david says

    Bought a Verismo last week and am thrilled with it. On a per-cup basis, it’s just barely cheaper than my “regular” SBX drinks – but I’m saving on gas and time by not having to drive cross-town every day (sometimes twice) to get my fix. All in all – it’s a winner.

    Biggest peeves: the container for the used pods is small – I wish there was an “eject” button in the back of the machine :-) And a minor quibble: unlike my wife’s Keurig machine, the Verismo does drip for a minute or two after it brews.

    • Danijela says

      Hello Patrick. I haven’t. They look very similar though. I suppose you could try brewing them with Kaldi, but there is a chance that they won’t fit perfectly. As far as I know, Verismo pods are just slightly bigger than CBTL capsules, but that can still be a problem. I will share your question on Twitter right away and ask my readers for their opinion.

    • Judy Stone says

      Yes!! I just got a CBTL Kaldi (for only $90 with coupon code Kaldi89 instead of $199 for the Verismo!) and used a Verismo milk pod and a CBTL Italian espresso for a fantastic latte. (But DON’T use a starbucks espresso capsule in the Kaldi – it won’t work!!) I was really impressed with the flavor and the temperature (hot!) of the latte – MUCH tastier than my Tassimo. I will be trying a Verona capsule in the Kaldi tomorrow. (Sure wish Starbucks would make Africa Kitamu
      capsules for the Verismo – I really miss those from their Tassimo days!)

  22. Alice says

    We moved to coastal North Carolina (from the Northeast) two years ago and now the closest Starbuck’s is 40 miles away! So obviously I am not outraged at the price per cup using the Verisimo system. Presently we grind Starbuck’s Dark French Roast fresh daily and brew it using a Kitchen Aid 14cup drip machine. The coffee is very nice and the cost is reasonable as we buy the beans at Costco. That said, we are looking for a convenient way to enjoy a single cup in the afternoon, be it a latte or a blend other than French Roast, such as Verona, which we adore. If the Verisimo system produces a good cup, I don’t mind having to heat it for 30 seconds in the microwave. I like Starbuck’s coffee very much so I wouldn’t miss not having all the varieties available with the K cups. I tried the K cup Green Mountain varieties and they tasted weak. Bottom line, does the Verisimo coffee taste good?

    • Danijela says

      Hi Alice, first of all, I have to say that i am really glad to hear that you grind beans on your own. It is probably one of the best ways to get good cup of coffee. :)
      As far as the Verismo, the coffee does taste great. You don’t have to worry about that. If you love Starbucks, and you don’t mind spending few extra cents, it is probably a good choice.
      Thanks for stopping by and for sharing your opinion with us. Have a great day!

      • Alice says

        Hi Darijela, Thank you for your advice. We always check out reviews and blogs before we buy just about ANYTHING! Hubbie is waiting for a thumbs up on the Verismo so I will be happy to give him the good news.

  23. says

    when you buy the latte pods, you get eight milk and eight coffee, so they are the same as buying a box of all milk and another box of all espresso. I think that the pods should cost $.50 not $1.00. I will only use this when I am too lazy to make espresso in my manual machine or when I want to impress my friends. The latte was better than I expected. Certainly more uniformly brewed than when I do it on my bed bath and beyond $20 espresso maker.

  24. Brittany coats says

    Thanks for your review. I wanted to point out that each latte pod set only makes 6 oz. A tall at Starbucks is 12 oz. Therefore, making a 12 oz latte costs at minimum $3.25 on the Verismo. You can get a tall latte at Starbucks for $3.10! That is ridiculous. I’m basically paying more to make it myself. Also of note, the k-fee cups are available in Europe for 5 US dollars instead of the $12-13 that Starbucks is charging. Too bad they don’t ship overseas or I’d go that route.

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