Update: The Starbucks Verismo 585 model has been discontinued, so you can’t no longer buy this model on their official website. However, they have a new model Verismo 600. To read more about the Verismo system and their 580 and 600 models, head here. Thank you.
You want to get a Verismo brewer for your home, but you don’t know which one to choose – Verismo 580 or Verismo 585?!
Choosing the right coffee maker is not an easy task, especially when they both use Verismo pods, they allow you to make Starbucks drinks at home but, there is also a $200! price difference.
So, let’s go over some similarities and differences.
As I mentioned, both of these models will let you make your favorite Starbucks drinks at home, at the touch of a button. They both use Verismo pods and have 19 bar pump pressure, why the coffee tastes absolutely the same.
And you should know, no matter which model you choose you will be able to make both espresso and brewed coffees.
But, what will you get if you decide to spend that extra $200?!
Honestly, not very much. Few extra buttons, larger water tank and larger used pod storage.
First – the buttons. Verismo 580 ($199) has three buttons: espresso, which is also a rinse button, brewed coffee and milk button. Verismo 585 ($399) has five: espresso, independent rinse button, brewed coffee, milk, and one extra button – temperature reduction.
Different from 580 model, 585 has a screen which gives you some basic information about the brewing process. Even though it’s a nice thing to have, 580 works just fine without it so it’s not a must-have feature. Don’t forget, this is not a touch screen and it doesn’t give you any control over brewing process – it’s just a screen.
Both models have auto on-off feature to save energy. With $199 model, auto on-off activates after 5 min and with $399 model after 30 min.
The one thing I really like about 585 is that it can fit larger, or let’s say wider mugs. Both models have removable drip trays, which is great, but somehow with 585 there is a much more space to work with.
Now, here are two major differences.
The $199 model has 33.8 oz removable water reservoir while $399 has 118 oz! capacity and built in water filter!
The first one can store up to 10 used pods – second, up to 30 pods.
Of course, these extra features will take much more counter space, why 585 is not the best possible choice for those with small kitchens. Verismo 580 dimensions: 16.4″H x 8.2″W x 14.8″D – Verismo 585 dimensions: 19.4″H x 10″W x 15.3″D.
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Even though spending extra cash to get a better machine is usually a smart choice, I think that 585 is just not worth it. I mean, $200 for larger water reservoir, a few extra buttons and larger pod storage will not make your coffee taste better.
If you are buying a Verismo for your home, you want to brew a few cups in the morning and few more in the afternoon, or you want to make a delicious espresso for your friends, Verismo 580 will do the job.
In fact, for the $400 price, you can get two 580 brewers and give one to your parents for example. That’s just an idea. ;)
Where to buy: StarbucksStore.com.
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