Is Starbucks discontinuing Verismo pods? Where can I buy Verismo pods? You’ll find all the answers in this article.
Is Starbucks discontinuing Verismo pods?
Yes, Verismo pods were officially discontinued as of December 31, 2020.
Starbucks now only makes the pods for Nespresso machines, including pods for Nespresso Original Line and pods for Nespresso Vertuo.
At this time, Starbucks doesn’t offer trade-in program for Verismo. If you want to switch to this new system, you will need to purchase the Nespresso unit at full price.
Where to find coffee pods
Luckily, you can still buy the pods for your old Starbucks Verismo machine.
Starbucks Verismo works with k-fee coffee capsules. K-fee is the company that used to make Verismo coffee pods. They still make their coffee pods, but their pods now have a different name: Mr and Mrs Mill pods.
Due to high demand, Mr and Mrs Mill pods are sometimes out of stock, but they usually restock quickly.
Not sure which pods to choose? There’s no need to over-caffeinate yourself until you test them all — because I already did all the work for you. Here’s which Mr and Mrs Mill pods are most similar to your favorite Starbucks pods:
Verismo Blonde espresso: Welcome The Opportunity pods
Starbucks Decaf Espresso: Decaf Savor Colombia
Starbucks House Blend Brewed Coffee: Embrace Your Confidence
Starbucks Veranda Blend Brewed Coffee: Indulge In Harmony
Starbucks Sumatra Brewed Coffee: Inspire Yourself
Starbucks Milk Pods: Milly Moo Milk pods
While you can purchase original Verismo coffee capsules on Amazon, just save your money. They are overpriced and they cost up to $4 per pod. Since the pods were discontinued in 2020, you’ll actually be paying $4 for stale coffee. So, just buy the Mr and Mrs Mill pods, or the CBTL pods instead.
Verismo compatible pods
THE CBTL PODS
The Verismo system also works with The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf coffee capsules. They have espresso and brewed coffee capsules, as well as flavored coffees. Their price is usually around $0.70 – $0.75 per pod. Here are good CBTL pod replacements:
Decaf espresso: CBTL Premium Decaf Espresso
Starbucks House Blend: CBTL House Brew
Starbucks Sumatra Bewed coffee: CBTL French Brew
They also have CBTL Chai Tea pods.
ITALIAN COFFEE CAPSULES
You can also buy Italian Coffee Capsules on Amazon. Personally, this is not my favorite option because the pod shape is not the same as original pods, and this can sometimes damage the machine.
However, most people are satisfied with how these pods work in Verismo, and they are only $0.50 per capsule! I would suggest checking out Amazon reviews so you can decide if you like this option or not.
Have your found another brand, or some great solution? Tell us in the comments below.