I have a best friend, and that best friend is coffee and I hate weekends because it means that I have to get up, walk to the coffee shop and get my daily fix of coffee. It’s brutal in the cold yet even when it’s nice and warm out, I just want my cup of coffee as soon as I wake up….weekends are for relaxing, not walking, right?
I’ve had many coffee machines but none as good as this one and I am so thankful I’ve been able to try this baby out.
Starbucks Verismo is a sleek looking, compact single serve coffee machine that simply put, makes great coffee. It’s heats up so quickly and actually keeps my coffee hot for much longer than other coffee/espresso makers.
Press the on button, lift the lever, drop in the pod, close the lever, press the botton and just watch a great cup of coffee being prepared within about 30 seconds. I was absolutely shocked at how close these coffees with this system actually taste to what you would get at Starbucks. First I had a latte – it was a bit weaker than normal but don’t normally have regular lattes so it was hard to compare but when it came to the dark and blonde coffees, it was almost identical.
Once the pods have been used, they are added to the bin which is inside the system, You can easily dump them out by pulling off the front bottom of the machine. It holds up to 10 empty pods but make sure pay attention to the area underneath the cup holder. The water that gets mixed with the coffee/milk pods, drips into the bottom so don’t let it sit there for long. Yuck!
If you have a frother, you don’t have to worry about using the 2% milk pods that come with some of the lattes. Frother up some milk and add a few espresso shots to it and you have a great lattte!
Con: I don’t find that the lattes are very good and you can’t use any other pods except Starbucks.
At a price of approx $150.00, unless you are a super Starbucks freak (like me), you might want to go with a more versatile, less expensive option.
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