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Verismo Coffee System by Starbucks

I rarely do a review without a recipe, but when Julianne from Staples offered me their slim and sleek Starbucks Verismo System to test, how could I refuse? This coffee system is a single cup brewer and uses pods, or self-contained packets of either coffee, espresso,  tea…plus milk for your lattes.  I got my espresso loving son to help me sample some of the beverages…it wasn’t too hard to twist his arm.

A cup of coffee getting filled via a Verisimo Coffee system
PROS of this Verismo Coffee System:

  • I am all about aesthetics…so when I realized there were three color options,  Piano Black, Burgundy and Champagne, I was delighted. Off to an excellent start. My friends won’t be surprised that I selected the red brewer. It’s pretty enough to sit unobtrusively on your kitchen counter.
  • Unlike other coffee systems, this brewer makes both coffee and espresso. Tom vouched for the espresso…and enjoyed his caffeine infusion.You can also purchase Masala Chai, so I was able to get a delicious tea fix.
  • The system has you run an espresso cycle when you start up the machine to “rinse” the brewing mechanism. For someone like me who might forget, this is a nice feature.
  • I love the idea of not having to brew a whole pot of coffee when a friend drops by or if we have another couple over for dinner.

CONS of this Verismo Coffee System:

  • Very few. I noted a little dripping after brewing a cup, but the handy receptacle upon which the cup rests catches any overflow.
  • My son would like refillable pods so he can use his favorite blends. Since this is a Starbucks product, I have a feeling they’d like us to keep using their products.
  • I’d also love to see some black tea pods…but I was able to use the system as a hot water dispenser for my own tea bag…a nice option.

This Verismo Coffee System can be purchased at Staples.

Disclosure: Stapes supplied me with one Verismo Coffee System to review. I was not compensated for writing this post and the opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Staples.

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17 comments on “Verismo Coffee System by Starbucks”

  1. A very nice product to review-enjoy:@)

  2. Very nice coffee system. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I was so torn about what coffee make to get for Christmas! I ended up with a Keurig, its still in the box, have to try ๐Ÿ™‚ Hoping I don’t have buyers remorse with the Verismo!!

  4. Cool product and nice review.

  5. I absolutely adore my Verismo and the quality of coffee it makes. I’m will Bill, the espresso is outstanding. (The lattes aren’t bad either.) ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I’m considering getting one of these since I didn’t get one for Christmas ๐Ÿ™ . Thanks for the review. It helped me to make my decision.

    Alaiyo

  7. Glad to have you review this for us, Liz. I’ve seen these when I’ve been in to buy a morning latte and have wondered about them. (I got a Keurig several years ago and wasn’t as thrilled as I thought I would be with that.) This sounds like a much better coffee maker, though I think I would miss the great folks at the Starbucks at my office! Nice review and Happy New Year!

  8. What a gorgeous looking coffee maker, I too love the single cup option that our Jura has. Does it also come with a refillable pod? It sure looks better than the Keurig we just bought for the cottage last summer. Hope you got to keep it!
    Happy new year.

  9. Very nice and well-written review. But what I want to know is if you got to keep it? (I w-o-u-l-d hope so.) xoxox

  10. I was wondering how the verismo system worked. I noticed they are having great prices right now. Thank you for the review Liz.

  11. We don’t have these down here yet but we do have a local Starbucks. I suppose that’s a start. ๐Ÿ™‚ We do have pod coffee machines, just not this one. Now I want coffee.

  12. What a fancy thing to have sitting in your kitchen! Lucky you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Love the aesthetics, too and the single cup option =)

    Lucky you, Liz, to have this lovely coffee machine!

  14. Nice review Liz! It’s very similar to the ‘tassimo’ Bosch system that is very popular here in Greece. All of those machines are very good and practical, the only problem is, you can’t change the blend you ‘re using, you have to buy from the same supplier, as you mentioned:)

  15. I got a costa Tassimo not long ago as a gift and I love my coffee but was very much a percolator girl. Not wanting to be ungrateful I gave it a full chance and I have to say I was impressed as it is so clean and tidy. Great review I love my Starbucks and was tempted by one of these.

  16. This product just moved up to the top on my birthday wish list. Perfect color for you!

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