Over the weekend Single Serve Espresso has found the Starbucks Verismo 580 Single Serve Coffee and Espresso System at their local Starbucks, and the $199 Verismo 580 is also available for order online. The Verismo will make both espresso based drinks and also brewed coffee. There is a total of 8 different Starbucks Pods to choose from at launch for the Starbucks Verismo System, and various combinations of these pods will produce lattes, cappuccinos, and other brewed coffee beverages.
Besides a jaw dropping 19 bars of pressure to make your espresso, the Starbucks Verismo 580 Single Serve Coffee and Espresso system has features that include:
High-pressure brewing system heats up and is ready to make Starbucks-quality beverages in less than 15 seconds.
Variable temperature system allows for optimum coffee extraction and milk steaming.
Integrated rinse function helps keep machine clean.
Height-adjustable drip tray accommodates different sized cups.
Auto-off activates after 5 minutes to save energy.
Easily removable water tank makes refilling simple.
Built-in used pod removal automatically moves up to 10 pods to storage for easy cleanup.
There is a total of 8 different pods available, and they will set you back $11.95 for 12. That makes each pod about $1 and to make any milk drinks you'll need 2 pods making those drinks cost $2.
The Starbucks Pods available today in stores and online include:
Verismo Caffè Latte Pods - A pack of 8 Verismo espresso pods and 8 milk pods to make caffè lattes. Used exclusively with the Verismo System.
Verismo Espresso Roast Espresso Pods - The heart of our espresso beverages. A darker-roasted blend with a rich aroma and a hint of caramel.
Verismo Decaf Espresso Roast Espresso Pods - The heart of our espresso beverages. A decaffeinated, dark-roast blend with a rich aroma and a hint of caramel.
Verismo Caffè Verona Brewed Coffee Pods - A full-bodied, darker-roasted blend of coffees with the sweet touch of Italian Roast.
Verismo Pike Place Roast Brewed Coffee Pods - A medium-roasted coffee with rich flavor, good balance and a smooth finish.
Verismo Guatemala Antigua Espresso Pods - An elegant, complex coffee with great depth and subtle cocoa and spice flavors.
Verismo Veranda Blend Brewed Coffee Pods - A mellow, lighter-roasted coffee with subtle notes of cocoa and lightly toasted nuts.
Verismo Milk Pods - A sealed, fresh-packed milk pod to make 2% caffè lattes. Used exclusively with the Verismo System.
Scott has an in depth video on brewing a cup of espresso with the Starbucks Verismo 580 System.
We'll have a full review of the brewed coffee once our machine arrives. A special thanks to Scott over at Single Serve Espresso for getting a first brew impressions up within a day of the machine's launch.
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