I saw the machine today. It has a nice appearance, but I am not a huge coffee drinker. It is Starbuck's attempt to go in the home brew system market -- basically competing with Keurig and Tassimo alike. I don't expect Starbuck Verismo to offer the same wide selection as Keurig, and it isn't. However, Verismo goal is narrower and yet more ambitious. It aims to replicate Starbuck coffee at your home -- making these drinks as good as those from the real stores. Thus far the reviews seem to be very positive. However, the pods are expensive.
From Seattle Times:
"Shots of Starbucks Espresso Blend from the Verismo taste just about like a solo shot you'd get at a Starbucks store and it's quicker."
"Figuring out how to make an acceptable latte from a pod is perhaps the biggest innovation in the Verismo..."
"The Verismo latte is pretty good. It has a distinct taste of powdered milk, which some may dislike, but the drink is rich and fresh-tasting, with some caramel flavors of the coffee coming through"
From Huffington Post:
'"Somehow Starbucks has learned the art of coffee making through this machine. It made a latte better than I've ever had in a Starbucks coffee shop."'
"The verdict: We were a little surprised at how much we liked this machine. If you like Starbucks coffee and you want to drink it at home, this is the ticket."
Obviously, this machine only makes sense if you like Starbuck coffee. If not, it is a moot point.
So? How many of you are considering getting one?