Verismo® 580 Brewer Silver
Lattes at Home
I love Starbucks and I love this machine. Two pushes of buttons and I have my own latte - which tastes just like the ones at Starbucks. And if you want to get fancy, you can purchase the syrups and caramels and make any of their signature drinks. Best purchase ever.
November 25, 2012
The Verismo is my 3rd single cup brewer and an addition to my Starbucks semi-automatic espresso machine purchased in 2002. It arrived well packed and took me less than 5 minutes to be up and brewing. I was a little concerned about what the milk pods would taste like so I was anxious to try the cafe latte sample pack that came with it. I was more than pleasantly surprised. The milk pods were great. The espresso brewed well. I must say that the brewing temperature is a little low though for brewing a proper shot of espresso, however brewing it into a shot glass you can see the different layers that comprise a good shot of espresso, with a good layer of crema on the top. That is surprising giving the lower brew temp and the fact that it's only a 19 bar machine. Overall I am very satisfied and it exceeded my expectations. The price to brew a double shot latte comes in just under what you would pay for the same thing in a store. That makes it the most expensive single cup brewer to use on the market, but the quality is well worth it and keeps me from having to get into the mess of my semi-automatic machine. The price of the pods, and the lower brew temp are the only reasons this machine didn't get a 5 star rating from me.
October 3, 2012
Gross coffee + inconvenient
First, the coffee: It doesn't taste remotely like Starbucks. That aside, it doesn't even taste good. I tried several different kinds of pods and types of drinks, and they were all bland.
Next, the machine: It is a pain to use. You have to rinse it before every cup. The pods often fall through before you press the button, then water/old coffee gets everywhere when you try to retrieve the pod. Then you have to either reuse it after it's wet and dirty or throw it away unused.
I returned this after a week. Very disappointing.
September 2, 2014
It was a warranty replacement
First unit always exploded the Espresso Decaf.
Tried multiple boxes.
This one started out doing it, but has now
Starbucks were very cooperative in covering this apparent design problem.
August 12, 2014
This product was bought to replace the same model from Starbucks after less than two years
The new coffeemaker made a loud sound and quit working. I am accepting a replacement. I hope this one works better.
You should test these in china before they are shipped.
July 23, 2014