Agoraphobes Unite! Starbucks at Home!
I always like to draw a comparison between items that I like. There will always be a place in my heart for the quick, single serve coffee maker in our office. It can make things fast when I need a caffeine jolt. The Starbucks Verismo 580 Brewer, on the other hand, makes things well. Think of the Verismo as a limousine ride and the other coffee makers as a taxi ride. Both get you to the same point (a caffeine jolt), but the limousine ride is so much more enjoyable.
What I love most about the Verismo system is that it can make me my Caffé Lattes (cut to Kramer yelling about his Caffé Lattes) without any headaches about measuring and mixing. It does it all for me. All I do is put in one of the milk pods in and push the milk button. Boom! Milk is done almost instantly. Then I just put the espresso pod in and finish off the drink!
The brewer can also make the standard brewed coffees and espressos, which means virtually any flavor combination can be made. Just yesterday, I made myself a Caramel Macchiato by using some of the Starbucks Vanilla syrup and drizzling some delicious caramel sauce on top. Boom! Don’t have to go out and deal with people!
It’s great for those of us who don’t actually have the time to stop at Starbucks in the morning! You can always write your name on the side of your cup just to feel special, though!