Snippet: NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Starbucks unveiled its own single-cup home-brewing machine Thursday, sending shares of competitor Green Mountain Coffee Roasters reeling in after-hours trading.
Starbucks will begin selling its "Verismo" machine this fall, the company said in a statement.
Thought it was a little newsworthy.
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Cerridwyn Senior Member Joined: 6 Jun 2010 Posts: 395 Location: Inland Empire California Expertise: I live coffee
Posted Thu Mar 8, 2012, 7:00pm Subject: Re: Starbucks to sell single-cup home-brew machine
They can join the crowd. So Cal's regional brewer - Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, did it about a year or so ago and I was shocked to my core when they did it, since they are a frequent sponsor of the SWRBC.
calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 5,684 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
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Posted Fri Mar 9, 2012, 12:27pm Subject: Re: Starbucks to sell single-cup home-brew machine
LOL, Susan, I had to read your post a few times, I could not figure out what it had to do with me.... it does not! LOL!
SB wants to move into the home and give everyone the SB espresso, UH, OK, whatever, perhaps it will drive more people to this site and we can teach them what good coffee really is like. SB will not make any sales here but then we are not their market so no loss.
I DO have to laugh at the McDonnalds bill boards though, when they say "coffee snobs welcome" I am sure they will welcome us to their store and I know the general feeling is that they do coffee better than SB but even then, I only think of coffee at Mc D when I am falling asleep at the wheel and need to stay awake. Even then, I have had some undrinkable swill served to me from McD ... AFTER they became proud of their coffee.
I even stopped in for a free sample that they were giving away on a product launch. It seemed that the customers around me liked it but it was so sweet it made me pucker my mouth, really! Then there was the burnt, stale hours old coffee they served me, ya snobs welcome, just do not expect them to come back.
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