jbviau Senior Member Joined: 12 Jul 2010 Posts: 747 Location: Pembroke Pines, FL Expertise: I love coffee
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Posted Sun Nov 4, 2012, 2:37pm Subject: Re: Single Serve Pod Coffee and Espresso - Starbucks Verismo
The Verismo doesn't take k-cups (though Starbucks offers those as well). Verismo capsules are actually almost identical to CBTL capsules. In fact, the Verismo can brew CBTL capsules, according to people who've tried. Anyway, AFAIK the dose is ~8 g.
Posted Tue Nov 6, 2012, 12:35pm Subject: Re: Single Serve Pod Coffee and Espresso - Starbucks Verismo
Also, the "per cup" price that they were advertising at Williams Sonoma where I tried them was way off. They were serving up the lattes and saying it was about 80 cents a cup.
A little simple in-store math showed me that the espresso pods were a dollar each, and each latte used two milk pods which were also almost a dollar each.
SO, about $3 a cup to use the new Verisimo machine.... not really cheaper than actually going into the shop. It's a pure at-home convenience thing.
The quality of the drinks was passable I suppose, but certainly nothing I'd be proud of. My wife and I both tasted it and shrugged. Now that we've been spoiled by my Gaggia I think we'd frown instead- certainly not even close to the same level of drinks.
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