Verismo™ 580 Brewer Burgundy
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
I was a bit of a snob about my coffee. I had to grind fresh beans right before I brewed. My aunt was coming to visit my beach condo and asked if I had a Kuerig (sp?) because she loved to make her coffe that way. I read many reviews and decided I would purchase the Verismo. I immediately loved this machine. Great tasting coffee and lattes. I read about people not liking the taste of the milk pods and I know what they meant but it's not so bad. Sometimes I'll add a dash of half and half which really helps.
I purchased a second Verismo for my home and it did not work properly. The espresso and milk brewed properly but the regular coffee did not. It would start out ok but then just went to a drip and took forever and by the time it was done the coffee was cold. I emailed customer service who replied telling me to call them when I was near the machine to troubleshoot. It was determined that my machine needed to be replaced. They sent me a new machine and an email to print a return UPS label. My new machine arrived very quickly and it was very easy to pack the bad machine into the box and simply drop off at UPS store. A few days later they'd received my return and credited my account. They made the process very simple and the new machine works like a charm.
I wish they would sell a nice box to hold the pods. The web site has a wooden and stainless steel looking one pictured but I am not able to find it anywhere.
In my opinion Verismo is a great purchase! Only negative I'd add is that it is very loud when brewing- but I don't mind because I love the coffee!
May 18, 2013
I would have given this five stars except for the fact that I can't buy coffee pods at Starbucks. I'm very disappointed that I must order the pods online (and pay shipping). Especially when Starbucks sells Keurig everywhere! But I love the coffeemaker -- the coffee is great, plus it's attractive and space-efficient.
May 14, 2013
Drink cost expensive ¬ hot enough.
For a latte with 2 expresso pods, you only get a small cup for your final drink. Plus the drink wasn't hot enough. Had to use microwave to bring it up to the right temperature.
May 5, 2013
Love this machine
I bought this for my husband's 50th b-day, and we both love it - he uses it every day. We use the espresso setting twice using the same pod to give us a bit more coffee - I noticed some other reviews thought that tasted watered down but this process seems to work for us.
We don't use the milk pods, I read some reviews and decided to also purchase the separate electric frother which we also love. My husband loves the foam, while I use chocolate almond milk instead of real milk and it's tastes great.
We do prefer espresso pods over the drip coffee pods, but that's just personal taste. Watch out if you use the regular coffee pods as you will need a larger cup. It would be nice if they put on the boxes how many ounces the pods are intended to make.
April 27, 2013