Verismo™ 580 Brewer Champagne
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
Forget the others, Verismo 580 is better!
I received the 580 as a birthday gift and have fallen in love with it! Within 10 minutes I was brewing lattes.
*Bin for catching used cups
*Built in cleaning settings
*Easy to use
*Unlimited drink combinations
*Cups pricey (still cheaper than buying a latte in the store!)
*Must rinse upon turning machine on (not really a con but is annoying if you forget you have to do this)
It was difficult to come up with Cons for this machine! I will never buy another one cup brewer again.
April 16, 2014
Good temperature, rinse cycle is a bit confusing.
First off, I bought this for my office. So my coworkers aren't all going to read the manual. It would be nice if it automatically rinsed and ejected the pod when the machine is about to turn off, so it doesn't do it each time when the machine turns on.
The temperature of the water it brews is nice. It got very hot and steamy, what I like to see for espresso.
April 15, 2014
Glad I purchased!!!
I have to admit that I was a little wary of purchasing the Verisimo system and the additional items, including the espresso pods. Mainly in fear that after spending the money, I would not receive the same high quality and delicious lattes that I receive from my local Starbucks. BUT...I am absolutely 100%, MORE than impressed that I can now have the same delicious coffee beverages at home too!!!
The machine itself is super easy to set up and use right away. It is a little noisy when brewing and vibrates (so hold onto your cup. But that aside, no complaints whatsoever.
Now I may just have to get adventurous and try a bunch of new drinks!
April 15, 2014