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Starbucks Verismo Brewer Review & Giveaway

Bring your favorite coffeehouse beverages to you with the Starbucks Verismo Brewer.

Starbucks Verismo

I’m a coffee junkie. Every morning is the same in my house; I start my day with a cup of coffee. I prefer iced coffee in the summer and hot coffee when the weather gets cold.

No coffee=no baking, writing, or picture taking. I physically can not function without it. It’s sad, but so very true.

I’m not the least bit ashamed to admit that I’m a coffee snob. Move aside, weak coffee! I like a rich, bold cup of coffee with extra cream and a little sugar. If I’m enjoying a glass of iced coffee, I like to add a few squirts of flavored syrup.

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I frequented my local coffeehouse almost daily. The nice baristas would greet me by name and quickly prepare my cup of coffee without having to ask. That’s good customer service!

Now that I’m working from home several days a week, I prefer to stay in my pjs and make my own coffee. Call me lazy, but pjs are just so comfy. I often don’t change out of my jammies until late afternoon.

With the Starbucks Verismo Brewer, I can craft my favorite coffeehouse beverages in the comfort of my own home without having to change out of my pjs.

I call that a good deal.

When the lovely folks at Staples contacted me to review the at-home brewer, my inner coffee-lover couldn’t refuse.

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Features:

  • High-pressure brewing system heats up and is ready to make Starbucks-quality beverages in less than 15 seconds
  • Integrated rinse function helps keep machine clean
  • Height-adjustable drip tray accommodates different sized cups
  • Auto-off activates after 5 minutes to save energy
  • Easily removable water tank makes refilling simple
  • Built-in used pod removal automatically moves up to 10 pods to storage for easy cleanup
  • Easy to make plenty of your favorite drinks at home
  • Enjoy everything from caffè lattes and espresso to brewed coffee. You can also use our milk pods for a rich, creamy hot cup of steamed milk

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Pros:

  • The brewer requires minimal setup. Once I removed the brewer from the packaging, it took me 5 minutes to set up.
  • The Verismo brews a rich cup of bold coffee.
  • Unlike some of the other individual cup brewers, the Verismo brews up a hot cup of coffee.
  • You can brew more than just coffee. The Verismo offers the option to brew an espresso, latte, or iced coffee.
  • The water tank removes for easy refilling.
  • The Verismo brews a cup of coffee in seconds.
  • The pod container stores used pods for easy cleanup.
  • The brewer is easy to clean and user-friendly.

Cons:

  • The brewer is a bit loud when it’s brewing a cup of coffee.
  • The pods are expensive (but not as expensive as the coffee house).
  • The drip tray is made for smaller mugs. If you’re using a large mug, you have to remove the tray and hold the mug as the machine brews your coffee, or you have to use a smaller mug and brew two cups of coffee and transfer the brewed coffee to a large mug or travel cup.
  • If you want a large cup of coffee, you have to use two pods.

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I’ve been using the Verismo brewer for a few months now, and I absolutely adore the machine. It brews a great cup of coffee and a darn good latte. The coffee is rich and bold and comes out piping hot. I have less coffee waste, and I’m saving money by brewing my own coffee at home.

Want your own Verismo home brewer? Sign up below for a chance to win.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway is for one Starbucks Verismo 580 Brewer. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will run from June 3, 2014 to June 10, 2014.

Disclosure: Staples was kind enough to send me a Starbucks Verismo 580 Brewer to review. I was not compensated by Staples for this review post. All opinions are my own.

50 Responses to “Starbucks Verismo Brewer Review & Giveaway”

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    Kelly H — June 3, 2014 at 1:12 am

    I usually take my coffee black, but sometimes with good cream and sugar depending on my mood (and the quality and roast of the coffee.) this would be an awesome thing to win by the way! :)

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    Elis B. — June 3, 2014 at 1:28 am

    I take my coffee with milk.

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    Dana — June 3, 2014 at 7:43 am

    black!

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    Nicole S. — June 3, 2014 at 10:33 am

    A dash of sugar and dash of cream

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    Lisa Langston — June 3, 2014 at 10:36 am

    With a little cream and sugar!

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    carrie boudreaux — June 3, 2014 at 10:38 am

    with creamer and sugar

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    margaret wycoff — June 3, 2014 at 10:57 am

    How wonderful. A Starbucks mini barista in your own kitchen!

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    manda — June 3, 2014 at 11:24 am

    With cream!

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    mona — June 3, 2014 at 11:25 am

    cream and sugar or coffee mate

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    Alison — June 3, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Depends on the coffee…but typically with a dash of coconut french vanilla creamer.

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    Leah M — June 3, 2014 at 11:36 am

    With flavored cream!

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    April | Food n' Focus — June 3, 2014 at 11:57 am

    I love a good latte. Lots of milk!

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    Jan — June 3, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    With sugar and cream!

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    Shannon — June 3, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Must have cream and love a little caramel sauce too!

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    betsy — June 3, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    with cream and stevia

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    Vanessa Safie — June 3, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    cafe au lait style!

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    Dawn — June 3, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    With real cream and raw sugar :)

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    HS — June 3, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    I take my coffee black.

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    Rachel F. — June 3, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    I take my coffee with double milk! :)

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    Renee — June 3, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Coffee with cream and a spoonful of coconut oil.

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    Sandy Headtke — June 3, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    I take my coffee with half and half.

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    Heather Hayes Panjon — June 3, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    I Take My Coffee With Cream And Sugar!

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    Heather Hayes Panjon — June 3, 2014 at 4:15 pm
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    Jess L — June 3, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    black with milk

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    Karen Ostrom — June 3, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    I love cappuccino with a touch of white chocolate syrup

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    Debbie Wiliams — June 3, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    I do so want this in my kitchen!

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    Jen — June 3, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    I like my coffee with just a bit of sweet ‘n low!

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    Jordan — June 3, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    I like mine black!

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    Desiree — June 3, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    With ice and milk.

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    Jensen — June 3, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    I take my coffee with enough milk to sink a small boat and some salted caramel sweetener. I love to explore the salty/ sweet/ savory layers you can get from one cup of coffee

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    Ann — June 4, 2014 at 1:30 am

    I take mine black

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    heidi — June 4, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Soy Latte Please!!

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    Laura Dembowski — June 4, 2014 at 8:29 am

    It’s awesome that this makes a good cup of coffee at home. I used to love Starbucks but I couldn’t stand the stuff my dad brewed at home.

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    Mary Frances — June 4, 2014 at 10:13 am

    I do take mine black, I’ll admit it :) Only because I know that if I started adding flavors, it would become a major obsession! There are so many fun options, its amazing. Hmmm, I hadn’t thought about it only making one mug – I would definitely have to love on this to get my coffee fixes! Thanks for the giveaway Jennie!

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    Marlys (This and That) — June 4, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    I was a black coffee girl, but I stopped drinking coffee for a few years and now I need some kind of flavoured creamer in it.. or specialty coffees.

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    Megan — June 4, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    I love caramel macchiatto flavors but haven’t found a vegan one yet :( It will always and forever be my fave.

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    Erin Ellis — June 5, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    I take my coffee with cream. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    Erin
    fairyfractal at gmail dot com

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    Gina M — June 5, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    I love my coffee with half and half and truvia.
    Entered the rafflecopter form as “Wild Orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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    Stacey — June 5, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Vanilla Creamer and sugar.

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    Maureen G — June 5, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    I drink a lot of coffee with just a splash of milk.

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    Jenelle — June 7, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    With coffeemate’s cinnamon creamer. Yummm!

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    Deborah Gardner — June 8, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Strong coffee with a splash of milk or yummy,flavored creamer! Thank you.

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    Tamika Taylor — June 8, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Black with a little bit of sugar.

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    SandyN — June 8, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Flavored coffee with a little half ‘n half.

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    Dee — June 9, 2014 at 12:15 am

    I take my coffee with two packs of splenda and half and half :)

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    Robbie Caldwell — June 9, 2014 at 7:30 am

    I love it! I drink Starbucks everyday. its a drip coffee with whipped cream

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    Erica Watson — June 9, 2014 at 7:54 am

    I love everything Starbucks !!!

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    Leela — June 9, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Cream, sugar and cocoa.

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    Pam — June 9, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    I love coffee, hot, strong and black! Haven’t gone a day in the last 45 years without at least one cup…although it is usually more!

    Pam

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    Megan Marlowe — June 9, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    I like my coffee strong with sugar free sweet Italian creamer and 3 splenda :)

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