I was so excited to wake up to the news this morning. Seriously. Right there on my local station, the anchors were talking about the new Verismo by Starbucks. Verismo is a single serve espresso maker with the ability to make a latte or Americano that actually tastes as if you just walked out of Starbucks. I know because I have tried it. That’s right – I tried it.
My news anchors want one for the studio, and I can honestly say, they should get one. I want one, too.
When I was invited by Starbucks to attend the Verismo Preview at Blogher, I was skeptical. I do not typically like single-serve coffee makers. Never quite hot or bold enough for me, I end up either brewing a whole pot at home or more often than not, visiting my favorite barista for a cup of joe or Americano. One shot of espresso from the Verismo later, I changed my mind.
Verismo is good. Really good. Better than good. I went back for a second latte the next day. That good.
The Versimo is easy to use, and has a pretty sleek and sassy look to it – I have just the place in my home office for one. I saw the Verismo in taupe, black, and burgundy red. If you ask me, the burgundy red is groovalicious.
Lucky me – my birthday is next month, so my family should have no problem buying the perfect gift for me.
Edited to add: You can now get yourself (or me) a Verismo here.