I’m a single cup holdout. A pod adverse skeptic who hasn’t found the right combination of taste and technology to take the plunge into a single cup machine. Oh I want it. I would love to have the convenience of a true brewed espresso at my beck and call. But I haven’t found the complete package. I’ve been tempted by the design of more than one single cup machine and the flavor profile of another. Yet I have committment issues.
Last week Starbucks announced the first at-home premium single cup machine that meets its commitment to taste and quality. It’s call the Verismo® system and promises “quality espresso beverages, from lattes to americanos” consistently and conveniently brewed one cup at a time. Promising a high-pressure machine for maximum extraction with espresso quality is a lot to deliver pod solamente but its sleek automotive design makes me want to take it out for a drive.