Very disappointed. Splatters. Every 4th one is a dud that just falls through to the waste container.Made a mess too. Spent a lot of time cleaning the thing out. Ended up being almost as expensive as getting the real thing at Starbucks (which has real milk). I figured it would take me 1,500 cups to break even on the cost of the machine. I talked to my local Williams Sonoma manager when I returned it and they have only sold three in two weeks. She didn't have anything good to say, going into great detail about how inferior of a machine it is.
Nespresso capsules are only .60 cents, they have double shot capsules with more coffee packed in them for .65 cents. To do a double shot with the Verismo you have to use to pods that cost about $1.00 each and use two of them, plus milk pods if you want a latte. On top of that the quality of coffee that Nespresso uses is far, far, far better than the quality in the Verismo. Go long in nestle, short stinkbutts (of course waiting for overall trends in the market and waiting for the s*** to hit the fan concerning the verismo disaster). In ten years Stinkbutts will be the next blockbuster video. Nespresso is also starting to open up Nespresso cafes across the states, which again just beat the pants off the stinkbutts cafes.
Can you name ( one) improvement SBUX has done to the Verismo other than putting their name on it and increasing the price point? Consumers are smarter than Corporate America thinks, they know a gimmick when they see it. The powered milk additive is a complete joke.
This will help solidify why Keurig is the leader in single serve coffee. When keurig announces the RIVO it will be light yrs. ahead of competitors. GMCR has built brand / selection and consumer loyalty but even more important they have not strayed from what has made them great. SBUX has diversified too much watering down brand.