Become your own barista with the new Starbucks Verismo single-cup coffee machine.
Introduced Wednesday and available online at Verisimo.com, the new at-home brewing system starts at $199. It quickly brew coffee, lattes and espresso using single-serve coffee and milk pods at the press of a button.
The system is available in two models for $199 and $399 and comes in silver, black, burgundy and champagne.
Several of Starbucks' top-selling roasts are available to brew in the machine, including Espresso and Starbucks Blonde, Medium and Dark Roasts.
“The size of the premium single cup market is approximately $8 billion globally, having grown more than 143 percent over last year in the U.S. alone,” said Jeff Hansberry, Starbucks president of channel development, in a press release. “With more than one out of three brewers sold last year being a single cup machine, this is more than a trend. Customers want convenience when it comes to making coffee, but they don’t want to compromise quality and flexibility, including the ability to craft both espresso beverages and brewed coffee from one machine, and that’s what the Verismo System delivers.”
The system will be available at some high-end retailers and participating Starbucks retail stores in early October.