A Coffee Bar with Starbucks Verismo Brewer

Hi everyone!

I am a coffee person! I have to watch myself because I will drink it all day long if I get a chance! So, when the folks at Staples asked if I would like to try, and to review, the new Starbucks Verismo 580 Brewer, I had to hesitate………..NOT! LOL Of course I would love to try this new Verismo!


And of course, I had to create a special Coffee Bar to show off this new lovely!

Starbucks Verismo Brewer Review at TTG

Out came some of my favorite tarnished silver and White Ironstone!

Starbucks Verismo Brewer Review at TTG

One of the fun side benefits of doing a review on something like the Verismo, is it gives me an excuse to set a pretty stage, like a coffee bar! Such a simple thing to put together and it can turn “Come on over for coffee” into a special moment!

Starbucks Verismo Brewer Review at TTG

Having a single serve coffee brewer gives everyone the option of chosing what type and flavor of coffee they want.

Starbucks Verismo Brewer Review at TTG

For Troy, Starbucks House Blend!

Starbucks Verismo Brewer Review at TTG

For me (and yes, I am special to have the pretty purple floral cup!) a Starbucks Espresso!

Starbucks Verismo Brewer Review at TTG

My dad, he went for Latte. For my mom, she went with a Decaf Latte!

Starbucks Verismo Brewer Review at TTG

I love having options!

Staples carries all the flavors and types of Starbucks Verismo Coffee Pods you would want. And they carry the Starbucks Verismo Milk Pods! You can pair this with your favorite Starbucks Verismo Espresso pod to create a yummy latte!


A couple of awesome features in this Starbucks Verismo 580 Brewer  that I found were:

  • It is so quick! Just a few moments and you had your coffee! Which is seriously coming in handy for Troy and I these days. We can make a quick “to go “ cup and head out the door. (there is no McD’s near the farm and the little coffee shop close is a bit pricey. We were spending about $2.50 each for a cup of cup! That so had to stop!)
  • I liked that it is easy to clean. That is a biggie for me. It seems like a lot of the new things that come out are all just fine and dandy until you need to clean them!
  • It even has a handy removable compartment that the used pods fall right into, so disposal is super easy. And here’s a tip to keep in mind.  When you brew a cup, lift the lever and drop the used pod before you remove your cup of coffee, that releases those last drops trapped in the spout into your cup so they don’t end up in the drip tray.  Even less clean up required that way.
  • It comes with a little tray that you slide in to raise a smaller (espresso) cup.
  • It has an “auto-off” built in so it turns off in 5 minutes to conserve energy (or just a good feature for someone like me who forgets to turn things off!)

It was super easy to use! I mean like “Diann Easy!” LOL

Starbucks Verismo Brewer Review at TTG

    Isn’t that a beautiful old tarnished creamer! It is my favorite (and I have a few).
    Starbucks Verismo Brewer Review at TTG
    When you are putting together a fun coffee bar, besides having a nice selection of different types of coffee, have on hand different flavored sugars. Adding some of the chocolate sugar to your Latte turns it into a yummy Mocha Latte!
    Starbucks Verismo Brewer Review
    Next time you are planning on going out with friends or family for coffee, think twice. Put together a fun and pretty coffee bar and have a fun night in!
    Okay, now I want to play with different coffee recipes! I think I need to start collecting some of the coffee flavorings. Do you have a favorite coffee recipe or combo? Give me some ideas of coffee drinks I should try!
    I want to thank Staples for the opportunity to review the Starbucks Verismo Brewer!
    I received the Verismo Brewer and coffee pods for review. I received no other compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.


  1. My coffee has to be dark and rich! So, give me an espresso please :-) What an awesome brewer Diann!

  2. ENJOY! It looks stylish and the coffee pods sound delicious.

  3. I love the cup with the violets on it - oh so pretty! Stylish brewer.

  4. Love the coffee bar set up! I enjoy the fact that everyone can have what they want! Looks awesome!

  5. We have a Keurig and we really love it and I was never a big coffee drinker until we purchased this and they have a caramel drink that I am addicted to, LOL.


  6. Diann, your coffee bar looks so pretty. I love all of your tarnished silver and the way you've used those pieces. I've never heard of the little milk pods. This is a great review. Makes me want to run buy one. Have a good weekend. laurie

  7. Your coffee bar is very elegant and I'm checking out the Verismo Brewer. Thanks.

  8. I bought my Verismo on...wait for it...Craigslist! LOL!
    AND now I am totally stealing your idea. I love the elegant setting.
    Also wanted to thank you for the heads up on Staples. Only one of five Starbucks in the area carries the pods and they are NEVER in stock!
    Now, if we could just find a use for the used pods...



  9. You have a lovely coffee bar!

  10. Hello Diann....I love coffee, too. Mmmm. Would like a cup right now but then I'd never sleep tonight. All the coffee you photographed looks yummy. Susan

  11. Hey wow I just finished reading your blog and I'm thankful you've provided such a useful review. I had been looking for a nice coffee maker for my new house that we are shifting into. I wanted to make it special so I just checked the internet today for some coffee maker brands that were stylish yet reliable. Thanks to you for giving me the idea of having a complete coffee bar at my place!! Thanks a lot.


Thank you for taking the time to comment! I love to hear your ideas. If you ask a question, I will answer it here in a comment back to you. Please check back! Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day! Diann :)