Who doesn’t love a good cup of coffee in the morning? Seriously.
Every single person that I know is pumped by caffeine. I have 3-4 cups a day, and my day isn’t complete with it.
So when Starbucks dived into the coffee machine market and introduced Verismo, I knew I had to have one.
Having my cup of fragrant espresso in the morning was a dream come true until Verismo coffee pods started disappearing in Starbucks stores. So, where can I buy verissimo coffee pods, and what are the best reusable verismo pods, well read on to learn!
Starbucks silently stopped producing Verismo coffee pods, and it became very difficult to find them.
I remember one time, I drove to 25 Starbucks stores, and only one store (yes, one!) had the pods. It was 20 miles from where I live. Talk about crazy.
If you joined the bandwagon just like me and you feel that Starbucks left you high and dry, there’s no need to worry. Now, you can buy Verismo compatible coffee pods in various types, and they answered all our prayers.
Unlike Keurig or Nespresso, it’s quite hard to find a Verismo-compatible coffee pod. I found two coffee companies that luckily answered my prayer, and here’s what I think about them.
Top 3 Verismo V Pods
- CBTL Italian Espresso Dark Capsules By The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
- Mr. And Mrs. Mill Coffee Roastery
- Peets Verismo Coffee Pods
CBTL Pods In Versimo – CBTL Italian Espresso Dark Capsules By The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
These espresso pods are my favorite. They are as smooth and fragrant as the Starbucks espresso pods.
Each pack contains 16 espresso pods that are hand-selected, roasted, and packaged to bring out its deep dark roasted flavor.
The Italian espresso has a smoky aroma which reminds me of dark chocolate. You can have this as a straight shot or as a perfect base of a latte.
Another great thing about the CBTL coffee pods is the fact that they are reusable. These pods can be filled with espresso or ground coffee and resealed using foil seals, and can be used several times!
CBTL coffee capsules are also available in other flavors such CBTL Premium espresso, French Vanilla, Kona Blend, French Brew, Hazelnut, and Carnevale espresso.
Verismo Reusable Pod – Mr. and Mrs. Mill Coffee Roastery
These coffee pods are made by K-Fee, which is the company that manufactured Starbucks’s Verismo. They are designed to fit Verismo machines, which is super great considering that there are not a lot of coffee brands that have the same compatibility with the Verismo.
These coffee pods have three categories: Blonde Roast, Medium Roast, and Dark Roast, and have very creative names.
The Blonde Roast comes in two espresso types: Welcome The Opportunity and Indulge In Harmony. I have tried both the Indulge In Harmony espresso and the Welcome The Opportunity espresso.
Indulge In Harmony has moderate acidity with delicate hints of fruity flavor. It has a soft and light roast made from selected Arabica coffee beans from South America, Southeast Asia, Central America, and East Africa.
On the other hand, Welcome The Opportunity mellow espresso has a great balance of sweet notes and vibrant acidity. I prefer the Indulge In Harmony espresso because of its soft and delicate note, which is in contrast to my usual dark roast espresso.
The Medium Roast espresso comes in the following blends: Delight In Ethiopia, Savor Colombia, and Embrace Your Confidence.
Meanwhile, you can select from Inspire Yourself and Pursue Your Power which is Dark Roast espresso blends. Mr. and Mrs. Mill also have their own milk pods! How cool is that?
Verismo Pods Alternative – Peets Verismo Coffee Pods
Peet’s coffee pods are some of the best tasting coffee pods on the market today. It is a 100% quality guaranteed coffee pod, and is fully recyclable.
It has a beautiful flavor and roast, and they are cheap and easy to use. We definitely recommend these coffee pods if you are looking for easy to use and tasty coffee pods!
Choosing The Right Coffee Pod
Sadly, there aren’t a lot of options for us Verismo-owners when it comes to compatible coffee pods. I prefer to switch between Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (CBTL) and Mr. and Mrs. Mill from time to time for the variety that I need.
I hope shortly soon; there will be more coffee pod options available for my Verismo machine. But for now, I’ll stick to my fragrant espresso in the morning.