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hotwasabipeas wrote:Looks like it uses "pods" too according to this information on the SB website: http://www.starbucks.com/promo/verismo
hotwasabipeas wrote:Mr. Moderator - Could you fix my thread title please? I misspelled "Verismo"......too much caffeine gave me the jitters and I can't type!
agentfive wrote:It does in fact look like one. I'm going to see if I can find out more on this being a K FEE machine.
jbviau wrote:Jay's article on the main page: http://www.singleservecoffee.com/archives/039710.php
A commenter suggested this will be a rebadged K-fee machine (see here for more info.). Sure looks like it!
hotwasabipeas wrote:I wonder if SB/Kruger is doing what Crossland did to the Gee espresso machine. Use the exterior shell but completely change and improve all of the internals.
hotwasabipeas wrote:The more I read about the K-Fee/Verismo machine the less excited I am about it. Unless they are really changing and beefing up the internals of the K-Fee to transform it into a Verismo, to me it sounds like a piece of junk... We'll see this fall I guess. I do wonder what makes the milk pods so special though. The repeatedly stated in the conference call that the milk "tastes like real milk" and was a breakthrough. There are no milk pods currently for the K-Fee machine although you can buy a cheap quality milk frother to use with it. I found it funny that, during the conference call, the CEO Howard Schultz kept calling the new machine a Verisimo instead of Verismo. He couldn't get the name right!
sweaner wrote:Supposedly Bill Crossland did change quite a bit in the CC1.
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