As part of its commitment to bring exceptional coffee and espresso beverages to its customers, Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ:SBUX) today announced the first at-home premium single cup machine that meets its commitment to taste and quality, the Verismo® system by Starbucks. The Verismo® system by Starbucks crafts both Starbucks-quality espresso beverages, from lattes to americanos, and brewed coffee consistently and conveniently one cup at a time.
Starbucks introduces the Verismo system by Starbucks, the first premium single cup solution to provide Starbucks-quality espresso and coffee beverages. The Verismo system by Starbucks will be available starting this fall. (Photo: Business Wire)
Starbucks latest premium single cup innovation combines Starbucks signature Espresso Roast and drink recipes with precise Swiss engineering and a patent-pending high pressure extraction capability, giving customers the ability to create Starbucks-quality beverages. Through a strategic relationship with privately-held, Germany-based Krueger GmbH & Co. KG, Starbucks will market and sell the premium Verismo® system by Starbucks and Starbucks-sourced 100 percent arabica coffee and milk pods starting this fall.
“The premium single-cup segment is the fastest-growing business within the global coffee industry,” said Howard Schultz, Starbucks chairman, president and ceo. ”We have long believed that the biggest prize within the segment is a high-pressure system that would give us the opportunity to deliver Starbucks-quality espresso beverages at home and at work for customers who desire the Starbucks® espresso experience outside of our stores.”
Just in time for the upcoming holiday season, Verismo® system by Starbucks will be sold online and at select Starbucks retail stores, as well as specialty retailers across the U.S., Canada, and in select international markets. Espresso and brewed coffee pods will initially be available in a full range of Starbucks roast spectrums, along with a variety of milk pods.