I’m continuing my series of Starbucks K-Cup reviews with Caffè Verona.
I received a handful of these yummy K-Cups from one of my husband’s clients. He bought the mondo-sized box from Costco and was courageously plowing through them even though he didn’t care for the taste. Costco sells a box of 54 for $35.00, so that’s about 62 cents a piece. Not too shabby.
While Keurig has most of the Starbucks K-Cups for sale at their site now, they won’t have Verona until March.
This was my second Starbucks K-Cup to try, and I was definitely happy with it. It’s rich and sweet and doesn’t give me a stomachache like the Pike Place. It’s dark but not acidic and is somewhat spicy at the end.
I really liked these at first but after a while I noticed a bit of a stale finish. It’s still an enjoyable K-Cup, but I can live without it. This brew is similar to Green Mountain Dark Magic and Green Mountain Espresso Blend, but their aftertaste is smoother. If you’re looking for a Starbucks-ish taste, these will probably suit you well. They are worth trying but may not end up being your favorite.
So far, I have not been disappointed in the Starbucks K-Cups I have tried (Verona, Breakfast Blend, Pike Place, and Sumatra). I think I prefer them to Starbucks’ drip coffee because they don’t seem as strong in K-Cup form.
I was able to get my hands on a couple of Starbucks Sumatra K-Cups this week–the best yet! I’ll try to crank out a review soon.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!