The Starbucks online store was pretty easy to use. Last week a Verismo brewer espresso machine went on sale. Some sales are compelling enough to spark a purchase. This sale was compelling. It sparked a purchase. Not only did I purchase a couple boxes of Verismo pods, but also I purchased a Verismo 580 brewer capable of making espresso with those pods. I’m not sure if Starbucks will continue to support the Verismo system. It could get discontinued. That is a risk that apparently I was willing to accept. After setting up the brewer, I made a couple shots of espresso earlier today. It was decent.