Single-serve coffeemakers that use coffee pods are more popular than ever, and everyone wants a piece of that market, including Starbucks.
Consumer Reports just tested the one from Starbucks along with nearly two dozen others.
They cost anywhere from $25 to $300.
Like many people who've switched to a single-serve coffeemaker, Amy Werner values the speed and convenience.
"It's easier in the morning,” Werner said. “Just put a cup underneath there, pop the button, and go."
Consumer Reports tested 21 pod coffeemakers from names like DeLonghi, Keurig, Mr. Coffee.
Also tested was the new single-serve Verismo machine from Starbucks that starts at $200.
"Single-serve coffeemakers are all about convenience, so our testers look for things like how fast you'll get that first cup of coffee in the morning."
The fastest will rush you your caffeine in about a minute.
But one from Hamilton Beach took three minutes to deliver that first cup.
As for the Starbucks Verismo machine, you can make Starbucks' espresso, café latte, and brewed coffee, but it's pricey.
"For a coffeemaker that costs $200, it's really very basic. For example, you can't adjust brew strength, and the manual says you should flush the machine with water after each brew."
Far better for less, says Consumer Reports, is a $150 one from DeLonghi, the Nescafé Dolce Gusto Circolo. It brews a cup in a minute and makes cappuccinos, espressos, and other drinks.
But be aware! Buying a pod machine is just the beginning.
The pods can be expensive, up to a dollar a cup. However, Amy and her family think the convenience is worth it.
If you want a smaller pod coffeemaker that takes up less counter space, Consumer Reports recommends another in the Nescafé Dolce Gusto line.
It's the Piccolo that goes for $100.