Founded in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market in 1971 as a coffee bean roaster and retailer, Starbucks® has grown to become the largest coffeehouse retailer in the world; today the company is known as a premier coffee roaster and retailer of specialty coffee and coffee brewing systems. The small appliance product line includes Verismo® single serve brewing systems, coffee brewers, electric milk frothers, under brewer capsule storage drawers and more. The core of the product line remains specialty coffee which is offered in a variety of formats designed for in home consumption. The company offers a wide range of Verismo™ pods for use in its brewing systems; options include espresso roast, Guatemala Antigua espresso, Caffe Verona®, Pike Place®, house blend, Veranda blend®, Caf‚ Ensemble vanilla latte and Caffe Mocha along with several flavored syrups and sauces. In addition to Verismo™ pods the company offers an extensive K-Cup® specialty coffee selection.