We got this randomly in the mail and since it's a sampling, I thought I'd share my thoughts on it. Normally we just buy discount coffee at the grocery store, we never go for the "fancier" stuff. I enjoy Starbucks coffees, but I never seem to go to Starbucks myself and get a coffee. Rarely do I taste a difference in coffee blends, probably because I always end up getting the cheaper stuff. The Starbucks Blonde Veranda Blend is actually really pleasant. It's light, neutral in flavor, it doesn't have the bitter coffee taste that I'm slightly hooked on, and it smells so good! I'm keeping an eye open for sales and coupons on this so I can get some more soon!
This coffee is mellow and approachable, with nuances of soft cocoa and lightly toasted nuts, light body and medium acidity.
Starbucks Veranda Blend: Forty years of coffee-roasting expertise inspired us to perfect Starbucks® Blonde Roast - a lighter, gentler take on the Starbucks Roast. Roasting this blend of specially chosen Latin American beans for a shorter time allows the delicate nuances of soft, cocoa and lightly toasted nuts to blossom. Flavorful without being overly bold, this coffee brews a delightfully gracious cup that's perfect for welcoming friends or greeting a new day.
Tasting Notes: Mellow & Soft
Enjoy this with: An after-dinner dessert and a balcony view.
Region: Latin America
The Starbucks Roast: Each coffee requires slightly different amounts of time and temperature during the roasting process to create a cup at its peak of aroma, acidity, body and flavor. We classify our coffees in three roast profiles so you can easily find your desired flavor and intensity.
Blonde: Blonde-roasted coffees have a shorter roast time, lighter body and mellow flavors.
Medium: Medium-roasted coffees are balanced with smooth and rich flavors.
Dark: Dark-roasted coffees feature a fuller body and robust, bold flavors.