Espresso by Starbucks Coffee Review |
  • Starbucks Coffee

    Seattle, Washington
  • Espresso

Roast: Very-Dark Review Date: August 2007
Origin: Not disclosed. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Toast and banana-like fruit notes dominate in the aroma, hinting at a roasty chocolate. In the small cup medium-bodied but leanish and a bit astringent in mouthfeel, sharp in structure with dominating cedar notes and continued hints of a banana-like fruit and chocolate. Rich and rather sweet in the short finish, heavily astringent in the long. Simple but solid presence in milk with the muted fruit modestly blooming as semi-sweet chocolate.

Notes: This is Starbucks' standard espresso, a sample of the version used (in California at least) to produce the espresso beverages at its retail locations. Visit or call 800-782-7282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: I suppose those multitudes that drink it every day. Stranded aficionados could do worse.


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