Coffee Review - Veranda Blend by Starbucks
  • Starbucks Coffee

    Seattle, Washington
  • Veranda Blend

Roast: Medium Review Date: February 2012
Origin: Latin America. Price: $11.95/16 ounces

Blind Assessment: Sweet-toned, balanced but rather monotoned. Pineapple, orange, cedary dark chocolate in aroma and cup, dampened throughout by a woody flatness. Muted acidity; slightly lean mouthfeel. Clean, round but simple finish.

Notes: With this, one of two “Blonde” or medium-roasted blends, Starbucks breaks with its long commitment to dark-roasting. This blend, described as “Mellow & Soft” is apparently aimed at those who prefer a smoother, less pungently roasty cup than presented by any of Starbucks’ usual offerings. Visit or call 800-782-7282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Medium-roast drinkers who find themselves out of coffee and close to a Starbucks.


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