Colombia, Whole Bean by Starbucks Coffee Review |
  • Starbucks Coffee

    Seattle, Washington
  • Colombia, Whole Bean

Roast: Dark Review Date: March 2002
Origin: Colombia Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Woody, dominated by a rather thin, roasty bitterness. Attenuated floral notes play at the top of the profile, dry cocoa-toned fruit toward the middle, but a rather shallow roast taste dominates.

Notes: Sold whole-bean in a 12-ounce valve bag; 75 cents per ounce. Visit or call 1-888-447-5282 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Starbucks roasts some very fine single-origin coffees. This Colombia is not one of them. It is one of the few Starbucks coffees I have cupped that fully merits the "Charbucks" slur. Walk on by the supermarket and continue to a Starbucks store (can one be far away?) and opt for the Colombia Narino, a true specialty coffee.


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