Breakfast Blend by Starbucks Coffee Review |
  • Starbucks Coffee

    Seattle, Washington
  • Breakfast Blend

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: May 2004
Origin: Not disclosed Price: NA

Blind Assessment: A thoroughly dispirited coffee, with little sweetness and limited nuance aside from hints of nondescript fruit and a sort of vegetal, slightly charred cocoa. This particular sample appears to consist of green coffees of ordinary to poor quality that were poorly roasted to boot. Presumably nominating reader C. Dowling got luckier than I did when he was inspired to nominate this blend as a "mellow ... all-around coffee."

Notes: Breakfast Blend is one of Starbucks' lighter roasted blends. Starbucks' limited edition wholebean coffees are often outstanding, but the quality-dampening demands of sheer volume appear to have taken its toll on main-menu blends like this one. Visit or call 800-782-7282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: I found this particular sample a compromise coffee in the worst sense of the word, displaying neither dark-roast richness nor medium-roasted brightness. Just plain dull.


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