Reviews for Starbucks

Review Date: Feb 2015

Price: $24.95/32 K-Cups

(As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using a licensed K-Cup capsule containing 11+ grams of coffee to produce a 6-ounce serving). Dry, zesty, citrusy. Citrus zest, sweetly pungent, berry-like fruit, fresh-cut oak, a hint of flowers in aroma and cup. Brisk, distinctly bittersweet acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Crisp, richly drying finish.

Review Date: Apr 2011

Price: $10.49/12 T Discs

(As brewed in a Tassimo single-serve brewing device to produce a 6-ounce serving): Intense aroma: raisin, nut, dark chocolate. In the cup rich, roast-muted acidity, full body, continued deep-toned dark chocolate and raisin-like fruit. Considerably bitter astringency mars an otherwise sweet, chocolate-toned finish.

Review Date: Mar 2011

Price: $7.99/0.94 oz. instant

In the aroma faint but complex suggestions of butter, nut, fruit and dark chocolate peer out from under a burned or steamed wood sensation. Acidity is bitterish with some hints of tart sweetness. The body is full in weight, slightly leanish in mouthfeel. The burned or steam-scorched wood sensation dominates in the cup, sitting on continued, potentially pleasing hints of fruit and dark chocolate. Clean short finish: sweet, rich, simple, but a mildly astringent version of the scorched wood note reasserts itself in the long.

Review Date: Mar 2011

Price: $7.99/0.93 oz. instant

Smoky, faintly rubbery aroma with hints of a sensation we are calling salt meat. Flat, bitterish acidity. Lean, rather astringent mouthfeel. In the cup some dark chocolate makes an appearance, together with a burned board sensation that shows more energy than it did in the aroma. More burned board and salt meat in the finish.

Review Date: Jun 2003


Either the green coffee was not up to the dark roast style, or the roast was conducted too aggressively: the roast dominates, producing a pungent and bitterly monotoned cup, with little to no nuance. The cup rounds and softens a bit as it cools, turning tenuously bittersweet.