Pike’s Place Blend
|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Latin America|
|Est. Price:||$9.98/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||April 2022|
Blind Assessment: Brisk, dry, sweetly vegetal. Green bean, carob, charred balsa, faded gardenia, raw almond in aroma and cup. Flatly bittersweet structure with inert acidity; dry, rather thin mouthfeel. Wood-framed, sweetly vegetal finish.
Notes: Purchased at amazon.com as a nationally branded benchmark comparison for the darker-roasted coffees from smaller roasters reviewed this month. Visit www.starbucks.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: This blend retains its popularity, despite what reads here as a flat, bitterish cup, with only some backgrounded sweetness and nuance.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2022 tasting report: Darker-Roasted Coffees: Not Just Old-School Anymore