|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Latin America.|
|Est. Price:||$11.95/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||February 2012|
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
Who Should Drink It: Medium-roast drinkers who find themselves out of coffee and close to a Starbucks.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2012 tasting report: Benchmarking the New Starbucks and Peet's Medium Roasts