Starbucks has come a long way since it first opened in Seattles Pike Place Market, in 1971. Now Starbucks has over 8300 stores worldwide. During the past few years, Starbucks acquires the Seattle Coffee Company, whose brands include Seattles Best Coffee and Torrefazione Italia coffee. The Starbucks brand has many types of coffees from all places around the world.
Here are my personal favorites:
Starbucks Light Coffee:
- Ethiopian Impanema Bourbon: Starbucks describes it as a well-balanced mellow flavor, a medium body with hints of cocoa and a mild, nut-like aftertaste.
- Starbucks Breakfast Blend: Starbucks describes it as making a bright impression as it sparkles and dances on your tongue - a sign of crisp acidity.
- Other Starbucks light coffees include: Bella Vista F.W. Tres Rios, Columbia Narino Supremo, Conservation Colombia, Decaf House Blend, Decaf LightNote Blend, Decaf Shade Grown Mexico, House Blend, LightNote Blend, Organic Shade Grown Mexico and Panama Florintina.
Starbucks Smooth Coffees:
- Zimbabwe: Starbucks describes it as crisp and bright with a hint of citrus. Zimbabwe is a complex and intriguing medium-bodied African coffee. I have to admit that since my parents spent 7 years in Africa I have a biased great love for African coffee.
- Caffe Verona: Starbucks describes it as a sweetness gilding the coffee's slight smokiness -creating a deep, rich dessert coffee. This also makes great espresso.
- Other Starbucks smooth coffees include: Arabian Mocha Java, Decaf Caffe Verona, Decaf Espresso Roast, Decaf Mocca Java, Espresso roast, Guatemala Antigua, Serena Organic Blend and Yukon Blend. Perosnally, I find all of the Starbucks coffees exceptional.
Starbucks Bold Coffees:
- Komodo Dragon Coffee: Starbucks describes it as a full-body with a brilliant crispness that is refreshing and unanticipated since Indonesian coffees are low in acidity. I have to admit that I first bought this coffee because of its name and great packaging. Im glad I judge a “book by its cover”.
- Starbucks Christmas Blend: Starbucks describes it as a carefully crafted combination of mellow, smooth Indonesian coffees alongside the sparkle of lively Central American coffees. It has a special ingredient, which is aged Indonesian Arabicas to add spice for a distinct taste.
- Other Starbucks bold coffees include: Arabian Mocha Sanani, Decaf Sumatra, Ethiopian Sidamo, Ethiopian Yergacheffe, French Roast, Gold Coast Blend, Holiday Blend, Italian Roast, Kenya, Starbucks Anniversary Blend, Sulawesi, and Sumatra.
When I buy new Starbucks coffee beans, or any beans at all, I always try them in my French press, using different grinds, before I try them in my drip coffeemaker. I do this to ensure I find the best taste and the best infused flavor for the brand.