Starbucks has come a long way since it first opened in Seattle’s Pike Place Market, in 1971.
Now Starbucks has over 20,000 stores worldwide and counting.
Several years back, Starbucks acquired the Seattle Coffee Company, whose brands include Seattle’s Best Coffee and Torrefazione Italia coffee.
The Starbucks brand has several coffee types from places all around the globe.
Here are my personal favorites:
1. Starbucks Light Coffees
- BREAKFAST BLEND IS A LIVELY AND LIGHTER ROAST with a crisp finish
- Medium-roasted coffees are BALANCED WITH SMOOTH AND RICH FLAVORS
- ENJOY THE STARBUCKS COFFEE YOU LOVE without leaving the house
- FOR FINEST TASTE, USE COLD, FILTERED WATER and store ground coffee in a cool, dark place
- EACH PACK INCLUDES A 20-OUNCE BAG of ground Starbucks coffee
Light coffees from Starbucks are drinks that are lower in the calorie intake.
These are some of my favorite light coffees:
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
A few more light coffees from Starbucks that I like 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 Florentina.
2. Starbucks Smooth Coffees
- Rich Flavor-Caffè Verona is a well-balanced and rich coffee with a dark cocoa texture
- Dark Roast-Darker-roasted coffees have fuller body with robust, bold taste
- Starbucks at Home-Enjoy Starbucks at home. The coffee you love without leaving the house
- How to Brew-For best taste, use cold, filtered water and store ground coffee in a cool, dark place
- Contains-one 20-ounce bag of ground Starbucks coffee
Smooth coffees are coffees that taste delicious and have low acidity.
Here are a few of my favorite smooth Starbucks coffees:
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.
Starbucks describes it as a sweetness gilding the coffee’s slight smokiness creating a deep, rich dessert coffee.
This also makes a great espresso.
Other Starbucks Smooth Coffees
A few more smooth coffees from Starbucks that I enjoy include Arabian Mocha Java, Decaf Caffe Verona, Decaf Espresso Roast, Decaf Mocca Java, Espresso roast, Guatemala Antigua, Serena Organic Blend, and Yukon Blend.
3. Starbucks Bold Coffees
- A dark, full-bodied blend of Asia/Pacific coffees balancing earthy, herbal and spicy flavors.
- Tasting Notes: Cedary Spice & Herbs
- Enjoy this with: Maple bars and hanging paper lanterns.
- Roast: Dark
- Ethically sourced 100% Arabica coffee beans
Here are a few of my favorite bold Starbucks coffees:
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.
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.
I’m glad I judge a book by its cover.
Other Starbucks Bold Coffees
A few more bold coffees from Starbucks I enjoy 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 coffee maker.
I do this to ensure I find the best taste and the best-infused flavor for the brand.
What are some of your favorite Starbucks coffee types?
Feel free to let me know below!