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Although the gulf between these two types is huge, we think all can agree that our Breakfast Blend is one fine coffee.
It’s a gathering of Latin American beans chosen for their sparkling flavor. Kind of like orange juice and the way it dances on your tongue, this coffee has a get-up-and-going charge to it.
But we roast these beans a little lighter than we usually do. So the flavor is lighter-bodied and milder – just a nudge really. What you get is a nice, clean taste with a sunny disposition. Whether your cup is half full or half empty, it’s all good.
Six thousand feet – straight up. Sounds extreme, we know. But high atop the majestic Andes, in a rugged landscape of simmering volcanoes, is where the finest coffee beans in Colombia like to grow. And just as there are no shortcuts through the dirt paths that crisscross the sheer slopes, we take none when it comes to nurturing these treasured cherries to gourmet perfection.
This Colombian marvel erupts on the palate with a juicy feel and robust flavors, a testament to the hearty riches of volcanic soils. Its remarkable finish, dry with hints of walnut, lifts this superior coffee into a class of its own. One sip and you’ll agree it’s worth every step of the climb.
These agricultural lands are famous for their passion and tradition, for exemplifying the best qualities of their respective beverages.
This lush part of southern Guatemala is nestled among three volcanoes. The high altitude and loamy soil create conditions that are nearly ideal for coffee growers and coffee lovers alike.
And love this coffee we do. It’s an elegant affair: refined in its acidity, identified by the pedigree of its gentle spice flavors and subtle cocoa-like texture.
One sip and you immediately recognize the characteristics that make this coffee so distinctively Starbuckian. An attention to quality in sourcing the finest Latin American beans. A care in the roast that brings forth all of the flavors locked within those beans. And a smile as the cup is handed across the counter to you.
(Of course, if you’re brewing this at home, we realize you’ll be the one providing both counter and smile. Fortunately, smiles are easy with this familiar and friendly blend. Our House is your House too.)
And big – awash with a full-bodied juiciness that makes it instantly recognizable to its many, many fans. These qualities are all true of our Kenya coffee.
You can recognize Kenya through its tell-tale citrus flavors – grapefruit most often, but sometimes lemon and sometimes tart orange. There’s a sparkle to this coffee, a bright acidity, that makes it so refreshing to drink. In fact, it's a terrific iced coffee on a hot summer day.
The very first day Seattle’s Pike Place Market opened in the summer of 1907, hundreds of eager customers snatched up all the farm-fresh goods in a matter of hours. By noon, there wasn’t a scrap of produce left as the farmers’ wagons began to roll out.
When we set up shop here in 1971, we knew our success would depend on how well we could cater to this insatiable appetite for freshness. Naturally we took up this challenge with gusto, offering superlative brews day in and day out.
Pike Place® Roast is as much a celebration of our proud history at the market as a heartfelt toast to our discerning customers. We created this blend to meet a wide range of tastes. Whether you prefer it straight up or complemented with cream and sugar, we promise a bold, satisfying cup that’s rich in flavor yet balanced enough to enjoy every day.
Pike Place is a trademark or registered trademark of The Pike Place Market PDA, used under license.
Caffè Verona® is a seductive blend of beans from Latin America and Indonesia, with a gentle touch of Italian Roast lending depth, soul and sweetness.
Because this delectable combination pairs so very well with chocolate, it has become a Valentine’s Day favorite – and the coffee we most associate with romance. Bella, Bella!
P.S.: Literature lovers out there will recognize Verona as the city where Shakespeare set Romeo and Juliet. Although the play ends in tragedy, we’d like you to know that every cup of this coffee has a happy ending.
It's a special blend of beans from Latin America and Asia/Pacific darkly roasted to produce a rich and caramelly sweetness.
Because this dense, full-bodied brew has a stout taste that stands up against milk, it’s the perfect foundation for making a latte or cappuccino at home.
Here’s an interesting fact: Espresso was invented in Italy by an enterprising soul who was seeking a way to prepare coffee in less time, in order to serve commuters rushing to catch trains. Which is somewhat ironic when you think about it, because coffee lovers in Italy (and all over the world) now prefer to savor their espresso in long, slow sips.
That’s an apt description of our favorite way to enjoy Italian Roast – just ourselves, two cups, and an afternoon to spare.
This coffee gets its distinctive sweetness from the way it is roasted: dark, and darker still. Somewhere beyond the caramel notes of our Espresso Roast but short of the smokiness that identifies our French Roast – that is the sweet spot held by Italian Roast. What is created after the coffee cools is a sturdy and sweet blend, potent and intense.
A pound a week, in fact. And it may interest you to know that this coffee is the one single-origin offering that we most often choose to enjoy at home, after we take off the green apron.
Why do we love it so? It has a full, buttery body with virtually no acidity, so the coffee’s intensity and flavor simply lingers on your tongue. Make no mistake, this is a slurping coffee. At its best, there’s no mistaking the concentrated herbal notes and earthy aroma – telltale marks this beloved brew have left on our shirts and our hearts.