Learn About the Starbucks Roast Spectrum

The Starbucks Roast™ Spectrum

Years of focus and expertise have led to the Starbucks Roast Spectrum. Each coffee bean requires a unique balance of temperature and time to reach its individual peak of aroma, acidity, body and flavour. Our coffees are classified by three roast profiles – Starbucks® Blonde Roast, Medium Roast and Dark Roast – so you can easily find the flavour and intensity that’s perfect for you.

  1. Blonde Roast Coffees

    Lighter-bodied and mellow, Starbucks® Blonde Roast coffees awaken the senses gently and deliver an approachable and flavourful cup with slight hints of roast.

  2. Medium Roast Coffees

    Smooth and balanced, our medium-roasted coffees are perfect for every coffee break.

  3. Dark Roast Coffees

    Fuller-bodied and bold, these coffees feature robust flavours and the characteristic essence of an intense roast.

Coffee Tastings at Starbucks

I'll always remember my first coffee tasting. As a partner (employee) at Starbucks I think it's something that stays with you. I tasted our Breakfast Blend with a slice of Lemon Drizzle Loaf. To this day any time I'm introducing someone to the method of tasting coffee I'm always taken back to that afternoon, how I felt (nervous and excited – it was my first day!) and more importantly, what I tasted!

Coffee tastings are our way to share with you the different coffees we offer. Everyone is different and holding a tasting is always an interesting experience – someone may pick up on some herbal flavours you hadn't noticed – or a great food pairing can really change the way you taste and enjoy a particular coffee.

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