If Cupid used coffee instead of arrows, this blend might well be his weapon of choice.
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 favourite – 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.
Caffè Verona®, as we now know it, was first developed as a restaurant coffee. It was served at a now-defunct Seattle restaurant, Jake O’Shaughnessy’s, where it was called Jake’s Blend.
The coffee was so popular (and tasty) that eventually, it became a standard coffee in our lineup and we named it Caffè Verona® – though sometimes it was also called 80/20 Blend because the original recipe was 80 percent Yukon Blend® and 20 percent Italian Roast.
When I was hired as a barista in 1990, this was one of the first coffees I came to love. Some years ago I wrote a poem about Caffè Verona® for an internal company publication. Below is an updated version of that poem that honors my long-standing appreciation of this bold coffee.
Love Letter to Caffé Verona®
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- A Fair Trade Certified™ chocolate bar - milk and dinner guests.
- Multi Region Blend
For more than a decade, Starbucks has worked with Conservation International to develop and implement the C.A.F.E. Practices program. C.A.F.E. Practices is a comprehensive set of environmental, social and economic guidelines Starbucks uses to ethically source its coffee. Starbucks invites coffee cooperatives, farms and supply networks of all sizes and scale to participate. Learn more.