The Perfect Cup.

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Watch Jack, a barista in our Romford store, as he shares everything that goes into making your cup a perfect cup.

Making you the perfect cup of coffee doesn’t just happen. It’s a journey that starts above 1’500 meters, where we source the highest quality Arabica beans, continues through our unique roasting process, and it finishes the last 10 feet. This is where our baristas use the finest ingredients and bespoke tools to make your drink exactly the way you want. Because the perfect cup is only perfect if you say it is.

  1. The Ingredients
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    To make the perfect espresso, we need the perfect ingredients. To understand what goes inside each cup to make it taste so good explore here.

  2. The Best Equipment
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    Great ingredients deserve great tools. And we believe if you can’t source what you need, craft them yourself. Our equipment.

  3. Our Partners
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    We promise to make your cup just the way you like it. The difference between a good cup and a perfect cup is your barista.

Introducing our new standard of latte.

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Now your coffee comes with more coffee. We’re giving you more espresso for the same price in every Tall and Venti latte.

Where does coffee come from?

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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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Making the Perfect Latte

Almost all of our espresso-based drinks are made from two key, but very vital components – the espresso and the milk. Get them right and you are on your way to a perfect drink. Get them wrong and your drink will fall way short of the mark!

So how do you get them both right? Let’s start with the Espresso.

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