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Finding the Right Roast for You

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Blonde, Medium, Dark Roast Coffees in Glass Mugs

DO YOU KNOW YOUR FAVORITE ROAST?

People have very different tastes, so our master roasters work hard behind the scenes to create unique coffees for every preference. Our coffees are classified by three roast profiles: Starbucks® Blonde Roast, Medium Roast and Dark Roast. Once you find the ones that fit your palate best, you can explore even more flavors and characteristics to love within the spectrum.

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Our Three Main Roasts
Blonde bean
SMOOTH & FLAVORFUL

Starbucks® Blonde Roast

Starbucks® Blonde Roast coffee beans have a shorter roast time, allowing for an easy-drinking cup of more mellow flavors.

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Medium Bean
BALANCED & WELL-ROUNDED

Medium Roast

Medium-roasted coffee beans are smooth and balanced, with rich, approachable flavors.

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Dark Bean
RICH & BOLD

Dark Roast

Dark-roasted coffees have a fuller body with robust, bold taste.

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Starbucks® Blonde Roast

A favorite among our lightly roasted coffees is Starbucks® Veranda Blend®. Surprisingly smooth and inviting, it features flavorful notes of toasted malt and milk chocolate.

Medium Roast

With its well-rounded blend of Latin American beans and subtly rich flavors of cocoa and praline, Starbucks® Pike Place® Roast is an iconic example of our medium-roasted coffees.​

Dark Roast

At the darker end is our cherished Starbucks® Italian Roast, expertly crafted to bring out a sweet depth of flavor with notes of dark cocoa and toasted marshmallow.

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Your Taste. Your Roast.

Even within a given roast, coffees can taste very different. Each will have its own aroma and character determined by its origin, processing method and how it was brewed and served. So, the best way to find what you love might very well be to taste them all.​

 

To find out where to start, take our coffee quiz to see which Starbucks® coffee is your perfect match.

COFFEE QUIZ

Find the Perfect Coffee for You

BREWING GUIDE

How to Make Pour-Over Coffee

BLENDING & ROASTING

The Starbucks® Coffee Roast Spectrum <p>There’s a vast and rewarding world of coffees out there to enjoy. The more you understand coffee roasting and the delicious nuances it uncovers, the easier it will be to explore outside your coffee comfort zone. Read on to learn about our roast spectrum, from our smooth, light-bodied Starbucks<sup>®</sup> Blonde Roast to our rich, bold Dark Roast—and everything in between.</p> 2 Minutes