Beginning March 6, 2012 customers can also see new Starbucks coffee packaging at all Starbucks stores in the Philippines. The new packaging is organized by roast – Starbucks Blonde Roast, Starbucks Medium Roast and Starbucks Dark Roast – allowing customers to easily find their favorites by taste and intensity. The spectrum of offerings includes new Starbucks Blonde Roast blends and other whole bean favorites.
Starbucks Blonde Roast Coffees are lighter-bodied with mellow, subtle and soft flavors. It is offered in two blends, Veranda Blend and Starbucks Willow Blend
Starbucks Veranda Blend – The Latin American blend combines the delicate nuances of soft cocoa and light toasted nuts. When brewed, this coffee’s mellow and soft flavors, as well as its light body and medium acidity, truly shine. For the full Starbucks coffee experience, enjoy this blend with foods that highlights nuts or milk chocolate.
Starbucks Willow Blend – Described as bright and clean, this blend of Latin American and East African coffees offer subtle citrus flavors, creating a breezy, easy-to-drink cup. With light body and high acidity, Starbucks Willow Blend is a great complement to foods that have a hint of citrus flavors, such as lemon pound cake.
For medium-bodied with balanced, rich and smooth flavors, choose Starbucks Medium Roast Coffees. Offerings include Starbucks Breakfast Blend, Guatemala Antigua, Kenya, Pike Place Roast Starbucks House Blend, Colombia and Kape Vinta Blenda.
If you like a fuller body and robust, bold flavors the Starbucks Dark Roast Coffees is best for you. Offerings include Sumatra, Komodo Dragon Blend, Decaf Komodo Dragon Blend, Caffe Verona, Espresso Roast, Fair Trade Certified Italian Roast and French Roast.
I prefer the soft, subtle and sweet aroma of Starbucks Blonde for light snack and in between meals. I think it’s a perfect substitute to my usual cup of tea. However, I’ll go for the Dark roast for breakfast and for the times I need to stay awake. I can’t stay all day long without a cup of coffee, just like a lyric from a popular song, “it’s a hard habit to break”.
So what’s your favorite Starbucks Roast Coffee?