This evening the lineup is Starbucks' Caffè Verona brewed in a Curtis D500/D60gt Coffeemaker.
|Starbucks' Caffè Verona|
|Curtis D500/ D60gt|
What the Starbucks website has to say: Starbucks' most popular coffee, Caffè Verona is a versatile, complex blend combining great Latin American and Asia Pacific coffees with a touch of Italian Roast. Great in a coffee press, drip brewer or even as espresso.
What I have to say: I don't like it. It's bitter, weak, and has a pungent aroma that really extinguishes any desire to keep drinking. I can see where they were trying to go with this "bold" blend, but I think they might have gotten lost along the way. I'm sure that stood alone, the main coffees are probably fine. I have a feeling however, that Starbucks' may have mixed some bitter Robusta beans into this coffee as a filler. If you've tried it before in the past and disagree with me, feel free to let me know! I'd very much like to hear why anyone would like this blend.
Status: Not Recommended