Friday, September 3, 2010

Starbucks' Caffè Verona


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

24 comments:

  1. I'll drink it anyway. Mmmm, bitter weak coffee.

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  2. The only coffee that i can drink is from strabucks :D

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  3. Thanks. I'll avoid it now. Good blog. Check mine out some time.
    http://thecrispyguy.blogspot.com/

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  4. Nice wee site ya got here man

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  5. The only coffee i drink is the Gloria jeans

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  6. There is no Starbucks in my town but I'm really looking forward to try this

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  7. starbucks!
    http://jblivetour.blogspot.com/

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  8. I need a damn coffee machine or someone to go get me coffee now!

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  9. Personally I like their Rwandan gold one, don't know if it's sold in the US though

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  10. "Personally I like their Rwandan gold one, don't know if it's sold in the US though"

    I'll have to look around for it. If I can find it, I'll post a review!

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  11. "I'll have to look around for it. If I can find it, I'll post a review!"

    Thank you! :D

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  12. Coffee is good. I prefer caribou coffee over starbucks, bust they're both good. Nice blog.

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  13. always enjoy the cafe verona, is good at work

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