How is Starbucks' new blonde espresso? Here's a review

How is Starbucks' new blonde espresso? Here's a review

The coffee chain is adding a new light, subtly sweet roast called Blonde Espresso to its menu, the company announced Tuesday.

For the first time in 43 years... a second espresso.

Starbucks' coffee isn't the only menu item to go blonde.

The new espresso will be in addition to the signature espresso and will be a permanent menu addition. That combination, according to a Starbucks Barista Champion we spoke with, lends well to the Blonde Espresso's use in iced drinks and espresso-forward beverages. The coffee chain just introduced their newest drink, Starbucks Blonde Espresso, and you can officially try it out starting today. Starbucks makes the new espresso roast with lightly roasted Latin American and East African beans to bring out their "sweet citrus notes and smooth body". The difference was most present in the iced Americano and the Flat White, with the Blonde Espresso giving the former a more refreshing, tea-like finish and both taking on a nuttier and less-rich feel while sipping. If you prefer a lighter flavor (and less sugar!), you'll want to order your espresso-based drink (from the Vanilla Latte to the Flat White) in the new Blonde flavor, which debuted first in Canada early previous year. "The Blonde Espresso could attract customers". "We are really proud of the roast and think customers are going to love experimenting with it".

Starbucks is no doubt hoping the Blonde Espresso will be another surefire win for the company, which recent came out the victor in an underfilled latte lawsuit. According to the New York-based trade group National Coffee Association, 24% of daily coffee drinkers chose espresso in 2017, up from 18% in 2016.

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