Learn About the Starbucks Roast Spectrum

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The Starbucks Roast™ Spectrum

Years of focus and expertise have led to the Starbucks Roast Spectrum. Each coffee bean requires a unique balance of temperature and time to reach its individual peak of aroma, acidity, body and flavor. Our coffees are classified by three roast profiles – Starbucks® Blonde Roast, Medium Roast and Dark Roast – so you can easily find the flavor and intensity that’s perfect for you.

  1. Blonde Roast Coffees
    Blonde Roast Coffees

    Lighter-bodied and mellow, Starbucks® Blonde Roast coffees awaken the senses gently and deliver an approachable and flavorful cup with slight hints of roast.

  2. Medium Roast Coffees
    Medium Roast Coffees

    Smooth and balanced, our medium-roasted coffees are perfect for every coffee break.

  3. Dark Roast Coffees
    Dark Roast Coffees

    Fuller-bodied and bold, these coffees feature robust flavors and the characteristic essence of an intense roast.