• Starbucks Caffe Verona
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    Starbucks Caffè Verona review

    Origin: 100% Arabica from Asia-Pacific and Latin America Roast: dark Intensity: 10 Order: Buy Starbucks Caffè Verona at Amazon Brown foam. Intense, pungently spicy aroma. Clearly a dark roast already from the aroma, strong, permeating, sweet and bold. Crema is quite thick. Quite dry, with a medium-full body. Some spiciness, like black pepper and curcuma, can be noticed in the aftertaste. In general, a dark chocolate, averagely bitter, cup of coffee, with notes of caramelized sugar due to the dark roasting. Very low acidity, barely noticeable when hot. Easier to drink than the strong aroma would have hinted at. The dryness marries well with the spiciness. High intensity, for a…

  • Starbucks Pike Place Roast
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    Starbucks Pike Place Roast review

    Origin: 100% Arabica from Latin America Roast: medium Intensity: 7 Order: Buy Starbucks Pike Place Roast at Amazon Brown foam. Intense, very roasty, nutty aroma. Acidity, apple-like, and sweetness can be both discerned from the smell already. Quite intense at the tasting too, with a thick crema and a very good body. Dry, partly velvety, with a feeble acidity that grows as the coffee cools down. Vague sweetness and only a hint of bitterness. Malted cereals, nuts, biscuits and undertones of chocolate are the main flavors. Strong, heavily dry and increasingly bitter as the coffee becomes cold, aftertaste. Precisely at lower temperatures the aftertaste acquires a pungent, spicy quality. A…

  • Starbucks House Blend
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    Starbucks House Blend review

    Origin: 100% Arabica from Latin America Roasting: medium Intensity: 8 Order: Buy Starbucks House Blend at Amazon Dark brown foam. Strong aroma, well-round, very roasty. Malted cereals and a distinct sweetness, hinting at a good body and a dark roasted cup. Strongly bitter at first, confirming the medium/dark roasting. The acidity comes out mostly in the aftertaste. Good body, medium intensity. Cocoa, some nuttiness, cereals, hints of toffee, with plenty of roasted notes and bitterness are the main characteristics of this blend. A basic sweetness, caramel/toffee-like, can be discerned. Persisting and thick crema. A pungent acidity, typical of quality Arabica, resists amid the general roastiness. A blend that seems born…

  • Starbucks Blonde Roast
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    Starbucks Blonde Roast review

    Origin: 100% Arabica from Latin America Roast: blonde Intensity: 5 Order: Buy Starbucks Blonde Roast at Amazon Light brown foam. Nutty and markedly sweet aroma. A bit of grapes’ acidity can be smelled too. Initially way more bitter than the aroma would have suggested. A delicately roasted taste, with a gentle nuttiness and cocoa notes that make up the source of the bitterness. As soon as the coffee isn’t scorching hot, acidity comes to the fore. Apple and grapes-like acidity. A medium intensity blend, as medium is the body too. At lower temperatures the acidity prevails, accompanied by a smooth and milky sweetness. The bitterness instead takes a step back…

  • Italia Il Caffé
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    Il Caffé review

    Origin: washed Robusta from Vietnam and Indonesia, with a touch of washed Arabica from Colombia. Intensity: 13 Bitterness: 5 Acidity: 1 Body: 4 Roasting: 5 Brown foam. Malted cereals, intense, aroma. Deliciously roasted smell, with sweet notes. Dry at the first taste, with a thick, velvety, crema that fills the aftertaste completely. Once the crema subsides, a spicy, peppery, bitterness prevails in the aftertaste. Very intense, a full-bodied cup. Primarily bitter, due to the dark roasted Robusta. Acidity is very weak, barely present. The Arabica component of Il Caffé isn’t enough to make some acidity noticeable, covered by the Robusta’s flavours. Some pepper, hazelnuts, toasted cereals and bitter cocoa powder…

  • Italia Torta di Nocciole
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    Italia Torta di Nocciole review

    Origin: Bourbon Arabica from Brazil and Arabica from Colombia Bitterness: 3 Acidity: 3 Body: 3 Roasting: 3 Light brown foam. Cereals, almonds and nutty aroma, intense and very sweet overall. At the first taste it’s an extremely dry cup when hot. Somewhat of a bitter aftertaste, very heavily leaning towards hazelnuts and walnuts. Thick crema, medium body. The tasting experience is much less sweet than the aroma, quite balanced instead between bitterness and sweetness. The roasted flavour, a bit salty in the aftertaste, covers most of the other flavours, among which the primary ones are hazelnuts, vanilla, walnuts and cereals. No acidity at all at high temperatures, only noticeable at…

  • Italia Amaretti
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    Italia Amaretti review

    Origin: Bourbon Arabica from Brazil and Arabica from Colombia Bitterness: 3 Acidity: 3 Body: 3 Roasting: 3 Light brown foam. Strong and intense almond aroma, with a pleasant sweetness. Very dry, not at all sweet, but neither bitter, at hot temperatures. Somewhat bland when very hot. Some almond bitterness emerges during the tasting, along with vanilla and malted cereals notes. Virtually no acidity, mostly covered by the sweet aroma and the feeble bitterness. A light roast, with the inherent coffee flavours mostly covered by the almond flavouring. Overall a light/medium bodied capsule, slightly bitter at the taste and quite sweet at the smell, possessing a feebly acidic aftertaste. A light…