Starbucks is introducing a new item to the permanent menu, and this time it's not a trendy Frappuccino. It also devoted the entire Starbucks Web site to new beverages that can be concocted with the Blonde Espresso, including the Starbucks Blonde Flat White, which is described so beautifully by the company as "Ristretto shots of Starbucks Blonde Espresso harmonize sweetly with steamed whole milk in the Flat White".
9 the coffee giant will offer blonde espresso at all of its US locations, marking the first time that the company has given its consumers a chance to pick the espresso in their cup. Just like drip coffee beans, espresso beans can come in a variety of roasts, and America's largest coffee chain has chose to give customers the option of a lighter roast espresso: Starbucks Blonde Espresso.
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For those asking what the difference between the Signature and Blonde espressos are, Starbucks has been kind enough to answer.
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In a press release, Starbucks said the Blonde Espresso is "lighter with a smooth taste", as compared to Starbucks's original espresso, which is "bolder and roastier".
If Blonde Espresso doesn't sound like a foreign concept to you, that might be because the roast was offered in foreign markets previously, debuting in Canada last winter. Blonde Espresso specifically was added in Canada a year ago "to an overwhelmingly positive response from partners (employees) and customers". "We are really proud of the roast and think customers are going to love experimenting with it".
The new espresso variety may have arrived just in time, too.