Looking for a light and mellow coffee to enjoy over conversation with friends? Starbucks® Veranda Blend™ is the perfect coffee for an unhurried weekend morning, or for any time you’re in the mood to savor a coffee that’s full of flavor but not too bold.
Veranda Blend™ is one of Starbucks’ newer coffees, introduced along with several other light or “blonde” roast coffees in January 2012. Since Starbucks first began roasting coffee in 1971, it was known for its dark roasted coffees. Although dark roasts have traditionally been preferred on the West Coast, Starbucks recognized that it could attract additional customers by offering quality coffees along the whole spectrum of coffee roasts from light to dark.
Veranda Blend™ and the other blonde roast coffees extend the Starbucks Roast Spectrum™ to encompass three roast profiles — blonde, medium, and dark. Although Veranda Blend™ blonde roast coffee is a departure from Starbucks’ traditional darker roasts, it has become one of Starbucks’ most popular blends.
Veranda Blend™ coffee is a blend of premium Latin American beans. It has a light body and medium acidity, resulting in a very mellow and relaxed cup of coffee. (Remember, though, that as a light roast, it has more caffeine than a darker roast.) Flavors include hints of soft cocoa and lightly toasted nuts.
Starbucks also packages Veranda Blend™ coffee in several other convenient formats:
K-cup pods are designed for use with the popular Keurig® single cup brewing system. They provide an easy, mess-free way to enjoy premium brewed Veranda Blend™ blonde roast coffee in less than a minute. Veranda Blend™ K-cups are available directly from the Starbucks Store in 32 count and 128 count sizes. They are also available from Amazon.com, in 16, 24, 48, and 96 count boxes.
The Starbucks Verismo™ System uses specially packaged pods that let you create Starbucks espresso drinks and brewed coffee at home. The Verismo™ machines feature a high-pressure water system that heats up in as little as 15 to 20 seconds. The Starbucks Store sells 12 count and 96 count boxes of Verismo™ Veranda Blend™ pods. Other count options are available from Amazon.com.
These convenient ready-brew coffee packs deliver the great taste of brewed coffee with minimal fuss. Take a pack or two with you wherever you go. Just add water, stir, and you’re ready to enjoy a great cup of Veranda Blend™ blonde roast coffee. VIA® packs are available directly from the Starbucks Store in 12 count and 48 counts boxes, and various count options are available from Amazon.com as well.
Each individual 2.5 oz. package of ground coffee is pre-measured so you can easily and conveniently brew one pot of coffee. Depending on the coffee strength you want, a pack will make a pot of approximately 50 to 64 fl. oz. of Veranda Blend™ coffee. Each box contains 18 portion packs.
Although I love many of the Starbucks coffees, I find that I often choose the Veranda Blend™ blonde roast. I may not always have the leisure to sip it while sitting on the veranda, but the coffee’s gentle flavor is always soothing.
What about you? Have you tried Starbucks Veranda Blend™? If so, what’s your opinion?
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