Roasty Sweet & Dark Cocoa
A cup full of romance and passion.
Caffè Verona® is a seductive blend of beans from Latin America and Indonesia, with a gentle touch of Italian Roast lending depth, soul and sweetness.
Because this delectable combination pairs so very well with chocolate, it has become a Valentine’s Day favorite – and the coffee we most associate with romance. Bella, Bella!
P.S.: Literature lovers out there will recognize Verona as the city where Shakespeare set Romeo and Juliet. Although the play ends in tragedy, we’d like you to know that every cup of this coffee has a happy ending.
Caffè Verona®, as we now know it, was first developed as a restaurant coffee. It was served at a now-defunct Seattle restaurant, Jake O’Shaughnessy’s, where it was called Jake’s Blend.
The coffee was so popular (and tasty) that eventually, it became a standard coffee in our lineup and we named it Caffè Verona® – though sometimes it was also called 80/20 Blend because the original recipe was 80 percent Yukon Blend® and 20 percent Italian Roast.
When I was hired as a barista in 1990, this was one of the first coffees I came to love. Some years ago I wrote a poem about Caffè Verona® for an internal company publication. Below is an updated version of that poem that honors my long-standing appreciation of this bold coffee.
Love Letter to Caffé Verona®
Find It At
- Grocery Stores and Other Retailers
- Our Online Store
- Tasting Notes:
- Well-balanced and rich with a dark cocoa texture. Try it with a piece of dark chocolate to bring out even more sweetness.
Full-bodied and bold.
- Enjoy with:
- Chocolate truffles and dinner guests.
- Multi Region Blend
Decaf Caffè Verona®
Decaf Caffé Verona® is our most romantic coffee, just without all the caffeine.
For more than a decade, Starbucks has worked with Conservation International (CI) to develop and implement the C.A.F.E. Practices program. The program encourages coffee suppliers to grow process and trade coffee in an environmentally responsible way. Starbucks invites coffee cooperatives, farms and supply networks of all sizes and scale to participate. Learn more about Conservation International