Starbucks® CAFFÈ VERONA®
Roasty Sweet & Dark Cocoa
A cup full of romance and passion.
The Story of Caffè Verona®
This is a coffee of one true love, and three names. We created it just for a Seattle restaurant in 1975, naming it Jake’s Blend. And people loved it. So many, in fact, that we began hand scooping and blending it to order in our stores, where it was known as 80/20 Blend, for the recipe. The love was so strong we finally made it official, calling it Caffè Verona® after the city that inspires so many. By any name, this is a thing of pure romance.
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Is your coffee in the grocery stores the same as the coffee in your stores?
Absolutely—only the packaging is different. This is so you can easily find your Starbucks favorites in the coffee aisle.
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®
- 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