All of our handcrafted espresso drinks—from lattes to macchiatos to flat whites and more—can be made with either shots of Starbucks® Espresso Roast or Starbucks® Blonde Espresso Roast at participating stores.
Starbucks® Espresso Roast
Rich and caramelly sweet, Espresso Roast is roasted dark in order to maximize the intensity of its blend. We love it for its profile of chocolate, spices and nuts and its lingering finish. Since 1975, Espresso Roast has been the rich and roasty signature of all Starbucks® espresso drinks.
Starbucks® Blonde Espresso Roast
Your other choice, Starbucks® Blonde Espresso Roast, delivers a seriously smooth and subtly sweet taste. Our first-ever light-roasted espresso, it showcases the coffee’s natural sweetness, with a creamy body and light notes of lemon and orange. We developed Starbucks® Blonde Roast in 2018 after years of trial to develop the taste profile.