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.
A celebration of espresso flavor—hot water poured over espresso for a cup that is as deep and dark as the coffee bean itself.
Espresso lies in wait under a smoothed and stretched layer of thick foam. It's truly the height of our baristas' craft.
The heart and soul of all our espresso beverages. Each shot we pull has three distinct layers that create a deep, satisfying flavor.
Just a touch of milk foam on top of a perfect, robust espresso shot.
Bold ristretto shots matched with the perfect amount of steamed milk to create a not too strong, not too creamy flavor.
Delicious espresso and steamed milk always blend perfectly with whatever flavors you desire to add.
A generous pour of foamed milk marked with robust espresso for a rich creaminess and flavorful finish.