A Heart of Gold: New Starbucks Blonde Espresso Roast Debuts in Canada


Customers in Canada can now experience a new twist on the classic with Starbucks® Blonde Espresso Roast as a second espresso option.

Since 1975 the signature Starbucks® Espresso Roast has been at the heart of Starbucks handcrafted espresso beverages, known for its intense, caramelly flavor.

Canadian customers can experience a new twist on the classic with Starbucks® Blonde Espresso Roast as a second espresso option. The new espresso offers beverages a heart of gold with a lighter roast, and bright, sweet flavour with citrus notes.

Starbucks Coffee specialist Anthony Carroll was part of the team that created the new espresso, a unique blend of Latin American and African coffee beans roasted to bring out the lighter side of espresso. Blonde Espresso is also a delicious option for iced espresso beverages, creating
smooth, balanced drinks.

“With our signature Starbucks Espresso, the caramelly roast is comes through in the beverage while Blonde Espresso is a sweeter, gentler flavor,” Carroll said. “It’s a great way to invite new espresso drinkers to try our beverages, while also offering our seasoned coffee drinkers a way to
experience our beverages in a new way.”

Customers in participating stores in Canada can request Blonde Espresso with any handcrafted espresso beverage, including:

Blonde Vanilla Latte

Starbucks® Blonde Vanilla Latte is a smooth, creamy beverage with subtle sweetness.

Blonde Hazelnut Latte

Starbucks® Blonde Espresso Roast, steamed milk and Hazelnut syrup, lightly topped with foam.

Blonde Latte Macchiato

Free-poured steamed milk marked with slowly poured Starbucks® Blonde espresso shots, adding one extra shot to each size, for full espresso flavour.

Iced Blonde Almondmilk Vanilla Latte

Starbucks® Blonde Espresso Roast, cold Almondmilk and Vanilla syrup, served over ice.

Starbucks Blonde Roast

Customers in Canada have embraced Starbucks Blonde Roast coffee since it was first launched in 2010, including Starbucks® Willow Blend® and Starbucks True North Blend® and available as whole-bean packaged coffee, K-Cup® Pods, Verismo® Pods and VIA Instant®.

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