Starbucks Blonde comes in two different blends: the Veranda (described as "mellow and soft") and the New Age-sounding Willow (characterized as "bright and clean"). As a regular Starbucks drinker, I was curious to know what the coffee titan's cuppa joe lite would taste like, so I subbed it for my usual morning cup of choice, the Pike Place Roast. How'd it fare? Read on to find out.
Enter Starbucks Blonde, a new "super-premium light roast coffee." It was unveiled in New York today and will roll out in Starbucks stores, and as whole bean, roast, ground, Via, and K-Cup packs in supermarkets as well, come January 2012.
Perhaps weak coffee will take off just like low-alcohol cocktails have in the past year. I'm curious to know: will the super-light coffee come with a lighter price tag as well?