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Latin America Countries
(11)
Puerto Rico
Mexico
Guatemala
Honduras
El Salvador
Nicaragua
Costa Rica
Panama
Colombia
Peru
Brazil
Latin America Properties
(known for)
traditional, well balanced flavors

often evocative of cocoa or nuts

crisp, bright acidity

result of climate, volcanic soil, and fermentation process used
Breakfast Blend
Growing Region
Latin America
Breakfast Blend
Processing Method
Washed
Breakfast Blend
Key Term
Clean
Breakfast Blend
Classification
Mild
Breakfast Blend
Description
mild & flavorful
light bodied
LightNote Blend
Growing Region
Latin America
LightNote Blend
Processing Method
Washed
LightNote Blend
Key Term
Balanced
LightNote Blend
Classification
Mild
LightNote Blend
Description
Mildest blend, features smooth and straightforward Latin America coffess

Has a crisp, clean finish
Organic Shade Grown Mexico
Growing Region
Latin America
Organic Shade Grown Mexico
Processing Method
Washed
Organic Shade Grown Mexico
Key Term
Bright
Organic Shade Grown Mexico
Classification
Medium
Organic Shade Grown Mexico
Description
crisp acidity, slightly nutty flavor, and a relishing aftertaste.

Certified organic and grown under shade trees in Chiapas, Mexico
Colombia Nariño Supremo
Growing Region
Latin America
Colombia Nariño Supremo
Processing Method
Washed
Colombia Nariño Supremo
Key Term
Nutty
Colombia Nariño Supremo
Classification
Medium
Colombia Nariño Supremo
Description
Medium-bodied, smooth, well-balanced with a signature nutty flavor found only in coffees from the Nariño region.
Guatemala Antigua
Growing Region
Latin America
Guatemala Antigua
Processing Method
Washed
Guatemala Antigua
Key Term
Cocoa
Guatemala Antigua
Classification
Medium
Guatemala Antigua
Description
Elegant, complex coffee with great depth.

Refined acidity is balanced with a subtle cocoa-powder texture and soft spice flavor.
House Blend
Growing Region
Latin America
House Blend
Processing Method
Washed
House Blend
Key Term
Balanced
House Blend
Classification
Medium
House Blend
Description
Medium-bodied blend of Latin America coffees featuring a vibrant acidity and clean, well-balanced flavor.
Africa/Arabia
Countries
(10)
Yemen
Ethiopia
Uganda
Kenya
Rwanda
Burundi
Tanzania
Zambia
Malawi
Zimbabwe
Africa/Arabia
Features
Have an exceptionally distinctive character and with a wide variety of flavors, provides some of the world's most unusual and sought after coffees.
Ethiopia Sidamo
Growing Region
Africa/Arabia
Ethiopia Sidamo
Processing Method
Washed
Ethiopia Sidamo
Key Term
Floral
Ethiopia Sidamo
Classification
Bold
Ethiopia Sidamo
Description
Delicate and complex, offers a floral aroma, medium body, and distinctive lemon flavor.
Kenya
Growing Region
Africa/Arabia
Kenya
Processing Method
Washed
Kenya
Key Term
Citrus
Kenya
Classification
Bold
Kenya
Description
juicy acidity, unmistakable grapefruit and wine flavors, medium body
Arabian Mocha Sanai
Growing Region
Africa/Arabia
Arabian Mocha Sanai
Processing Method
Natural
Arabian Mocha Sanai
Key Term
Exotic
Arabian Mocha Sanai
Classification
Extra Bold
Arabian Mocha Sanai
Description
One of the coffee world's exotic treasures, Sanai displays a dazzling array of spice, cocoa, wine, and berries.
Asia/Pacific
Countries
(7)
Thailand
Phillipines
Sumatra
Sulawesi
Papua New Guinea
Java
East Timor
Sumatra
Growing Region
Asia/Pacific
Sumatra
Processing Method
Semi-Washed
Sumatra
Key Word
Earthy
Sumatra
Classification
Extra Bold
Sumatra
Note
Best selling single origin coffee
Sulawesi
Growing Region
Asia/Pacific
Sulawesi
Processing Method
Semi-Washed
Sulawesi
Key Term
Elegant
Sulawesi
Classification
Bold
Sulawesi
Note
Earthy aroma, smooth full body, complex flavor with herbal notes
Komodo Dragon Blend
Growing Region
Asia/Pacific
Komodo Dragon Blend
Processing Method
Washed & Semi-washed
Komodo Dragon Blend
Key Term
Earthy
Komodo Dragon Blend
Classification
Bold
Komodo Dragon Blend
Note
Great body balanced with surprising acidity
Cafe Estima Blend
Growing Region
Multi-region
Cafe Estima Blend
Processing Method
Washed
Cafe Estima Blend
Key Term
Balanced
Cafe Estima Blend
Classification
Bold
Cafe Estima Blend
Note
low acidity, full body, smooth velvety mouthfeel with a roasty sweet finsh
Serena Organic Blend
Growing Region
Multi-region
Serena Organic Blend
Processing Method
Washed
Serena Organic Blend
Key Term
Citrus
Serena Organic Blend
Classification
Medium
Serena Organic Blend
Note
medium-nodied balance, crisp acidity and citrus flavor with subtle floral notes
Caffe Verona
Growing Region
Multi-region
Caffe Verona
Processing Method
Washed & Semi-washed
Caffe Verona
Key Term
Complex
Caffe Verona
Classification
Bold
Caffe Verona
Note
Full-bodied blend of Latin America and Asia/Pacific coffees with 20% Italian Roast for added depth and sweetness
Yukon Blend
Growing Region
Multi-region
Yukon Blend
Processing Method
Washed & Semi-washed
Yukon Blend
Key Term
Balanced
Yukon Blend
Classification
Bold
Yukon Blend
Note
Hearty and well rounded, a great "next step" coffee after house blend.
Gold Coast Blend
Growing Region
Multi-region
Gold Coast Blend
Key Term
Elegant
Gold Coast Blend
Classification
Extra Bold
Gold Coast Blend
Note
Full bodied and intense

Biggest and boldest Starbucks blend
Espresso Roast
Growing Region
Multi-region
Espresso Roast
Processing Method
Washed
Espresso Roast
Key Term
Caramelly
Espresso Roast
Classification
Bold
Italian Roast
Growing Region
Latin America
Italian Roast
Processing Method
Washed
Italian Roast
Key Term
Intense
Italian Roast
Classification
Extra Bold
Italian Roast
Note
Offers a sturdy, sweet, slightly smoky flavor.
French Roast
Growing Region
Latin America
French Roast
Processing Method
Washed
French Roast
Key Term
Smoky
French Roast
Classification
Extra Bold
French Roast
Note
Light body with intense, smoky flavor
Four cornerstones of brewing great coffee
Proportion
Grind
Water
Freshness
Proportion amounts
2 tbsp (10g) grounds / 6oz water
What goes with apples?
(4)
Breakfast Blend
Guatemala Antigua
House Blend
Sulawesi
What goes with berries?
(2)
Kenya
Arabian Mocha Sunai
What goes with blueberries?
(2)
Breakfast Blend
House Blend
What goes with butter?
(3)
LightNote Blend
Sumatra
Sulawesi
What goes with caramel?
(6)
Colombia Narino Supremo
Guatemala Antigua
Sulawesi
Cafe Estima Blend
Gold Coast Blend
Espresso Roast
What goes with caramelized sugar?
(3)
Caffe Verona
Italian Roast
French Roast
What goes with cheeses?
(1)
Sumatra
What goes with chocolate?
(6)
Arabian Mocha Sanani
Caffe Verona
Yukon Blend
Gold Coast Blend
Espresso Roast
Italian Roast
Caffe Verona
What goes with cinnamon?
(3)
Sumatra
Komodo Dragon Blend
Yukon Blend
What goes with any citrus?
(1)
Serena Organic Blend
What goes with cocoa?
(3)
Guatemala Antigua
Cafe Estima Blend
Serena Organic Blend
What goes with currants?
(2)
Kenya
Arabian Mocha Sanani
What goes with grapefruit?
(1)
Kenya
What goes with herbs?
(2)
Ethiopia Sidamo
Komodo Dragon Blend
What goes with lemons?
(3)
Breakfast Blend
LightNote Blend
Ethiopia Sidamo
What goes with maple?
(2)
Sumatra
Gold Coast Blend
What goes with all nuts?
(8)
Breakfast Blend
LightNote Blend
Organic Shade Grown Mexico
Guatemala Antigua
House Blend
Cafe Estima Blend
Serena Organic Blend
Espresso Roast
What goes with oatmeal?
(3)
Sumatra
Komodo Dragon Blend
Yukon Blend
What goes with oranges?
(2)
Organic Shade Grown Mexico
Kenya
What goes with pears?
(1)
Sulawesi
What goes with pecans?
(1)
Colombia Narino Supremo
What goes with raisins?
(3)
Kenya
Arabian Mocha Sanani
Yukon Blend
What goes with spices?
(3)
Arabian Mocha Sanani
Espresso Roast
Italian Roast
What goes with toffee?
(1)
Sumatra
What goes with walnuts?
(1)
Colombia Narino Supremo
What does Breakfast Blend compliment?
(4)
Nuts
Apples
Blueberries
Lemons
What does LightNote Blend compliment?
(3)
Nuts
Lemons
Butter
What does Organic Shade Grown Mexico compliment?
(2)
Oranges
Nuts
What does Colombia Narino Supremo compliment?
(3)
Walnuts
Pecans
Caramel
What does Guatemala Antigua compliment?
(4)
Cocoa
Apples
Caramel
Nuts
What does House Blend compliment?
(3)
Nuts
Apples
Blueberries
What does Ethiopia Sidamo compliment?
(2)
Lemons
Herbs
What does Kenya compliment?
(5)
Grapefruit
Berries
Currants
Raisins
Oranges
What does Arabian Mocha Sanani compliment?
(5)
Raisins
Currants
Berries
Spices
Chocolate
What does Sumatra compliment?
(6)
Cinnamon
Oatmeal
Maple
Butter
Toffee
Cheeses
What does Sulawesi compliment?
(5)
Cheeses
Butter
Caramel
Apples
Pears
What does Komodo Dragon Blend compliment?
(3)
Herbs
Cinnamon
Oatmeal
What does Cafe Estima Blend compliment?
(3)
Nuts
Cocoa
Caramel
What does Serena Organic Blend compliment?
(3)
Citrus
Nuts
Cocoa
What does Caffe Verona compliment?
(2)
Chocolate
Caramelized Sugar
What does Yukon Blend compliment?
(4)
Cinnamon
Raisins
Oatmeal
Chocolate
What does Gold Coast Blend compliment?
(3)
Maple
Chocolate
Caramel
What does Espresso Roast compliment?
(4)
Caramel
Spices
Chocolate
Nuts
What does Italian Roast compliment?
(3)
Chocolate
Caramelized Sugar
Spices
What does French Roast compliment?
(2)
Toasted Nuts
Caramelized Sugar
List the mild coffees.
(2)
Breakfast Blend
LightNote Blend
List the medium coffees.
(5)
Organic Shade Grown Mexico
Colombia Narino Supremo
Guatemala Antigua
House Blend
Serena Organic Blend
List the bold coffees.
(8)
Ethiopia Sidamo
Kenya
Sulawesi
Komodo Dragon Blend
Cafe Estima Blend
Caffe Verona Blend
Yukon Blend
Espresso Roast
List the extra bold coffees.
(5)
Arabian Mocha Sanani
Sumatra
Gold Coast Blend
Italian Roast
French Roast
List the coffees that come in decaf as well as regular.
(6)
LightNote Blend
Organic Shade Grown Mexico
House Blend
Sumatra
Komodo Dragon Blend
Caffe Verona
Espresso Roast
With the exception of Caffe Verona, all of the mild and medium coffees come from what region?
Latin America
Bold and extra bold coffees come from every region except which one?
Latin America
Define acidity
The lively, palate-cleansing property characteristic of high-grown washed coffees.
Define aged coffee.
Certain coffees from the Asia/pacific region benefit from prolonged storage prior to roasting. After 3 - 5 years in warehouses in Asia, these coffees are used in select Starbucks blends.
Define arabica.
The more refined of the two major commercially significant species of coffee, and the only one purchased by Starbucks.
Define aroma.
One of the four basic qualities possessed by all coffees, aroma is the term used to describe the scent or bouquet of the coffee.
Define balanced
a coffee that features a harmonious mix of flavor, acidity, and body; no one characterisitc dominates the cup.
Define berry
a flavor and aroma note reminiscent of blackberries or blueberries. some of the best coffees of East Africa and the Arabian Peninsula possess this characteristic.
Define blend
refers to a coffee that combines coffees from different countries in order to achievea taste that no single coffee can offer.
Define body
the relative weight or thickness of a coffee on your tongue
Define bright
an assertive flavor with a tangy acidity perceived at the front of the mouth; denotes high quality and a high-altitude coffee farm.
Define C.A.F.E. Practices
Coffee and Farmer Equity Practices
Define caramelly
A subtle sweetness, particularly in blends given a deep, dark roast
Define citrus
an unmistakable lemon or grapefruit flavor note
Define clean
high quality coffees that leave little aftertaste
Define cocoa
a texture and flavor reminiscent of unsweetened cocoa powder, it leaves a somewhat dry, but very pleasant aftertaste in the mouth
Define complex
a coffee with an array of flavors rather than one dominant taste
Define earthy
most often used to describe indonesian coffees, earthy flavors remind people of fresh, fragrant soil or even mushrooms.
Define elegant
refers to coffees that have luxurious mouthfeel and intriguing flavors
Define exotic
unusual aromatic and flavor notes, such as floral, berry, and sweet spice
Define FlavorLock
Refers to the packaging material and one-way valve that guarantee our coffee's freshness
Define floral
A fresh, sweet aroma that is fleeting and delicate, but unmistakable
Define full-bodied
a heavier texture; the weightier the coffee on the tongue, the more body it has
Define intense
a singular, potent attribute - such as the earthiness o Sumatra or the smokiness of French Roast
Define light-bodied
less weighty on the tongue with a fleeting aftertaste
Define medium-bodied
a smooth, even texture, neither fleeting nor overwhelming
Define nutty
an enjoyable flavor reminiscent of walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, or other nuts
Define organic
grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers
Define robusta
one of two major commercially significant species of coffee, grown at lower altitudes than arabica. not purchased by Starbucks.
Define shade grown
refers to coffees that are grown under a canopy of shade trees.
Define single origin
refers to a coffee such as Kenya that is made up of coffee entirely from one country and offered to showcase the distinctive character of that country's coffee
Define smoky
The darker the roast, the more smoky the aroma and flavor
Define smooth
medium to full-bodied coffee with a balanced mouthfeel and no dominant characteristic
Define spicy
The aroma or flavor of a spice, from sweet to savory
What are the four coffee taste characteristics?
Aroma
Acidity
Body
Flavor
How would you explain what 'body' means?
How does it feel in your mouth? Similar to the feel of whole milk versus nonfat milk on your tongue
How would you explain acidity?
It's the palate cleansing attribute. You'll taste and feel it on the tip and sides of your tongue much like you do with citrus. High acidity is described as bright, tangy, and crisp with a clean finish. Coffees with low acidity feel smooth in the mouth and tend to linger longer.
What are the four steps of coffee tasting?
Smell

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