Starbucks Canada has finally introduced a second choice in espresso with the launch of the Starbucks Blonde Espresso Roast. Their signature espresso was created in 1975 and has been the main blend for Starbucks until now.
I was invited to taste the Blonde Espresso in comparison with Starbucks’ signature espresso to learn more about the differences.
The new lighter roasted blend has a smooth and sweet flavour profile that is different from their Starbucks Signature Espresso Roast.
Blonde Espresso vs Signature Espresso
- Light Roast
- Extra smooth
- Subtly sweet flavour with citrus notes
- Medium bodied
- Creamy and Smooth
- Dark Roast
- Rich flavour
- Caramelly sweetness
- Full bodied
- Intense and smooth
Hot vs Cold
You can have the Blonde Espresso added to both hot and cold drinks. It all depends on what drink you order. Blonde Espresso was created to work well in iced espresso drinks like an iced Americano or Iced Double Shot. I had mine in a flat white, but it can work well in a Latte Americano or Café Americano.
Overall, I really enjoyed the Blonde Espresso in drinks that are less milky as it shines through more. For milkier drinks like lattes, I personally prefer the Signature Espresso. It all depends on personal preferences since everyones taste buds are very different. If you are a Starbucks fan, definitely give it a try and you might just love it.