Medium-roasted coffees are balanced with smooth and rich flavors.
What’s behind the flavors in your cup?
We sample over 150,000 cups a year looking for the very best arabica coffees, and in the end, only about 3% of the world’s beans makes it into a bag of our coffee. Our premium coffee beans come from the world’s three main growing regions – Latin America, Africa/Arabia and Asia/Pacific – each offering its own distinctive characteristics.
Growning region characteristics
Latin American coffees tend to be clean, familiar and friendly, with flavors reminiscent of nuts or cocoa.
Coffees from Africa/Arabia are extraordinary and enticing, with floral aromas and flavors of berries and citrus.
Coffees from Asia/Pacific tend to be bold and assertive, full-bodied with earthy and herbal flavors.
We invite you to try them all, and explore the distinctive flavors in each cup.
Waking up with Seattle's Pike Place Market
Our first Starbucks opened at Seattle's Pike Place Market in 1971, and we've been fresh-roasting coffee every since. Experience what it's like to be there as the Market wakes up, and see the inspiration behind our smooth, everyday coffees.
The search for the best coffee
In our search for the very best arabica coffees, we spend a lot of time visiting farmers and growers, working with them to help improve the quality of their coffee. It's a long journey, but it's well worth it – just ask Carlos Mario, Starbucks Agronomist.