Earlier this week, Starbucks introduced its new Blonde roast, a lighter blend aimed at reaching a wider consumer base. To spread the news, Starbucks is offering free tastes until Saturday. The blend comes in two different varieties: Veranda ("mellow and soft") and Willow ("bright and clean").
So what's the early world on the coffee?
The Daily Meal had three different tasters sample the blend: a "coffee geek," "Starbucks regular" and "person who just drinks coffee for the caffeine." No one was particularly keen on the cup of joe.