Fair Trade Certified™ Italian Roast
The Italians have a saying, la dolce far niente, which translates as “the sweetness of doing nothing.”
That’s an apt description of our favorite way to enjoy Italian Roast – just ourselves, two cups, and an afternoon to spare.
This coffee gets its distinctive sweetness from the way it is roasted: dark, and darker still. Somewhere beyond the caramel notes of our Espresso Roast but short of the smokiness that identifies our French Roast – that is the sweet spot held by Italian Roast. What is created after the coffee cools is a sturdy and sweet blend, potent and intense.
Italian Roast is strong. It’s a big, flavorful mouthful of smoky sweetness that demonstrates the art of dark roasting. When you look at the beans, their shiny oils are fully on display. They seem to sweat aroma and flavor.
But the amazing part is how this blend of high altitude Latin American coffees stands up to the roast process while delivering a sweet, clean, medium-body experience.
The trick is having the right beans, ones that can take a darker roast, and the right roasting level, to impart the sweet smokiness. Our roast masters are the best at finding the balance between roast and flavor.
Find It At
- Grocery Stores and Other Retailers
- Tasting Notes:
- Roasty & Sweet
- Enjoy with:
- Tiramisu and a slideshow of Rome.
- Multi Region Blend
For more than a decade, Starbucks has worked with Conservation International (CI) to develop and implement the C.A.F.E. Practices program. The program encourages coffee suppliers to grow process and trade coffee in an environmentally responsible way. Starbucks invites coffee cooperatives, farms and supply networks of all sizes and scale to participate. Learn more about Conservation International