Food 08 Apr 2008 05:11 am

Free Starbucks Coffee Today

by Sean Hackbarth

Starbucks

At noon at participating Starbucks you’ll be able to get a sample of their new Pike Place coffee. It’s part of Starbuck’s plan to get people excited about their coffee again and liven up sales.

How does it taste? A Chicago Starbucks ran out of coffee and started selling Pike Place early. The Chicago Tribune’s Monica Eng gave us a review:

So here’s the scoop: Pike Place delivers a pretty great cup of joe. It’s got a light fruity and nutty aroma, a smooth feel on the tongue but nice body and no wimpy finish. This lighter roast (clearly a response to widespread complaints about Starbucks’s penchant for over-roasting) allows a broader spectrum of flavors and aromatics to emerge, things that can sometimes be burnt away in a darker roast. Starbucks might not like this, but it kind of reminds me of Dunkin’ Donuts’ house coffee.

“Starbucks’ New Pike Place Roast Drips Out Early in Gold Coast” [via Starbucks Gossip]

One Response to “Free Starbucks Coffee Today”

  1. on 08 Apr 2008 at 5:14 am 1.Try Starbucks Pike Place Roast » The American Mind said …

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