I’ve tried a lot of Starbucks coffees.
I’ve also talked about my 4 favorite Starbucks coffees in this article.
Verona is actually one of my favorite roasts that they offer, like I said in the article above, and in this article I’m going to give you my full review of Starbucks’ Verona!
As with many other Starbucks flavors, this one has a bold, dark and intense flavor.
It’s not for the faint of heart we could say, and for me even though I really like it I feel like I can’t drink too many cups in a row.
But nonetheless, it’s a very nice coffee, and I’ll give you a full breakdown of the taste in the next section.
Overall, I’d rate this coffee 7 out of 10!
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Read on to find out why, starting with the taste…
This is a robust coffee, I’ll say that right from the start.
The aroma of the beans themselves is pretty strong, you can tell right from the start that this is a strong and smoky roast!
But the aroma of the brewed coffee is kind of sweet and berry-like, smoky and nutty.
So there is some nice balance in this coffee.
The taste is dark, rich, deep and kind of dark cherry.
As with many Starbucks coffees, this is a robust and strong roast that has just an overall dark roast taste, so it’s a little difficult to describe the actual taste with many words.
But there’s a little bit of that dark cherry kind of fruity taste.
For acidity, I’d basically say it’s almost not there.
This is such a dark roast that the acidity is almost not noticeable.
It’s a full-bodied coffee, and the aftertaste/finish is just smoky and roasty; it leaves a pretty strong taste on the tongue.
Starbucks Dark Roasts….
Yep, if you’ve been around the coffee block a lot, you understand the dynamic of Starbucks coffee… also their dark roasts.
So many people say that “Starbucks coffee tastes burnt”, which I can understand but don’t agree with.
I think some people just say it to sound cool because they’ve heard so many other folks say it.
But to an extent I agree: Starbucks coffees certainly do have a certain strong and dark taste to them.
It makes me wonder if maybe Starbucks roasts their coffee at a higher temperature for a shorter time, or something like that?
In general, from their light roasts to their dark roasts, they’re coffee is just… a step “darker” tasting than most other roasters.
So if we’re talking dark roasts, they’re not for the faint of heart, as I often say.
But for me the bottom line is this: most Starbucks dark roasts, and definitely including Verona, are coffees that have a strong enough taste that when I get to the end of the bag I usually feel like I’ve had my fill of it.
While they’re quite good, I can’t really handle too much at a time, and I take at least a couple months break before I buy another bag.
Don’t be scared off after that last section or anything… remember, I give this coffee 7 out of 10!
It’s not my all-time favorite coffee, but it’s very far from my least favorite.
If you’re in the mood for something tasty and dark that has really nice hints of tangy berry and fruit, Starbucks’ Verona should be a great coffee for you.
In my opinion, it’s a wonderful cuppa to make first thing in the morning.
I love brewing a cup of Verona right after I get up for my first cup of coffee.
So if you give it a try, I hope you like it as much as I do!
I hope you found this article helpful, and if you have any questions about Verona or anything from this article or have any comments, please feel free to write them in the comments section below!
And with that, Verona cheers!