Starbucks new blonde espresso is all the talk on social media today. The coffee chain put it on menus across the country today as an alternative to its regular, full-strength espresso, which some people have complained is too bitter.
I diligently drove to the nearest Starbucks to give it a shot, so to speak, and found... very little difference.
I ordered my blonde shot in a latte because I don’t drink straight shots of espresso. (Does anyone?) I also ordered a latte with the full octane stuff, just for comparison’s sake.
Honestly, I tasted no difference whatsoever. Perhaps if I’d ordered espresso shots I would have, but in a hot latte, the difference is negligible. (As a side note, I’m excessively jittery for 3:30 on a Tuesday afternoon.)
The company describes the new espresso has having a crisp citrus flavor, and many have noted that it’s a strange move for a chain that was invented for the enjoyment of people who enjoyed bolder coffee flavors.
Has anyone had a different experience? Let me know what you thought, and watch the video I made of my first experience as a blonde.