A year or two ago, Starbucks® experimented by partnering with Nespresso to produce four different Nespresso capsules: the Fairtrade Espresso Roast, Kenya Single Origin, Colombia Single Origin and Guatemala Antigua Single Origin.
Following the success of these blends, Starbucks® have been inundated with requests to include a broader range of coffees. Specifically, Nespresso comparible lighter blends were recommended by a lot of customers, and while it’s taken quite a few months, Starbucks® have responded!
There are now four new Starbucks® Nespresso capsule flavours: the Veranda Blend, Blonde Espresso Roast, House Blend and Decaf Espresso Roast!
One of the new Starbucks® Nespresso pod blends is called the Veranda Blend. It primarily sources coffee from Latin America, where lush coffee groves grow in the unique climate there.
The Veranda Nespresso blend has a very mellow and flavourful taste, which comes across as quite soft. It is very lightly roasted, contrasting with the older blends.
The Blonde espresso roast is another light roast, but here Starbucks® draws out brighter, sweeter flavours to go into this Starbucks® Nespresso pod.
Rather than being a single origin, this is a lighter blend of different coffees to get the result that Starbucks® was looking for. The resulting cup of coffee is rather balanced and can be enjoyed at any time of day.
Alongside the lighter blends, there has also been a more traditional roast added to the Starbucks® Nespresso pod range. The Starbucks® House blend is the very first one that they created back in 1971.
The beans here are also Latin American but are roasted to a much further extent than the lighter roasts above, to a dark chestnut colour. Very flavourful, balancing notes of cocoa and nuts.
The newest additions to the Starbucks® Nespresso range are not yet available on Amazon, but all of the four original flavours plus the Decaf Fairtrade Espresso Roast coffee pod are available in variety packs. You can check them out below!