Beverage Industry

Starbucks Tribute Blend

March 21, 2011


In honor of its 40th anniversary, Starbucks created a Tribute Blend coffee variety. Starbucks Tribute Blend combines four coffees: aged Sumatra, sun-dried Ethiopia, Papua New Guinea and Colombia. Sourced from three coffee growing regions, the beans use three coffee processing methods and are combined after roasting to capture the best flavor notes from each variety, the company says. The spice and earthiness of aged Sumatra and berry and dark cherry notes of sun-dried Ethiopia complement the nutty, balanced flavors of Papua New Guinea and Colombia beans, it says. The Tribute Blend is available in 1-pound packages of whole beans for $13.95 as well as in Via Ready Brew 12-count packages for $10.95.

Starbucks, Seattle
Telephone:
888/622-4044
Internet: www.starbucks.com
Distribution: National