Starbucks has launched Ethiopia coffee, a new single-origin coffee blend. Starbucks says the coffee celebrates Ethiopia's rich coffee tradition. The company says the taste of the coffee is "unlike any other coffee offered in Starbucks 42-year history."
The medium-bodied coffee offers "soft, velvety notes of dark chocolate, subtle hints of peppery spice, and sweet, mandarin-like citrus" according to Anthony Carroll, Starbucks coffee development manager.
Craig Russell, senior vice president of Global Coffee at Starbucks, says, "We've taken great care in sourcing this coffee and applying the signature Starbucks roast to create a flavor profile that is both uniquely Starbucks and unique to specialty coffee. We want to honor Ethiopia's rich coffee heritage while also giving our customers an exceptional flavor experience from the birthplace of coffee."
Ethiopa coffee costs $13.95 U.S. per pound.