There are two ways to approach this review. The first is a simple combination of a noun and an adjective that accurately describes Starbucks coffee: Burnt Garbage. The other way to approach criticism of the Seattle chain’s coffee is to talk about the flavor. I know, Starbucks has a million sugary drinks, but this is about their regular coffee.
The Pike Place Roast, named after the famous Seattle market that some may remember from Sleepless in Seattle, is the standard medium roast coffee. So what’s wrong with it? Well, when consumed black (The best way), it flows like water; almost as if all the coffee beans do is change the color. It and tastes earthy, but not in a good way. Then after swallowing, the burnt flavor takes over. It’s not too acidic, but it lacks any body or depth. The aroma reminds me of coffee, but something is lost in the mass production, perhaps the love. 4/10 Drink it for the caffeine or if there are no other alternatives.
Oh, and just because ’tis the season, Pumpkin Spice Lattes are good if ordered with half the syrup.