Starbucks unveils lighter ‘Blonde’ roast: How will it stack up against other D.C. area coffees?

October 19, 2011

Washington area coffee lovers can expect a lighter option at their local Starbucks. (Bill O'Leary/WASHINGTON POST)

The company announced Wednesday that, come January, it will introduce “Blonde,” a new, lighter -bodied coffee blend.

Starbucks says the move is in response to complaints from some customers that its roasts are too dark and bitter.

But are Washingtonians — famously loyal to homegrown coffee shops like Peregrine and Qualia — ready to give Starbucks’s new brew a taste?

Tell us: Will you try Starbucks “Blonde” when it hits coffee shops and grocery stores next year? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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