When Starbucks began blending the coffee for customers it was known simply as 80/20 Blend. The coffee’s second name – 80/20 Blend – refers to the initial blending recipe: 80% Yukon Blend and 20% Starbucks Italian Roast. With so much love for this special coffee, it’s fitting that it was later named after Verona, Italy which was the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
“Verona is warmth. It is my “pair it with anything and it’ll taste good” blend. Absent of any bitterness, with subtle sweetness and versatility in its place. This brew has made a believer out of more than a few “I don’t like dark roasts” throughout the years. Simply put, this is one of my favorite coffees ever – especially coming from an easily accessible brand.”L. McDonnell