Starbucks Reserve®

Starbucks Reserve®

Our Rarest Coffees, Small-Batch Roasted in Seattle

Our constant travels take us around the world in search of rare and distinctive coffees. We love sharing these discoveries with you. Each of our Starbucks Reserve® coffees was brought to life at our Starbucks Reserve® Roastery and Tasting Room in Seattle.

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Our featured offerings are available for limited time, single-cup brewed or in whole bean to enjoy at home.

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Starbucks Reserve®

Our Rarest

Each of our Starbucks Reserve® coffees has its own story to tell, and we meticulously develop a signature roast for every one of them. We approach every coffee, every harvest, with an entirely fresh perspective. No two coffees are the same.

It may be a labor of love, but it’s mostly love. Every day and with every new discovery, we are honored—just as we have been since 1971—to practice the art, science and craft that go into an inspired cup of coffee.

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Coffee, like wine grapes, gets much of its flavor from the specific growing conditions of each producing region. The unique variables of each growing area—soil, temperature, elevation, the amount of rainfall and sunshine—affect the flavor of coffee in the cup.

Processing Method

Every coffee bean starts its life as the seed of a coffee cherry. How this fruit is removed from around the bean—called processing—has a direct, and sometimes profound, impact on a coffee’s flavor. Harvesting practices, milling, washed or natural processing, and even aging green coffee before it’s roasted all contribute to amazing flavors.


Coffee varietals have memorable, rich histories and produce distinctive, rare flavor characteristics in cup. The four most common arabica varietals are Bourbon, Typica, Caturra and Catuai. Bourbon and Typica are the original purebreds, the ancestors of all coffee trees. Caturra and Catuai are descendants of Bourbon-hybrids created by combining (naturally or artificially) two existing coffee varietals to create an entirely new one.


Behind each Starbucks Reserve® coffee is a story about a family, a farmer, a community. These human connections are an essential part of the Starbucks Reserve® experience.

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