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Review: Starbucks’ new Pike Place Roast coffee

It’s a bit weak. Wrong coffee-to-water ratio.

It’s a very flat taste — not complex or full-bodied like good coffee is supposed to be. Stale beans.

It’s hard to tell for sure since it’s weak and flat, but it tastes burnt to me. Over-roasted.

Suspicions confirmed. It’s marginally better than what you’ll find at most convenience stores, fast food restaurants, and Dunkin’ Donuts, but it’s nowhere near the quality that you get from a real roasting coffeeshop. Not recommended.