photo-10 - Espresso Test March 2014Starbucks is testing offering single-origin espresso for handcrafted espresso beverages. Customers who want an elevated espresso experience can order their espresso beverage with Colombia Nariño Supremo instead of the core Starbucks Espresso Roast.

There are three areas of the country currently testing the single origin espresso: Portland, Oregon; Columbus, Ohio; and areas of Riverside county and inland Southern California. Customers are charged fifty cents for purchasing the single-origin espresso. I’ve heard from people who’ve tried this that their espresso beverage is amazing with the Colombia coffee.

This isn’t the first time that Starbucks has experimented with offering different espresso options for handcrafted drinks. The Starbucks UK/Ireland region has been offering single-origin espresso options for handcrafted drinks for about one year now.

Starbucks Colombia Nariño Supremo will be available in stores as a whole bean coffee on April 1, 2014. You can already order it now at

What do you think? Have you had the chance to try a single-origin coffee as your espresso shots? If you like reading about Starbucks test beverages and lattes, click here.

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