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Espresso Roast Pods

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The heart of our espresso beverages. A full-bodied blend with a rich aroma and a hint of caramel.
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Espresso Roast Pods

This espresso is part of our history—the same beloved blend we've been serving in our stores since we handcrafted the very first Starbucks latte. Much has changed since then, but we still feel that nothing beats this rich blend of high-grown beans. It reaches its flavorful zenith through a longer roast to achieve a dark, caramelly sweetness. Great for the office, each of the 12 pods is filled with fresh-roasted, ground and tamped coffee for a mess-free, delicious shot of espresso, every time.

Blonde Medium Dark

Full-Bodied & Bold

Tasting Notes Rich & Caramelly

Region multi-region

With the help of Starbucks® coffee pods, it's easy to create your favorite espresso beverage at home.

Each pod is filled with ground and tamped Starbucks® Espresso Roast, so there's no measuring, no grinding, no mess. Just a consistently delicious shot of espresso, every time.

Starbucks® espresso pods measure 54 mm across from the edge of the filter paper to the other. It is 43 mm across the section containing the coffee and 9 mm thick. Each pod contains 7 grams of coffee, enough for one shot of espresso. Starbucks® Espresso Roast pods can be used with most home espresso machines; they will fit in all espresso machines accepting E.S.E. (Easy Serving Espresso) pods.

Espresso pods are not compatible with single-serve pod coffee makers or the Verismo® System.

Each coffee requires slightly different amounts of time and temperature during the roasting process to create a cup at its peak of aroma, acidity, body and flavor. We classify our coffees in three roast profiles so you can easily find your desired flavor and intensity.

  • Blonde: Blonde-roasted coffees have a shorter roast time, lighter body and mellow flavors.
  • Medium: Medium-roasted coffees are balanced with smooth and rich flavors.
  • Dark: Dark-roasted coffees feature a fuller body and robust, bold flavors.
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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


Great for the office…please come back

By mgambomax

from the Islands

I bought a Saeco Aroma espresso machine to use at the office. The pods were so convenient. Switched to decaf later in the day. So sad Starbucks espresso roast is no longer available in ESE pods

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(32 of 34 customers found this review helpful)


Please bring the Pods back!!!

By Marella

from Greensboro, PA, USA

I have your coffee pot and espresso Barista. I buy your K-cups and regular coffee and pods. However, since my last stock up I only have one box of pods left and found out you can no longer buy them at Starbucks. Yes us consumers can buy the pods from another maker but THEY ARE NOT STARBUCKS :*(

I did spend 500.00 on the Stainless Steel Machine and almost 200 on a Starbucks Barista Coffee pot so why not supply the pods? Or at least recommend a company that can supply the same quality and price!

Highly disappointed since the espresso machine will be almost valueless now.


Heart Broken and Disappointed

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(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)


Really miss these pods!

By Espressopodfan

from Vancouver, BC, Canada

Made a delicious espresso!

So disappointed that Starbucks discontinued this product!

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(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)


Crying in my espresso cup! Miss my pods!

By MichelleLatteLover

from Undisclosed

I love these pods, not looking forward to the messy job of making my lattes without them! PLEASE BRING THEM BACK!

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(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)


An Excellent product

By CohoQueen

from Mossyrock, WA 98564, USA

The Starbucks ESE (easy serve espresso) pods are a wonderful product. Easy to use, no mess or wet grounds to clean up and always produce an excellent shot in our Saeco Sirena machine. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring them back. There is NO equivalent product on the market. We live in a very rural area and the nearest Starbucks is 30 miles away, making it impossible to enjoy fresh, good quality espresso on a daily basis without making it at home. When our pod stash is depleted we will be forced to use a brand X pod or *horrors* go back to brewed coffee.

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(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)


Please bring these back

By RIchardL

from Redondo Beach,

These were the BEST pods for my ESE machine. Please bring them back. Pretty Please? Pretty Please with a cherry on top?

Since these were discontinued I've been trying several other brands and still miss my Starbucks Espresso.

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(22 of 22 customers found this review helpful)


Where, oh Where have the expresso pods gone???

By gammyg

from Reno, NV, USA

Please come back , expresso pods!!!!
Please don't make me go looking for new little pods.

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(27 of 27 customers found this review helpful)


Bring back these pods

By UnhappyDC

from Washington, DC, USA

These pods were awesome. Unbelieveable that you discontinued such a great item. Your pod rating is excellent, your company rating is now poor for me.

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(19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)


I love the Espresso Pod!! Extremely Disappointed that you discontinued!!!!

By RC59

from Texas, USA

I love the pods. I use them at home and at my rural vacation home. There is not a Starbucks within 75 miles. Now what am I supposed to drink in the morning???
I hate the new machines and cups

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(25 of 25 customers found this review helpful)


VERY Disappointed

By Edger

from Seattle, WA, USA

Having been a partner on and off for eight years I was shocked to hear this product was discontinued. The Barista espresso machine was one of the best products ever produced by Starbucks and the pods made it elegant, tidy and made some of the very best home espresso I've ever had. I've had numerous friends with much more expensive espresso machines comment the same way. The Espresso Pods are the key to that. I'm disappointed, frustrated and now have to go somewhere else to purchase coffee when I would rather spend my money at Starbucks.

Please bring back the Pods and keep this long time Starbucks Partner and Customer from having to take his business elsewhere. Partner (1994 - 2002)

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