<guess I'm testing how thread necromancy is received at Cake! ;)>
I'm a supertaster coffee addict in a wonderland of small-batch coffee roasteries and pour-over joints and...I mostly drink Starbucks beans. Let me explain. No, it's too much, let me sum up: I like big-bodied coffee, round on the center of the tongue, with some mix of earth, spice, and berry or caramel notes. I like it dark but not smoked (Italian/French roast I would consider smoked). This does not seem to be the most popular flavor profile in Portland! The basic cup of coffee most people seem to want is bright, light-to-medium roasted, mostly or all Latin-American coffee.
My favorite coffees also tend to be semi-washed, but that might be a coincidence since those are mostly from Indonesia; and from high-altitude volcanic soil, which is more likely meaningful since I also love single-origin Peruvian coffee (rare, period!) Starbucks Sumatra is reliably the big round spicy kick in the teeth I want in the morning, and reliable is good for mornings.
I know I'll get mocked for drinking Starbucks, but I'm not ashamed. I worked there in grad school, I've tasted all their normal beans and nearly got my coffee master apron -- so if you ever want to know what their lighter-roasted coffees are, I'm a good person to ask!
Luckily I also enjoy a second cup in the afternoon sometimes, and then I am more adventurous. I enjoy tasting different single-origin coffees and charting the amazing range of tastes. Kenya, Costa Rica, Brazil. And these explorations I'm much more likely to find material for in a Portland indie coffee bar!