Coffee Tastings

Starbucks Ethiopia Gemadro, Guatemala San Isidro estate coffee, and Costa Rica La Candelilla coffee.

Starbucks Ethiopia Gemadro, Guatemala San Isidro estate coffee, and Costa Rica La Candelilla coffee.

As every good barista knows, the coffees that can be found at retailers like grocery stores, Target, Walmart,Costco and such retailers may be different than what’s in the actual Starbucks stores. This is just what Starbucks does, and has done for several years. For example, grocery store Starbucks coffee offerings have included Fall Blend, Spring […]

Coffee Education: Starbucks Hacienda Alsacia; Reserve Colombia El Penol; Geish La Ines; Anniversary Blend.

Yesterday, (10-18-14) I participated in a coffee tasting bonanza. It’s funny because it wasn’t totally planned as such but ended up being an amazing day of coffee tastings! I tried the following: Tasting Starbucks Hacienda Alsacia in a compare/contrast tasting with the Starbucks Reserve Geisha La Ines. Starbucks Reserve Colombia El Penol paired with food. […]

Coffee Workshop Nine. Starbucks Kent Blend. (A Day in the Life – July 7, 2014)

I took Monday, July 7, 2014 off from work. Previously, I had contacted my regular contact person inside the Starbucks Support Center (the headquarters “SSC”) and mentioned that I wanted to drink Starbucks Root Beer and see the new coffee education area of the support center. The Starbucks sparkling beverages are only available in the […]

Coffee Tasting Fun: Recent Events at Starbucks.

Anyone who’s been reading this website for a while knows that I genuinely love a good coffee tasting. I thought I’d share a few different events that I’ve been to recently. On April 26, 2014, at the Seventh and Pike Starbucks, Coffee Master Soo explained the four reasons why Starbucks coffee tastes great. I thought […]